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Are you still able to find Masseys where you live?


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#1 Rum OFFLINE  

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Posted April 01, 2020 - 01:09 PM

I live in Iowa and 10-15 years ago I would find them at auctions. I would buy the 7&8s for $50-$100 and the 10&12s for $75-$150. Now I haven't seen any at an auction the last 4 to 5 years. I see them on facebook but people are asking $300 and more for non running 7&8s and much higher for the 10 and 12s. Currently I have 3 MF7s, 2 MF8s, , 1 Mf10 , 3 Mf12s and one MF8E. Mine run but need restored. I'm on the look out for more to buy because my son will one day take over the collection. My feeling is in another 5 years or so it will be hard to find them. Just wondering if they are more available in other areas. . 


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Posted April 01, 2020 - 01:52 PM

I'm in Berks County Pa hardly ever see them at all around here. Good luck in your search


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Posted April 01, 2020 - 04:32 PM

Seen a couple 7s and 8s and a 10 but that's it. Lots of Sears Suburbans and Cub Cadets for $200-$350+.

 

Used to see a bunch of Tube Frame and Large Frame Bolens tractors Forsale but pickings are getting slim. All ya see any more are a few Medium frames, Q series, small ST series and those junk MTD made LTs.

 

 

People are either taking them in for scrap or they want 4x+ what I'm willing to pay for an old worn out GT that's going to take hundreds of bucks to make usable again.   


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Posted April 01, 2020 - 05:35 PM

I have not seen any at auctions for the past 2-3 years. The last one ended up buying at auction was 3 years ago. It had a 10, 12 and a 14 with a loader. I ended up buying the 10 due to it having deck, tiller, and snowblower. The last MF 12 I bought was off of Facebook. 


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Posted April 01, 2020 - 05:42 PM

Nary one around here!


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Posted April 01, 2020 - 09:29 PM

I don’t see too many, I don’t think they were ever very popular in my area. Mostly Cub Cadets, Wheel Horses, and Simplicity’s. When I do see them, they are usually pretty beat, or really expensive. My grandpa still has a 7 that he bought new, it hasn’t seen daylight in at least 20 years. Someday I’ll bring it home and get it running again. 


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Posted April 01, 2020 - 09:31 PM

Scarcer than the proverbial 'hens teeth' her in La, Ark, & at least E Tex. I regularly prowl the bay, CL, and more recently FB and actually garden tractors of ANY kind is rare.


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Posted April 01, 2020 - 09:48 PM

Like some of the other posters, I am not only not seeing any Masseys for sale around here in the PNW, vintage garden tractors of any sort are becoming rare.  Some of the few I am seeing are being price higher than a kite!

 

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Posted April 01, 2020 - 09:51 PM

According to Tractordata.com they were built in Des Moines, Iowa. So they should be around here. I also have a snow blower for the 7&8s and one for the 10&12s. I also have the snow plows. I have a tiller for the 10s but I dont have the pulley and shaft to power it. I hate to think how many have been sold as scrap, there are a lot of people around here that pick up things for scrap. 


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Posted April 02, 2020 - 08:45 AM

I have only seen  a couple here in central NY in the past 15yrs or so. They were to far gone to mess with. Not a fan of belt drives.


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Posted April 02, 2020 - 08:48 AM

a couple of 1650 snappers for sale in northern Iowa.  $700 ea non running.


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Posted April 02, 2020 - 05:06 PM

You do not find many Massey's for Sale cause the people that own them, know they are the best and are keeping them

I have all Massey's ( 3 MF-14's, MF 1450 ) except for a homemade one, and none are for sale


Edited by James Bosma, April 02, 2020 - 05:07 PM.

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Posted April 02, 2020 - 05:49 PM

I see the whole run on Kijiji at least one or two a month, usually out of Quebec. However out west its been a little more scarce and they all usually go for about 200-500


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Posted April 02, 2020 - 07:31 PM

Have not seen any down south. Southern poor folks could not afford those Masseys


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Posted April 02, 2020 - 08:55 PM

Check Lincoln Craigslist search Massey Ferguson. It was 19 days ago but was still up tonight.
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