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If you are a member of this forum, then you are also a member of the garden tractor community, whether you realize it or not. Sure, i know that many of you do not collect but if you own an old Colt, Case or Ingersoll, then you must have an interest in fine garden tractors in general.

Every hobby needs to have a magazine to cover what's going on with the hobby itself and those who make up the hobby. No magazine does that better than Lawn and Garden Collector. Perhaps you may wonder why I push this magazine as hard as I do. There is no singular answer to that question. Every new issue brings me information that I was not aware of. To me, if someone with a Wheelhorse comes up with a unique idea, there's a good chance that I can apply that idea to a Case tractor. I say this because i got an e-mail from a member that in part said "......but from the looks of everything I have seen regarding the magazine, it is primarily geared towards three other brands....... with very little mention of Case machines....."

In my reply, I pointed out that his comment really wasn't fair because he had not read so much as a single issue so how could he make such a blanket statement? That got me thinking that perhaps some of the other members might be thinking along the same lines and therefore decided to not subscribe. So I pulled out all my back issues and leafed through them looking for Colt, Case and Ingersoll content. In the very first issues of Volume 1 of LAGC, Steve Guider wrote at least 3 articles about Colt tractors that were fairly in depth. The publisher Brandon did an article on the new Ingersoll 4223 and pictured it with him operating it.

If you are a fair-minded person, then you cannot expect to see an article about Colt or Case or Ingersoll tractors in every issue. That's just not reasonable. But my review tells me that LAGC has been very fair to our favorite brand, while also including a wide variety of other brands to add interest to each issue. Now I know that many of you have thought about subscribing to LAGC but for one reason or another, you have not made the commitment. If you are seriously considering becoming a subscriber and would like to SEE the COMPLETE issue that covers Jan/Feb 2011, then send me a PM. I will provide you with a free copy in digital form so you can get a first-hand taste of LAGC. The fact that there are no articles in this issue that pertain to our brand should not matter to you. Instead, judge the magazine on the way it is put together, the variety of articles inside, the quality of the photos and all the features that are there in every issue.

For those how are still sitting on the fence, here are some past photos that I scanned from various issues.















 

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Hydriv wrote: If you are a fair-minded person, then you cannot expect to see an article about Colt or Case or Ingersoll tractors in every issue. That's just not reasonable. But my review tells me that LAGC has been very fair to our favorite brand, while also including a wide variety of other brands to add interest to each issue. Instead, judge the magazine on the way it is put together, the variety of articles inside, the quality of the photos and all the features that are there in every issue.
:goodpost: I really enjoy LAGC and every issue seems to outdo itself. I just can't believe how many different brands of GTs were out there and are now collectible. Just because "our" tractors are the best, well yes, we have to be fair and give some other brands fame. :usa: :usa: :usa: I think they have been fair, especially with the articles about Steve Guider's collection. It is interesting reading about the other brands too. I think though, recently, we are definitively more "on the map" at LAGC because of the CCI Lawn and Garden Tractor Forum.
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
PS Tom who is that dude in your Avatar?
 

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Joshua Deaven said:
I couldn't agree with you more. This is why I enjoy writting for the magazine because I can write about any tractors that I feel are interesting. Did you guys enjoy the last issue cover tractor? Josh
Josh Yes, that was the first one I read, the Squire Applegate 700 are pretty cool looking. Would have never known they even existed.
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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I'll probably never be a "collector" (unless I hit the lottery) but I was lucky enough to get a free issue from Kate a few months ago, and I was very impressed. As soon as I'm back to work I will be subscribing. If nothing else, it's a great read. Even my wife liked Josh Deaven's article about the tractor for his neighbor's son - and that's saying a lot.
 

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Thanks Tom, I appreciate your thoughtful post and comments from the members.

Additionally, we are working to include Case in each issue. I am really trying to get some help with that. For the brands we consistently run (JD, Wheel Horse, Gravely, Cub Cadet) we have a dedicated writer for each section. Right now it's just me trying to get stories. But really guys, I welcome your stories or if you prefer, I'll even interview you -- whatever it takes to get Case a regular spot in the mag. If you are interested, email me at [email protected].

I do have a Steve Guider article for the upcoming May issue. See? Making progress already! :)

(incidentally, how do you like my new pic? lol! Steve doesn't know I was goofing off around his tractor!)
 

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Tom,

You couldn't have said it better and I agree with what you said entirely.

It is my belief that some JD collectors have an attitude toward other brands or believe that only JD's are the only legitimate tractor out there - let us never get this way.
 

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If you are seriously considering becoming a subscriber and would like to SEE the COMPLETE issue that covers Jan/Feb 2011, then send me a PM. I will provide you with a free copy in digital form so you can get a first-hand taste of LAGC.
 

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I'm still patiently waiting for my March/April issue....I'm hoping the incompetent fools at my local post office didn't put it in the wrong PO box, wouldn't be the first time I've had to go back more than once to eventually find someone there that could actually find what I was looking for.
 

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tanandorange said:
I'm still patiently waiting for my March/April issue....I'm hoping the incompetent fools at my local post office didn't put it in the wrong PO box, wouldn't be the first time I've had to go back more than once to eventually find someone there that could actually find what I was looking for.
John: Mine just came Saturday. :222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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mikebramel said:
I think he needs the daddy sized to go with jr
http://madison.craigslist.org/bfs/2233983695.html
What a cool idea, restore the 530 and display it with the 190. :thumbup:
I wonder if my wife would let me restore an early 1370 to display with her 108?
Hey, that made me realize something....we don't have the smiley with the guy hiding under a chair. :mrgreen:
 

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tanandorange said:
I'm still patiently waiting for my March/April issue....I'm hoping the incompetent fools at my local post office didn't put it in the wrong PO box, wouldn't be the first time I've had to go back more than once to eventually find someone there that could actually find what I was looking for.
Yeah,that's what used to happen to me too.

Maynard :canada:
 
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