Massey-Harris 44 Special

Massey-Harris 44 SpecialThe Massey-Harris 44 Special is a 2WD row-crop tractor manufactured by Massey-Harris in Racine, Wisconsin, USA from 1953 to 1955.

The Massey-Harris 44 Special is equipped with one of four engine version and a unsynchronized gear with dry disc clutch transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gears. The 44 Special tractor used manual worm-and-sector steering, differential mechanical drum brakes, open operator station and 87.1 liters (23 US gal.; 19.2 Imp. gal) fuel tank for gasoline version, 71.9 liters (19.0 US gal, 15.8 Imp. gal) for diesel version, 103.0 liters (27.2 US gal, 22.7 Imp. gal) for LP-gass version.

The tractor could be equipped with the following engines:

  • Massey-Harris. It is a 4.5 L, 4,539 cm2, (277.0 cu·in) four-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 102.0 mm (4.02 in) of the cylinder bore and 140.0 mm (5.51 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 6.25:1.
  • Continental. It is a 4.3 L, 4,251 cm2, (259.4 cu·in) four-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine. The cylinder bore is 98.0 mm (3.86 in) and the piston stroke is 140.0 mm (5.51 in). The compression ratio rating is 15.0:1. This engine produced 40.5 PS (29.8 kW; 40.0 HP) at 1,500 rpm of output power.
  • Massey-Harris. It is a 4.3 L, 4,251 cm2, (259.4 cu·in) four-cylinder natural aspirated tractor fuel/LP-gas engine. The cylinder bore is 98.0 mm (3.86 in) and the piston stroke is 140.0 mm (5.51 in). The compression ratio rating is 4.68:1 for tractor fuel version.

Massey-Harris 44 variants:

  • 44 Special: row-crop
  • 44 Special Cane: high-crop
  • 44 Special Rice: standard

Massey-Harris 44 Special Specifications

General Specifications
Model Massey-Harris 44 Special
Length 3,430 mm (135 in)
Width 2,000 mm (78.7 in)
Height 2,030 mm (79.9 in)
Wheel base 2,230 mm (87.8 in)
Weight
Fuel tank capacity Gasoline: 87.1 liters (23 US gal.; 19.2 Imp. gal)
Diesel: 71.9 liters (19.0 US gal, 15.8 Imp. gal)
LP-gas: 103.0 liters (27.2 US gal, 22.7 Imp. gal)
Battery
Cabin type Open operator station
Engine
Engine model Massey-Harris
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 4
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 4.5 L, 4,539 cm2, (277.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 102.0 mm X 140.0 mm (4.02 in X 5.51 in)
Compression ratio 6.25:1
Horsepower
Starter Electric
Oil capacity: 7.6 L (8 US. qt, 6.7 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity: 20.8 L (22 US. qt, 18.3 Imp. qt.)
Engine
Engine model Continental
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 4
Fuel type Diesel
Displacement 4.3 L, 4,251 cm2, (259.4 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 98.0 mm X 140.0 mm (3.86 in X 5.51 in)
Compression ratio 15.0:1
Horsepower 40.5 PS (29.8 kW; 40 HP) at 1,500 rpm
Starter Electric
Engine
Engine model Massey-Harris
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 4
Fuel type Tractor fuel/LP-gas
Displacement 4.3 L, 4,251 cm2, (259.4 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 98.0 mm X 140.0 mm (3.86 in X 5.51 in)
Compression ratio Tractor fuel: 4.68:1
Horsepower
Starter Electric
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual worm-and-sector
Brakes Differential mechanical drum
Transmission model
Transmission type Unsynchronized gear with dry disc clutch
Gears 5 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 22.1 kmh (13.7 mph) Reverse: 5.2 kmh (3.2 mph)
Tires
Front tires Ag: 6.50×16, 9.00×10
Rear tires Ag: 11-38, 12-38, 13-38
Three-Point Hitch
Type Massey Hitch-All
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO type Live
Rear PTO speed 534 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type
Hydraulic capacity 6.6 L (1.7 US. gal, 1.5 Imp. gal.)
Pressure 1050 psi (72.4 bar)
Total flow 7.5 gpm (28.4 lpm)