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Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:46 am    Post subject: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi all,

I was wondering what your choice would be if you could pick between buying a 1970 Ford 8000 or 1966 Massey 1100.

I am interested in getting a little more horse.

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Tyler


 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You have two different types of tractors here. The Ford is a highboy for cultivating gardens. The Massey is a Wheatland type used for plowing and discing.
Decide what you are going to use it for then pick the one that matches best for your needs.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Father in law had a 9000 ford, go for the Massey
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The Massey in the picture is not a wheatland as it has 3 point arms and possibly an adjustable front axle. I vote for the Massey.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'd go for the massey,that ford looks pretty tough,wrong paint,no emblems,wrong muffler,looks like it's had a rough life.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We have an 1100 Massey that my dad bought new, and it's been a good tractor. We've pulled a 5 bottom 720 IH plow with it, but it's a little much for the tractor. For the horsepower (94 hp,) they're relatively inexpensive compared to a similar size IH, etc. Seems like they go for around $5k to $6k. Seen an 1130 go at auction last year for $4000, still kicking myself for not buying it. Does the one in the picture have a turbo on it? Just wondering because the air cleaner looks different. One thing to remember with the 1100, when the motor isn't running, you have no brakes.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This is the description on it:

$4000, MF 1100 2WD, 7.50-18SL FRONT TIRES 70%,
18.4/15-34 REAR R1 TIRES 50%, CAT II 3PT HITCH, 2
REMOTES, 540 PTO, 6-2 COLLAR SHIFT W/MULTI POWER,
TACH DOES NOT WORK
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

For $4000, if it's close to home I'd be buying it. Lots a power for the money.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the information.

I'm more savvy with the Fords. Any advice on what to inspect and red flags when look at the tractor?

I got burned on a 4000 that had a cylinder problem, that I should have compression tested first. What is good compression for this tractor?

Again thanks for advice!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That Ford looks like it has been rode hard and put away wet.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

an 8000 is a really nice tractor, but out of the two you pictured I would take the massey, that ford is ragged.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Massey hands down. Far superior, better engineered tractor.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Both were good tractors but both can have hydraulic issues and not cheap to fix, check them out throughly.All things being equal I'd pick the Ford but the gear shifting takes some getting used to.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Being an Oliver guy,I don't have a horse in this race,but I think that Massey has a 354 Perkins. Worlds toughest engine in my humble opinion. On the off chance that you ever do need to replace it,there are probably thousands of them in combines with low hours in the boneyards.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8000 or Massey 1100, If you had a choice Reply to specific post Reply with quote

if both were equal condition, I might at least think about the ford. From those pictures I think the Massey seems like a better choice. That Ford looks a little rough. We have a 1080 that we have been pretty happy about to this point.
 
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