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Tom 43

02-05-2013 09:25:13

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What was the last year for the Super 92 Combine. I think they are the sharpest looking combine ever built. Did they run as good as they look?

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02-09-2013 07:04:55

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 Re: Super 92 in reply to Tom 43, 02-05-2013 09:25:13  
I think the years build for the Super 92 would be 1960-63. The last couple years the Perkins 6.305 diesel engine was offered, even factory cab and a/c.
Yes very sharp and good running machines.

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Ralph Bauer

02-05-2013 18:09:47

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 Re: Super 92 in reply to Tom 43, 02-05-2013 09:25:13  
Tom, the Super 92 Roger talks about in his 1-26-13 post "have winch truck will travel" is a 1962 or '63.
The owner wrote it on the parts book I got with it in pencil .......
Ralph in OK.

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02-05-2013 16:53:06

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 Re: Super 92 in reply to Tom 43, 02-05-2013 09:25:13  
The one the neighbor had with the QT feeder house also had a Perkins dsl. in it, he said it came with it, never was sure if Massey made a S92 dsl or not. It sure fit in there like it belonged in there.

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02-05-2013 17:23:06

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 Re: Super 92 in reply to dboll, 02-05-2013 16:53:06  
They put a Perkins in there, but I don't believe there were too many of them. More hazards for sure. Far as I know that Chrysler engine (was is a 265? 261? Something like that) was the only gas offered. It was in lots of other models they had, too. Neighbor uses a rusty 82 that has the same motor.

I have never seen one of the Perkins in person.

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02-05-2013 15:14:51

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 Re: Super 92 in reply to Tom 43, 02-05-2013 09:25:13  
Everyone always talks about the engine down under and fires, but we never had an issue with the engine down there. We were pretty big on keeping things clean though. We had the engine rebuilt on one of them but the mechanic did it. I can only recall doing governor replacement other than that.

I loved those machines. The engine had a great sound to it and we always found them to be very reliable. They were easy to work on and gave a great sample. We only had wheat, milo, and a little barley, but you would be hard pressed to find a cleaner load of grain. When you asked anyone in the family about a new combine you always heard the same speech. Come back and look at this field in a month. You will see more wheat sprouting from the back of a newer combine that our old Massey.

There were a couple of annoyances. If the wind was just right the chaff wanted to stick to the radiator screen and heat it up. It had a beater in that long duct that was supposed to keep it clean but it didn't work so hot all the time. We got a "spinner" (from a Gleaner I think) and took the ducting off. All was good after that. It was also a pain that if the table was down you couldn't get the battery out. I remember a contraption of wires to get it started in the middle of the wheat field when the battery shorted out unexpectedly one time. If you were in thick wheat that Chrysler would get a little thirsty, too. I could always gauge what kind of a day it was if we had to fill old oil cans with gas and take them out to the combine.

Someday I will buy a Super 92. I probably won't cut much with it, but just the memories they bring back are worth it. I can still hear the starter they put on those things cranking away (usually cause the gas was left on and she flooded).

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02-05-2013 17:49:49

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 Re: Super 92 in reply to Notjustair, 02-05-2013 15:14:51  
I had an 82 and aside fron the dust on the oil pump smoldering I never had any fire issues. The fan seemed to keep the manifold blown clean. Jim

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02-05-2013 11:19:16

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 Re: Super 92 in reply to Tom 43, 02-05-2013 09:25:13  
I'm not sure but I think 1963 was the last year. I know we bought a 510 the first year they were out 1963 or early 1964. I would have to check our records. They were sharp looking but you paid a price for it in maintenance department due to putting the engine underneath the feederhouse. However, they were a great combine and the last good combine Massey made IMO.

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