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Hello all I am glad to be a part of this forum where I can learn and share information
I currently just picked up a 550 from my 4th generation family farm in Southern Ohio and need some identification help
I have located the specification number and serial number
But the problem is a little deeper
The tractor I was told is a wide rear that was once used in orchards no idea ?
Second its non profit non 3 point which almost renders it useless
However it has a triumph aftermarket hydraulic system that runs a side mount sickle bar attachment a d for the life of me I can't find anything about this tractor anywhere
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How about a side picture of the rear wheels?


I am going to say the rear wheels are reversed to give it a wider stance, more stable on the side of a hill.
Looks like the pins for the three point hitch draw bars are there, draw bars are not.
I also see no controls or hydraulics to raise and lower a three point hitch.
The grill is different from what I find online, so possibly it is an orchard model, and you would not really need a three point hitch in a orchard.
 

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So looking at those pictures, take both rear wheels off, remount them with the right wheel on the left side and left on the right and you will have a regular width tractor. But it will be much less stable on the side of a hill.
We ran our wheels out most of the year unless a specific attachment required them in for clearance. Most of our hay fields involved hills, some of them rather steep as in tractor sliding steep.
I will also say an orchard tractor will normally have a down swept exhaust to get under tree branches, not the stack you have.

From a little reading, that tractor had several different variations originally.
Looks like a decent little farm tractor.

I wonder if there is a PTO shaft behind that block off plate on the rear?
Do you have a lever to engage the PTO on probably the left side of the transmission housing?
 

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Where does the mower get power from?
Our Massey Ferguson's had a pulley on the PTO that drove a driveshaft that went back up to the mower.
But they also had hydraulics built in that handled the mower lift cylinder.

We did have a couple Ford's, 8N and others from that time period that did not have hydraulics or a PTO.
They were good for rake duty or pulling a wagon, but that was about it.
 
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