1956 Massey-Harris 444
Mar 01, 2012
This tractor was featured for the month of March in the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.
With its three distinctive colors—red, yellow and bronze—this attractive High Arch model turns heads wherever it goes. This Massey-Harris 444 was powered by a Continental engine (bore and stroke of 4 x 5.50”) for 277 cu. in. producing 50 max PTO hp. It was also available in diesel and LP-gas versions.
The adjustable wide-front High Arch distinguishes it from the lower axles on popular standard-tread Masseys. These 3-number tractors were the last of the Massey-Harris yellow-wheel designs. In 1958, the 444 was superseded by the Massey-Ferguson 65. (Note, Chrysler gold was used to duplicate the bronze.)
Owner: Bryan Armstrong
Bryan, his father Leroy, and his brother Scott, have a family collection of five Massey-Harris and Massey-Ferguson tractors. It’s evident they invest lots of time and pride in all their tractor restorations.
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