The benefits of putting a site together like this is the many emails and contacts I have received from owners and operators of these Combines still at work across the globe.
such contact who is a big Massey fan and user, Cameron McKay who I have called my overseas correspondent!!.
Cameron lives in Ireland, but travels down to New Zealand in January to take part in the harvest there
on South island with his colleagues who also run vintage Masseys! a true harvest globetrotter!!
Not only that he also returns to the UK for the summer harvest here, working for a large arable operator in Lincolnshire,
so he spends several months harvesting.
Cameron owns a very late 760 1980 model one of the last of this series to roll off the Brantford production line, this combine was originally imported to the UK but exported
to New Zealand some time in the late nineties.
Cameron purchased this combine from a dairy farmer who hadn't used the combine for a couple of years, and had changed his farming practices so it was surplus to requirements.
The combine was a 12 hour road trip up through the Southern Lakes to his home near Oamaru North Otago.
No problem for Cameron he arrived at the dairy farm at 2am and set off with
the combine with an escort and his marker boards on and set sail for his home town of North Otago.
Cameron had set his sights on an 865 but these are very few here and when he saw the condition of the 760 he knew
he would be unlikely to find one in better condition.
Although the combine is in good condition The paintwork is very faded and Cameron is planning to complete the restoration with a new paint job and decals also
a new cab trim kit.