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Posted: 1/29/2016 11:45:21 PM
   

Welcome New Member

Let me be the first to welcome another new member to the MCA website!

Jack Turner is another Massey lover from Grantham, Lincolnshire, England.  Jack has several Massey tractors and just recently restored a Massey Harris No. 1 Baler.  (I think it is called a No 801 over there)!

Some of us had the opporuntiy to visit Jack and his collection this past summer while traveling Great Britain.

Welcome Jack and don't be afraid to add a post or two along the way.  We love hearing stories from other parts of the world!!

If you ahve any questions not hesitate to ask!

Gary


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Posted: 1/30/2016 4:14:30 AM
   

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Gary,

It will actually be a 710 baler.  7 was the prefix for UK (like in the 744 tractor and 726 combine.)

8 was the prefix for France and there were other prefixes for other MH  countries where manufacturing took place.

John


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Posted: 1/30/2016 7:27:50 AM
   

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Gary and John,

It was actually a 701 baler in the UK as I am sure you were aware of after you wrote it.

Alan


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Posted: 1/30/2016 8:15:18 AM
   

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OOPS!  Sorry!  Quite right Alan a 701 and not 710.  Can I claim a slip of the digits as I have one hand in a splint at the moment.

John


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Posted: 1/30/2016 9:35:02 AM
   

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That was a test!!   I knew it was a 701!!  I was just seeing if you guys were up in your game!! Good job!!

John -should we ask about that splint or jusr assume you got your hand in the wrong place at the wrong time!?!?

I blame my typing on late nights and my fingers fogetting what the brain has sent them!!

GTE


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Posted: 1/30/2016 10:58:29 AM
   

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Gary,

I have had a couple of procedures on my hand to straighten a bending over finger - Dupytrons contracture - which bends your digit(s) into your palm.  I had one finger gone over.  Had another done on my other hand a few years ago which was an actual operation.

Now things have moved on and they inject an enzyme into your hand to dissolve the offending built up fibrous tissue.  Then the next day they give you anaesthetic injections into the palm of your hand and once the hand is numb they manipulate the finger straight.  In my case a very healthy "twang" as the offending tissue gives way,  The manipulation is painless, the injections into your palm are something else

However all a great success. Just have to wear a split for 3 months.

John


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Posted: 1/31/2016 9:55:13 AM
   

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Gary,

You were just testing us weren't you to make sure we were awake this side of the pond Ha! Ha!

Hello Jack,

Welcome to the MCA. You probably don't remember me but two years ago I think it was you were explaining to me about your Chain Lift Plough and last year about the vapouriser on your Pacemaker at Little Casterton.
It would be nice to see some photos of your collection on here.

Alan


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Posted: 1/31/2016 3:27:19 PM
   

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Thanks Gary  and Alan  for the welcome. Yes, Alan I certainly remember you talking to me at Casterton, as a matter of interest I had a chap who used to work for my father 70 years ago and who was taught how to plough Gores or Pykes out, (thats the odd- shaped pieces at the finish of an irregular shaped field, I don't know what you called them down your vway,) on our farm on that particular tractor. He had a couple of rounds ploughing on the day and it was as if he'd last driven it two weeks or so previously!!


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Posted: 2/1/2016 3:51:33 AM
   

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Welcome to "The Massey Collectors Circle" Jack.

I am very pleased to see you joining our discussions here, being around Massey - Harris tractors and implements all your life you have a vast amount of both mechanical and operating knowledge, you have helped me a great deal over the last few years and I always enjoy listening to your stories of using these pieces of mechanical history to work your family farm.


Here is a photo of Jack enjoying his M-H 25/40 and chain lift plough at The Little Casterton working weekend in 2014, I am sure Jack will fill us in on the history of this family tractor which has been on their farm from almost new.  

Malcolm.


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Posted: 2/1/2016 5:42:49 AM
   

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Jack,

That must have been a lovely moment when the old boy jumped back onto your tractor and ploughed again with it.

I was born and raised in Hampshire where I was taught to plough with a TE 20 and Fergy plough. We called the odd shaped bits and anything that wasn't right the way across the field "Short Work". I moved up to Norfolk thirty nine years ago and we call those bits up here"Scoots". It's interesting having these different names for things in different counties. It's something we should keep going but I expect in the end these old names will die out.

What do our American Friends call these odd bits in the corners or bends in fields ?

Alan


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