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#1 john webster OFFLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2014 - 02:31 PM

012.jpg hi. thought I would post this tractor as it was a fore runner of Massey Ferguson in UK. Not sure of the age ,but there are only two surviving in the UK


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 02:42 PM

Those are a neat tractor. I believe they were made in the 30s. There are a lot more than 2 left though.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 02:46 PM

hey doug that was quick, how many do you think survive ? 



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Posted January 09, 2014 - 02:56 PM

I worked for a MF dealer in the 80's. They have one. I even got to drive it.
It's on steel, not rubber

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Posted January 09, 2014 - 03:02 PM

hi grumpy. what a treat for you,there cannot be many who have a claim to operating one of these.



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Posted January 09, 2014 - 03:09 PM

hey doug that was quick, how many do you think survive ? 

according to this there were 3,000 made from 1930-1936

 

http://www.tractorda...-harris-gp.html


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 04:46 PM

Not too aweful rare as of yet but they are desireable.  I have seen a few of them at shows over the years.  There was one for sale on Ebay about 2 hrs away from me a few months ago.  There was also one within half an hour of me that was sold and went to the U.K.

 

Heres a link to the article about it from our local farming paper.    http://www.lancaster...across-Atlantic


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 05:01 PM

They actually made 2 versions. The regular one and the much later 6 cyl.

Both of them were Hercules engines.
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Posted January 09, 2014 - 07:43 PM

Those are a neat tractor. I believe they were made in the 30s. There are a lot more than 2 left though.

There was 3 at the local show last year.

This tractor would be another one ahead of its time. They're very interesting to look at.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 08:16 PM

There is one that comes to my local tractor show on steel.  It is a powerful machine. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Back in the 70's there were 5 or 6 in my local area in various states of disrepair. The Massey ferguson dealer had 3 or 4 in his trade in/parts tractor lot. Try as I might, I never was able to get one. I'm sure none were scrapped. They all would have at least went for parts to complete a project. I would have no idea how many are left now but I know I've seen more than 2 at the same show. I'm surprised by the 3000 total production figure. I would have guessed higher.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 02:23 PM

Thanks all for you great knowledge of this tractor.The next time I see one here I will make a point of talking to the owner. Amazing what knowledge is available if you just ask. great.
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