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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:42 am    Post subject: Re: LTX? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sorry for posting the same thing like thirteen times! Whenever I clicked submit, I got an error message and nothing appeared to post. I finally abbreviated things down to a photo and a few book titles and posted successfully, and then all these duplicate posts showed up for me. Is there any way I can delete all of that or is that a mod task?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: LTX? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

At the end of the testing when it was decided to scrape the 5 (?)test tractors there was one on one of the test farms that survived. In the 70's the owner had used it for years and needed a clutch. He called the MF dealer about the clutch and dealer told him to bring it in. He did and they confiscated tractor. If I can find article I'll post it and give more details.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: LTX? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

samm40 has one !





Calm yourselves , Samm40 is a very resourceful and devious man Very Happy
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: LTX? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There must be some tax law, or interpretation of tax law, that if you write off
something as a total loss, you must not have kept anything that would allow you to get it back for production. Otherwise, it sits as an asset on the books. Perhaps Massey Harris needed a large loss to offset profits in the company elsewhere. Some governments tax property, while others tax profits.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:17 am    Post subject: Re: LTX? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The reason was political. At the time Klemm was leading the design team on the TO-35 at Ferguson Park in Detroit. Harry was working the #60/LTX design at Coventry. The two design team were in bitter competition. MHF under Phillips took control and decided to go with the TO-35. To make sure Harry and the Coventry engineering team got the message and yielded to the authority of the new management, all records of the F-60 were destroyed. This way Harry could not continue to meddle with it.

Here is a link to some pertenant passages about this in the bible of Ferguson/MHF/MF company operations: A Global Corporation.
A Global Corp: Book Excerpt about demise of the 60 tractor.

 
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