FIRST THING


| August 2004



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Jason B. Harmon

It started with a simple phone call, but ended with a day filled with fun. That's the way Massey Days 2004 turned out from my view as a first-timer invited to the special event held each year to celebrate the heritage and history left by Massey-Harris Co.

This year's gathering was hosted by Steve Weeber. Dedicated Farm Collector readers will recognize Steve as the hay carrier collector whose finely restored collection was featured in the May 2003 issue.

Yet, Steve's passion for old iron goes well beyond hay-moving devices. That's why he invited other Massey-Harris farm equipment collectors to convene on his 120-acre Iowa City, Iowa, farm June 11-13.

Folks came from nearly every corner of America for a chance to swap stories, see old friends and share their mutual interest in Massey-made machinery.

The event wasn't a public farm show like those held in many towns during summer months. Instead, it was a private gathering for the red-and-yellow faithful.

A family reunion feel permeated the place, with many collectors sharing friendships that stretched back to the days before Massey-Harris was purchased by Massey Ferguson.

theodore drummond_2
8/23/2009 2:48:13 PM

I am an AMerican and wish to buy a Massey Harris Pacer with two way plows, Harrow, Cultivators, beely sickle mower and bucket loader to ship to Russia.I have lived here 12 years. I used a Massey when I was young on my uncles farm and loved it. 011-74-742-400-727 Email ted@lipetsk.ru