i love tractors and a friends father has had this sat on a muck heap for 3 years, So i mad him an offer. but all solid in the right places deluxe it needs saving and i've caught it just in time lad likes it
nice sunny saturday i had a morning tinkering diesel was like sludge fuel pump was clogged up and not working, so i drained the tank, changed the fuel filter and took the manual pump off (for bleeding) and took it home for a rebuild. when i returned it seems i must have over tightened the fuel filter and the glass inspection bowl as it had no fuel in it and after an hour in the blazing sun, when i returned i found it had exploded, ,,,, bollox well atleast its now pumping out lovely clean cherryaid, with pressure this is mint
its missing the door and opening window, managed to get these off ebiz, right result there like hens teeth I also scored an owners manual for a few quid, bit confused about the vin plate, does this mean it was built in france or for France ? with is had spent more time there is might not be so rusty hah
We had one of these about 25 years back, I remember the day we took delivery (it was secondhand) , me as an eight year old sitting in it as my dad closed the door, I'll never forget the pain that the over centre door catch inflicted on my hand as it crushed my digits.
It didn't stay with us for long, traded it against a 956 international which we still have to this day, probably because it had more hydraulic spool valves or something silly.
I think we still have an aftermarket pick -up hitch conversion in the shed, if memory serves they came with a fixed hitch as standard?
lovely old shonker, we've got a 565 over at my dads farm, still earns its keep, doors buried at the back of one of the barns, rear window frame is bent and missing it's glass, and the interior isn't much better than yours, but it's still a better work horse than the other Massey we've got there which is probably 15 years its junior. They're like old peugeots though, they seem to love selling them to developing African nations.
James, Mk1 Golf 16v ITB'd, RS's, TT interior - in bits Affalterbach tweaked CLK - commuter mobile And a couple of GSXR's
Love it, my new girlfriends dad is a farmer, and he's been letting me drive the Massey about, I'm looking after the far for the bank holiday weekend, got to feed the animals and the lot, I'll be driving about all weekend. Can't wait
my bees are dark in colour and classed as nasty, they produce the most, but there really not nasty i can stand next to the hive and not get stung, its only when i go into the hive, i have been stung through a thin pair of gloves, lesson learnt
had an hour with the tractor, its fighting me all the way.
I'm not saying farmer are tight but the £2 seal (when you buy and new fuel filter) is optional extra ....... which i didn't buy (i didn't realise i have to add it to my purchase) and the go one has swells, so as a quick fix i cut a few mill out of it and it didnt leak when i put if back together. But it did leak from the top bleed screw this is the thermostart fuel line (the last one) so all bled all good big powerfull battery then this happened