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    Default Wanting to buy.

    I have found a MF 165 tractor in pretty good shap, it will be my first tractor , I was wondering if there were any common problems with this series tractor.

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    Default Re: Wanting to buy.

    They all have a tendency to have font and rear main leaks. If it ain't too bad, don't worry about it. Check your rear rims for rust thru, especially around the valve stem. Look for slobbering around the exhaust manifold. Stay with Diesel. Not unusual for them to have a lot of play in the steering, however, not hard to fix. Ken Sweet
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    The Northeast shipping corridor is a little more expensive.

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    Default Re: Wanting to buy.

    Thanks for the advice, y did you say stay with a diesel? Is there something wrong with gas motors, because the one i looked at was gas, it seemed to run good.

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    Default Re: Wanting to buy.

    It is hard to keep fuel in the gassers and on top of that, it is hard to find one without at least 1 plug oil fouling out. If all the plugs are brand new or 1 plug looks different that the rest, run in the opposite direction. I never buy that "I just tuned it up" pitch. Ken Sweet
    http://www.sweetfarms.com/

    Sweet Farm Equipment LLC (Internet Sales, Shipping All States)
    Shipping Facility
    1815 Defries Rd., Canmer, Ky 42722 Toll Free 1-866-528-3323
    Ken Sweet sweet@scrtc.com

    Shipping Example: Can ship 800 lbs from Ky. to Dallas for $165
    The Northeast shipping corridor is a little more expensive.

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