Crafty One

March 18, 2009

Don’t Build ‘Em Like They Used To

How often have we heard this phrase.  Generally speaking, it’s an unwarranted knock on the quality of current assembly line products, with too much plastic, and not enough craftmanship put into them.  I tend to bristle at comments like those, as I think they’re mostly just made by people longing for the good old days.  I do believe, that there is just a larger variety of products available these days, at all different levels of quality.  If people choose to buy the cheapest product, built in some country with less skilled craftsman, then they’ve got no business complaining in my books.  I’m also a big believer in technological advancement applied to the production of anything.  Cub cadet tractors seem to fall into this category, of being built better in long past years.  It’s a bit unwarranted I think.  Although, I would have a hard time convincing owners of older Cub Cadet tractors blades, built by the original manufacturer International Harvester.  Originally, they were built for the blossoming number of larger home owners, that were still farmers at hear.  You can take the boy off the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the boy.  Just that fact, that Cub Cadets are still manufactured today, says something for their longevity.

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