Does it ever end..I can't keep up with the crisis..but don't give in.
The Massey has a 3 cyl diesel which really runs sweet. I use it to mow about 5 acres of heavy grass and have a Trac-Vac to collect the cuttings. We then use them as mulch for the large (1.5ac) garden. I went to grease the mower deck pulleys and noted one of the zerk fittings moved too freely. I suspected that the bearings in the spindle were bad but when I dismantled the spindle, the housing was badly worn, allowing the bearings to wobble.
I will provide a few pictures. Question is: I have no model number for the deck other than it is 5 feet wide and 18" at either side and 27 inches at the center. It has 3 blades and of course 3 pulleys.
Any one have any idea what its model might be and then are any replacement parts available. The spindle or housing is aluminum and understandably soft and wore easily. It does take 2 Timken bearings 77808 with the race 44610.
I have no idea how old the tractor is because it was given to me by an old friend who was a former MF dealer here in NW Ohio. He has kept few manuals plus his old shop has been broken into numerous times and also vandalized.