Bomford Superflow Restoration.
During the course of the year I try and attend a few local shows with either a single combine or a tractor or two.
After purchasing the 1200 I needed something which would compliment the tractor, and probably the best known implement which featured on a lot of the sales brochures of the 1200 was the Massey 24 chisel plough.
This cultivator was a Massey badged Bmford superflow, which was very popular throughout the sixties seventies, and still in use today on many heavy land farms, even though New technologies in cultivating has somewhat curtailed their use.
The cultivators were available in various configurations and leg tine numbers and positions, and could be adapted with low draft leg tines also, depth wheels were also an option.
The cultivators were suited to four wheel drive tractors county, Roadless, also two wheeled drive 60/70 hp tractors depending on size of cultivator and ground conditions.
Proving very popular at breaking up hard panned ground and a substitute to just a shallow depth plough.
What follows now is a few photos of my restoration of a previous Massey Badged cultivator that originally came from Lincolnshire, I was fortunate this one was pretty straight and had not suffered from any damage in its life with everything present and correct including the depth wheels.
Restoring the paintwork on this cultivator was very enjoyable and unlike mechanical items tractors and combines a lot less work and time involved.
My choice of paint is normally two pack, obviously it wont suit everyone and it comes with various issues as to correct use and adequate protection from the harmfull toxic isocyanate released during the paint mixing and spraying process, along with the correct air fed helmet and clothing, means you get a quality finnish with less coats and paint applied that is harder wearing and more resistant to fading and harder wearing than cellulose which will need a constant polish and cut being red especially if left out for long periods in strong sunlight.
And for an amateur paint sprayer as I am I find it far easier to use despite the safety aspects.
My grateful thanks to Scotty (Hyperblast) for the use of his sand blasting equipment.
And also Dave Titch Saunders Machinery Decals for once again supplying the quality copy decals.
And Hillary and Howard for assistance in reasembling the cultivator.
Also Brian Pickering for locating implement.