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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 10:41 PM

Thanks to one of our newer members, Jamie (jtrojek) I have another MF8E in the stable.
He found this one last week, and decided to pass on it, but was kind enough to pick it
up, and hold it till I could pick it up today. Thanks Jamie. He has a really neat collection
of old tiller steering GTs.

I forgot my camera in the shop tonight, but will post some pics tomorrow.
The old girl is in pretty decent shape, but will need a total tear down. Thank goodness.
Now I've got something to do this coming winter.

On a side note. I had a moment of excitement as I went to pick it up. It was pouring down rain,
and I came down a hill to a stop sign. A small orange plastic car (I think Mitsubishi) followed me to
the stop sign. We sat there for 15 seconds at least, as I waited for traffic to pass. Suddenly, I get bumped
from behind. I look in the mirror, and see only the orange plastic. Now, remember, it's pouring down in buckets.
I get out, walk to the back, to find his plastic bumper hanging onto my trailer hitch ball. The kid finally gets out,
walks up front, and says, OH Bleep-. Then he says, "your trucks OK" I said yep, and got in the truck and
drove away. I really didn't care if I pulled his bumper along with me. How can that happen? I'm guessing
he was texting, and his girlfreind got him excited, causeing his foot to slip off the brake.

Anyways, other then that, it was a good road trip, and I'm glad to have met Jamie in person, and
also, lookin forward to bringing the 8 Exec back to life.

Oh, I just found a pic.

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Edited by IamSherwood, July 04, 2012 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 10:55 PM

NIce one Will!

Interesting how these GT will come to you some times through other peoples (and members) help and kindness. I have 3 that have come that way. And I am grateful that they were willing to pass them my way!

Looking forward to seeing pics as you restore it.
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Posted July 03, 2012 - 10:57 PM

Will, That is a good lookin executive you got there. It was great that someone got it you. :thumbs:
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Posted July 03, 2012 - 10:59 PM

When you restore it, you'll have to put a ball on the hitch and dab on a little orange for remembrance sake.

Glad you and the E are OK.

Nice tractor Will. It'll be fun seeing you put it together.
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Posted July 03, 2012 - 11:02 PM

NIce one Will!

Interesting how these GT will come to you some times through other peoples (and members) help and kindness. I have 3 that have come that way. And I am grateful that they were willing to pass them my way!

Looking forward to seeing pics as you restore it.


Yes, tractor people are really good people. Jamie was really great to deal with, and I hope I can pay him back some day.
This thing came with a hydraulic dump trailer too. I'm hoping Kenny can steer me right in rebuilding it.
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 04:34 AM

Looks like a nice one. :orangecool: I'm sure it'll look fantastic when you get through with it!

How much more room in Massey Hall before you have to add a wing? :smilewink:
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 05:47 AM

That's a nice looking exec Will. With this addition you'll be needing an Executive Suite added on to Massey Hall.
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 06:31 AM

Yup, that is cool. Congrats!

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:44 AM

Looks good, Will! I can't wait to see it when your finished! I like Brian's idea of an "Executive Suite."

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 09:21 AM

Congratulations Will. That's a really neat Massey. It looks pretty good as is.

It's nice that Jamie helped you out too.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 09:24 AM

Congrats on the new Massey Will :thumbs:
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 09:30 AM

:bigrofl: Executive Suite :bigrofl:

Yep, that's great! Love it! Massey Hall gets a second floor. All in favor? Aye.

Did Massey ever build Elevators?

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 09:54 AM

So, what is the story on these Executive models?

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:02 AM

The Executive series was the first entry by Massey Ferguson into the Garden Tractor arena. They were made by Dura Corp (makers of Moto-Mowers)

Very rugged units, they are very popular to collect.
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:05 AM

The Executive series was the first entry by Massey Ferguson into the Garden Tractor arena. They were made by Dura Corp (makers of Moto-Mowers)

Very rugged units, they are very popular to collect.


Did Massey Ferguson make the MF10, MF12, MF14, etc? What about the newer ones before snapper?




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