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A Red and Bronze 1957 Massey-Harris 50

Feb 04, 2011

This tractor is featured for the month of February in the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.

Please don’t get excited folks, the colors are correct. The red and bronze paint scheme was used only from 1956 to 1958 during the transition of the Ferguson and Massey-Harris merger. The Massey-Harris 50 was sold by Massey-Harris dealer while its “twin” the Ferguson 40, was marketed by those dealers. Both the M-H 50 and Ferguson 40 were tested simultaneously at Nebraska in fall of 1956, so–surprise–tests were identical. Their Continental engines (3.3125 x 3.875 bore and stroke; 134 cu. in.) rated at 2,000 rpm produced 32 max PTO hp and 30 drawbar hp. Both models featured 6-speed transmissions with a top speed of 15 mph.

1957 MasseyHarris50
Owners: Ted and Jennifer Harms
New Hampton, Iowa
Ted farmed with John Deere tractors, but he drive this handsome Massey-Harris 50 on tractor rides in north-central Iowa. He is sometimes challenged by those who think it’s painted the wrong colors and has incorrect decals, but the tractor restoration was done correctly.
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