massey 165 shovel- 69

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MASSEY FERGUSON 165

TRACTOR SHOVEL



There were two threads of Corgi tractors through the fifties & sixties. The Fords and Fordsons were about steering and rear hydraulic lift arms, the Massey Fergusons had a plain towing hook and no lift arms but were usually available with fore-end loaders. Slightly ironic in that it was the 'Ferguson System' of the three-point linkage and hydraulic lift arms which revolutionised mechanised farming after the war and Corgi choose to demonstrate it on the Fords.

This is the second version of the Massey, the 165, with the bucket option on the loader. The old loader was raised and lowered with a lever. This one still has a lever, now cast on to the loader, but it's the hydraulic rams that hold it up. The bucket tipper mechanism is similar to the 65. A big difference here is the clicker in the front axle which is designed to sound like a diesel engine.

The modelling and the detail on this toy are superb.

 

CORGI TOYS

SIMULATED ENGINE NOISE. WORKING SHOVEL. DRIVER.

MAY BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH CORGI MODELS

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