I've been collecting full size Massey's for about 30 years and never considered a garden tractor until recently. A friend has a full line of MF garden tractors from the late 60's thru 70's and is quite impressive when he displays them at the tractor shows.
I kind of got the bug last fall when I seen a 1973 Economy for sale. I always thought they looked well built and had the Kohler engine. I ended up buying it, but not sure what model because the engine identification is painted over. Hopefully, someone can help me identify the model someday.
I found a M.F. 14 in very nice original condition in excellent running condition with a 48 inch mower deck just the other day. Attached is a picture without the deck.
I'm looking forward to attending the shows this summer.
Thanks for a great site.