Farm Talk

April 23, 2013

The Top 10 things the guy at the parts counter hears on a typical day:

by Mark Parker

Parsons, Kansas — 10.  My husband called it a “thingamajig” and said you’d know exactly what he was talking about.

 9.  I can’t believe you don’t have it in stock—that baler can’t be more than 30 years old.

 8.  I bought it off Craig’s List and it was made in Uzbeckistan but surely you can get parts.

 7.  Well, before I kinda melted it with the cutting torch it was round with three or four holes in it.

 6.  Well, it’s too big and for the wrong model but with a little persuasion, I can make it work.

 5.  I need whatever the part is for the auto steer that keeps my son from knocking down mail boxes.

 4.  You wouldn’t want to swap that for a third mortgage on my place would you?

 3.  I’ve been pulling parts off one in the hedge row for years but I went out there the other day and there’s nothin’ left.

 2.  Heck, the sun was almost up when I got here—you guy’s keepin’ banker’s hours?

 1.  No, you don’t understand—I just wanted a part, not the whole tractor. £