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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2016, 08:08:50 pm »
Thank you both  :thumbsup:  I am embarrassed to say that I have absolutely no idea what engine or year it is - I've bought it on the advice of a tractor-fanatic friend who came across it when going to see a topper and realised it would be perfect for me.  I shall report back when it arrives!



OOooooooh  Tractor porn

CarolineJ

  • Joined Dec 2015
  • North coast of Scotland
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2016, 08:50:08 pm »
I had a neighbour who wanted to get her father's SK plate from his tractor onto her car - apparently the only legal way to do it was tractor to quad bike, quad bike to motorcycle, motorcycle to car, and you had to space them out well, otherwise DVLA got suspicious!

stufe35

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2016, 10:48:57 pm »
Hmmm...very clever !

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2016, 10:52:48 pm »
OOooooooh  Tractor porn


I know!


I really want to need one of them.  Gutted I don't now!  :roflanim:
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

stufe35

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2016, 10:00:26 am »
OK I cant help myself but indulge  .....my 35 at work... or is it play ? :excited:
« Last Edit: September 01, 2016, 07:54:39 am by stufe35 »

watty watt

  • Joined Nov 2015
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2016, 11:45:52 pm »
Very envious. Great bit of kit that is good for another 60 yrs farm work. I believe you have stolen it at that price. You shouldn't need to buy a reg no though- dvla should provide an appropriate one of paperwork in order. Don't do what I did and forget to sorn it. It just cost me fifty quid for a tractor that is exempt from VED. Enjoy.

stufe35

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2016, 04:42:43 pm »
Have you got it home yet ?

CarolineJ

  • Joined Dec 2015
  • North coast of Scotland
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 05:42:48 pm »
Being delivered on Friday  ;D  Just in time for me to lock it in the shed and go on holiday!

CarolineJ

  • Joined Dec 2015
  • North coast of Scotland
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2016, 10:08:49 pm »
They got tied up on a job much longer than expected, so it's going to have to stay at the garage until we're back from holiday - I'll have to drive down there in the morning and tell them when we're back so they don't try to deliver it while we're away.

Talking to various sets of neighbours, I've been told not to bother registering it with DVLA (there's no paperwork with it and it doesn't have numberplates, so I'm assuming they don't know about it) - they all drive theirs 'under permit' and tell me that as long as I'm not taking it more than 6 miles from my home address and I've got insurance, I'm fine.  Is that right?  All it's going to be doing is going between my fields on the village road and up onto the common grazings to bring the peats back once a year, which involves about a mile on the main road.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2016, 01:50:29 pm »
They got tied up on a job much longer than expected, so it's going to have to stay at the garage until we're back from holiday - I'll have to drive down there in the morning and tell them when we're back so they don't try to deliver it while we're away.

Talking to various sets of neighbours, I've been told not to bother registering it with DVLA (there's no paperwork with it and it doesn't have numberplates, so I'm assuming they don't know about it) - they all drive theirs 'under permit' and tell me that as long as I'm not taking it more than 6 miles from my home address and I've got insurance, I'm fine.  Is that right?  All it's going to be doing is going between my fields on the village road and up onto the common grazings to bring the peats back once a year, which involves about a mile on the main road.
My Ford has never been registered and I go on short trips just 3rd party ins . A lot of tractors on the tractor runs round here ar'nt reg, either. On the road just make sure you can bee seen  Hi viz / lights / man in front with red flag,( just kidding about the flag man  :)   )

CarolineJ

  • Joined Dec 2015
  • North coast of Scotland
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2016, 12:16:36 pm »
In the end, they delivered it about five minutes before we were due to leave for the airport, so there was much running around and trying not to get grease on my travelling clothes while I got the engine number off it for the insurance paperwork and scanned it over to the broker. 

Despite sitting outside under a tarpaulin for the best part of two weeks, she started first time.  I've now had my driving lesson from John Angie and both the tractor and the village survived the experience (we took her down the village to our other crofts, which John used to work, and he helped me attach an old digger bucket to the back so we can use it to cart stuff around), so now it's just a matter of time, practice and gaining confidence.  She is a little gem of a tractor and I'm feeling like the luckiest crofter in the Highlands right now  ;D


Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2016, 07:16:12 pm »
In the end, they delivered it about five minutes before we were due to leave for the airport, so there was much running around and trying not to get grease on my travelling clothes while I got the engine number off it for the insurance paperwork and scanned it over to the broker. 

Despite sitting outside under a tarpaulin for the best part of two weeks, she started first time.  I've now had my driving lesson from John Angie and both the tractor and the village survived the experience (we took her down the village to our other crofts, which John used to work, and he helped me attach an old digger bucket to the back so we can use it to cart stuff around), so now it's just a matter of time, practice and gaining confidence.  She is a little gem of a tractor and I'm feeling like the luckiest crofter in the Highlands right now  ;D



I had to click the like button  as there isn't an envy one........

stufe35

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2016, 08:01:09 pm »
It looks very smart indeed. 


Justin

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Devon
Re: Just bought a Massey Ferguson 35
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2016, 11:22:38 am »
That is a thing of beauty. I have an old 135 I plan to do up gradually. The 35 is one of the prettiest tractors ever made.

 

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