I am trying to determine the year of a couple of 55 combines,one is square back and one is round back.SN 55-69652 and 55-59583.Any help would be appreciated.
Been there, done that. Different machine and different hornets. All I can say is OUCHA bit off topic but we had one of those when I was a youngster.. quite a step up from a #15 Massey PT. We stored our 55 outside with a binder canvas over the hopper. Dad went to remove the canvas prior to harvest and was severely stung on his face and neck when he disturbed to hornets nest underneath. He got his revenge that night by burning them out with a gasoline fire on a rag on a wire. They got their revenge the next day when he sat down on the seat and ripped a hole in the second nest under the seat. Some went right up his pant legs !
Hey! How goes the combines? If you need any help as far as service manual information, let me know.. if it talks about Whatever you're trying to do in any of my service manuals, I'll gladly scan and email you a few pages.
Well, have had square back 55 in the shop this winter,got broken spark plug out and replaced,carb cleaned,fuel lines and pump cleaned,fuel tank was actually pretty decent,turned her over and she fired up.Purrs like a cougar.Haven't looked at engines on these combines yet,both were running a few years ago,did the engines change between 1960 and 1964 or were they the same?Would they be Hercules?