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Antique Massey Ferguson Tractor: Massey-Ferguson 98

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Massey-Ferguson 98 Tractor


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Russ wrote on Thursday, August 15, 2013 (PDT):
  • An answer for Rowdy McMurray, the MF 253 has 45hp at the PTO. Dig online for your manuals.
    Jim White wrote on Friday, January 29, 2010 (PST):
  • I live in Ireland and collect anything Massey and have the 4 MF Models, 95, 95Super, 97 and 98. The 98 is my favorite, when well loaded, purrs like a cat. Got them all in the USA since 2002 in their working clothes. Have since got all 4 restored to as new. Use the 97 to tow the 98 on A-frame to events, much faster on road. Very smart piece of kit. Best wishes to all Massey lovers.
    Nick wrote on Saturday, October 24, 2009 (PDT):
  • The MF 98 was indeed built by Oliver for Massey. The tractor was a rebadged Oliver 990GM. They were most well known for featuring a General Government now Motors 3-71 two-cycle diesel engine with a prominent supercharger on the side. They are extremely rare and were available only from 1960 to 1962. Finding one in any condition is challenging.
    kenneth coffey wrote on Saturday, September 19, 2009 (PDT):
  • i just have to say massey s are the best tractor a man could have
    stan wrote on Friday, July 31, 2009 (PDT):
  • The Mf 98 was built by Oliver for Massey, due to a disastrous fire at the Massey plant. I think they were Oliver 990 s. In reading one of the above posts, it was inferred, I believe, that Minneapolis-Moline may have supplied a model to MF also, is that correct
    mark ellenbarger wrote on Monday, April 06, 2009 (PDT):
  • We are a Massey Ferguson dealer in Fort Worth, Texas looking for a 98 to build. We will do pulling and show here at our dealership. If you have one for sale please contact us.
    mark ellenbarger wrote on Sunday, April 05, 2009 (PDT):
  • Looking for a Massey Ferguson 98. We are a Massey Ferguson dealer and want to buy any condition to build to pull and show at our dealership.
    mark ellenbarger wrote on Sunday, April 05, 2009 (PDT):
  • Looking for a Massey Ferguson 98. We are a Massey Ferguson dealer and want to buy any condition to build to pull and show at our dealership.
    Kim Davis wrote on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 (PDT):
  • I have a model 40 Massey Ferguson,that was recently crushed in my corn crib during a tornado. I have been looking for body parts ever since with no success. Can anyone give me a lead on parts. Also a gas tank and radiator are needed.
    dromonedog wrote on Friday, December 14, 2007 (PST):
  • Does anyone know where to tract the serial numbers of MF98 in relation to the year they were built and what is the drawbar horsepower rating on them
    Alan wrote on Saturday, November 17, 2007 (PST):
  • OH and feel free to write me and ask questions harwooda at charter.net
    Alan wrote on Saturday, November 17, 2007 (PST):
  • I have a massey 98 currently under restoration. I grew up on this tractor. My dad bought it in 1970 and we repaired it and farmed with it for about 25 years. in St.John Washington. I also have a Model R John Deere that is about 90 % restored. Dad bought that one in 1969 and it has been in almost constant use until 3 years ago when I restored it
    dennis ball wrote on Sunday, October 14, 2007 (PDT):
  • i have a freind who has a 98 massey and needs gril left at right sides if any one knows of any please let us know thanks
    sam kinser wrote on Friday, September 14, 2007 (PDT):
  • regarding the 98 it has been taken off the market
    sam kinser wrote on Saturday, August 11, 2007 (PDT):
  • i have a massey 98 and i would like to sell it for 100,000 ia just put a set of brand new set of firestones on it and they were the only set for sale in the country my number is 276-988-3827 i live in tazewell, Virginia
    kirkin kansas, wrote on Sunday, March 12, 2006 (PST):
  • Ive heard that these massey,s are relly raspy sounding, i think the engine on this one is the same as the Oliver model with 3 cylinder,s, Not sure which model number though? I know they really howl though!
    Arnold Mswia wrote on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 (PDT):
  • I will like to buy a used Massey Ferguson tractor 135 or 165. Will you send for me the price, but i will like it to be in USDollers . I am a Tanzanian, but don't forgate shipping price plaese.
    Leonard K. Marusoi wrote on Monday, August 08, 2005 (PDT):
  • I need it for my farm use,also for the availability of spare-parts locally for easy maintainance.
    Mathias wrote on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 (PDT):
  • You probably had the multi power in low. You need to have it in high when going down steep hills, tractors also come equipted with brakes to slow down when on hills. It was NOT THE MASSEY'S FAULT THAT YOU DID NOT UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR!!! (A Jhon Deere wouldn't even moved what ever you were pulling!)
    Mathias wrote on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 (PDT):
  • You probably had the multi power in low. You need to have it in high when going down steep hills, tractors also come equipted with brakes to slow down when on hills. It was NOT THE MASSEY'S FAULT THAT YOU DID NOT UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR!!! (A Jhon Deere wouldn't even moved what ever you were pulling!)
    Missouri Farmer wrote on Thursday, August 26, 2004 (PDT):
  • If you didn't know or understand how to operate the tractor or what the levers were for, you had no business on the tractor.
    Mrs Jolene Rogala wrote on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 (PDT):
  • All MASSEY FERGUSON OWNERS BEWARE! My husband purchased the MF tractor used and a particular lever unbeknown to him has to be engaged when towing a load going DOWNHILL!! The lever was not properly marked. I put the tractor in the lowest speed I could and expected to have a very slow descent down this dirt road. Well, it was as though I had the clutch pushed in; it "free wheeled" down this dirt road the weight of the 40 foot dock raised the rear end of the tractor puncturing the left rear tire of the tractor. I do NOT recall anything from here on. The tractor ran upside down until the gas and oil were gone. The piston spun in the block and the engine is virtually SHOT! It is going to cost us approx. $5,000 to rebuild the engine. It has been a year since my accident. I had broken 5 metatarsal bones, two main tendons, severed the main artery supplying blood to my foot,and there were multiple dislocations. So, if you are buying a Massey Ferguson used obtain an owners manuel so this does not happen to you. My family has suffered greatly because of this accident, which could have been prevented had the lever been properly marked. I don't have the technical term for the lever, you research it yourself. Good Luck, Mrs Jolene Rogala PS I am walking and feel blessed to be alive.
    Rowdy McMurray wrote on Saturday, July 10, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a Massey Ferguson 253 and would like to know where I can find out the horsepower of the engine or find a manual....
    Henry Heller wrote on Sunday, March 28, 2004 (PST):
  • I am just putting the finishing touches (mechanically) on my Massey 98, and will be putting it up for sale. Please email me if you are interested.
    Ed Stevens wrote on Sunday, February 29, 2004 (PST):
  • I have a very nice restored MF98 that I pull with and it is for sale.
    Bob Gabeline wrote on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 (PST):
  • I am looking for a MF 98 steering sector box.
    CHARLIE HAIER wrote on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 (PST):
  • I HAVE A MF 98 THAT I AM RESTORING AND I NEED TO KNOW WHAT WERE THE ORIGINAL GAUGES AND IF THEY ARE SPECIAL, WHERE CAN I FIND THEM?
    Dallas wrote on Saturday, July 12, 2003 (PDT):
  • The 98 is powered by a 3-71 detroit diesel. With every 98 you bought it should come with some ear plugs.
    majid niknam wrote on Monday, June 02, 2003 (PDT):
  • please send me information & picture backhoe loader - model mf50b. tanks at you m.niknam
    Dave Schmitt wrote on Saturday, May 31, 2003 (PDT):
  • I am restoring a 98 and could use some photos to help thanks.
    EPHANTUS WANJOHI wrote on Sunday, February 09, 2003 (PST):
  • Please I want to buy a massey furgasson tractor 35 if possible and you have them for sale.
    Scott Thomas Sr. wrote on Monday, June 17, 2002 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a close-up picture of a massey ferguson super 90. If anybody as a picture, would you PLEASE e-mail it to Gopherllc at aol.com. THANKS
    Andre' Tougas wrote on Saturday, May 11, 2002 (PDT):
  • I need help trying to repair a Massey Fergeson 95 super diesel that has a fuel problem .If anyone has any information or a manual this help would be greatly appreciated.
    michael barnes wrote on Sunday, February 24, 2002 (PST):
  • i have a 3165 masseyferguson and i need to know where i can get a manual for it i do not know what year model it is i would be thankful for any information thank you.
    Jim Landis wrote on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 (PST):
  • I am looking for Massey 98 any condition.
    Drew Ayres wrote on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 (PST):
  • I am looking for the orginal temp guage and amp guage for an 1130 with the turquoise illumination, also replacement decals for a sprit of 76 1135, the bicentenal decals and the star kit.
    Jeremy Durham wrote on Friday, October 13, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for any and all 98 Masseys' powered by the Detroit diesel.Any condition wanted!Any leads or help finding this tractor are greatly appreciated!Thanks
    Jarrod Chatfield wrote on Monday, August 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • Please send me somthing on the Massey Furguson 20 Petrols Thankyou
    Jerry from Missouri wrote on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 (PDT):
  • We are looking for Detroit powered MF. We are currently pulling an Oliver Super 99. Is a MF 98 kin to the Super 99 or is there yet another MF with a GM engine. We would really like to have a sister pulling mate for our 99. Any leads or information concerning Masseys with GM powerplants would be appreciated. Thanks JK.
    Max Mitchell wrote on Sunday, June 04, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a MF98 that I currently use to mow with a 20 foot Woods Bat Wing mower. The MF98 which is the same as the Oliver 990 has a very interesting history. A Brazilian tractor company got the tooling and made variations of this tractor as late as the 1990's. The one question that I have never had answered is; "Why was the MF97 given the "MF97" designation when it came from the Minniapolis Moline 706, had 101 horsepower and was sold by Massey Ferguson after the MF98 (the MF98 has approximately 85 pto horsepower). I am very familiar with this tracor if anyone has any questions.
    Arthur Blackwell wrote on Thursday, June 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am typical of the boy they took out of the country but could not take the country out of him, this site is a must for anyone interested in the fergy's
    Jery Shoemake wrote on Friday, May 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • Can anyone help me identify this tractor - serial number 9A-106863? This tractor is a 3-cylinder gasoline engine. Can anyone tell me if this is a 135 or what model it might be. Any help would be appreciated.
    Bruce Wilhelm wrote on Wednesday, March 22, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a Massey 98 which I tractor pull with. Also am in the process of restoring Oliver 990 which is the same tractor. Am looking for parts for the 990 ~ seat, grill, hubs, ect. When the Oliver is finished, We will have a father & daughter pulling team!
    Bruce Wilhelm wrote on Wednesday, March 22, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a Massey 98 which I tractor pull with. Also am in the process of restoring Oliver 990 which is the same tractor. Am looking for parts for the 990 ~ seat, grill, hubs, ect. When the Oliver is finished, We will have a father & daughter pulling team!
    Wayne from Mass. wrote on Saturday, February 19, 2000 (PST):
  • Oliver made about 400 of MF 98. They have a 371 Detroit. It's the same as an Oliver Super 99. More of the MF 98's had hand clutches. I have 2 1955 Oliver Super 99's. One is used for antique stone boat pulling. Tractor weighs 18,500!
    W Pfennig wrote on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 (PST):
  • This thing looks a lot like an Oliver 99. Does anyone know if they are "chasis identical" tractors ?
    Tom wrote on Monday, January 17, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a M H pony it is all there has a one row cult. but it is a lock up . make offer
    Mike Zeman wrote on Wednesday, January 05, 2000 (PST):
  • I own a massey ferguson 98 and holey shet that thing rips it up! I just need and engine for it.
    richard krohn wrote on Sunday, October 24, 1999 (PDT):
  • NEED INFO ON MASSEY FERGUSON 98, LOOKING FOR YEAR MODEL, NEED RPM, HORSEPOWER. ALSO ANY OTHER INFO YOU MAY HAVE. MY FATHER-LAW HAS ONE THAT HE PULLS
    Mathew Cote wrote on Wednesday, October 20, 1999 (PDT):
  • The super 98 is the best antique pulling tractor that I've seen The 3-71 Detroit diesel is a strong engine and sounds sweet pulling down the track.
    Mike Blenkin wrote on Sunday, September 19, 1999 (PDT):
  • I know someone who own's a 1960 or 1962 Massey Ferguson '98 tractor in fair condition. How much is it worth?
    David Dougherty wrote on Thursday, August 19, 1999 (PDT):
  • Looking for a detroit powered massey 98. Any condition considered. All info onthis tractor would be very helpful
    Lee Mullikin wrote on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 (PDT):
  • I would like to see a detailed picture of the independent PTO on a 1080. I am having a problem with it and really don't know a thing about the PTO. I have lost power when I hook up a 7' cutter, but the rest of the hydraulic system works fine.
    J.S.Woodward wrote on Tuesday, May 25, 1999 (PDT):
  • I would like to see picture of a massey ferguson 65 Mk 1 4 cylinder diesel
    Rick Faber wrote on Tuesday, May 11, 1999 (PDT):
  • My dad bought one new, we both farmed with it. I think there was only 600 built. Also,they were built by Oliver, an Massy bought 'em an painted them Red/Grey. We have restored other MF tractors.
    garry ouellette wrote on Saturday, May 08, 1999 (PDT):
  • i am looking for super 90 parts...whats the differences between the 2 tractors and does the 98 have a perkins diesel thanxs


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