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#1 case1man OFFLINE  

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Posted January 01, 2018 - 06:30 PM

I hope I don't make any one mad I mostly collect fords and cases but have others [cub jd ] and 1 massey 10 it runs good good sheet metal rear massey hub caps. One of my buddies is trying to trade me a ford 145 lgt with rear pto, tiller, and the small b ford wheelbarrow looking trailer even for the massey. Masseys are kind of hard to find here in decent shape and he don't know if the ford runs.I would rather buy the ford and keep the massey[ dad has a 135 massey I grew up on and will one day inhert] looking for some opinons  



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Posted January 01, 2018 - 07:42 PM

The point is that you should add but never subtract tractors. With a good effort, you can end up like me with over 100 tractors in the yard. On the other hand you, could keep your collection small with each GT having a special meaning.

I think that you will regret parting with the MF. It already has special meaning as a small version of your Dad's tractor. My LGTs(open sided) are scaled down versions of my Ford 2000 and I like that. Enjoy them both. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted January 01, 2018 - 07:43 PM

Any idea WHY the tractor he wants to trade won't run? As long as it's only a matter of a tune-up or maybe a carb job I probably would if I were into the fords, would you be giving up any attachments with the Massey? It sounds like you would be getting a bunch of them in return that could work with your current machines as well as with the one that you would be getting. It may be worth it just for them. Just comparing tractor vs tractor what shape are they in? If yours is in great shape while the one that you would get looks like it was dredged out of a ravine then no.
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Posted January 01, 2018 - 07:45 PM

See if you can get it running at his place?  If he doesn't mind try to get it running there.

 

Take a good battery with you and a can of carb cleaner and some basic tools (flat screwdriver,7/16 and 1/2 wrenches and vice grips just in case) and a piece of emery cloth to clean the points and see if it will run. Almost forgot AND a piece of wire to jump across from the + side of the coil to the battery (just in case the tractor has wiring issues)

 

Or try lowballing him on a cash offer for the tractor since it's in unknown running condition.

 

I would just trade even up if both of you are happy with the other machine. Doesn't really matter what one thing is worth compared to the other thing if you are both happy. 

 

I traded a Super Nice early production 1964 Cub Cadet 70 for a 1996 wheel horse 312-8. I know the cub was worth more than the WH in it's current condition but I still have zero regret a full year later.  Both of us are happy that's all that counts. 


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Posted January 01, 2018 - 07:49 PM

Had a MF10 and have a bunch of those LGTs......I prefer the Fords personally. That is an excellent tiller setup. 

I guess it depends on how attached you are to the MF

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Posted January 01, 2018 - 07:54 PM

Buy the Ford. Which are good machines. The MF should be a keeper, from what your sayin. I have Fords and MFs. They’re all good tractors no matter the brand. I just happen to like fords MFs jds case international AC garden tractors.

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Posted January 01, 2018 - 08:13 PM

He has seen mine and heard run. He just got this one on trade and hasn't messed with it yet. I haven't seen the ford yet and would have to before trading. He has wanted this massey for awhile and is trying hard to throw enough stuff my way  to trade. Have about 10 fords from closed sides , open sides ,mall riders even a push mower but only the 1 massey. Going to try to buy it if price is right.


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Posted January 02, 2018 - 01:34 PM

The point is that you should add but never subtract tractors. With a good effort, you can end up like me with over 100 tractors in the yard.

 

 

 

Any time you have more tractors than you can keep under a roof you have to many.  Just my opinion.


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Posted January 02, 2018 - 02:23 PM

Any time you have more tractors than you can keep under a roof you have to many.  Just my opinion.

I agree with you but when freebies are offered, I take them and cover with plastic. Unfortunately the plastic breaks down with time. I will try to get rid of most of my tractors this year. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted January 02, 2018 - 09:48 PM

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Wanna trade a 7 for your 10?

Just playing. I like the 7 but would love a bigger one.
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Posted January 02, 2018 - 10:21 PM

That's a nice looking massey 7



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Posted January 02, 2018 - 10:29 PM

That's a nice looking massey 7

Thanks. Gave a guy 300 dollars for it as it sits....

Runs like a dream. Although I've done nothing more than drive it around the yard.

I've heard they cut really nice. I might try it out this summer. I need blades for the deck. Haven't looked for a part number yet.

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Posted January 03, 2018 - 07:45 AM

It doesn't matter what we would do. It's your Massey. How do you feel?


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