Welcome! Please use the navigational links to explore our website.
Company Logo (800) 853-2651 Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

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

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

Research & Info
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

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

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Submitted Article
Repairing A Massey Harris 22
by John Reeves

Massey Harris 22 Serial 22GS 5364
Massey Harris 22 S/N 22GS 5364 (1953)
I have just given this old girl (boy?) a replacement RH rear axle. I was lucky enough to find an axle in good shape at a reasonable price - also a replacement for the right rear brake assembly which was broken.

It was necessary to remove both rear wheels and axles in order to remove the differential gear - this proved to be difficult because it was impossible to remove the oil shute that transfers the lube oil from the gear case to the differential housing - I had to resort to using the cutting torch after drying out the interior .

The oil chute is attached to the inside of the differential housing by two quarter inch cap screws - the screws are at the top of the housing and one screw is too close to the casting to attach any kind of wrench.

At re-assembly this was modified by drilling a hole in the casing below the chute hole - welding a bracket below the repaired chute and attaching the the chute by means of one quarter inch bolt and lock nut , This makes it very accessible for both removal and replacement .

Re-assembly of the tractor took approximately two weeks of off and on time - repairing broken studs - drilling and taping and a general clean up. Several knowledgeable people have commented that the MH 22 has a common fault in that the axles are prone to breakage .

The rear axle
The Axle
Except for the axle on this model - all other parts are in good working order and there is no metal fatigue elsewhere. This model is equipped with the hydraulics from a MH Pony and they work very well.

I enjoyed working on this veteran tractor and discovering the simple but very effective engineering that was performed by Massey and Harris so many years ago.

[Comment On This Article] - [View Other Comments]

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Today's Featured Article - Stories From Old Farmer - by K. Pratt. Old Farmer, a.k.a. Dale Jensen began posting messages to our discussion forums at the grand age of 75. With extensive knowledge of farming and tractors, he valued the past and the ways that went with it. He shared these values with us until shortly before his passing. I spoke with Dale in his last days and requested his permission to share some of his stories with the readers of our magazine. He agreed, and provided the ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: Looking for a skid for a W_power unit----also a green & yellow John Deere antifreeze gallon can. [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2022 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

Website Accessibility Policy