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Massey Harris 55 tag decoding needed


 
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Dennis Moore
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Massey Harris 55 tag decoding needed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just got a MH 55 and am finding conflicting info on what it is. The Tag reads 55-GSH 1149. Thanks for any info. Dennis
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Massey Harris 55 tag decoding needed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi Dennis, You have a 1947 model.The G stands for
gas, The S for standard. The H is not mentioned
in my manual, but poss in yours on one of the lst
pages. Chuck
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Massey Harris 55 tag decoding needed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The H may be High Altitude Gas engine. The H is used on some serial numbers for HAG engine.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:59 am    Post subject: Re: Massey Harris 55 tag decoding needed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Look at the serial #s on the left. Means riceland or hillside
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: Massey Harris 55 tag decoding needed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Does it have a hand clutch?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Massey Harris 55 tag decoding needed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes it has a hand clutch. It has been changed to lp gas so I
will have to find a hood fuel tank and carb for it
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:28 am    Post subject: Re: Massey Harris 55 tag decoding needed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

H stands for hand clutch
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: Massey Harris 55 tag decoding needed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The following is the letter info in massey serial numbers.A-high altitude
B-butane(lp)propane
D-diesel fuel
F-foot clutch
G-gasoline
H-hand clutch
K- low-grade fuel
O-orchard
R-row-crop
S standard
v-vineyard
W- wide axle
A 1 or 5 after the g on massey tractors 1952-1957 means;1-regular altitude;5-hi-altitude.
 
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