The older masseys

humungus

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Is it French/Continental?
PUH ?? Exhaust ? And as the late Richard Moynan used to say , someone has been at the drop Arms with "John Welder " and 29/9s. Also , no toolboxes in the mudguards .
i,ve only ever seen those weighted front wheels on 178s, did they come on 188s in this country ?
 

SMID

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Never did front ones , the principal will be the same as rear ones first move the stops to the desired track width next slacken the nuts EVENLY ! around the cast centre 3 to 4 turns ,let the clutch up sharply with the tractor in gear in the direction you want the hub spin on the rim , with back ones you would brake the opposite side wheel . Once the centre has moved to contact the stops in their new position fit the other stops behind lugs on the rails .Tighten the clamp nuts diagonally in 3 stages 70Nm ,drive the tractor slowly back and forward 3 or 4 wheel revolutions' then same again at 140Nm and finally at 260 Nm .
 

Supertwo

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Never did front ones , the principal will be the same as rear ones first move the stops to the desired track width next slacken the nuts EVENLY ! around the cast centre 3 to 4 turns ,let the clutch up sharply with the tractor in gear in the direction you want the hub spin on the rim , with back ones you would brake the opposite side wheel . Once the centre has moved to contact the stops in their new position fit the other stops behind lugs on the rails .Tighten the clamp nuts diagonally in 3 stages 70Nm ,drive the tractor slowly back and forward 3 or 4 wheel revolutions' then same again at 140Nm and finally at 260 Nm .
Thanks it took a few attempts to get the clamps even but I got there eventually.
 

towbar

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What would you think the labour to fit this be, in a independent garage.something I'm considering myself for the 168, "neither of us are getting any younger or easier" (me & her that is.) Some tractor all the same.
That could be a few hours to a very long day depending on hard it is to remove the main pin and what other wear etc is on the steering.
 

MeathMassey3

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What would you think the labour to fit this be, in a independent garage.something I'm considering myself for the 168, "neither of us are getting any younger or easier" (me & her that is.) Some tractor all the same.
id say They d want 4 or 500 to do the job. All depends on how long it takes them to do it and if they find any other gremlins in the tractors steering. It's not really a major job in itself. Most difficulty would be the main pins on the front.
 

muckymanor

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@jf 850
I believe that this would be as close to a genuine mf165 as they come. I'm told it was bought new in 1974 and registered in 1976. Original rear tyres. 874 hours. The tightest tractor i have ever driven. No steering play. No wear in clutch or linkages. Never saw a night outdoors until its owner died 2 years ago.

It rests in my yard. It is in dispute between 2 people following a will. Each has to have access to it and it can't be locked in a shed. I try to keep it under the canopy of mine because every day out in the rain it is losing value. Rain rots those flexi cabs.

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mixed fleet

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@jf 850
I believe that this would be as close to a genuine mf165 as they come. I'm told it was bought new in 1974 and registered in 1976. Original rear tyres. 874 hours. The tightest tractor i have ever driven. No steering play. No wear in clutch or linkages. Never saw a night outdoors until its owner died 2 years ago.

It rests in my yard. It is in dispute between 2 people following a will. Each has to have access to it and it can't be locked in a shed. I try to keep it under the canopy of mine because every day out in the rain it is losing value. Rain rots those flexi cabs.

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It was a good farmer in his day that was able to buy one.
 
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