Through the grapevine I heard that an old Massey Ferguson tractor might be for sale. Always interested, at a friend’s workshop I ended up being passed the phone and talking to someone who knew about the tractor. Slowly it became clear that I actually knew the farm and the tractor that might be for sale. So now there is a new friend in the family.
Meet Peter, my little red Massey Ferguson. He’s a 1974 MF135 with under 6000 hours on the clock and one very careful owner. In fact he’s spotless and it will be a challenge for me to keep him in the same condition.
So this afternoon the deal was done, although it felt more like an interview. But it seems that I passed the test and I was allowed to take him away with me After much discussion of the niceties of the model and an introduction to the controls (which I needed as I’ve mainly been driving monster modern tractors with air con and surround sound recently) I drove Peter triumphantly back through 4 fields from his old home to his new home. We don’t get out much around here.
So Peter will continue to be seen working on the same fields, and now on the commons as well. After all he’s been working around here much longer than I have so it feels good to be entrusted with him and I’m looking forward to working with him.
Don’t forget to wave if you see me passing by!