Yesterday's Tractor Co. The Right Parts, Right Away
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Restoration & Repair Tips Board

massey harris 22 low power

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
A DeWitt

07-05-2012 10:38:38
72.86.146.14



Report to Moderator

i have a massey 22 that's low on power, i checked the compression and its 85-90 psi at almost full throttle. i'm not sure if this is low or normal. the tractor starts great and runs smooth with good oil psi. any help would be greatly appreciated.




[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
showcrop

07-18-2012 04:54:29
75.67.231.80



Report to Moderator
 Re: massey harris 22 low power in reply to A DeWitt, 07-05-2012 10:38:38  
Since you don't mention any missing or rough running or hard starting, fuel starvation or poor spark are not likely culprits. If I were you I would get a vacuum gauge and do some trouble shooting with it. You can also try richening your carb high speed adjustment, and going through your governor adjustment according to the owner's manual.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
buickanddeere

07-13-2012 17:58:49
184.151.63.206



Report to Moderator
 Re: massey harris 22 low power in reply to Bob, 07-05-2012 10:38:38  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see
You have not published the HP and as a dyno has not been used to calculate HP. There is room for error when measuring via the seat of your pants.
If the tires are balasted and with fuel and driver she is hauling 2+ ton around so it can't feel as perky. As a newer 4000 lb tractor with 60HP.
Relax I wasn't slamming your tractor.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
A DeWitt

07-16-2012 17:39:08
198.228.200.153



Report to Moderator
 Re: massey harris 22 low power in reply to buickanddeere, 07-13-2012 17:58:49  
Your right, basically the only things I'm going by is that when the tractor is in 4th gear on the road it runs out of power on even the slightest hill and can't make it without downshifting to 3rd. In addition to that at the local antique tractor pulls in spring it couldn't move the sled more then 7' without almost stalling from lack of power. It was the only tractor there that had that issue, it was only in the 3,000 lbs class since it has no ballast or weights.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
buickanddeere

07-17-2012 07:20:12
184.151.63.174



Report to Moderator
 Re: massey harris 22 low power in reply to A DeWitt, 07-16-2012 17:39:08  
Probably setting the valve lash then doing a compression check would be a place to start The classic lift one plug wire at a time , to find a weak cylinder(s) would be another. Iirc those 22"s had a very fast road gear ? Wouldn"t be the first time an engine mysteriously low on power due to a worn cam. A re- grind is the answer there as all used cams are worn to some degree.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
A DeWitt

07-17-2012 20:23:46
198.228.200.158



Report to Moderator
 Re: massey harris 22 low power in reply to buickanddeere, 07-17-2012 07:20:12  
They list the road gear speed at 13-14 mph which isn't much but it's a huge jump from the 4-5 mph top speed in 3rd. I haven't checked the valves yet but I did do a comp test, all the cyl's were around 30-35psi at idle and 80-90 psi at 75% throttle not sure if that's good or not so good though.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
buickanddeere

07-13-2012 05:11:12
209.240.117.218



Report to Moderator
 Re: massey harris 22 low power in reply to A DeWitt, 07-05-2012 10:38:38  
They only made approx 31 belt HP and 23 drawbar HP at a screaming 1500rpm. Even factory fresh they don't feel like a 4020.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
A DeWitt

07-13-2012 10:32:14
198.228.200.147



Report to Moderator
 Re: massey harris 22 low power in reply to buickanddeere, 07-13-2012 05:11:12  
Wow, really????? I had no idea. I am very aware of what the factory hp numbers are and I also know the this tractor is not running 100%. Simply trying to figure out where the power loss is coming from, but thanks for comparing it to a 4020. That helps a lot.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
El Toro

07-06-2012 06:48:27
108.3.148.85



Report to Moderator
 Re: massey harris 22 low power in reply to A DeWitt, 07-05-2012 10:38:38  
Check the gas flow from the tank to the carburetor. Use a clean container and catch the gas. Should have a full stream of gas. If that looks ok remove the tube fitting where your gas line connects at the carb. Look for a screen behind that tube fitting that may be plugged with crud. If that isn't plugged your carburetor probably needs a good cleaning by soaking in carburetor cleaner and use air pressure to blow the jets. Make sure your float is set high enough. Hal

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
A DeWitt

07-06-2012 10:07:22
72.86.146.14



Report to Moderator
 Re: massey harris 22 low power in reply to El Toro, 07-06-2012 06:48:27  
okay, thanks. i'll give that a try this weekend. alex



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
A DeWitt

07-12-2012 22:24:35
198.228.200.147



Report to Moderator
 Re: massey harris 22 low power in reply to A DeWitt, 07-06-2012 10:07:22  
Getting good flow of fuel to the carb, I had the card apart and it was much cleaner then I expected. Maybe the carb needs to be set up or possibly the timing is off?? The plugs don"t look the greatest but I can"t see them being bad enough to cause the power loss it has. Any ideas? Thanks, Alex.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters