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Posted: 3/13/2019 8:24:29 PM

MH 55 diesel article

Hi all,

While messing about on the net, I ran across an article about a '52 MH 55 diesel from a magazine called "Diesel World" that was published in January. I'm sure all of you know about the 55's history, but I thought it was a cool article to read. I wont spoil it for you, but I did find interesting they called Western Specials also Hillsides until 1951.


Here is the link:

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Posted: 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.


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Posted: 3/14/2019 8:37:03 AM

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Hi John, Sharp looking tractor you have there. Always liked the beefy look the rice tires gave them tractors. The work you done on yours is about what I did to mine. Its a very solid machine.

Just looked at the picture more closely, but I noted that there is no foot clutch. I bet this tractor turns some heads at shows!

Cheers, Dakota

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Posted: 3/18/2019 6:27:48 PM

RE:MH 55 diesel article

Here's another article if anyone is interested in reading it.

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