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johnfarnworth - (3/14/2019 8:02:37 AM)
RE:MH 55 diesel article

Here is a photo of my 55 Riceland diesel together with a close up shot of the high arch front axle.  I purchased this from a dealer in Connecticut on the basis of a telephone conversation and him giving me a running commentary on the condition of the tractor as he walked round it.  He turned out to be an exceptionally honest guy. 

All that I have done to it is to re-line the brakes, renew the heater plug and re-do the wiring.  It is a very good starter even down to near freezing.  I also added a small step to the rear platform as it is one heck of a stretch up to the platform - a real trouser splitter - and I am a 6 footer! It is still starting on the pair of large 6V batteries that came with it.

It's the biggest and heaviest of the M-H tractors except for the 555s which are slightly heavier - not something that I can carry on my Land Rover and trailer - it takes me over weight.