An early model 1973 Kilmarnock built 525 seen here in action on a Wiltshire Farm date unknown.

A lovely harvest scene here.

The smaller MF logo on rear hood confirms one of the very early models produced.

A close up of the cab! These were nicknamed coffins!? Not only because they resembled an up turned coffin! But more importantly they sent many combines fitted with them to an early grave?
As the wiring harness was routed through the cab panel and with the constant vibrations of working it didn’t take long to wear through and cause an electrical short, which resulted in a fire the deadly enemy of a Combine.

A dusty summer scene.

As darkness falls the harvest continues! With this shot you can see the cab top chiller! This was a rudimentary form of air con! In its day having a cab would of been a luxury, but on a very hot day even with a chiller it was very tough going!

A close up of combine with the Table (header) removed. You can just see some buckled elevator slats.
A very special thank you to Sam Butler for sharing these classic photos.

Cameron’s 760 moving on to another crop in New Zealand

Custom cutter Cameron Mc Kay preparing his two 760s for the 2019 harvest South Island New Zealand

The very first Massey badged White Rotary arrives here in the UK

Myself and 525 cutting organic wheat in Somerset

A timeless shot of a 400 series combine off loading on the go.

Andy Blagg excellent 780 and MH 21 sharing shed space.

Tim Webb’s pristine 735 taking a short break during harvest.

This is one of a very few late build 860s. Note the single badge Massey Decal

One of the last Branford rotaries working in the UK in 2010

A great photo! This is how a lot of us learnt the trade 👍


05.11.2019 03:55


I loved those final build 1987 Brantford machines with their brilliant red paint and that single MASSEY graphic on the sides, along with the exhaust muffler out the top of the hood and red unload tube