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Saw something yesterday I have not seen in over 30 yrs.


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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2015 - 09:53 PM

Took my daughter to work at 8:00 am yesterday.
Coming home I met a guy on an old Massey Harris 44or55 could not tell for sure.
And he was pulling a Massey Harris pull type combine.

A set up that would be perfect for a hobby farmer! In fact I had been thinking of putting in a couple acres of dry (f edible beans. Of course I had been thinking of an Allis Chalmers C and an all crop to harvest them.

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Posted June 21, 2015 - 11:51 PM

Didn't Massey Harris have a right hand pickup and the all crop a left hand ? ? Just thinking back about 60 years.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 06:39 AM

Testament to the longevity of the equipment
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Posted June 22, 2015 - 07:05 AM

Didn't Massey Harris have a right hand pickup and the all crop a left hand ? ? Just thinking back about 60 years.

Yes that is right. Rembered that the pickup head was right on the Massey I saw Saturday, but was not sure on the All Crop.
So looked up pictures on the net,

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Posted June 22, 2015 - 07:43 AM

Yes that is right. Rembered that the pickup head was right on the Massey I saw Saturday, but was not sure on the All Crop.
So looked up pictures on the net,

Man, that brought back some old, OLD memories.  The AC was PTO driven and the Massey was Wisconsin.  Stubbornest darn thing  to start at time.  Would put a flat belt on the engine pulley off the B JD pulley and wind it up that way.  Dad had his old oats binder/bundler converted into a wind-rower.  Put a blue pickup on the Massey and thought we really had something for harvesting oats.  Still remember the fire that Wisconsin would throw up that straight pipe late in the evening combining soy beans.  WOW !  60+years ago.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 07:57 AM

Yeah both Massey and Allis made good machines. My earliest memories of tractors was when I was about 5.
I would spend a week on my uncles farm near Oskaloosa, and rember riding the fender of a c Allis C Allis Chalmers with him.
We Moved to Newton when I was 14 and the previous owner of the place left a BF Avery Model A on the place, Dad found an old 2 row International planter and a cultivator for the Avery and the next year my brothers and I planted 3 acres of sweet corn and sold it in our driveway on hwy 14 while it still went through Newton (before they built the bypass)
Guess my first experiences with Orange is why I always think Orange first?

Edited by JD DANNELS, June 22, 2015 - 07:59 AM.





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