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#1 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Here are some pictures of ours.

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 10:53 PM

We used to. The 165g and the TO35 were our work horses. The MH101jr's still get used a fair bit for woods stuff and cultivating.

The smaller ones (my 81, ponys, etc) not as often. Sometimes just to work them, we will plow or something.

Nice group of Red you have there. Thanks for showing.
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Posted February 05, 2014 - 09:32 AM

I worked for the Rudolpf Bros. in the 80's


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 11:22 AM

In my teen years I spent a lot of time on a Massey Harris 44.

Right after I bought my Ford 1500, I got a call from a Massey Dealer 60 miles away and he was offering a great deal on a new 1526, but I had to pass. If I were buying a new Compact Massey would be at the top of my list. But not having a dealer closer than 60 miles would make me think some.


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 05:18 PM

Yes, Massey through & through here, but not much modern iron.  No pic handy of our MF175

That's my Dad with one of the 2745's.

 

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 09:58 PM

Wow! A lot of my favorites and in good shape too! What type of transmissions are in your 2745s? If they have the power shift, have you had any problems? How many years have you farmed with MF? We used to have a MF 3545 and a 1155(the first tractor I learned to drive).

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 08:42 AM

Hey, I farm with my Massey GT!  Does that count?

 

Dad farmed mostly with Massey equipment when I was growing up.  First tractor he bought was a Massey 155, then he got a International 444 which he was never happy with, so that left after a few years and we got a 165.  Worked that pretty good for a while, the replaced the 155 with a 240, and the 165 was replaced with a 4 wheel drive 375.  After that, Dad retired and left the farm.  I'll see what I can find for pics.


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 08:49 AM

Wow! A lot of my favorites and in good shape too! What type of transmissions are in your 2745s? If they have the power shift, have you had any problems? How many years have you farmed with MF? We used to have a MF 3545 and a 1155(the first tractor I learned to drive).

 

I forgot to find a pic of our MF2705, but it's in about the same condition as the rest of them.  One of the 2745's & the 2705 both have the powershift.  We have rebuilt one in the 2745 and the 2705 twice over the years.  The one 2745 had been converted to std shift before we bought it.  Dad bought his first Massey back in the late 50's (I was born in 58).  It was an MF50 with the Continental gas engine.  He traded it in on the brand new (only new tractor here ever)  MF175....wish he'd have kept it!  


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:36 AM

Here is a little ditty for those who love the "little grey Fergies"



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 10:31 AM

Hey, I farm with my Massey GT!  Does that count?

 

Dad farmed mostly with Massey equipment when I was growing up.  First tractor he bought was a Massey 155, then he got a International 444 which he was never happy with, so that left after a few years and we got a 165.  Worked that pretty good for a while, the replaced the 155 with a 240, and the 165 was replaced with a 4 wheel drive 375.  After that, Dad retired and left the farm.  I'll see what I can find for pics.

I think that can count. If you do find pictures, please share them!



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 10:33 AM

I forgot to find a pic of our MF1105, but it's in about the same condition as the rest of them.  One of the 2745's & the 1105 both have the powershift.  We have rebuilt one in the 2705 and the 1105 twice over the years.  The one 2745 had been converted to std shift before we bought it.  Dad bought his first Massey back in the late 50's (I was born in 58).  It was an MF50 with the Continental gas engine.  He traded it in on the brand new (only new tractor here ever)  MF175....wish he'd have kept it!

Thanks! You've had Massey's for a long time! Go MF!!!



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 10:35 AM

I worked for the Rudolpf Bros. in the 80's

What did you do at Rudolph Bros.?



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 10:51 AM

I had to edit my last post.  I'm brain farting model numbers today.  I put 1105 where it should have been 2705.  And it wasn't the 1105 & 2705 we rebuilt the clutch packs in.  It was the 2745 (once) & 2705(twice).   Texas Deere & Horse has been here a few times, so he can vouch for me as to my tractors.  As to my sanity, nobody would vouch for that!  :rolling:


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 11:02 AM

The ONLY other tractors we've owned were a couple old Avery, a former navy dock tractor which was part I-6 International/M Farmall, and we still have Grandpa's Minneapolis Avery model, and I still have my customized MF1650, and my 67 MF12H.

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This is my heavily modified MF1655 with Yanmar diesel & my home built loader.  This is my workhorse.
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This MF85 I sold a few years ago.
 
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Posted February 06, 2014 - 11:53 AM

Farm hand  and  wrench. The Best job I ever had, I jest didn't make enough money.


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