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jwb53 - (2/9/2013 11:15:30 AM)
RE:Family tractors etc.
The other Massey family tractor I still have is Grandpa Bush's 1962 MF 35.  I remember when Grandpa traded in his Ferguson TO-20 for the new MF 35.  I also remember really enjoying the two-stage clutch on the MF 35 when using the "bush hog" (rotary cutter). 

That same friend of the family bought the 35 in 1983 - before I had gotten bit by the old tractor bug and started my collection.  The family friend passed away in 2004, and he had told his widow that I had first option on the tractor.  Of course I bought it from her then.

I am very fortunate to have a photo of Grandpa with the MF 35 taken in 1975, the spring that I put out the last crop before heading off to work at Caterpillar.  I am including that photo here, along with one I took when I bought it back in 2004.

The MF 35 hasn't been "restored", but has been sorta repainted a time or two over the years.  I use this one a lot around the farm for running the "bush hog", grading the lane, and other odds and ends.  It still starts right up and runs just like it did when new.

JB