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1155 V-8 Power

The MF 1155 was Massey Ferguson's big tractor of the 1970's. Produced from 1973-1978 the 150hp V-8 540 Perkins Engine started the V-8 horsepower race of the 1970's. After the 1155's release International Harvester released its V-8 powered 68 series. The 1155 had 12 forward speeds and 4 in reverse and weighed 14,905 lb's. New the big MF row crop tractor retailed for $24,731.

The MF 1155 was one of the first 1/64 tractors Ertl offered. The 1/64 1155 had a metal muffler and a hook hitch. Today this model brings $100 new in the box. Ertl has re-released the 1/64 1155 with new tooling in the 2001 Massey-Ferguson historical set. Ertl also offered a 1/16 MF 1155 during the 1970's and has released an updated 1/16 model for 2001. The 1155 also served as Massey-Ferguson's 1976 Bi-Centennial tractor in 1976 with a special Stars and Stripes livery. Ertl offered a 1/25 1155 Stars and Stripes model kit in 1976. The Toy Farmer Magazine selected the Stars and Stripes 1155 to be their 2000 National Toy Show Tractor.

 

 

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