Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  

Massey Executive

Recommended Posts


I just picked this up. I have wanted one of these for a long time and a deal came up nearby.







The deck is rough and the tractor is not running. Has an 8hp Kohler on it. I believe its a 1964. These early MF's were made by Dura Corp.







Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. This is the 3rd one I've seen in the STL area. I was supposed to get the first one as part of a buy out but it slipped away somehow. The second one was a runner and was for sale reasonably. For some reason I decided I better not look or I would buy it. When I heard about this one I just figured I had better go get it. Its now running OK. I need to put a muffler on it and change the 20 year old fluids. The deck does work and I cut a few passes but it needs work on the throttle linkages and controls. Also needs work on the mower lift.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
quote:Originally posted by TimJr

How old is it? Who made it? Must be MF's first garden tractor? Must be what came before the model 7, 10 etc.?

id="quote">The executives were built by Dura Corp which also made Moto-Mower and the Porter-Cable garden tractors. I have not run the serial number yet but I believe this is a 1964 unit as its an early model 8E. Mid-production the 8E saw major changes with a different front axle, steering wheel, and foot rests. This has the early cast-iron foot rests. Massey's first garden tractor was the Executive 7 in 1963. In 1964 it was replaced by the 8E which was produced until sometime in 1966 when it was replaced by the more familiar MF10. Interestingly enough there was a European model which was called the "Elf" and was built by Gutbrod. It was the same size but built like a farm tractor with hydraulics, pressure lubed engine, etc. Those are very scarce.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
quote:Originally posted by Killer_A-C

I have a original key if you want it you can have it...

id="quote">Thank you Matt.As far as I can tell the key pictured is original. I've seen this type of key before but not with the knob built into it.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    • PhanDad
    • Bill725
    • smalljob
    • ParkerBarker
    • mikeman
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Carchief
      (57 years old)
    2. Geoff
      (56 years old)
    3. mohrds
      (51 years old)
  • Recent Status Updates

    • SonOfCreepfeed


      Thinkin' about this old girl.

      · 2 replies
    • Dean McFadden

      Dean McFadden

      Good morning peeps! I’m always searching for helpful information with my AC collection. Hope to find out new information and pass on my own experience in restoration. Here are some pics of my babies. I’m still looking for front rims for the 410 so yesterday I put the 310 wheels on took it for a drive. Working pretty good but still needs some carb work. Gotta get the 310 running next. Have a great day!😁

      · 1 reply
  • Adverts