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RichardW 96453 77 Clayson M89 either
Clayson M89
O.K. folks, hows this for an 'oldest working combine'
competition?....I have to confess that it hasn't come out of
hibernation yet for this season....but anyway the old bird
is a 1968 vintage with an 8ft cut and a Fordson Major
industrial engine and cuts about 30 acres a year - by the
way, the operator is almost twice the age :-)
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Interesting Clayson. It's neat to see these old machines
still going. Seen many in Canada years ago that looked about
the same up front but with rounded cowling on back end not
like this one with the later squared off back end. My dad
still runs a 1965 IH 403 HIllside. Cut about 200 acres of
dry field peas last year after fixing pitman bearings.
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Yesterday whe broke our M103 of for scratch,now whe have a
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This combaine harwester looks very familiar. It's something
beetwen ours Bizon Z040 and old "Vistula"The only diference
it's that in Poland we can still see working this types of
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Red Painter, the predecessor to the M89 was the M80 - this
is the model with the rounded straw-hood.
Before this machine we had an old Massey Ferguson 780
special till the early '80s it had a 6 cyl BMC petrol/TVO
engine, then before that, in the '60s we had a 726 bagger
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Een 1545 is toch ook al een behoorlijk oud ding aan het
worden nou. Ook al wel iets uit de jaren 70. Was jullie M103
versleten of wat was er mee?
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Niet te veel slechts denken van de 1500-serie. In België
draaien er nog heel was 1500's. Ze zijn zeer betrouwbaar en
de mechaniek vormt nog altijd de basis voor de latere
modellen (zij het dan met meer hydrauliek). Ik heb zelf met
een 1540-S gereden. Goede machine, alleen het schakelen is
niet echt handig (lastig te bedienen hendel, boîte kraakt
altijd). De machine is van 1976 en doet nog jaarlijks zo'n
100 uren.
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"WOW" was the first response to seeing this fab picture
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Ik zeg niet dat ze niet goed zijn, integendeel, ik ken er
ook nog verschillende uit de 1500 serie die bij mij rijden
in de streek. Verschoor heeft zelfs 2 van die combines, een
1550 en een 1540. Maar ik bedoel dat het ook al geen jong
combinetje meer is.
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Yes, wow is what most people say, Gary :-)...followed by
"why do you bother with such a relic?....wouldn't you be
better off with contractors?".....I can't print what my
brother says every year when he has to climb inside and fill
the holes in the grain pan with fibre-glass filler and patch
up the holes in the header. But I suppose its all part of
preserving our heritage - NOT. It proves one thing, there
isn't much money in small time barley production.
In years to come everyone will look back and reminisce on
'the good old days when the summers were longer and hotter,
you could fill the car up with petrol for 2 shillings and
still have enough in your pocket for a good night out on
Saturday evening.

If anyone is interested in taking pristine example of
Belgian workmanship off our hands then all I can say is that
its only had two careful owners [neither of them vicars] and
has never been raced or rallied, we're open to offers!
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"WOW" was not a sarcastic remark!

I truly love to see these classic machines in operation.

They have a personality, they are identifiable and not a
SQUARE featureless lump of steel.

I even have a cat called 'Clayson' beat that!
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Check out 'farm pets' to see my CLAYSON. (CATS)
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