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David Bews and MF

David Bews stands beside his Massey Ferguson tractor, possibly in Orphir, Orkney [Date?]
Picture added on 19 November 2009 at 00:25
Comments:
Looks like a mk2 massey 65, so must be 1960 or later
Added by Douglas Aitken on 19 November 2009
Must have been taken at Swanbister, Orphir, judging by the trees. We moved there in the late 50s from messigate. I think it was an International ?? that Messigate had. I remember it was very big and grey. Up until then Dad worked two horses. I may be wrong about the type of tractor (It's a female failing1)

Added by Mag MacDonald (Bews) on 24 November 2009
It's a Massey Ferguson 65 Mk1 as it has a wedge like shape casting between the engine sump and the gearbox.
Added by Brian. on 06 December 2009
you are right,it is a mk1 65 as the oil filter sits at an angle,the mk2 are vertical so tractor was built between 1957 and 1960
Added by Douglas Aitken on 09 April 2010
Bought a second hand one BS 5949 late 60s fae Scarths - not a good tractor.
Anonymous comment added on 09 April 2010
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