Massey Ferguson Tractor and Trailer - GS29

page last updated: 21 October 2011

 

 

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GS29

 

tractor and trailer

 gift set


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This is a re-release of the 1959 GS7 set, with the addition of a driver

This is another set that I remember owning, but not receiving. I must have been given it very young, I was three in 1959. Of course my tractor lost its steering wheel and the trailer lost first its tailboard and eventually its tow ring, but that was the expected attrition rate of toys played with on the farmhouse kitchen floor. These are really nice toys, colourful and tactile, and as models, good representations of the real items.

 

The models which made up the Tractor & Trailer Gift Set - GS29 were:

  •  50 Massey Ferguson 65 Tractor
  •  51 Massey Ferguson 30cwt Trailer
  •  Driver figure

It's interesting to reflect on the development of the Massey Ferguson tractor range at this time. The Ferguson FE35 that evolved into the Massey-Ferguson MF35 grew out of the old 'Grey Fergie', the Ferguson TE19 to FE21 which was made for Ferguson by the Standard Motor Company (who made the Vanguard car) from the late Forties onwards. The FE35 had grey bodywork with bronze or as usually referred to 'gold' painted engine, gearbox and axles and was clearly a successor to the little grey one. It originally had a diesel version of the Standard two litre petrol engine, a complete bastard to start, eventually it got a three cylinder Perkins diesel engine and a red and grey paint job to become the MF35.

Massey Harris had bought Ferguson in 1956. This Massey-Ferguson 65 looks more like an American Massey Harris with that rounded radiator grille. Paint that grille red and it would absolutely be a Massey Harris. To me it is a Massey Harris with Ferguson hydraulics added. It is not until the release of the 135/165 that the Massey-Ferguson tractor range really came together. Say it quiet, but no Fergie of any type was ever white. It makes the model look smart but these tractors were red and grey, not red and white and the wheels were grey too.

This group has been put together using models from my collection.


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