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Massey Ferguson - My favorite tractor...
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WallSal55    Posted 11-26-2002 at 18:38:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Even though a gal, my heart is stuck on the red
Massey Ferguson (1959, I believe) that was always
on our farm growing up. My grandpa let me drive
it while sitting on his lap. It still runs today
and my brother just overhauled it with new parts
this year.
It did all the small jobs (in the 1960's) around the place and helped with snow plowing.

LH I Like    Posted 11-27-2002 at 09:50:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Abotu all tractors, but my curent favorite is my Massey Harris Super 101

Jim (Mi)    Posted 11-27-2002 at 08:56:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am an Allis fan first, then all others. My brother has a Massey 35 Special. That is a really nice tractor. Very convenient to get on and off, and very strong. I was originally gonna buy his, but there was a problem when I was buying, and I got my Allis, and he got the Massey. Very good tractors.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 11-27-2002 at 09:27:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Did you get another pump yet Jim?
Later Bob

Jim (Mi)    Posted 11-27-2002 at 11:12:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
And to think others feel questions go unanswered. :>) I was waiting to get my final assesments before posting back. I finally talked with the guy after the analysis of my pump/motor. The motor was generating 6gpm :>( Only option for that motor is a new vain, but would lengthen the motor which is unacceptible, and I would have to tap a lot larger inlet port, since it was only a 1" inlet. He has a 13gpm new Vicors pump for $250 that will work in my packaging constraints. A 22gpm might work, it is ever slightly larger, so I took home a zerox of the dimensions and will see what is gonna work. We had a good snow by me, so I was plowing my and my neighbors driveways last night. :>) Wife new once it started falling I would be no where to be found, and I would be in Allis heaven. :>) This weekend I am gonna mock up a wood template of the overall dimensions of the pump, and see what my options are. I will post back when I get all my eggs in a basket. So far all I should have to do is reweld my support, since the previous one mounted from behind and a new one will mount in front, and I have to tap the tank to allow a 1 5/8" inlet line so the pump will get enough juice. Going home, have a great Thanksgiving.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 11-27-2002 at 11:36:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds like you got it under control Jim. I think you said you where a P Eng. and I likely don't need to say this but I will anyway, if you move the mounting bracket, just be sure you get it back on so the shaft is running true to the axis of the crank. We had ours in Oct, enjoy yours.
Later Bob

Jim (Mi)    Posted 11-27-2002 at 11:14:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ah, just remembered you are Canadian, and have already had your Thanksgiving. Sorry. Have a great weekend.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 11-27-2002 at 11:46:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Glad you got some snow to play in there Jim:<) We just got back from the west yesterday. We came around north of Superior, worried about the weather we where supposed to get and never did. It was a toss up to come around by your place, would have been a mistake by what you say.
Later Bob

Okie-Dokie    Posted 11-27-2002 at 06:29:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wouldn't trade off my 165 for nothing. Had it for many years and it does everything asked of it. Small enough to navigate the woods we live in yet has plenty of diesel power for the biggest jobs we have.

Grove r    Posted 11-26-2002 at 20:49:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, WS55, cut my teeth on a TEO Ferguson....the first tractor I bought was a three speed JD D next was a WD9 IHC then a 9N ford, a brand new S650G Satoh, an 80 JD, and now I have an assortment of IHC, and a Fordson Major....not realy color co-ordinated, but colored......Good to see you got home OK Bob....and come Bill isn't with us? doesn't he like our company?? And...everybody state side have a good thanksgiving, have a gooder, R.E.L.

Sid    Posted 11-26-2002 at 19:08:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can understand the memoiries My favorite is Allis Chalmers. Know what I would be if I wasn't an AC Orange fan? I would be ASHAMED . I think it is great that the tractor is still in your family and has been fixed up. Hope you enjoy it a long time.

ger    Posted 11-26-2002 at 19:22:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have a tea fergie im slowly getting it in decent shape but it,s used constantly around here no down time for restoration , i would be lost with out it , i also have an old massey 44 i got from the lady who i bought my place from she has sense passed on an i think i will try an restore that i know she would like that an she was a really great lady . later ger

Bob /Ont.    Posted 11-26-2002 at 19:21:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's too bad Sid, we all know that McCormick Deering Red on the 1950 W6 I still have is the best don't we:<)
Later Bob

Sid    Posted 11-26-2002 at 19:27:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well red is a pretty color. so is green and blue and grey and yellow. Growing up I thought they only made four tractors AC, Farmall, Ford and John Deere. Notice I listed them alphabeticaly so as not to hint ant favoritism.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 11-26-2002 at 19:54:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well thanks Sid, since you used Farmall instead of McCormick, we slid up a couple of spots there.
Later Bob

Bob /Ont.    Posted 11-26-2002 at 18:48:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
WallSal, ol Mark just picked up a nice 1969 one a few months back, got those huge Okanagan tires on it and can really pull a SUV outa the swamp.
Later Bob

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