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Posted: 5/18/2012 8:07:00 AM
   

Harvest Parade.

Last weekend at the Nottinghamshire Agricultural Show they did a great Harvest Parade through the ages in the main ring, from men with scythes to the modern combine harvster.

Here are some of the Massey related items in the parade,  Shire Horses pulling a binder, Massey Harris 701 baler and Massey Ferguson 735 and 780 Special combine harvesters.

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Posted: 5/18/2012 8:13:26 AM
   

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Now for some of the none Massey items which you may find of interest especially for Gary some of the horses and their equipment.

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Posted: 5/18/2012 8:20:55 AM
   

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As many of you will know we have miles and miles of hedges to divide the fields her in UK and we spend many hours cutting them each year with tractor and hydraulic flail mowers, attached is a photo of one of two known horse drawn hedge cutters surviving in England and manufactured in the early 1900's. If the horse got frightened in any way that circular saw could be very dangerous.

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Posted: 5/19/2012 8:10:53 PM
   

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Malcolm - Those are some neat field pictures, especially with the draft horses.  But, I find it very rare that you actually were able to capture a Shire doing "work".  I didn't know they knew how to find their way to the field because I thought they didn't think they liked to get their feathers dirty.  :-)  

(Percheron guy here, so I couldn't resist!)

Drew


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Posted: 5/20/2012 7:44:14 PM
   

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I love that hedge trimmer but sure would not want to be near it when it decided to become uncontrollable. 

Those are all great pieces. And it is even better to see them hitched to the drafts.  Great pics and thanks for sharing!!

 I would still love to have a MH reaper but...  you have to find them before you can buy them!!

GTE


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Posted: 5/21/2012 2:38:13 AM
   

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Well it seems like Drew and Gary are enjoying the "horse power" photo's, so attached are a few more from the show. The great Shire's and a team of Belgian's imported from Canda in recent years, these were all pulling the brewery wagons or "dray's" as they are called here.

Malcolm

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Posted: 5/21/2012 3:09:05 AM
   

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Well we had better get this thread back to Massey and Harvesting, so attached are some photographs taken of a very nice Massey Harris binder working at The Little Casterton working weekend in Lincolnshire, it is an early M-H binder like the one pictured at Newark Show above, both these binders have a wooden transport carriage with wheels to transport the binder from farm to field, before they started fitting the road wheels direct to the binder frame, it is being pulled by a well known Wallis 12-20 originally from Mount Vernon, Iowa and present at the National Massey Show in Waverly Nebraska before coming over to the UK and now well cared for by Jack Turner.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 5/21/2012 6:34:04 AM
   

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Hey - the black and greys!  Much better!  Look at that leg action.

Thanks Malcolm


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Posted: 5/22/2012 3:48:36 AM
   

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Here is another M-H No 2 Reaper on parade in the harvest display at last years Lincolnshire Agricultural Show. It lives about 10 miles from me and one day soon I hope to have mine in action.

Hope you enjoy the photos Gary and hopefully one day you will own one!!!!

Malcolm.


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Posted: 5/23/2012 7:58:38 AM
   

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Today's harvesting scene is my Massey-Harris 20-30 working with the Sunshine Stripper Header owned and restored by the UK combine expert Ron Knight at the Little Casterton working weekend a few years ago.


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