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    Will MF550 lift cover fit MF168?

    Venerable MF168 has dodgy internal hydraulic linkages - despite the local dealer charging a lot to do a poor job of adjusting them.

    I've been offered a complete top cover, including internal linkages, off an MF550.

    Will it drop straight onto the MF168?

    JV
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    Re: Will MF550 lift cover fit MF168?

    Bump this up for you John. Gut instinct would say no. Would have guessed the 168 to have a heavier more robust set up. Is the top link casting part the same? I thought they were different. Don't know what caused this - http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cg...d=mf&th=155540

    550 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/22201...7386489&crdt=0

    165 https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Ma...Ld28FO00TzRzM:

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    Re: Will MF550 lift cover fit MF168?

    Quote Originally Posted by essexpete View Post
    Bump this up for you John. Gut instinct would say no. Would have guessed the 168 to have a heavier more robust set up. Is the top link casting part the same? I thought they were different. Don't know what caused this - http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cg...d=mf&th=155540

    550 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/22201...7386489&crdt=0

    165 https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Ma...Ld28FO00TzRzM:
    Thanks for the bump Pete.

    Jeez, that poor (perhaps literally!) Kiwi! Not at all funny for him.

    JV
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    Re: Will MF550 lift cover fit MF168?

    John here is an answer from MF Andy on a different forum

    ''i would say the bolt holes would be the same but thats about it. the 550 would have mk3 hydraulics and unless its a late 168 it would have mk2. also the quadrant on a 168 is mounted on the top cover where as on a 550 it is mounted in the cab with linkages to the top cover. to swap the quadrant parts over would mean losing the settings which is defeating the object really''.

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    Re: Will MF550 lift cover fit MF168?

    Quote Originally Posted by essexpete View Post
    John here is an answer from MF Andy on a different forum

    ''i would say the bolt holes would be the same but thats about it. the 550 would have mk3 hydraulics and unless its a late 168 it would have mk2. also the quadrant on a 168 is mounted on the top cover where as on a 550 it is mounted in the cab with linkages to the top cover. to swap the quadrant parts over would mean losing the settings which is defeating the object really''.
    Many thanks Pete. I only *very* occasionally look at a different forum (I don't have time to peruse & keep up with 2) so I would not have seen MF Andy's post.

    He has supplied good info, as always. I have no idea if my machine is a late one, so I think I should not pursue the 550 idea, and keep an eye open for a compatible assembly.

    JV
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