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#16 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted September 26, 2013 - 08:57 AM

Thanks for getting pictures. I bet she is really beautiful in person.

 

Other than the hood, I really like them, they are built so heavy.

I'll get there someday, all this for a broken starter bolt..... :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:

 

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Posted September 26, 2013 - 02:12 PM

Scuffy...........I was loaded up and on the road to SC with both of my kids in the truck with me when Vince called me and told me to go back home...........Both of my kids were disappointed but I think my daughter was more disappointed than my son, it was going to be her first plow day.  I had my 430 and 112 with me and was going to let her plow with the 112.  Oh well, guess she will get to come next year.   You should get with Vince and come down to the Alabama Plow day in November.



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Posted September 26, 2013 - 07:22 PM

Vince is a good guy and spends a huge amount of time on the plow day up here.  I would like to come down that way, I've heard  good things about the dirt in Alabama.  I will have to try to get down there sometime it is just hard for me to go that far right now with a toddler at home.

 

P.S. Tahoe I've had the engine out of mine several times myself, and with my luck I will probably have it out several more times. 


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Posted September 27, 2013 - 06:34 PM

Here are those pictures I promised.

 

If you need more pics or different angles let me know.

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 09:30 AM

 

Other than the hood, I really like them,

 

What's your reservations against the hood?  Just wondering, as I've heard several people voice your opinion...



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Posted September 30, 2013 - 01:50 PM

The hoods are to stubby. I feel most of us like streamline hoods

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 03:13 PM

What's your reservations against the hood?  Just wondering, as I've heard several people voice your opinion...

 

It's just the overall shape/look. All the other Massey's look like the big field tractors with the horizontal grill bars, these have the, in my opinion, stamped out cheapo looking grill/hood, maybe "box store-ish" I would say. I would say because Snapper made these for them, they went with their design, I dunno.

Scuffy has got a gorgeous tractor though, maybe I would like mine better if I cleaned it up and painted it :smilewink:



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Posted September 30, 2013 - 03:49 PM

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I think they were copying a different style of hood.  This is the later 1980's look.

 



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Posted September 30, 2013 - 07:57 PM

I think people either love or hate the styling.  I like the fact that it is a simple and unrefined bigger tractor look.  But I am okay with people not liking the styling.  I have a JD 445 that has a more up to date style but the look of the massey is more appealing to me.  

 

But really they aren't any garden tractors that are well built that I don't like. 


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Posted March 28, 2016 - 09:49 PM

not enough.  The front is little light with 100lbs on the front.  I have around 100lbs on each rear wheel with the wheel weights.  The wheels are not loaded.

 

The plow days are a lot of fun, even though it was a little to wet this year.

 

I'm just curious why 100lbs on the front and 100lbs on each rear wheel with the wheel weights isn't enough.  I'm restoring my Snapper 1855 and I have 85lbs going on each rear wheel with weights and 100lbs going on the front in suitcase weights just like you.  What kind of issues were you having and do you think the additional weight will help solve them?  I'm somewhat new to this, so any help and guidance would be appreciated.  Thanks.  Beautiful Massey by the way, I think I have all of your pictures saved on my computer and I look at them everyday.






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