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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 07:22 PM

Massey, because I grew up on the big ones and Ryan has one.
Sears, because that's what I knew growing up for GT's and theyre still findable.
Wheel Horse, because my Daughter loves hers.
Craftsman, because my GT5000 has never let me down. Even tho I beat the tar out of it in winter.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:00 PM

Bolens need I say more?

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:15 PM

Masseys are my favorite.Easy to work on.Look cool.Built to last.You don't see too many of them at shows.
John deere is a close 2nd.Neat tractors asnd built to last forever if taken care of.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:18 PM

Why do I like JD. Well when I first started looking at tractors the manager of the JD dealer was a great guy to deal with and that's how it started. Why I keep going back to JD's is because of the support for parts and service that in this area can not be touched by any other manufacturer. That said, there are lots of GT's on my list of "I'd buy one of those" including CC, WH, Bolens, MF, Sears etc. They all have their strong points and weaknesses.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:24 PM

They all have their strong points and weaknesses.


That is very true, even if they are red!

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:26 PM

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

CHEAP That's my favorite brand too , Al

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:37 PM

I would have to say Massey Because My Family have been using Massey Ferguson and Massey Harris Tractors for over 65 years.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 09:04 PM

I have converted to the Simplicity and Simplicity built Allis Chalmers, but in the past have known, loved, and lost several Cub Cadets, a Sears SS16, Bolens 1050, a Jacobsen Chief, two Ford LGTs and a Senator. All of these were great tractors but since I bought my first A/C I have been hooked and the rest are gone now. Why? Simple to use, every attachment you could think of was made at one time or forever, simple to switch attachments on and off tractor, interchangeability of attachments between different models of tractors and throughout many years, simple to do routine maintenance, simple to do most repairs, easy access to replacement parts, BLAH, Blah, blah... just an all around well built piece of machinery!

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 09:12 PM

John Deere. Although a Wheel Horse RJ, Massey, Power King, or a Case 444 are on my want list.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 09:26 PM

I like the older stuff and for me the two wheel stuff is the only way to go as we have side hill property.
From that I found the gravely are a swiss army of a tractor if I ever saw one.
But I still want the case 444 I missed out on.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 09:54 PM

At first, I chose Wheel Horse because they were familiar to me. As I learned more about the history, I only grew to love them more. Time tested and durable machines...and did I mention that they're red :laughingteeth: ?

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 10:35 PM

John Deere, because this is the tractor I grew up on, literally!!!



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Posted December 09, 2011 - 10:41 PM

John Deere, because this is the tractor I grew up on, literally!!!



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It would be cool to have the tractor you grew up on. Dad traded in our Massey 50 when we got the MF175. Wish I had that tractor today!

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 11:50 PM

It would be cool to have the tractor you grew up on. Dad traded in our Massey 50 when we got the MF175. Wish I had that tractor today!


I'm lucky enough to have what's left of the tractor I grew up on.... but it's quite a bit smaller than grnspot's!

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 06:35 PM

MF 1655
Onan Engine
Sundtrand Hydro
2speed Peerless axle
3 pt
front mid and rear PTO


Everything ducky said, plus that ahead of it's time foot hydro. On the downside how could they forget power steering!




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