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Posted July 17, 2015 - 01:35 AM

is their any massey harris tractor experts on here? if so i need your help, see my dad got a massy harris 102 grc senior, but ware the serial number plate should be the plate was rusted off i thought they were not made out of steel and for the number that's supposed to be stamped on the transmission by the shifter we wire wheeled it and all we could find is a "R". dose that mean something special like research? i would like to find this mystery out for my dad and hopefully find some documents on this tractor. if anyone would happen to no anything about it even if its just a little bit to a whole files worth of info it would be much appreciated thanks

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 06:36 AM

There should be a number stamped into the top of the housing next to your left ankle.
Sometimes they are deeper than others. Never seen one without.
There were two model 102's one very different from the other.
Is this built on a MH or MF platform? Can you post a pic?

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:45 AM

I second the pic



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Posted July 17, 2015 - 10:07 AM

it is built under massey harris name heres some pics

the "R" on the transmission

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more pices of the housing ware its supposed to be

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thats what it looked like when we got it.

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 11:09 AM

That version of the 102 was mainly an export unit... May be why the sn is being hard to find.
Basically the same as the 101. Not as many stayed here... Most of the ones I've heard of and seen were kerosene (tractor fuel) units.

I can't remember when they changed the sn structure... At some point, they coded it.
30g1fr----
Model#, gas, altitude, foot clutch, row crop, and then a serial number.

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 11:58 AM

why would their be a R instead of just a normal serial number? we also found things on the tractor that were never made for a 102 or 101 like the simple stuff their was a part i do be leave that looked like it was from a 44 but im not sure.


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 12:21 PM

The 44 was many years later.
I have a good book at home that yells how many were made.

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 12:24 PM

I have a good book at home that yells how many were made.

Why wouldn't it just tell you?  Why does it have to yell?


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 01:33 PM

Stupid auto correct.
Yes, it TELLS me... Sigh
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Posted July 17, 2015 - 01:39 PM

Stupid auto correct.
Yes, it TELLS me... Sigh
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OK, no need to yell. :rolling:


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 02:37 PM

Info from tractordata.com. Noel

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 07:27 PM

i was just told that the experimentals came with steel s/n tags and not aluminium ones weve checked tractor data before and no help from them but thanks tho and this was a grc "gas row crop" could that be the reason of the R? being it ran off gas not all fuel


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 09:25 PM

At one time, I was very involved in MH Tractors. I enjoyed the simplicity and the durability and I enjoyed spending time as a family at these shows. I am not an expert, but I could hold my own in conversation.
I may be wrong, but I would be more surprised than you if that was actually an experimental...
As for the tag difference, I've never heard of that. I will look at a couple of 101 tractors over the weekend and see if any have steel.

I've attached a couple pictures of pages from a good reference book. The 102 jr and sr are both shown.
Sorry they are turned sideways, working with limited connectivity and low tech tonight.

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 09:32 PM

im pretty sure we have that book for our 20 but yea if you could look around and ask see what you could do that would be great :thumbs:



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Posted July 17, 2015 - 11:39 PM

if it was a experimental would their be a way to get massey harris documents to prove it?






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