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Posted: 3/8/2014 6:08:19 AM
   

RE:Massey's around the UK Shows in 2013.

Malcolm,

Thanks for posting the pictures of the show. I really think that MF 8737 is a Awesome looking muscle tractor!! It is truly a very good looking tractor in my eyes!! I really love the body style and the stance, I cold sit and look at it all day long... I would love to buy one new (if I had the money) and tuck it away in the shed for 50 years and then take it out and park it next to the new 2064 models and compare the differences....It would be like parking this tractor next to an 1100 series tractor from the 60s, wow how things have changed!! Back then they were very proud to be around 100 HP and now this tractor is 400 HP are we going to be looking at a tractor of 1,600 HP in the year 2064?

The one big problem with doing this is I would have to remove 8 Wallis tractors from my shed just to make room to put it, also I would have to possibly raise the door jam just to get it in the shed..  I bet that was quite a challenge for the truck driver to get that tractor to the show there with your narrow roads did they remove the wheels and put them back on once they got it there? I see by looking at the picture it was well looked over when you look at the floor you can see it is almost shiny from the people walking around it like cows in a pasture going around an old piece of used equipment or feeder.

I just wonder what the future holds in terms of size of equipment? If it gets much bigger size wise I don't know how they are even going to get the machines to the fields.

Joe


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Posted: 3/8/2014 7:14:45 AM
   

RE:Massey's around the UK Shows in 2013.

Joe,

I was to have attended the AGCO do with Malcolm but fate conspired and I had to go to a good friend's funeral up north.  However after the funeral we managed to shoot down the M6 200 miles and catch up with Malcolm for some Massey Men's Food (a hot curry!!) near where the event had been held, and very near my son's where we were going anyway for the weekend.

This week we had a similar but more modest event on the Isle of Anglsey very near to here put on by the N Wales MF dealer Emrys Evans.  It was held on the Anglesey Agricultural showground in their two huge showground sheds.  It was a very good event with them displaying a very large range of MF tractors and some Fendts (also in the AGCO stable) and all the farm implements that they sell from other manufacturers e.g. Bailey trailers, Pottinger mowing and tedding equipment, McHale (Irish) round balers etc..  The latter larger models were truly massive with their side panels opened to inspect the mechanisms - you could have slept inside them!

Each range of equipment had their own reps there.  I suspect that Emrys Evans had co-ordinated them taking part in the event, putting on their equipment displays and representing them with their own people which was good.

Like you I just continue to be staggered at the size of tractors and implements.  Theye din't have any of the 8000 series tractors there but they did have the 7000s which are big enough.  They also had a two wheel drive 5000 series which looked dinky by comparison.

They gave us a good free lunch - more Massey Mens Food! - leek and potato soup, a huge double layer thick roast ham and cheese and onion sandwhich, a slice of currant cake and a slice of cream cake, and a large mug of coffee.

I think these new type of focussed exhibitions are the way to go and very much the coming thing.  We also have very large annual national action events such as muck spreading, drainage, cultivations, cereals which cover maybe 500-1000 acres which are very informative.  Non of the razz mataazz of the traditional summer agricultural shows which are in a way in quite a decline and becoming very much focussed on catering for townies.

Be bold Joe and buy and MF 8000 and mothball it for your pension fund. 

Incidentally it was reported in our farming magazine this week that MF are going to release a range of smaller (60-100 hp I think) "mechanical" tractors for the world market this year.  Back to basics!!  They could be very appropriate for we oldies who struggle with electronics.

john


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Posted: 3/17/2014 7:16:44 AM
   

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The weekend after the AGCO show it was one of the first indoor events of the 2014 season, The Malvern Indoor Tractor Show. As with many of these shows they lean more towards the classic era of collecting, the stalls selling spare parts are the same and for us that collect the veteran tractors very little is found whilst attending the events, which makes it an expensive weekend away just to catch up with old friends and fellow collectors.

One of the themes this year was hop growing and some very nice displays of hop equipment on narrow tractors, something we do not get to see in ther grain belt of Lincolnshire.
Another feature was the M-F 100 series display which was not as large and extensive as I would of expected to see.

In all a good start to the 2014 Show season after the long wet winter.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 3/18/2014 8:46:49 AM
   

RE:Massey's around the UK Shows in 2013.

Today's glimpse of the show is a special for the Ferguson enthusiasts on here, I got a great surprise to see this little grey Ferguson TEF 20 with Rotoped tracks on.
 Over the years of collecting I have seen many Fordsons with these fitted, they were very popular for tactors used in land drainage and having large machines fitted around the tractor, the Fordson Major being a much larger tractor than the grey Fergy, so I wonder what this tractor was used for? as anyone seen another?

Malcolm.

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Posted: 3/19/2014 7:55:42 AM
   

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A few more well restored M-H exhibits at Malvern was a very nice Pony with No 33 mower attached and an often seen on the show circuit 101 Junior, also the recent restoration of the 203 which I posted on the 200 registry thread.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 3/20/2014 4:39:27 AM
   

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Now to the "star of the show" this was the first show for the latest restoration by long time tractor restorer David Aylward from Andover in Hampshire, for many years he has been famous for his superb restortations of many single cylinder Field Marshall tractors, well he has now seen the light and moved from one cylinder to six. Over the past two years or so he has been working on this M-H 744 and here you see the end result which won him the Concourse Class yet again at Malvern.
I hope Terry Kessel is watching this, he has supplied many new parts for this project which I brought back from the USA for David, so hope he appreciates seeing the end result.
It was difficult to get photographs due to there being huge crowds around it all weekend admiring his meticulous attention to detail.

Enjoy the photos.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 3/24/2014 7:55:02 AM
   

RE:Massey's around the UK Shows in 2013.

Before moving onto the second early indoor show of the season  this coming weekend at Norwich Norfolk I had better finish my last post for the recent Malvern event.

One of the sections of these indoor shows and showing rapid growth and enthusiasm recently is the model section, great attention to detail in the making, detailing and showing of their dioramas, encompassing our passion of agriculture and machinery there was some wonderfull working farm model displays, from harvesting potatoes to making sileage.

Here is one of my favourites the local dealers workshop and a few close up shots of the Massey Harris related items, shame the tractor in for repair is a "Fordson". amazing what can be done with a little imagination and model making skills.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 3/26/2014 8:35:39 AM
   

RE:Massey's around the UK Shows in 2013.

Malcolm,

The model workshop that you saw at Malvern looks fantastic with the M-H posters and a swath board. I take it you are not taking the mickey out of the Fordson with comments like bright starting handles etc Ha Ha !!!

Alan


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Posted: 4/9/2014 7:43:23 AM
   

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I expect you saw this great working model of a M-F 780 Special combine on display at Norwich Alan?

There seems to be some very talented people around who enjoy copying our "old iron", maybe you have seen this one before Alan as it's in your area, he also had a very detailed model of a Nuffield tractor with reversible plough on show too.

Malcolm

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Posted: 4/9/2014 10:51:45 AM
   

RE:Massey's around the UK Shows in 2013.

Malcolm

Yes I did see the model combine at Norwich but that was the first time that I had seen it. He was telling me that he is now building a M-H 701 Baler which he told me he has finished all bar the Armstrong Sidley engine that he wants to put on it.

He is certainly a brilliant engineer. I had never seen anything as detailed as that before.

I forgot to look in the tool box to see what wrenches he sent out with it !!!

Alan


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