Challenges 1 – 3 of 7
Challenges W: 4 L: 3
- JR: 40 pts (win)
- Massey Ferguson: 35 pts (loss)
- Total votes: 15
- Ended: Jan 13, 2008
- Rust and Cream: 114 pts (win)
- Massey Ferguson: 96 pts (loss)
- Total votes: 42
- Ended: Jan 13, 2007
- : 9 pts (loss)
- Massey Ferguson: 26 pts (win)
- Total votes: 7
- Ended: Aug 7, 2006
1958 Massey Ferguson MF50 (Massey Ferguson)
Last updated Jan 9, 2008
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.
I wear 'em because my eyesight ain't so good, but I fail to see what they have to do with this tractor.
Tractor worship: is it wrong?!!!
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