Yellow Massey Ferguson?

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  1. Connor_grant99

    Connor_grant99 New Member

    Hi folks doing a clear out of a mates old barn and I've come across a yellow Massey Ferguson I've always thought that they were red so it has spiked my interest. It's been sat in the barn for a good amount of years but I got it running smoothly after a good jump start. The owner wants £1500 for it but I'm sure I could hagle it down.
    So my questions are:

    How rare is this machine?

    How much would it be worth if I cleaned it up and replaced some of the rusty hoses?

    Is it worth restoring or just cleaning up as I believe it is original paint?

    Thanks for your time, I can get more details of it on Saturday if need be IMG_20190514_180006.jpg IMG_20190514_180010.jpg
     

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  2. mo!

    mo! Member

    Location:
    York
    It's a Massey Industrial. It looks like a 203 without the back actor. @multi power will be along shortly to tell you exactly which model it is. I've just sold a 205 for £2400 and it needs a bit of work, it had been resprayed as well which will have affected the value, that one looks good.
     
  3. Connor_grant99

    Connor_grant99 New Member

    So do you recon it will be worth cleaning up?
     
  4. agrimax

    agrimax Member

    Location:
    Co Down
    A MF 203 industrial tractor based on a 35. Well worth £1500 if all the main parts are in working order or don't need much to put right. Might need a wash!
     
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  5. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    Location:
    Essex
    The 203 was a 35 engine with a 65 back end. It should have dry inboard disc brakes and outer drums for the aux/hand brake.
     
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  6. SMID

    SMID Member

    Location:
    Sorn Ayrshire
    It looks very savable, well worth cleaning up.
     
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  7. uztrac

    uztrac Member

    Location:
    fakenham-norfolk
    You have uncovered a little treasure,with a good cleanup & a little tlc you have a very collectable piece of kit.£ 3k as is.
     
  8. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    Location:
    Essex
    We sold our great little 203 with 702 loader and 220 hoe for about £900 in 1989.
     
  9. TheTallGuy

    TheTallGuy Member

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    I would have said £1500 would be right depending on the real condition of the engine & hydraulics (especially under duress) - maybe up to £2500 if the engine is really good. Until the guano is cleared off & given a clean up it is hard to say whether original or complete respray would be better - there's a lot of surface rust. It looks like the rear tyres are getting a bit short on tread - okay for running around though.
     
  10. tomlad

    tomlad Member

    Location:
    nr. preston
    Hows the transmition drive ?
    Saw on that had a rocking pedal thing , like a big 3 tined fork , presumably rocked forward, reverse, hydro ?
     
  11. mo!

    mo! Member

    Location:
    York
    Forwards, rev up, reverse. It's a torque converter and the most ergonomic transmission I've ever used on a loader.
     
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  12. gerr

    gerr Member

    Location:
    Mid Wales
    Pound for pound one of the best tractors I have driven with a flat 8 on. Never use it now as we don't make small bales and sons prefer to jump on the JD 6630 - "better radio" they say! she is for sale with a heavy heart for £3.000 + vat but I don't mind if she stays here in the barn as seeing it brings back such good memories. IMG_0616.JPG
     
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  13. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    Must be one of the best machines ever for loading
     
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  14. miranda

    miranda Member

    We had one which we used with a silage grab. Best tool ever at the time for clearing out the years amassed dung from the covered yard where the milking herd over wintered and, of course, for putting out silage

    Yep. Real gem!!
     
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  15. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    They were a very good loading shovel / back actor
    However tended to crack on the oil tank/ chassis
     
  16. gerr

    gerr Member

    Location:
    Mid Wales
    I've often wondered why all tractors didn't have an external hydraulic pump. It makes a massive difference.
     
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  17. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Go up to a 40 with better brakes and self leveling bucket even better. They all punched above their weight.
     
  18. mo!

    mo! Member

    Location:
    York
    My 205 had self levelling, and the sliding kingpost digger. Brakes were useless.
     
  19. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    Brakes were dry but easy to replace and with new pads in were OK

    Are you sure that is a 35 under there, certain mine was a 65 base.
    Certainly were a very useful tool round the farm. We had the digger unit on the back, but it could be dropped off in five minutes put a weight block on and it was a very good loader tractor for farm use
     
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  20. mo!

    mo! Member

    Location:
    York
    35 front end, 65 back end. Torque converter in the middle.
     

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