This is a somewhat unusual plate in that it is black and white and not colour. It shows a period shot of an MH 726 combine. During its production period it was the most numerous of combise in the UK. Virtually all of our early combines in the UK were of the bagger type, as shown here. But these were soon to be replaced by new tankers, or converted to tankers with kits available from MH. I drove one of these machines for hundreds of hours on our farms - truly GREAT MASSEY DAYS! The width of cut was 8ft 6 in and in good clean standing barley on a dry sunny day it would need two men to keep up with bagging off the grain. It was fitted with a 4 cylinder Morris Commercial petrol/TVO engine which had a superbly responsive governor that really roared when it got a good mouth full of damp material to chew. It produced a lovely clean sample of grain, and when it was finely rested up we still used it each winter to clean some grain for next year's seed from the new tanker MF 780 Special which did not produce such a clean sample.