Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Saved from being scrapped 1974 Massey MF 14


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 James Bosma OFFLINE  

James Bosma
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 76126
  • 451 Thanks
  • 221 posts
  • Location: Belleville Ontario Canada

Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:09 PM

In May of this year I entered into the world of Garden Tractors. I was looking for one to snowblow the driveway.

I came across this package on Kijiji that was not far from me, Seller was thinking of scraping it but decided to put it on Kijiji instead ( Thank God it didnt go for scrap)

The package included a 1974 Massey MF14 with factory 3pt hitch (lift cylinder and hoses missing)

Massey Snowblower, Massey Tiller, Mower Deck, Massey Dozer Blade and a Brinley 3 pt 1 furrow plow.

Cost of package was 200 Canadian dollars

Had a cylinder in the shop that would work on the 3 pt hitch and had new hoses made up so now 3 pt hitch is in working order

Tractor has been repainted and new decals applied

Mower deck needs new bearings

Snowblower needs minor metal replacement on bottom edge

Dozer blade just needs repainting

Tiller is free but do not have a belt to try it

Brinley plow is all repainted and ready to use once i get weights and chains

Attached pictures are of all the goodies i got in the package 

Last picture is the Massey just after applying the decals

I was real happy with the purchase

 

Jim

Attached Thumbnails

  • Massey 1a.JPG
  • Massey 1b.JPG
  • Massey 1c.JPG
  • Massey 1d.JPG
  • Massey 1e.JPG
  • Massey 1f.JPG
  • Massey 1k.JPG
  • Massey 0l.JPG
  • Massey 6a.JPG

  • DH1, Gtractor, MH81 and 8 others have said thanks

#2 DougT ONLINE  

DougT

    Dog Approved

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 584
  • 5,720 Thanks
  • 4,279 posts
  • Location: north central Ohio

Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:38 PM

James, Welcome to the forum. Looks like a nice package you got there.


  • James Bosma said thank you

#3 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,419 Thanks
  • 39,669 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:43 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! That's one way to get started! But, you'll need another tractor before long!


  • James Bosma said thank you

#4 limebuzz OFFLINE  

limebuzz

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 795
  • 861 Thanks
  • 876 posts
  • Location: Bluevale Ontario

Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:55 PM

Welcome to the site.You didn't purchase that package, you STOLE it. What a great find. Congrats 


  • MH81, boyscout862 and James Bosma have said thanks

#5 James Bosma OFFLINE  

James Bosma
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 76126
  • 451 Thanks
  • 221 posts
  • Location: Belleville Ontario Canada

Posted October 10, 2015 - 06:28 PM

Thank you

Yes I know I stole it you could say.

Have heard of these deals before but never was lucky enough until now.

Was a real affordable way to get into the hobby

Need to find decent land to try the plow out

 

Jim


  • KennyP said thank you

#6 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,419 Thanks
  • 39,669 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted October 10, 2015 - 06:40 PM

That looks like a nice 12" plow! Shine up the moldboard some before trying it out.


  • James Bosma said thank you

#7 DH1 OFFLINE  

DH1

    Electric Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62
  • 4,587 Thanks
  • 5,295 posts
  • Location: Markham Ontario Canada

Posted October 10, 2015 - 06:41 PM

Welcome to the site.You didn't purchase that package, you STOLE it. What a great find. Congrats 

 

I agree


  • James Bosma said thank you

#8 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,271 Thanks
  • 28,609 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted October 10, 2015 - 06:49 PM

Glad you got yourself a good deal & :thumbs: on giving the girl a great new home.
If you cant find the turf you need to try the plow out and decide to go to a plow day, there are several members who come down for one here or there. It's been my experience that there are helpful people at these events and someone is always willing to spend some time with new owners to make sure they are getting a decent furrow.

For Plowing, you will be needing weights and either chains or ag tires. I would suggest chains as they will work year round with all your attachments but the ags are better in the non frozen months.
  • DH1, limebuzz, wvbuzzmaster and 1 other said thanks

#9 James Bosma OFFLINE  

James Bosma
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 76126
  • 451 Thanks
  • 221 posts
  • Location: Belleville Ontario Canada

Posted October 10, 2015 - 06:52 PM

I think the plow is still new

The moldboard appears to still has the orginal paint on it


  • limebuzz, MH81 and KennyP have said thanks

#10 boyscout862 OFFLINE  

boyscout862
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 8923
  • 9,769 Thanks
  • 7,534 posts
  • Location: N.E. Connecticut

Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:35 PM

Welcome to GTT. You are off to a great start. Beware, it is addictive. Before you know it, you will start adding more to your collection. Checkout our Manuals Section for three free downloads per day. Good Luck, Rick


  • James Bosma said thank you

#11 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,492 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:38 PM

I like those kinds of deals right there. Congrats.
  • James Bosma said thank you

#12 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

KC9KAS
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 10038
  • 4,783 Thanks
  • 4,303 posts
  • Location: Holland, IN

Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:56 PM

I think you made a really good deal, and the MF looks very nice now that you painted it.

Oh, :welcometogttalk: 


  • James Bosma said thank you

#13 TAHOE ONLINE  

TAHOE
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 24522
  • 6,482 Thanks
  • 4,941 posts
  • Location: "Hamiltucky" Ohio

Posted October 12, 2015 - 07:44 AM

Welcome, nice tractor and yep, you stole that one.


  • James Bosma said thank you

#14 pianotuner OFFLINE  

pianotuner

    New Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 7799
  • 55 Thanks
  • 86 posts

Posted October 12, 2015 - 08:16 AM

you can have a small machine shop make new spindles.  Round stock for the shaft, flat stock for the plates.  Machine to size, weld together.  To get the shafts off, you have to remove the "pinch" indentations on the housing.  I had some friends make mine for free!  They bow hunt deer at my place in a city (;Legal),  I had a bunch of expensive suggestions till I went to them.  They are common sense people.


Edited by pianotuner, October 12, 2015 - 11:27 AM.

  • James Bosma said thank you




Top