Spotlight on BJ Mortez

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Spotlight on BJ Mortez

Postby Cecil » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:12 pm

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PERSONAL INFORMATION
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Name BJ Moretz
Age 47

State/Province of residence? NC
Marital Status Married
-- How many years 13
-- Wife's name Jill, My unwilling partner in my quest to own more tractors LOL She has really been awesome tho.
Children Yes
-- Boys/Girls 1 Boy Joshua 1 Girl Cassi
-- Ages? 19 / 25
Grand Children Not yet but hopin. The daughter is getting married this year.
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Great Grand Children?
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Do you have any pets Yes Or ... they have us !
-- Names, breeds, etc. 3 Horses (TWH) and 1 dog
Line of work Maintenance Supervisor for Sealed Air corp. The original Bubble wrap co.
Retired or working Still Working :-(
Degree's/Licenses/Certificates Misc equip training and some college electrical classes

TRACTOR RELATED QUESTIONS
Tractors and models owned In order of purchase by me or my Dad, Bob Moretz. 1977 Cub Cadet 1200 (Where it all started ) 1985 1310 ford 4wd, 2007 Massey 1533 4wd with FEL, 1970 Cub Farmall, 1946 Farmall B.
-- Any other type of farm equipment Misc scrape blades, Bush hogs, Finish mowers, spreaders and sprayers, Yamaha Rhino.
-- Combines No
-- Trailers 4, Goose neck for hauling tractors, Goose neck Horse trailer with LQ and 2 smaller utility trailers.
-- Hay balers I wish
-- etc... 2001 Ford F-250 super duty with a 7.3 Power stroke.
Are your tractors used for show or working Both. The Ford and Massey are the workers. The other 2 get to pull the manure spreader and haul off the trash to the convience site 2 miles down the road. Makes me feel good to run them once a week at least.
How much Land do you work (Acres) 20 +/- In the foot hills of Western NC. I have very little flat land.

What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub) Riding on my neighbors Ford 3600 as a kid. It was all down hill from there.
What is your Cub's primary work Pulling a manure spreader, going to shows and leaking a little oil on the floor
What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why I have only owned the one. I bought it because it was at my local tractor shop and I was the first to inquire about it. It just happened. No planning at all. Funny thing is I had bought a toy cub of the same model at the TSC a year or so before.
What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub My Neighbors daughter married a young man who had restored a older cub low boy. They had it at the wedding. I drooled all over it.
What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time Parades I think. It is very satisfying to work it too.
Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets Easy to work on and tough as nails.
Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub After owning diesel tractors for 20 plus years it took a week or so to realize the points in my cub was causing a high speed miss and not the carb. I forgot all about tractors having points . LOL
Do you host or participate in CubFests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so? I have not yet. I hope too. I attend a few local shows and I am a member of the Foothills Antique Power Association in Hickory NC.

OTHER ENJOYABLE ACTIVITIES
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What other hobbies do you enjoy Horse back riding and camping
Do you hunt or fish. Only deer I ever killed was with a pickup. We did skin it and eat it. Waste not want not.
-- What is your favorite game The game of life.
What is your favorite Sport Nascar
-- Do you have a favorite Sports team?
Favorite Book?
Favorite Movie Star Wars Nerdy, I know.
Favorite Actor/Actress John Wayne
Magazine(s) you subscribe to Trailrider. Antique power. American Motorcyclist

Favorite outdoor activity Anything outside. Especially in the woods
Do you maintain a garden Not currently
-- How large?
-- What vegetables to you grow?
Do you maintain a personal orchard A few apple Trees
-- Type of fruit grown?
What is your favorite Quote or saying "If you gonna be stupid you better be tough "
Do you have any immediate goals in your life Enjoy being with my friends and family as often as possible.

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Re: Spotlight on BJ Mortez

Postby Buzzard Wing » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:27 am

Thanks! I am very partial to yeller Cubs. Looks like you have a nice one.
1971 Cub (Rufus) 1950 Cub (Cathy) 1965 Lo Boy Fast Hitch (Nameless III) 1970 Cub 1000 Loader & Fast Hitch (Lee)

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BJ Moretz
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Posts: 249
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:34 am
Zip Code: 28661
Tractors Owned: IHCC Chapter 42
1985 Ford 1310
2007 MF 1533
1942 Farmall M
1970 Farmall Cub
1946 Farmall B
1200 Cub Cadet
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Patterson NC

Re: Spotlight on BJ Mortez

Postby BJ Moretz » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:53 am

Thanks
BJ Moretz
Member Chapter 42 IHCC
1970 Farmall Cub
1533 MF
1310 Ford
1946 Farmall B
1942 Farmall M
1200 Cub Cadet

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sdurnal
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Posts: 918
Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 1:36 pm
Zip Code: 47201
Tractors Owned: 105 & 127 cadet (sacrificed for a 4wd project)

680 Cadet
1964 LoBoy FH
L-54A Blade
Pennington 3 spindle deck
LF-194 plow
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: IN, Columbus

Re: Spotlight on BJ Mortez

Postby sdurnal » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:28 pm

Great to know you! (I'm another yellow Cub owner)

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BJ Moretz
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Posts: 249
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:34 am
Zip Code: 28661
Tractors Owned: IHCC Chapter 42
1985 Ford 1310
2007 MF 1533
1942 Farmall M
1970 Farmall Cub
1946 Farmall B
1200 Cub Cadet
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Patterson NC

Re: Spotlight on BJ Mortez

Postby BJ Moretz » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:00 am

Thanks. The yellow cubs get my attention. I think it was due to the many hours I spent aboard a Cub Cadet 1200 mowing my Dad's grass.
BJ Moretz
Member Chapter 42 IHCC
1970 Farmall Cub
1533 MF
1310 Ford
1946 Farmall B
1942 Farmall M
1200 Cub Cadet

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Re: Spotlight on BJ Mortez

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:21 am

Thanks, BJ.

Bill
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