Here is another very unusual piece of Massey Harris hay making machinery, rarely seen and very few known to exist in preservation today.
Massey Harris's connection with William Dickie and Sons of Scotland produced the famous "Dickie Hay Turner", Dickie made and sold many horse drawn machines and when the partnership with Massey Harris was formed they continued to manufacture the tractor drawn two wheeled hay turner together with the three wheeled side delivery rake with iconic concrete weight on the rear to ensure the drive wheels turned..
This M-H Dickie hay turner pictured at the Suffolk Agricultural Show a few years ago is the three point linkage version of the Dickie Hay Turner of the 1950's period, being mounted on the linkage it's single wheel in the centre is for drive to the gearbox. These machines were great for both turning and windrowing, the yellow tin shields on the machine in the photograph are down in the windrowing position, when turning or spreading they are lifted up.
It's a shame the tractor is not a Massey in the photograph of such a rare piece of late Massey Harris hay making equipment.
Has anyone got one of these in their collection?