which would you buy?

which would you buy as a project?


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Joe S

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Orkney
Which would you buy as a project and why?
The tractor will be used for match ploughing one way 3f and possible reversible 4f,transporting other toys and a hand full of days of work!
 
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Joe S

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Location
Orkney
None of them, none say Massey Ferguson on the side of the bonnet

In all seriousness it depends far more on price and how much work it needs
I would probably say 7810, them fords are simple, parts are plentiful and not dear
never thought aboot mf! that era would be 390t and 399? 7810 would most likely be the dearest to buy to start with though!
 

Thomas5060

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Livestock Farmer
Oh dear Joe, what have you started on Christmas Eve? :eek:
My choice would be 7810, can pick one up at right price. Only thing is cab and mudguards rust and that can get costly but apart from that not much to go wrong. You probs can't go too wrong with any of the ones you have chosen.
 

Joe S

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Location
Orkney
Massey 399 would be a good choice for the ploughing, real good hydraulics in them (y)
hmm i dont know anything about them!dads good friend with the MF dealer though! Dads never mentioned them,ill see what he says!:scratchhead:As much as i can sway him and even though i'll be driving it most,im only paying 1/3 and him 2/3 so his say is final(n):LOL:
 

Thomas5060

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Livestock Farmer
hmm i dont know anything about them!dads good friend with the MF dealer though! Dads never mentioned them,ill see what he says!:scratchhead:As much as i can sway him and even though i'll be driving it most,im only paying 1/3 and him 2/3 so his say is final(n):LOL:
We had a 399, gears between legs. Was a good tractor, hardly needed to fuel it, just ran on air (y) but a 7810 would be a far better workhorse
 

Joe S

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Location
Orkney
Has it really come to this......arguing about which 80's tractor on Christmas eve....:(:LOL:

Currently trying to restore my 7810 in an amateurish way. New seat cushions, new exhaust, and re-spraying cab & bonnet.
Pics over the next few days.....maybe.
theres no arguing...yet:LOL:you got anything better to be doing?;):ppics would be good(y)
 

Thomas5060

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Livestock Farmer
@Joe S not all have gears between legs, ours was black and red cab. @multi power we have just found over the years that the blues have suited us the best and have stuck the work better than the rest. We have had Ford, Fiat, NH, MF, IH, Nuffield, JD and out of them the Fords have been the hardiest, best pulling and gripping (fiats and ihcould grip and pull but not as nice to sit in and not as handy). Granda still keeps masseys as they are handiest for his sort of work and I agree with him, for light farm work and hay making, ploughing etc the Massey is well suited
 

Joe S

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Location
Orkney
@Joe S not all have gears between legs, ours was black and red cab. @multi power we have just found over the years that the blues have suited us the best and have stuck the work better than the rest. We have had Ford, Fiat, NH, MF, IH, Nuffield, JD and out of them the Fords have been the hardiest, best pulling and gripping (fiats and ihcould grip and pull but not as nice to sit in and not as handy). Granda still keeps masseys as they are handiest for his sort of work and I agree with him, for light farm work and hay making, ploughing etc the Massey is well suited
some had that funny one stick thing didnt they?high med and low on it?something to do with a 50p spring cold stop the tractor!
 

mtx.jag

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Location
pembs
Has it really come to this......arguing about which 80's tractor on Christmas eve....:(:LOL:

Currently trying to restore my 7810 in an amateurish way. New seat cushions, new exhaust, and re-spraying cab & bonnet.
Pics over the next few days.....maybe.
I think a Tff site visit on boxing day to yours would be much better than pics (y)
Hope you got plenty of mince pies and mold wine left :LOL:
 

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