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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:35 am    Post subject: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

hi im in southeast england and im a big fan of mf 700 and 800 series combines but the 760 with the red cab is my fav i have never driven or sat in one but i like to read and talk about them [sad i know]with people who drove ,owned, or worked on them,i would like one of my own one day but i dont grow any corn so it prob will never happpen but i can dream,
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

most people including me respect the Perkins engine for reliability and fuel economy, MF combines do a very good job in small grain, ok in corn
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:42 am    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We ran a '79 silver cab 750 Massey for seven years and had great sucess with the combine. Very smooth running trouble free machine. Pushing a 6-30 corn head in 200bpa corn 1000 bushels per hour were no problem. Biggest problems we had was 2 broken straw walkers and a bar on the rear beater wore out and came apart. We sold the combine for what we gave for it and bought a '84 860. Capacty wise the 860 will shell about 1300 bph pushing a 6-30 cornhead. Not as much of an increase in capacity as we had hoped for but quite acceptable.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A good friend had a Red cab MF 750. He had fairly good luck with it. It was a gear drive the shifter on the column was a real PIA to shift. The Perkins engine was good but the machine was real hard to work on.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

JD Seller wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:09:19 12/20/12) A good friend had a Red cab MF 750. He had fairly good luck with it. It was a gear drive the shifter on the column was a real PIA to shift. The Perkins engine was good but the machine was real hard to work on.


I wonder why they didn't use the console mounted shifter on all of them like they did on the 540. The shifter was a huge step forward on them. My 550 isn't the best shifting, but at least it is a hydro.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

perkins make very good engines im told the v8 engined model had more power so better on the hills
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have the most perfect gray cab 750 you will ever find for sale here in So. Mn. Perfect combine with 3 perfect heads. All to go for $13,000. Never got one call. I am in the wrong part of the world for anyone to want this machine. To big for small part timer and to old for larger farmer. Does not matter how perfect it is.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They were the most numerous combines in our area until the Axial-Flow showed up and now there is just a few MF machines now. Those old combines were great in their day but miserable to work on. That and now that Agco is a joke to get parts from nobody wants them. Even the nicer 850 and 860 machines here that show up on auctions bring little more than scrap price.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

yes those masseys are ggood machines,but ,, i had a harrowing learning experience in my 1st season , you can search archives under stupid .in my opinion 750s are better to work on than the 300s ,, more elbow room ,,but taller to climb around,, perkins motors are wonderful ..bottom line ,,. with all those movin parts any older machine of any color will require some wrenching,,
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i had one 510 and two 750's and i liked them both and is what i started with, they were a pain most times to work on. my last 750 was getting old and at the time we had some real wet falls and i seemed to get them hung up a few times every year,so i switched to caseih 1680 4x4 does a great jobs low seed loss and havn't had a wet fall since.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Anyone in England raise 'flowers?

Here's my 760 harvesting oil sunflowers up near the Canadian border in north central North Dakota, back in the 90's.


 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: massey 760 combines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We had one like yours Bob whe I was a kid. I rode many rounds behinde the operators seat laying down, I probably slept a lot as I can remember. Either that or on the 510. I never liked the 510. When dad would turn in he'd hit the brake and it'd roll me into the front window!lol I still remember trading the 760 of and the sales man had came with and it was to big to get on the trailer. He insisted to drive it 45 mile back to the dealers lot and I'm pretty sure he never found road gear! As much as he tried I can still here the gears grinding..
 
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