Discussion in 'Pictures and video' started by massey 6480, May 26, 2013.
To start with the new outfit .
what is it with masseys pulling lely kit:whistling:
Anyone guess the make of the harvester.
or maybe this one
Well that`s what was on the only panel`s lying around
Hesston field queen 7650,second one looks like a new Holland 1895 remains
That is a Hesston With detroit diesel in it.
some had a cat engine and were better machines i believe,less engine oil pressure problems
there be one of them not far from me.
rare id imagine.
no not rare at all tinman,were meant to be imported by Jamesons in roscrea 70's and 80's and closed around 87 i think.
they sold lots around here and alot still working on farms.
id say that i nearly know of 20 of them in the 20 miles to roscrea from me here.
Treemover and Marco can correct me if im wrong because they nearer to the home land of them and something tells me their fathers or relations owned them in the past.
Man outside borris in ossory has one. Nearly identical to the one in the picture here. Detroit diesel engine but whatever was wrong it couldn't be stopped for Dinner or the devil himself wouldn't start it again. First thing when it's cold no problem but once hot it has to be left running.
rings in the engine,werent they a two stroke engine?
Jes lad`s ye know yer stuff.
So what's this one?
These were working in the area a year or two back looking for zinc .
Seen them up here this year too, you have to hand it to the americans for making strong stuff, even the plate is well made.
many good memories and stories of hesstons at silage here and around,the tune of a detroit engine under pressure would make a modern engine sound like a baby crying!
often thought of buying one if only for vintage at the right price.
I know the man who built it - its a pottinger Mex VI.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIFDYivNkLA"]Hessten Pottinger Self propelled silage harvester - YouTube[/ame]
They were rambling around Kells/Navan area last year too. Miles of cable and sensors laid along the side of the old M3..
Man near here had a Pottinger Mex 5 on a Forschitt, It was aptly named the Pot-o-shit,;);)
Aye and security flat out at night keeping an eye on the cabling
They had that trouble here too