Tyres for MF 4215

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  1. 1Masseyman

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    Hi all, I bought a MF 4215. It had only 500 hrs up and it is fine for what I want it to do. However the wheels that are on it are a bit too narrow, the back wheels being 320/12.4/R32. The front tyres are 8.3/R24. These are a bit narrow on soft ground. What should I replace them with, taking into account that the tractor is only 55 hp. Thanks -Michael
     
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    @gone is our tyre size expert. As well as an MF user .He will know the proper answer .

    12.4 x 32 is a simple swap , I think that a 14.9 x 28 is the same diameter. If not a 16.9 x 28. Rims off an MF 50 digger. Your front wheels will be extremely rare . Would a pair of agri grip super singles suit ? Possibly easier stay with with what you have on the front .
     
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    I would tend to go 16.9/28's and 12.4/20's, if there is room for the slightly taller tyres.
    https://www.donedeal.ie/tractortyres-for-sale/16-9-28-mf-wheels/23390085
     
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    Well may it wear, nice little tractor. :Thumbp2:
    You may post a few pics.
     
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    I have only ever owned MF. I bought a MF 50 digger last week, will be delivered this week. Will need some work but in reasonable working order...
     

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    Lovely looking digger, those Mark II's weren't made for long.
     
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    I have only ever seen 2 Mk 11s , and both were 4 wd.

    I have a good idea from whom you bought that digger .:wink: Saw a picture of it once, and meant to enquire if it might be for sale , but it drifted out of my feeble mind . Would.have suited me. Oh well. Best of luck with it .:Thumbp2:
     
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    I bought the digger out of a shed in Cork, it hadn’t been in use for a while but the engine is pretty good. It will need new back wheels and a few hydraulic pipes and a paint job. Question, I see the solid rubber tyres for sake that would suit the digger, are they worth getting? That is instead of the regular tyres ?
     
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    Different digger so . Well wear .
    I use the Michelin XZL ? Ex ESB 4 wd truck front tyres 100 odd for good sh . Super Jon. Never got a pucture on the last set in 15 years .
     
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    I like that 50B , I ve only ever seen a couple of MK2 s and as already said both were 4wd.
     
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    Selling the nifty fifty :scared::blink:
     
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    Took delivery of the MF 50 B last night, included in the deal is the digger, four buckets and a set of doubles...now let the fun begin
     
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    I wouldnt bother painting it , looks genuine as it stands. Get a bottle of the pink wash and wax stuff. And a belt of a hose and brush .

    New back wheels ??Diggers usually have 12 ply tyres fitted , and hence will last longer than you think . Gripwise , a 2wd digger will be helpless in a field , unless the field is sound , regardless of lug depth. I definitely wouldnt dream of solid tyres on it .
    Here is the ex ESB Michelins on the front of mine . Bought these last July , previous set on it 15 years plus . Hinch outside Tullamore stocks them

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    I didn't say anything about selling it .
    The engine is getting tired , and the cab has a very airy feel to it now .

    May you have hours of fun lifting , shifting rooting and digging . You have lots of buckets anyway .
    Torque or clutch ? More likely to be torque.
     
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    This is all new to me. No sure whether it’s clutch or torque. Couldn’t get over to it today as the weather is just awful here.
     
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    Some pictures of the digger
     

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    Also some pictures of the MF 4215
     

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    Apologies @jf 850 I put two and two together and got twenty :blushing:
     
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    I totally agree with Nash. 2 lovely purchases.
    What is the bucket/fork just in sight , on left of photo where you are backing the tractor and box back to the dual wheels ?
    Very tidy tractor. Back wheels fine . Fronts very narrow , but finding alternatives will be very difficult.
    Whereabouts are you , Kerry , Sligo ? Quite rugged. Nice to look at , but as they say , You can’t eat scenery . :rolleyes2:
    My query , clutch or torque . Is there a conventional clutch pedal on the left hand side , with 1,2, 3 ,reverse , and high and low ?
    Or, 2 brake pedals on left hand side , and a sort of rocker pedal on right hand side , Instant Reverse , still 2 gear sticks with 2 speeds on each stick?
     
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    As said, two nice machines there, I wouldnt dream of painting that 50b anyway.
    Are you actually on top of a mountain there?!
     
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    I'll opt for pallet forks for a track machine
     
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    This is based in Kerry. The farm is rough grazing on the side of z mountain...very remote...and peaceful.......Kinda place where you get tough or die. I’d say that it’s it’s clutch not torque The tractor is like a MF 188 with as attachments ! My brother has a EX60 track machine and a MF 390T, great tractor.
     
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    its been a while with Covid and so forth......

    The wheels for the Mf 4215, well what I bought was 16.9 R30 and 11.2 R24. I bought them on Done deal.

    These wheels came off a Kiota 7330. They are new...but I have to change the centre dish as they are not compatible with MF 4215.



    So far so good..
     
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