I have a 1949 44-4 with a 260/277 engine. I reworked the engine during a restoration a couple of years ago. I cleaned and checked the governor while in the engine. It appeared to be free and smooth working?? The governor has been balky and hangs up every since I got it running. I have concluded the best thing to do is have a complete replacement available to fix the issue. Since the paint is new I will want to go in and out on the first pass of repair to minimize the damage. So I do prefer new parts but will probably end up with used ones. To that end I found in the 2014 Steiner Tractor catalog page 480 a replacement governor for Ferguson and Massey Ferguson about 20 different models. TE20, TO20, TO30, 35, F40, 50, 135, 150, 202, 204, 230, 235, 245, MF INDUSTRIALS 20C, 30B, 2135, 2200, 2500, 4500, (ALLWITH CONTIENTIAL GAS OR 3 CYL PERKINS GAS ENGINES. This replaces the following Massey parts 529737M91 & 738440M91. This governor is a new ball type?? a note says it will replace the old fly weight type. I wonder if there is a crossover to my 44? I checked with Steiner and they stated they had no knowledge of anyone using one in a 44. I do not have knowledge of the above engines to evaluate the possibility. I do like the new design and would hope it might just work.
Looking for help from the fellow Massey Collectors to consider the possibility of this governor working on my 44