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    03-06-20, 09:15 AM
    Good question Footsfitter, the answer to which is: horses for courses! Moving 3000+ cubic metres of soil for a new dam(n) (!) wall was likely to be...
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    02-06-20, 09:46 PM
    john maddock replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    Forgot to say, the early models tended to crack where the top link mast joined the cross tube on which the rotors are mounted. Check. JV
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    02-06-20, 09:10 PM
    john maddock replied to a thread HayBob in Machinery
    I agree with zaza about the condition of the machine being important. If it has tynes which can be adjusted for tedding or rowing, check that all can...
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    02-06-20, 12:58 PM
    john maddock replied to a thread mf4345 in Machinery
    Looked up Tractor Data http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/003/3/8/3389-massey-ferguson-4345-transmission.html and it says there are 4...
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    02-06-20, 12:55 PM
    john maddock replied to a thread mf4345 in Machinery
    Looked up Tractor Data http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/003/3/8/3389-massey-ferguson-4345-transmission.html and it says the gearbox is...
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    02-06-20, 11:47 AM
    john maddock replied to a thread mf4345 in Machinery
    As I understand, the 4345 followed the 4245, so there presumably is a similarity to my 4225 which has everything on one lever, except for...
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    01-06-20, 11:00 AM
    Oh dear! The venerable MF168 is having a hissy fit. Today, it would barely lift an empty bucket on the 3-point linkage - but there is some...
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    25-05-20, 01:28 PM
    Oh dear! The venerable MF168 is having a hissy fit. Today, it would barely lift an empty bucket on the 3-point linkage - but there is some...
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    14-05-20, 12:30 PM
    Oh dear! The venerable MF168 is having a hissy fit. Today, it would barely lift an empty bucket on the 3-point linkage - but there is some...
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    11-05-20, 11:02 AM
    john maddock replied to a thread Fences in Machinery
    Impressive machine - but an even more impressive post! What sort of timber was it , to not shatter? JV
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    10-05-20, 12:10 PM
    No special lifts or tools RGSP? You are a better man than me! Or my friend - but thanks for your thoughts. I agree about new O rings though. JV
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