Challenger Restored

| March/April 1996

  • 1937 Massey-Harris Challenger

  • 1937 Massey-Harris Challenger

PO Box 202 Plymouth, Nebraska 68424

This is a picture of a 1937 Massey-Harris Challenger, serial 1 #132858, recently restored. A tractor like this was the first one I ever operated. We found this at an Arlington, Nebraska, auction in June 1994.

The engine was loose, so it was only a matter of cleaning out the mouse nests, cleaning and repairing the carburetor, cleaning and repairing the radiator, cleaning out the fuel tank, replacing the magneto, replacing the top of the oil filter, freeing up the clutch and a few other things to get it running. It has been enjoyable work.

My brother Logan and I did the restoration work and we own it together. We still need the brake covers, the PTO and the exhaust manifold elbow.