Since I bought the Ferguson last spring I been wanting a 3pt finish mower to put on it. Saturday I got my chance! Found this at an estate auction less than an hours drive from here. The sale also had a beautiful 455 Deere diesel on 26-12-12 ag lugs - stackable wheel weights and a 60 inch deck but the son said his dad didn't like it as well and always used this mower behind his Fiat built 1250 Oliver. They must have had other places to mow as the location of the sale was not really large enough to justify such big mowers.
I intended to hook up the mower today and run it to see if the bearings were good and quiet but with my overriding clutch the PTO shaft is too long. Didn't know that until I already had the 3pt attached. With it only 20 degrees outside I had lost all feeling in my fingers and the Model TT is taking up most of the warm shop, I decided I'd just wait for warmer weather to check the condition of the bearings. Got the owners manual too and it lists Federal Mogal bearing numbers that would be available locally [cheap] so no big deal if they growl some. Blades spin easily. It is a 6 foot cut.
Been telling the MRS. this is her mowing setup and with me on the Super C with a 6 foot Woods belly mower we could be done mowing in under two hours.