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It's just the styling and overall proportions of the HP number series MF's that I like. The distinctive front grill that mirrors the styling of the full size MF's of that era. Also for me an MF10 was one of the first tractors that I enjoyed as a boy.
 

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Always had massey's growing up on the farm. Never had anything else except one old 885 Case. Like the similarity between the Massey garden tractors and their bigger brothers.

That's not to say I wouldnt buy anything else though, I love the old 200 and 400 series Case garden tractors.
 

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I like all garden tractors, but Massey's appeal to me as that is almost all we have on our farm. The MF7 through MF16 (I have an MF12H & MF1650)look much like our MF175, 1100, & 1130, while my MF1855 looks much like our MF2705 & two MF2745's.
 

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I'm hooked on that look. Very distinctive.
I also like the way they kept that look going through the whole size range.
Interchangeability of many parts.
I also like the interesting history behind the Massey brand.
This winter, I read a book on the history of Massey. In one night. I haven't done that in 30 years.
I guess I was interested.
Plus I bought that red paint in bulk, so I'm just going to keep going:D
 

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Only tractors we had as a kid were either MF or Ferguson. As for GTs, mainly Sears, did have an executive for a few years.

I also love the look... But love my Son's enthusiasm for having one that "looks like Grandpa's tractor" more.
 

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justpics, I agree totally. I would like to add a Massey to the herd. JD would break the bank to get one. Can't see where the cost difference gets the better tractor.
 

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Agree with everyone, our family is die hard Massey fans......always have been and always will be! LOL! My mom always told me my teething ring when I was a baby was a steering wheel of a Massey 1155 tractor! LOL! Our Massey fleet ranges from 7 hp to 425 hp! We've had Massey's on the farm going on 80 years now! Massey Harris/Ferguson has always been one the cutting edge of technology and left everyone else in the dust from hydraulic unloading swing augers on combines, triple sieves (cascading shoe) cleaning on combines, rethrashers on combines, high ineritia cylinders in combines, full view glass cabs on the 2000 series tractors, and first electronic 3 point on 4wd articulated tractors and it shows still today with the design of their equipment line. They build a great product at an affordable price! Love the way the garden tractors follow the same looks as the farm tractors.......looks great all lined up in the shed! LOL! We're hooked on MF red! Luke
 

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I tell you what, with Luke's post. I'd swear he owns stock in Agco! LOL That was a great advertisement for Massey! You are right, Massey has always been a leader in innovation!
 

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MH81 said:
Yeah, we want a tractor that will hold up to duals if we want too... I hear the Colt/Case/Ingy units are sub standard in this regard.
Yes.... that is quite true. And I found it shocking when I heard that news. Some people have solve the problem by making axles that have a larger have a larger shoulder for the flange and then making thicker wheel flanges. The way those items are welded together also matters. I wonder what the creator of Little Bud did. His tractor looks like a Bolens but it's mostly Case driveline components under the tin and he runs duals on all four corners.
 

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:eek:fftopic:Well what have we here .... a friendly off topic spat.
I being a self-appointed moderator of this thread ... have decided to stir it up a bit by adding that .... the Peerless 2300 is hardly a rear I would want to mount duals on either.

.... I have a pile of green ones here .... which prove the point. :D
 

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I can't help it if the Americans are too lazy to spell colour, neighbour and a few other words correctly.:bigrofl:

It's way too late in the day to try and teach a bunch of old dogs, new tricks. :smile1:
 

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Yea, it's pretty much the cool looks!
 
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