Really glad you posted the pictures. I've been waiting for them since you said you were going. Thats one show I really want to go to and its supposed to be in Ohio next year so maybe I can. Got to ask about the dozer. What kind of engine did that have on it? Glad you got to go and made it back safe. PS. That 400 amd the 1206,130,M with the picker and super a with the loader were something.
Thanks guys, (and gals) for checking out the pics....Gordon, I think it was a Kohler twin on that little crawler, I don't know what kinda dozer it was. And I really took a double and triple take on the Super A and loader. Cool for sure.
MissBetty, if you'd have been there, I would've used MrsMassey's butter and egg money to rent you your own golf cart !!!!
Ron, I heard the unofficial official estimate of 1400 units----Lotsa red and not one Massey..
I can't imagine the rush you must've gotten John, running this dual 400 setup. That is a work of mechanical genius for sure.
And Mike, you're right sooooo many rare ones were there and I missed more photo ops with the rare ones than I was able to get !!!!
All in all it was a good time to be had by all.
I think what was in the decal was M R S diesel . Could be wrong about that. Obviously a military special build. Someone will have knowledge about it, I'm sure. Sorry I didn't get more detailed and up close photos of it.
Most of the MRS tractors were modified -9 series and up tractors modified for government use. Some, if not all, got olive drab and shipped off around the world for military use, most likely with some type of pull behind specialty peice, or in alot of cases uised as power units for a varity of things. I have seeen one or 2 -6 series MRS tractors, but thats all.
Thats right, but werent the ones for the military made differently that the "standard" MRS tractor? Such as with this on, the hydraulics were different or something? Seems like I read that the "civilian" model didnt have the easy hookups the military version did. The one guy I know who has/had one got his from a gentleman who bought it at a now retired air base, but it wasnt green, but light grey.
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