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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.
 

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Wendell ,nice pics ,thanks for sharing . Good way for me to see so many at one time as walking is so hard for me these days . Get to also see so many different kinds.
 

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Super Cool!! Ive driven Harrys Dual 400s before! Harry was a wanodeful man!! He is missed by many!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Almost forgot, got to love those German tractors too!
 
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Great pics Wendell. Much appreciated. About how many tractorw would you guess showed up?? I know them Roundup's usually pack em in.
 

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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 !!!! :D :D

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.
 
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At the show we just went to I realized after all the pics that I didn't even see a single Massey there. That was strange for sure. Usually at least a hand full of em.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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MRS stands for Mississippi Road Supply Co, they started manufacturing tractors right after WW-2 on the old military base at Flora Mississippi.

....James
 

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Ok Thank You; I am assuming then they are very scarce as the entire design is very different from the ordinary Military tractor??
 

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jwal10 said:
MRS stands for Mississippi Road Supply Co, they started manufacturing tractors right after WW-2 on the old military base at Flora Mississippi.

....James

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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