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    Default Taking hoe off MF GC2310 and installing on an MF GC2400 - crazy?

    I have a 2007 Massey Ferguson 2310 (from the factory with a backhoe), 400 hours. I have a lead on a 2012 MF 2400, 11 hours at a fair price. I am wondering if I can easily transfer the hoe, frame brackets and hydraulics from the 2007 2310 to the 2012 2400. Called 3 dealers. One said "easy" another said "impossible" and the 3rd didn't know. Reading on the web I saw a post that stated the 2410 frame is built much heavier than the 2400 so that the 2410 can take the strain of a backhoe. I have trouble believing the factory has different frames and suspect the differences are either bolt on frame/hydraulics plus the decal on the fender. However, I am wondering if the hydraulic pumps are different between the 2 tractor models (2400 vs 2410 vs 2300 vs 2310).

    Am I crazy to think this would be an afternoon conversion and that the 2400+hoe would be just as strong as the 2310 with hoe?

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    Default Re: Taking hoe off MF GC2310 and installing on an MF GC2400 - crazy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrman View Post
    I have a 2007 Massey Ferguson 2310 (from the factory with a backhoe), 400 hours. I have a lead on a 2012 MF 2400, 11 hours at a fair price. I am wondering if I can easily transfer the hoe, frame brackets and hydraulics from the 2007 2310 to the 2012 2400. Called 3 dealers. One said "easy" another said "impossible" and the 3rd didn't know. Reading on the web I saw a post that stated the 2410 frame is built much heavier than the 2400 so that the 2410 can take the strain of a backhoe. I have trouble believing the factory has different frames and suspect the differences are either bolt on frame/hydraulics plus the decal on the fender. However, I am wondering if the hydraulic pumps are different between the 2 tractor models (2400 vs 2410 vs 2300 vs 2310).

    Am I crazy to think this would be an afternoon conversion and that the 2400+hoe would be just as strong as the 2310 with hoe?
    I can't answer any of your questions to absolute certainty, BUT, someone did post a year or 2 ago that their dealer would install the hoe on a 2400. I think the frames are the same between the 2400 and 2410..........can't say about the difference from the 2310 to the 2400 though.

    And we know you are going to try it. So please.........do a thread on it, preferably in the Massey Forum please
    Don

    MF GC2400, FEL, 60in.MMM, 5ft. Cultivator, Single Bottom Plow, Bush Hog RTC48 tiller, MF 2360 front mount snowblower, 5ft backblade. BXpanded Piranha toothbar.

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