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Posted February 25, 2014 - 10:20 AM

yes it is always better to plant once vs twice   we have seen that happen up here the last few years too.  Some guys trying to get a jump start on the neighborhood , then they end up with either a poor stand or replanting. 

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Posted February 25, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Daniel, Gabriel

have either one of you guys ever been to the Louisville Farm Show. The largest show of its kind in North America? Being you guys are so close

No, I never have.



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Posted February 25, 2014 - 10:24 AM

I can't stay here long this morning. If you want to see why, look in the garden tractor forum. I made a post titled "Here's What Came in the Shop Today and What Are These Parts". Talk to you all later.



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Posted February 25, 2014 - 08:46 PM

Rob, I'm not sure if you saw these pictures in one of my other posts. This is our fleet, an MF 3140, 165, 383 and 8160.

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Posted February 25, 2014 - 11:25 PM

Gabriel, thanks for posting those pics.  Kind of funny to me to see the 165 in the role of smallest on your farm, as when I was young the 165 was a pretty big tractor, bigger than anything we had.  In fact, Dad's second round of tractor buying ended up with a 165? probably 265 as our big tractor and a 240 as our small tractor.  After we put a lot of hours on that one, he went even bigger with a 375 that looked a lot like that 383.


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 08:04 AM

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nice looking fleet of I remember those 165s they were a nice size tractor in its day. Dad once looked at a 1130 Massy back in the early 80s that was a nice lookin tractor too. I will start digging up some pics of our operation soon.
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Posted February 26, 2014 - 10:11 AM

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nice looking fleet of I remember those 165s they were a nice size tractor in its day. Dad once looked at a 1130 Massy back in the early 80s that was a nice lookin tractor too. I will start digging up some pics of our operation soon.

Thanks! We've owned the 165 for 3 years and it's been a great little tractor(all of our Masseys have been good). I told a bit more about it in my post titled "Any One Here Farm With Masseys". Its in the Ag tractors section. I look forward to your pictures!

 

Are you working on any new GT projects?


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Gabriel, thanks for posting those pics.  Kind of funny to me to see the 165 in the role of smallest on your farm, as when I was young the 165 was a pretty big tractor, bigger than anything we had.  In fact, Dad's second round of tractor buying ended up with a 165? probably 265 as our big tractor and a 240 as our small tractor.  After we put a lot of hours on that one, he went even bigger with a 375 that looked a lot like that 383.

Your welcome! I like hearing about your Masseys!



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Posted February 26, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Here's the real test for our 165. We bought it last Fall. I think the 165 is the nicest one to drive of all our Masseys.

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Posted February 26, 2014 - 11:19 AM

I like the fully mounted plow,   bet the front end gets a little light ,   but way cool. 


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 11:23 AM

My winters project is bringing a IH built 782 back to life...in the process of gathering accessories, for it .  Ordered tires last month,  got rear lift,  and a few other parts and pieces.  Will test run this spring in the plow field then tear down for a repaint etc...


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 11:24 AM

on the tail wheel on that plow. can you post or send me a close up of how that mounts they look really cool.

thanks in advance.
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Posted February 26, 2014 - 03:21 PM

I like the fully mounted plow,   bet the front end gets a little light ,   but way cool. 

Amazingly, it doesn't seem to light in the front.



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Posted February 26, 2014 - 03:21 PM

My winters project is bringing a IH built 782 back to life...in the process of gathering accessories, for it .  Ordered tires last month,  got rear lift,  and a few other parts and pieces.  Will test run this spring in the plow field then tear down for a repaint etc...

Sounds like fun! Any pictures?



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Posted February 26, 2014 - 03:22 PM

on the tail wheel on that plow. can you post or send me a close up of how that mounts they look really cool.

thanks in advance.

I will see if I have one. If not, I will take some pictures and put them on here.






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