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    Re: MF168 hydraulics failure

    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 just a tad too much for the Venerable 168. On...
  2. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    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
  3. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    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 be moved to both positions. If the machine has...
  4. Thread: mf4345

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    Re: mf4345

    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 different gearbox options!

    JV
  5. Thread: mf4345

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    Re: mf4345

    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 completely different - 8fwd, 2 rev.!
  6. Thread: mf4345

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    Re: mf4345

    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 forward/reverse which is on a lever left of the steering...
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    Re: MF168 hydraulics failure

    [QUOTE=john maddock;312121]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 intermittancy. (I hate an...
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    Re: MF168 hydraulics failure

    [QUOTE=john maddock;312121]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 intermittancy. (I hate an...
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    MF168 hydraulics failure

    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 intermittancy. (I hate an intermittent problem!). ...
  10. Thread: Fences

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    Re: Fences

    Impressive machine - but an even more impressive post! What sort of timber was it , to not shatter?

    JV
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    Re: Removing FE35 lift cover

    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
  12. Thread: Fences

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    Re: Fences

    Usual trick here for backfilling is to use finely crushed rock , 6mm minus. It means outlay to buy the stuff, but huge saving in time and labour compared to ramming earth back in the hole - and...
  13. Thread: Fences

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    Re: Fences

    Wearing my tin hat....

    I'd go for the auger, coz that provides some positioning freedom to get the posts dead in line. A post & rail fence which is not straight is not a sight to behold - and...
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    Removing FE35 lift cover

    A friend needs to remove the lift cover on his FE35. Having no suitable sky hooks, he has to resort to making something like the MF tool for rotating the cover. My service manual shows a device...
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    Re: Future of Wool 2020

    In Aus., we can buy it as insulation for buildings, in place of fibreglass. I don't have a price comparison (presumably it is higher) but it has a place on the market.

    JV
  16. Re: Part wanted for MF 4225 - new or used

    I put that part number into Google & Malpasonline came up with one for 52 quid. Suitable?

    JV
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    Re: david brown 1494 hydraulic problems

    Not wishing to step on TP's territory coz he has vastly more experience than me, my experience was with an MF168 which developed slow 3 pl lift, but the loader seemed normal. the linkage would come...
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    Re: Adverts appearing in posts

    Hmm I must have ticked the incorrect box - coz now there are more ads! Not happy! :mad:
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    Re: NH TM155 CCLS pump problem

    Ah, yes. A square section seal would be a bit difficult to find in a kit - and this looks like a job you would not want to go back into to correct a fault!

    JV
  20. Thread: Veganism!

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    Re: Veganism!

    Different businesses, but near the same town (Sorell) on the way from Hobart to Port Arthur. I don't know who owns the Country Market, nor do I know where they get their produce. Some may be grown...
  21. Thread: Veganism!

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    Re: Veganism!

    I think both links are correct - mine certainly is.

    JV
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    Re: NH TM155 CCLS pump problem

    Some years ago I bought a kit for making O rings of different sizes. It contained several metres of different diameter rubber, a plastic tool with holes for each size of rubber and a slit along its...
  23. Thread: Veganism!

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    Re: Veganism!

    Ex is correct! :)

    However, only a few kms away is this one:

    https://www.sorellfruitfarm.com/

    It was started by my cousin, who wanted to buy part of my farm. I would have leased, but he...
  24. Thread: Veganism!

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    Re: Veganism!

    Jack: ...sold direct to the public!

    Yep. Entirely agree. If only I was 40 years younger, but with the knowledge I have now :cool:

    JV
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    Borrowed from another list

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