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Selling Out On The Massey 1655 For A Jd Is This A Good Choice


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#1 Trump OFFLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2012 - 08:28 PM

ok thinking of trading in all the red for green is this a wise choice
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 08:46 PM

That is going to be a 50/50 answer and posting it in the Massey forum will be 100/0 odds everyone will say no LOL.
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 08:55 PM

My son (NUTNDUN) started with a Massey and I still find them a very good tractor. The attachments are a little easier I think on my Bolens but I like the fact that the Massey colors were mostly unchanged thru the years and help me identify tractors at shows. That being said, I think you will get a better response about changing colors if you post this in the John Deere forum. Just my thoughts. Whatever you do I hope that you continue to enjoy your tractors.
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 09:15 PM

No way to answer being you didn't mention a JD model in mind.
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 10:12 PM

If you feel that this is something you want to do and feel that its right for you then thats up to you. Being Red or green or orange doesn't really matter as long as your happy with your choice For me Massey has always been the brand I like and for me thats what works. Massey seems to be in my blood heck come to think of it there the same color as my blood. LOL Larry
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 10:20 PM

I have to agree with Larry. As you can see from my signature, I have one of each. I don't have two of anything yet. If you want a different brand, that's your preference. As Daniel said, you need to name your JD possibility so we can look at the merits of each. I like my Massey and my JD. If you can afford it, get the JD too.
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 10:31 PM

i think its a great idea as long as i get your massey!
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 10:58 PM

i think its a great idea as long as i get your massey!


Dang, noclue, you got to him before I did. Shoot, I'll take any old tractor no matter what the color.......but I love RED.
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 11:05 PM

ok thinking of trading in all the red for green is this a wise choice


You bet it's a good decision! It'll be nice having another fellow John Deere collector on board! Yoo-Hoo!!!!!
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 11:35 PM

If you feel that this is something you want to do and feel that its right for you then thats up to you. Being Red or green or orange doesn't really matter as long as your happy with your choice


One thing the JD has going for them is you can just about always find parts for them. I'm am presently restoring a '78 316 for use, and it has been a fairly simple restore. I started changing out the deck bearings today. yea, they're a bit of a pain to do, but I bought the new bearings at the JD dealer. They had them in stock. This is a 34 year old tractor, and it is still running fine and strong and should have many more years of service in it.

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Posted March 02, 2012 - 11:50 PM

Its up to you. Nobody here is going to put you down for changing your choice of tractors. Each brand has its pros and cons. As long as you enjoy the tractors have as many different colors as you chose.
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 11:54 PM

Its up to you. Nobody here is going to put you down for changing your choice of tractors. Each brand has its pros and cons. As long as you enjoy the tractors have as many different colors as you chose.


Yep. Absolutely right. I agree.

Edited by JBBR, March 02, 2012 - 11:57 PM.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 05:17 AM

That's is a hard question for anyone else to answer.It's all a matter of what you want to do.
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Posted March 03, 2012 - 07:03 AM

Difficult question. I have green and red tractors. All the brands have pros and cons. You need to decide what is important for you. Parts availability and cost is a big factor if you are planning a restoration. It can really add up in a hurry. The other factor is how much knowledge you have about the 2 brands of tractors. It's easier to stay with something you know and will be a harder battle if you have no experience with JD. However, this also represents a challenge and a learning experience.
When trading tractors you also have to consider the devil you know vs the one you don't. Sometimes it's not easy to tell how much trouble lurks just under the surface of an older tractor regardless of make. If you could let us know the model of JD then there is a good chance we can tell you where the weak spots are. IMO a 1655 is a very nice tractor to trade away for anything!
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Posted March 03, 2012 - 09:37 AM

It has all been covered by everyone else.It is your choice.Later Josh




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