Pony Music -- 1947 Massey Harris Pony

Published on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 8:15am

This tidy Massey Harris Pony was bought by Steven Knox of Halls, Tenn. from a friend’s truck gardening business in 2001. It was worn but down in power, meaning a lot of work lay ahead—so much work, Steven parked the tractor in a shed for more than six years before deciding to work on it.

Nevertheless, he set to it with his 85-year-old father Hollis Knox (himself an accomplished tractor restorer), and friend Gary Ray to breathe life back into the engine by grinding the valves and rebuilding the carburetor. The project took six months, but hearing the engine run for the first time in six years “was music to their ears,” they reported.