Spotlight on Stan (sdurnal) Durnal

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Spotlight on Stan (sdurnal) Durnal

Postby Cecil » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:32 am

Name? Stan Durnal (sdurnal)
Age? 56
State/Province of residence? Indiana
Marital Status?
-- How many years (if married)? 34
-- Wife's name (if married)? Dee
-- Boys/Girls? 2 daughters
-- Ages? 28 & 26
Grand Children?
-- Boys/Girls? 1 boy, 2 girls
-- Ages? 8, 5, 3
Great Grand Children?
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Do you have any pets?
-- Names, breeds, etc. ! Tomcat, tabby, very old & grouchy.
Line of work? Work for a German Farm Machinery Manufacturer 28 yrs. (various positions, mostly “service”)
Retired or working? Still working.
Chaffeurs License, Claas Master Technician, Certified Harvesting Specialist, R/C intro pilot instructor.

Tractors and models owned? 64 Cub LoBoy FH. Cadet 680
-- Any other type of farm equipment?
-- Combines?
-- Trailers?
-- Hay balers?
-- etc...
Are your tractors used for show or working? Intend to work with it, but may occasionally dust it off.
How much Land do you work (Acres)? I own 25 acres but rent out the tillable to a local farmer. Mostly Soybeans are raised. (3rd generation family farm)
What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub)? Grandpa’s VAC Case with Eagle 3 point.
What is your Cub's primary work? Plowing snow, grading and mowing. When I get the FH reinstalled, hopefully a little more.
What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why? Current one. (may not be enough)
What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub? Uncle was moving from the country to town, and needed to get rid of his tractors, so I bought the Cub. (non-running) Kind of a love affair now…
What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time? A little grading to restore the ditches that Grandpa put in when I was a kid. (long filled in by renters, but now they know why those were there, lol)
Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets? Doesn’t require a computer to download failure codes…
Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub? I’ve recently had friends ask me to look at their tractors, The last one was a 184, and I’m learning about those too.
Do you host or participate in CubFests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so? I ventured to the Bash last year, within weeks after buying my Cub, and had never seen so many. Just recently went to the DocFest, and had a blast. I’m located approx midway between the two, and plan to return to the Bash this year.
I like being able to put a face with a name.

What other hobbies do you enjoy? I fly R/C planes, some large, some small, and instruct new pilots. (prevents the first flight ending up in a trash bag) Most of mine are equipped with 4 stroke glow engines, swinging props as large as 18” They burn nitro, alcohol, and castor oil.
My largest has a wingspan of 89” and the smallest 56”.
I seem to have this thing for little engines..

Do you hunt or fish? I hunt small game in my woods, mostly squirrels & rabbits.
-- What is your favorite game? Play a little Euchre, kinda rusty though,
What is your favorite Sport?
-- Do you have a favorite Sports team? Reds & Colts and whomever is playing the Patriots. lol
Favorite Book?
Favorite Movie? Maybe “Down Periscope”. Anything with Airplanes, or Submarines.
Favorite Actor/Actress?
Magazine(s) you subscribe to?
Favorite outdoor activity? Anything outdoor’s mostly…
Do you maintain a garden? Kinda
-- How large? About 50’ X 25’

-- What vegetables to you grow? Mostly tomatoes & sweet peppers. I hate the pink softballs that are sold by stores..calling them tomatoes.
Do you maintain a personal orchard? Not really.
-- Type of fruit grown? There’s a couple of apple trees, 8 persimmon trees that won’t bear, walnut & hickory tree€
What is your favorite Quote or saying? “Beware of those who fall at your feet, they may be reaching for the corner of the rug”
“if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with ________”
Do you have any immediate goals in your life? Spoil the grandkids rotten…then hand ‘em back… (paybacks)

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Re: Spotlight on Stan (sdurnal) Durnal

Postby Barnyard » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:23 am

Great bio Stan. Glad to read more about you. See you at the Bash.
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Re: Spotlight on Stan (sdurnal) Durnal

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:33 am

Thanks for the bio, Stan.


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Re: Spotlight on Stan (sdurnal) Durnal

Postby CKCowboy » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:41 am

Stan good to get to know you a bit better, nice bio.
To soon old to late smart!

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Re: Spotlight on Stan (sdurnal) Durnal

Postby sdurnal » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:32 pm

You guys in this forum have been a big help to me..Hope I can return the favor sometime...

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Re: Spotlight on Stan (sdurnal) Durnal

Postby John(videodoc) » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:15 am

Great Bio Stan, glad to have you at Docfet and hope to see you at many more.

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