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Handiest Tractor On The Farm

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by cretebaby, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    This is the handiest and best tractor we have on the place:D
    I think it was made about the same year i was

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  2. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    nice machine
     
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Can't beat a 265 Massey!:drinkup: They will run forever.
     
  4. storm king

    storm king Member
    Messages: 86

    I know what you meam ....Got a 41 Ford that my grandfather bought new and works on our mini- farm daily, and a old A Deere that I could never part with
     
  5. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    when i used to work at the golf course during high school is used a Massey 135 you knew when used the all day the clutch pedal made walk with a limp home LOL i love the tractor tho alot fo power and went so many place i prob should have used the 4wd JD's :D
    nice machine !
     
  6. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    Love the Massey!!

    This is my little worker, 1951 Ford 8n even though the motor needs a rebuild and blows some smoke It will fire up in the dead of winter or after a year of winter storage like it was just run yesterday.

    Next up for work on it is a full trans rebuild, hopefully this winter and a motor rebuild maybe next year.

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    Tractor split in half when I did a complete hydraulic system rebuild.
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    Don't forget the half tracks.
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  7. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    thats cool i've never seen one with tracks on it .
     
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Nice Half Tracks

    what do you use them for
     
  9. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    Well they were designed to run in snow and mud conditions. When I bought the tractor it had them installed, and I had to take them off to get it on the trailer we had. Then I went through the process of reinstalling them and getting them to track correctly, they are very touchy and if the tread is not correct on the tires they will track off. I ended up changing out to a tire that I thought would be better but it ended up being worse.

    They would not be good to run while bush hogging or grading.

    I did however get a chance to run them in about a foot of snow and it was like I was driving a tank. They will give you every bit of traction you can ask for.

    Here's a couple more pics after the snow. They are a pretty rare set up, two companies made them, ARBP (the ones I have) and Bombardier. They both made them for a variety of tractors.

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  10. storm king

    storm king Member
    Messages: 86

    Nice Ford !, After that re-build you shoulod be good for about anothher 50 or 60 years ... :)
     
  11. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    That's exactly my thought......I like to see the old stuff taken care of so it can be handed off to the next generation.
     
  12. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

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    just sold this 58 4000 hd it had been sitting in my backyard for the last 25 years. bitter sweet to see it go. it would of been awesome if it would of workd.
     
  13. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    Some how I don't think that was you're "handiest tractor on the farm" the last 25yrs....but I'm sure it was a good runner back in the day. :drinkup:
     
  14. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    haha it took me a day to clear the brush away from it. And i mean 6 hrs of just cutting and dragging and it wasnt fun. I never got the pleasure of playing with it. my dad used it my grandfather used it and one of ther friends. power steering quit they fixd it something eles quit. so it finally got to far gone
     
  15. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Those are most handy. Like you need lift junk engine or stuff that are too heavy.


    Is that diesel? Perkin? What year? 75-83 ?

    Did it have lock diff?


    My tractor. It best stuff I have. It help me lift lot stuff and push junk trucks and cars. Pull stumps.
    Now we are fab mount on it for snowplow. It have 820 hours on that for almost 50 years old.
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    My Uncle's tractor John deer I love that so much and it 4wd so it fun pull stump. i am pull 6 trees tomorrow with that i will try have someone get video or pic.

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  16. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180


    This what happened to my tractor when flywheel's gear strip and engine overheat then blow head gasket.

    That was most sad for me it been broke for 5 years until I got sick of wait so we got to our garage we found timing have been change and carb was broke too.

    Now it run but we need put snowplow before winter.

    here video of cold start. that was 2 years ago in Alpena it get close to -40oF so it slightly hard to start. Plus it have 6 volt battery. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2008
  17. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    You sure that thing only has 820 hrs on it....looks like a lot more than that... unless it's had a hard 820hrs
     
  18. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180


    No it most it just sit in outside all time.

    That how paint fade. last time it sit outside for 6 months that piss me very much so we get to our garage and keep it.
     
  19. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    I'll take you're word for it.
     
  20. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180


    Yes but why no one bother to keep maintain and keep in barn.


    You see that john deer? It have 320 hours but I think it 5-8 years old. He alway wash and wax it.


    He have another 3 tractors but they are at deer camp. 2 are new Holland same model I think 80 hours on it. 1 is Ford loader with backhoe.

    His favorite tractor is John deer because heat and ac in cab.