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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-13-2015, 05:49 PM
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Can anyone tell me what the right price for a 1973 750 would be? I have found one for under 4000 with 2500 engine hours on it. It is a gear drive with a 24' header and appears to be in good shape. Going to use it to cut about 400 acres of wheat this summer, and wanted to know if buying this old of a machine is dangerous.
I have a '78 or '79 750 hydro with around 2500 hrs with 3 1859 big wobble box 20' heads and good tires I'll take half of that for.

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Has it been outside, and how is the machine quality in general...pictures?? The three heads go at that price?

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The 750 in the picture is a 77 or older model. The 78 models got an newer style unloading auger and a round Cyclone radiator air intake behind the cab. The 79 and 80 models had the improved silver cabs.

Went to look at a 750 one time and the owner told me it was an 81 or 82. The 850 came out for 81. Had to tell the guy an 81 750 didn't exist.
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Has it been outside, and how is the machine quality in general...pictures?? The three heads go at that price?
Yea it's been outside for a while since we quit using it and the heads go with it at that price. It needs a little work but not real bad. I'll even throw in all the old MF combine parts I can dig up.
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Is there anyway to get me a couple of pictures?? Thanks.
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Is there any major difference between the earlier 750s and the silver cab ones in terms of functionality?

I'm not too versed on the Massey machines- only one guy runs them out here.
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Is there anyway to get me a couple of pictures?? Thanks.

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I'm gonna play devils advocate here....but. Just be aware that the 550 was much like the older combines (which were good little machines!), the 750s are quite different. And every 750 I ever saw was fix or repair DAILY. I have 2 neighbors who are brothers. Grew up running Masseys--were dis hard Massey fans. One finally bought on old beat up JD 6600, the other kept (2) 750's. Guess who got more combined faster? The one with the 750s finally got so frustrated he went and bought a JD 9500. Know a couple other people with similar experiences. Around me you literally can't give away a MF 750 combine: local guy had a low hours grey top machine. It went for scrap. A 550 still brings fair money. Just our experience...your area might be different.
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Other than the first pass around the field, couldn't you just overlap a bit so you are not cutting with all of the 24 foot head? Thus smaller rows for the baler?
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If you cut significantly less, say 18', you have 12' feeding in from one side and only 6' coming in from the other. Doesn't feed the combine evenly, making it hard to do a good job of threshing.

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