1958 Massey Ferguson MF50
1939 Allis Chalmers B
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About “Massey Ferguson”
This was my dad's tractor that I inherited. It's not a car (no, really!), but it is a great vehicle. Awesome to drive, and probably the only vehicle so far on this site with a PTO or a three point hitch. I also have a Ferguson back blade for it.
I've thought about restoring this machine, but it has a very nice patina, and I think a fresh paint job would take away a lot of its character.
In today's world of airconditioned, GPS controlled cultivation systems, this is a gentleman's tractor.
We built a new house in 2006-7 and it has a 300' crushed limestone driveway. No way am I using a snowblower on that! So in went the Massey for some overdue maintenance. Just a few things like a rebuilt motor; reworked head; rebuilt carb, starter, generator; new radiator, clutch, ring gear, water pump; oh, and why not a paint job? I'm sorry to lose the patina, but with the engine rebuild, at least part of it was going to be painted, and it wouldn't look right with a shiny motor and a weathered everything else. Eventually, it'll get that look back, because I own it to use it.
This is a 1939 Allis Chalmers model B. It was my great Uncle Juniors tractor that I got when he passed away. He used it to plow his garden with. This tractor had been flipped two times that we know of. With the help of friends and family I have been able to take down my frist tractor now and restore it back. The hardest thing was probaly finding the right parts cause there not alot places out there makeing every and anything for older tractors like. So with the help of ebay (how did we ever surive with out it) I tracked down parts in good enough shape to be used to restor it. It took little over a year to find all the correct parts and have enough spare time to restore this tractor but its finally done now. I hope uncle junior would be proud of how his old allis turned out.
Specs for “Massey Ferguson”
I wear 'em because my eyesight ain't so good, but I fail to see what they have to do with this tractor.
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