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#1 1978murray OFFLINE  

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 03:25 PM

Well in this thread we r goin to talk about why ur favorite brand is the best.

I will go first:

PA panzer:
1. car rear end
2. easy to work on
3. pulls great
4. cool blue
5. it rocks

Murray:
1. my first gt
2. take a beating
3. not much more

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 03:50 PM

MF 1655
Onan Engine
Sundtrand Hydro
2speed Peerless axle
3 pt
front mid and rear PTO
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 04:02 PM

Cub Cadet because I always wanted one.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 04:08 PM

Massey....more or less because I was born among them. Bush Hog because their just cool! Both because they are RED!

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 04:20 PM

I have so many so will start with Springfield.

Rare
Unique
Durable

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 04:26 PM

I can't say I have a particular "My Brand" but I seem to lean towards Massey and Bush Hog.

I love the looks of the Masseys and the Bush Hogs like Dan said are just cool.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 04:31 PM

I am like the others ,I am fairly new at this ,but i am leaning towards the early bolens

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 04:58 PM

I don't really want to pick favourites from my herd.I have Bolens,Massey,Cub Cadet, And Gravely.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 05:19 PM

Gravely like them because they are overbuilt.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 05:28 PM

I don't have a particular brand preference...
Wheel Horse 1054 & Copar Panzer because I grew up with those tractors.
Otherwise I lean towards Simplicity machines, although I don't know why. They just say something to me, especially the 2 wheelers

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 05:39 PM

I got a couple a different brands and am not particular one over another. One of my criteria's is that they are overbuilt. My 1953 Economy King (later made under the name Power King) has a 9 hp Briggs and stratton engine mated to a dry disk clutch and Crosley T-92 transmission to a Ford A (I think) differential with drop down gear reductions. The power train is rated for over 26 hp (the crosley 4 cyclinder) and still looks new if you look inside except for some wear on the transmission from a clutch that didn't completely disengage.

My other tractors are tubeframe Bolens. Heavy and they look great to boot.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 05:51 PM

Boy this is like asking which one of your grand kids do you like the best.

I like the early Kubota's because they are over built.
I like the Wheel horse tractors because of their simple design.
I like the larger later Bolens because they fit me really well and are tough.
I like the Cubs because they sold a million of them and parts are everywhere.
Oh heck I have only had one tractor I didn't like and I can't remember what it was.:rolling:

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 05:58 PM

Fords for me because they are the exact opposite of Deere! I just dont like green tractors......And I grew up on them too, though I would like to find a David Brown again some day ,we had one of them too and it was a stellar machine, way rugged !

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 06:06 PM

Just looks and feels nice.
Original manufacturer still in business and making tractors.
Hard to beat the dependability.
Never gives me any problems.

Definately most collectors dream of owning.
Exceptional resale value.
Every option a gardener could need.
Reasonably still easy to find.
Excellent quality and craftsmanship.

Oh, did I mention I like John Deere?

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 06:06 PM

I like my Fords too...No real reason except I got the first one super cheap...they work good.

I like any brand that I can get cheap...OK, I am cheap...lol




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