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Nominations For Tractor of the Month January 2018

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#1 DougT ONLINE  


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 09:55 AM

We are now taking nominations for featured tractor of the month of January.

The theme for this month is decorated for Christmas. Since we don't seem to get many nominations for this category, we will also accept open entries.

I also can't emphasize enough to please provide at least 2 paragraphs for the description of you tractor. The winner is going to be featured on the GTtalk home page and all the bragging rights that come with it.

Here are the rules:

  • A tractor is not eligible to be nominated if it has won in the last year. However, the owner of the tractor may nominate a different tractor.
  • You must have at least a two paragraph description to tell us about your tractor.
  • You need 2 photos attached to your post as attachments, not linked from another site, the year make and model, and a brief description of your history with the tractor and what you use it for most.
  • You must be an active member of the site. (Basically you need to have at least 10 posts before you can nominate your tractor)
  • Each eligible member may nominate up to 2 tractors per month.

We will accept up to 15 nominations, this thread will be closed after the 15th nomination. Once 15 nominations are made we will start a new thread for the voting. Voting will run to the end of the current month and on the 1st of the following month the winner will be featured on the GTtalk Home Page and in our Featured Tractors section.

Rules subject to change to better work for everyone. Good luck!

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Posted December 05, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Guess I'll start this one with my 1978 Roper 20T. I ran across Her November 2014, from a Co-worker spotting her and telling me. It was almost two weeks before I got around to checking her out. I originally planed a drive by, but when I saw her in the driveway, I had to knock on the door. I offered $200.00 and the PO accepted, the following day I showed up with a U-Haul and while loading her up, the PO opened his garage and brought out all the manuals, brochures, chains, and the Snow blower. He wasn't sure I wanted the blower and said he could take it to the scrap yard. I accepted all of it. Old Girl as she is known by was the first restore in my new Man Cave. After we finished, She has been taken to several shows, and has always had many good complements.

Although She is not decorated for Christmas, we will be taking her to a local Christmas Parade this Saturday. I hope to get some good pictures, and more memories for My Grandson and Myself. 


Edit. Added a before picture so you could see what I had to work with.

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Edited by larrybl, December 05, 2017 - 08:09 PM.

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Posted December 05, 2017 - 05:02 PM

Nice tractor Larry.

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Posted December 05, 2017 - 08:01 PM

Thanks for a Christmas Decorated entry Larry!  :thumbs:

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Posted December 06, 2017 - 08:56 AM

So, I don’t have a tractor out decorated this year, but it is an open month too, so I will enter my 1976 Massey Ferguson 12 tractor. I do use it for Christmas decoration work thou. It all so works in the snow quite a bit with the loader and rear snowthrower, which could be considered Christmasy.

This tractor was bought a number of years ago and came with a 42” deck, 36” snowthrower, tiller with extension and a cab. I built the loader for it a few years after I bought the tractor. It has done a lot of chores over the years with snow removal, yard maintenance and garden work.

I may, just for the heck of it, buy another MF 36” snow thrower for it and mount it on the front. I know a fella that has two snowthrowers for sale. If he still has one when I find the money to get it.
So I would remove the loader and mount the thrower on the front like it’s supposed to be and use the electric winch to lift/lower it. This way, I could throw snow going forward and in reverse ??? What do you think ???


Oh, the last picture is from a few years ago, Santa was having a few to many, I figure.

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Posted December 07, 2017 - 12:28 PM

I think I will throw in my 1969 ford 120 that I got in 14 this year. I it got from my Geart grandfather glen. but the tractor was going to be sold at first and I figured that it needs to stay in the family so I took it and I started work on it in 15 only because the stupid throttle cable keep breaking and the belt need to be changed. But as the years went by I joined GTtalk and found a few years ago and I found a mower deck at the beginning of the year ago and just last mouth I got a new seat because of my dogs tearing up the old one but for the attachments I got are a snow throw and a 42” mower deck and a make shift snow cab and it has a K301 Kohler(12 horsepower) engine

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Edited by pick-to-stone, December 07, 2017 - 04:42 PM.

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Posted December 13, 2017 - 08:20 AM

Only 3 nominations????   Get them in guys.

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Posted December 15, 2017 - 04:38 PM

Jumpins, I guess all the members on this site, don't have any tractors to enter, they must be all busy doing Christmas stuff. I guess ???

15th already.



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Posted Yesterday, 02:10 AM

I would like to nominate my 1972 Sears SS/16

The first picture is the day I brought it home in December 2014

This one wasn't a planned purchase.I went to look at a different machine

that the same party had for sale.When I saw this one with that big twin

engine I just had to have it.

  I torn it down to do a refurbish/restore and unfortunately

life changed the progress on it.

I did work on it here and there.With most of the finishing up in

the last few months

 I did make some changes to the overall apperence

the obvious is the nose a Roper cast aluminum piece

and a Roper steering wheel I just liked the look of it.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:40 PM

All I want for Christmas is the rest of my Massey Ferguson MF 16


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With the small amount of these tractors produce in two years before the design and manufacture were changed, I was told there were around 3901 produced.

There are many parts to be required to fix this old girl up so I hope Santa is going to be nice to me, I believe I have been a good boy.

I know once this tractor is restored to the fine quality of the Massey Ferguson garden tractor line it will be a great work horse due to the 16 HP K Series Kohler engine attached to a Sun Strand Hydro with 2 gear axle. The Massey Ferguson MF 16 also has a Cat 0 3 pt. Hitch option that widen the varity of attachments that could be added to these fine machines along with the factory attachments.

With the rarity of the Massey Ferguson MF 16 garden tractors make this tractor one of the ones being sought after by many Massey Ferguson garden tractor Collectors.


I see these are good grass cutters, even on Christmas Day this Massey Ferguson MF 16 was up to the job of cutting grass.



Once you are done cutting the grass on Christmas Day it is a quick drive over to the shop to easily switch the Massey Ferguson MF 510 mower deck for the Massey Ferguson MF 520 Snow caster that is offered.



Just a typical Canadian day, summer in the morning, winter in the afternoon.

What a beauty this Massey Ferguson MF 16 with the snow caster attachment is, looks like it will throw the snow 30 feet !



Massey Ferguson also offered a MF 550 tiller, MF 530 dozer blade for the MF 16 which makes it a well versitile machine.

So many options, so much to do !


Merry Christmas All

Edited by James Bosma, Yesterday, 10:44 PM.

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