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Posted: 5/24/2012 7:30:57 PM
   

RE:Harvest Parade.

That is a nice set-up.  It would be fun to see one of those strippers working especially behind the MH 20-30.  But why the serious look on your face?  You should be smiling with the very thought you are out there in the field doing what very few will ever have the opportunity to do. 

GTE


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Posted: 5/25/2012 8:51:55 AM
   

RE:Harvest Parade.

Gary I  can see you are observing the content and photographs of all the recent threads and paying attention to all things Massey.

Operating some of this old equipment which I have collected over the past 40 years makes me fully understand why we now have machines for our daily work with air conditioned cabs, satelite navigation and all the electronic gadgets, so the operator can work in his Sunday suit with clean hands too.

To answer your question the Sunshine stripper header with a strong back wind blowing the dust around your face is not a pleasant experience to smile about, head wind with the Massey parrafin exhaust fumes is much better and brings a pleasurable smile to your face.

I am sure you appreciate this "wind directional" discussion especially when you are about to operate your combine at Massey days, unless you have one of these modern airstream helmets to keep the dust away from your face? With the combine serviced, new belts you must be ready to run that machine all weekend, we need to see the photo's after and a full calculated report on the amount of hours you worked, acreage cut, volume harvested  with the cost of fuel used etc to see if Massey is still competative in the Harvesting Brigade, or do you need some support from a Class Lexion? I can ship ours across if you need some light green support!!


 

Malcolm. 


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Posted: 6/21/2012 6:23:11 AM
   

RE:Harvest Parade.

To continue the Harvesting thread seen recently at The Newby Hall Rally in North Yorkshire was this very original M-H 444 with M-H 701 baler behind it,  just waitng for harvest to ripen and get into the field. The 701 baler is fitted with the Armstrong Siddeley diesel engine.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 6/21/2012 4:27:01 PM
   

RE:Harvest Parade.

Malcolm:
Glad to see you are back! That is a nice looking baler bet it really works nice with the diesel engine on it, at least when you want to stop for a slug everything will keep going when you push in the clutch.

Has the owner ever baled with it? They are a great baler, here is a picture of me baling with my 333 a wile back they make a nice bale you can even make mini bales if you don't want to work your back or want one for the kids

Joe

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Posted: 6/21/2012 6:42:50 PM
   

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Okay Joe!! What is going on!?!??  I have NEVER seen anyone baling hay with sweatshirts and winter coats on!!  How did that ever happen?  Corn growth looks to be mid August.  That is a totally unnatural picture or you guys just like to sweat!!

You must have just been demonstrating or staging the pic!!

GTE


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Posted: 6/21/2012 6:43:04 PM
   

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Okay Joe!! What is going on!?!??  I have NEVER seen anyone baling hay with sweatshirts and winter coats on!!  How did that ever happen?  Corn growth looks to be mid August.  That is a totally unnatural picture or you guys just like to sweat!!

You must have just been demonstrating or staging the pic!!

GTE


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Posted: 6/22/2012 7:40:12 AM
   

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Joe / Gary,

Pleased to see you had some youngsters helping you Joe,

Your hay harvesting season looks just like our's here right now, we had a drought for the entire month of March, 4th April the water authority introduced our hosepipe ban as stocks were supposedly at an all time record low, that same day it started to rain and we are still getting it, not quite as bad as your last flood Joe, but t is so wet and cold especially during the evenings, the crops are not growing well and there is no hay baled here yet, even struggling to get a good day to make silage, so looks like a very very poor year.
Yesterday was the longest day and we had the central heating running all day it was so cold.

The 701 balers are a very good machine, the one my dad bought new had the PTO drive and he said it was the best baler he ever had, it only missed tieing if the fan belt flew off the fan to keep the dust off the knotters, otherwise it would never miss a bale. The other power options were the Armstrong Siddeley twin cylinder diesel, or Standard four cylinder petrol / paraffin engine. We see surviving examples of each in collections and working events across the country, they seem to be a sought after collectors item now,  unfortunately like combine harvesters they take up quite a lot of storage space.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 5/14/2013 5:06:43 AM
   

RE:Harvest Parade.

This is just some four legged nourishment for Gary and Drew from this years Newark Show.

Since I posted the Shires in the implement thread I thought I had better post a photo or two of his favourite Percheron's stepping it out on Saturday around the main ring, shame it was not a M-H wagon.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 5/14/2013 6:52:43 AM
   

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Would it not be more relevant to forget these darned horses and train up some Jerseys as Oxen.  That way we could cash in on the Jersey milk and cream and have some nice lean Jersey beef - whole Jerseys roasted on a spit for 48 hrs are delicious and more in keeping with the Massey men's food traditions.  Joe and Gary could hand turn the spit and roast it to perfection.

Is there any horse meat eaten in the USA?  Have had it up in Russia and it was delicious.  It's not eaten here except where it is undeclared but a lot still eaten in Continental Europe where there are actually breeds specifically for meat

John


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Posted: 5/15/2013 9:05:46 PM
   

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Hi Malcolm,

Now your talkin'  That is a great looking unicorn hitch.  Nice blacks moving out.  Definitely, a little different looking than the Percherons in the States but they look to be good movers!!

Thanks for sharing!! Just makes you want to trade in one of my Ponies for a Percheron!!

GTE





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