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Posted: 6/8/2012 6:01:02 AM
   

Massey Days - Wellington, KS

Since you asked...

We have a great crew of friends here in Wellington, Kansas for the first day of Massey Days.  Unfortunately, the harvest was a little rough but we all had a great time. Only two combines were working in the field.  Charlie Kline brought a nice original Clipper SP Combine and I had my little MH 35 SP Combine.  We immediately cut the field into a managable size and went after it!!  Charlie broke all the leather straps on the canva take up on about round three.  Although there was a lot of engineering going on all day long to fix the machine, it was retired for the day.

My 35 did stay out for the day but with the 50 bu. wheat going thru the small cylinder of the 35 it was a slow challenge.  The return fan just could not handle the amount of grain going into it.

All in all we had a blast!!

We do have some new friends from the day.  We met a nice husband and wife from MB Canada last night that came down just for the event!!  We also had a French student doing his engineering internship with AGCO Combining attend.  He got here just in time to take the 35 on its last pass through the field.

Unfortunately, the owner wanted everything off the field yesterday so he came in and finished it out.

I know there are some good pics floating around out there so we will get some posted soon.

Now for the best part - two more days of just sitting around visiting with friends, looking at Massey items that have come in for the reunion and just relaxing.  That is the best part of any of they gatherings.  Wish you were here but we will talk about you anyway!!

We are still looking for some quality desserts in and around town but it just isn't the same as another visit we took about a year ago!!!

Pictures coming!!


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Posted: 6/8/2012 6:04:06 PM
   

RE:Massey Days - Wellington, KS

I was able to spend a few hours at Massey Days, today.  I met and visited a little with Gary, Joe, and Floyd, as well as checking out the equipment on display. 

Here is a link to pictures.
http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u221/wserjbe/2012%20Massey%20Days/?start=all

Ike (Wayne Eikenberry)

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Posted: 6/8/2012 9:55:22 PM
   

RE:Massey Days - Wellington, KS

Hi Wayne,

Thanks for posting some of the pics of Massey Days.  It was great to finally meet you face-to-face and have some time sharing with you.

I understand there was a little exictement at the show grounds this evening.  There were actually snowmobile races and a drag race between Steve Sutterby's MH 25 and Dennis Brown's Pacemaker Orchard.

I was not there so I don't know who won but seeing the snowmobile running this morning, I can promise you there were no mosquitoes anywhere near Wellington!!  The blue smoke was rolling!!!

The pics include the mighty MH 35 cutting thru the harvest,  Charlie Kline giving his wife a lesson on operations, a huge field and small combines, and our newest friend - a French engineering intern working for Hesston Combine.  There was a little difference for him comparing the new GPS driven combines and the 35.  I had to explain that the round thing in front of him was a steering wheel and it turned the machine left and right!!!  Everyone had a great time.  More pics will be coming!!

Gary

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Posted: 6/20/2012 6:31:56 AM
   

RE:Massey Days - Wellington, KS

Many thanks for the photo's of the Massey Harvesting Feature at Massey Days, great to see you enjoying briinging in the crop Gary and well done with your maintenance and repairs before the event, it is good to keep the wheels turning with the crop going through whilst the sun shines, no profit or gain comes from breakdown time in the field.

I have heard down the grapevine you are not destined to be a "Massey Custom Operator" during your retirement,  having sold your machine whilst there, so hope it has gone to another good home and will be used and enjoyed. What are you going to fill the empty space with in your shed now? we are curious??? was it an empty trailer all the way home??

Malcolm.


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Posted: 6/20/2012 12:13:00 PM
   

RE:Massey Days - Wellington, KS

Hi Malcolm,

Check out the Lathrop Show thread.  The trailer was almost empty going home!!

I figured I had owned the combine for 11 years and it only saw the fields 5 times so it was time for a new home.  Unfortunately, I don't think the new home will be seeing it used much.  Could very well be pulled behind the barn to rust down.  Probably won't even be cleaned after the harvest.  If I had known at 8 am that day what I knew at 12 noon it probably would don't have been sold to the person.

Another story for another time!!

GTE


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Posted: 6/20/2012 12:41:06 PM
   

RE:Massey Days - Wellington, KS

We wo'nt hold it against you Gary,,,,,,,, in a year or two.


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Posted: 6/20/2012 7:59:44 PM
   

RE:Massey Days - Wellington, KS

Yeah I know.  What about me!?!?!?  I feel terrible knowing it won't have much of a life now!!  Hopefully, someone can find there way in there and retrieve someday soon.  Go get it Bill I am sure you can charm him!!

GTE


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Posted: 6/21/2012 5:04:57 AM
   

RE:Massey Days - Wellington, KS

SORRY! I ca'nt play the flute.


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Posted: 6/21/2012 4:22:38 PM
   

RE:Massey Days - Wellington, KS

I like that!!!    It would take a flute to charm that reptile that would come out of the basket.  You are the best!!


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Posted: 6/23/2012 1:54:34 PM
   

RE:Massey Days - Wellington, KS

For additional photos check out the Gallery!

Simply click on the Gallery tab at the top of the home page. 
Once in the Gallery, click on the photo for Massey Days.


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