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Posted October 13, 2014 - 07:54 PM

Got me another to add to the collection. This is actually the first tractor I ever ran when I was young. I worked for the farmer who owned it and after all these years he thought I should have it. Been waiting for this day. I got a tiller with both extensions, wheel weights, deck, and 3 point. Runs like a top. It needs a few things but regardless, this one is a permanent part of my collection. I have a lot of hours on it. Here are a few pics. The tiller spins free although its covered in heavy rust. No holes, just some pitting.

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Posted October 13, 2014 - 08:10 PM

I love hearing about someone getting the first tractor they got to drive, I also have the first tractor I drove that was my grandfathers and it mean a lot to me. That tractor is a piece of your life, good luck with it. Thanks for sharing your story

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Posted October 13, 2014 - 08:28 PM

It looks like it's in good shape.


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Posted October 13, 2014 - 09:16 PM

Cool deal, that's one for the grandkids! (Though not for a long time, I hope!)


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Posted October 13, 2014 - 09:22 PM

I'm ready to get some seat time to get re-aquainted. I'm gonna leave the deck on it for a bit to at least get some mowing time. I'm on the lookout for a Cat 0 plow now. I hope to make the tiller pretty again this winter. Mechanically it good as gold. Just needs smoothed and painted.

Eric
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Posted October 13, 2014 - 09:23 PM

Wow, nice to hear you tracked down a piece of your past.
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Posted October 13, 2014 - 09:33 PM

My wife didn't even complain about me getting another once she knew what it meant to me. Usually I get the rolled eyes but this time she was enjoying it with me. Appreciate all the good comments. I was really hoping to have it before Daniels plowday, but it will be with me next year for sure.

As for repairs, the steering needs work. It has some play. I'm on the lookout for the plastic ring on the front. Plus looks like I will need the headlight panel. There is some torn metal up there that makes me think the hood will break off while open. Also missing a headlight. Other than that, paint is the only thing. I'm not gonna do anything paint-wise for now. Just repair those things and enjoy it.

Eric
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Posted October 13, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Congrats on finding a piece of your past, :thumbs:


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 02:48 AM

AWESOME!!!!


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 03:14 AM

My wife didn't even complain about me getting another once she knew what it meant to me. Usually I get the rolled eyes but this time she was enjoying it with me. Appreciate all the good comments. I was really hoping to have it before Daniels plowday, but it will be with me next year for sure.

As for repairs, the steering needs work. It has some play. I'm on the lookout for the plastic ring on the front. Plus looks like I will need the headlight panel. There is some torn metal up there that makes me think the hood will break off while open. Also missing a headlight. Other than that, paint is the only thing. I'm not gonna do anything paint-wise for now. Just repair those things and enjoy it.

Eric

The headlights are still avail through Agco.


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 04:19 AM

Very cool you were able to get a tractor that was part of your past. Not only that a Massey MF16. The 14's and 16's were very cool tractors. 


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 04:31 AM

That is still a good looking tractor as is! Glad you were able to get it! Bet that will be your most comfortable tractor!


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 06:09 AM

Congrats on the nice 16. With some TLC it should give you many years of service. 


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 07:13 AM

So you finally brought it home!! :thumbs:  :D

Cool to be able to get it since it was your first. I know how that feels, my first is still sitting in my barn waiting for the day :smilewink:

 

I guess that means you got that Junk Deere worked on and running? :D


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 07:34 AM

Great to see you're going RED!   :dancingbanana:  They are awesome tractors.  The tiller will also be a great addition for gardening.  Be vewy careful if it needs any welding!  :rolling:  :smilewink:


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