Attachment 270080Attachment 270081Attachment 270082Here are some pictures. Looks a little rough, could use some paint and TLC. I also need to add a front weight bracket, some weights, and a grill guard.
Was the 231 built at the same factory with the 240, 245 etc? I heard the 245 was made in England but the 231 Turkey or Poland. I have a 245 and there is a sweet 231 for sale nearby and I want the same quality. Both have the Perkins AD3.152 engine. Also I don't understand the HP difference with the same engine, was that a fuel based change or bore and stroke? Anyone know?
I posted the above I found the link titled:
MF 231 - Will a 230/240 shop manual work?
OK, I bought this old Massey 240 which was sound mechanically (I hope) but looked rough with lots of rust and pealing paint. I changed all fluids and filters, added new tires, new seat, new guages, and had a local restorer blast and paint it. I had an old front weight off of a Kubota that weighs about 250 lbs. and used a Massey weight frame and fabricated others brackets to jury rig and attach the weight. Bought the old Massey grill guard on Ebay and pieced this all together with bolts and welding. I guess it adds about 350 lbs to the front. Hopefully this is enough. I also am filling the rear tires. I am very pleased, as it looks new. Thought I would share some pix.
Very nice. The paint looks very good. What seat did you use and did you have to drill new mounting holes? I need to replace the seat on my 245 and am wondering if the same one would fit. I also need to clean up and redo my transmission and axles. Did the sand blasting work well?
The guy I bought it from added the seat just before I bought it so I am not sure. I will look more closely and see if I can see what it is and how it was attached. THe blasting worked great. The man who painted is restores old tractors and has lots of experience. I originally planned to paint it myself, but I just did not have time and decided to let this gentleman do it. He really went overboard and totally disassembled it and painted everything...gas tank, wheels inside and out and of course all sheetmetal and engine. Way more than I had planned at first! I almost hate to dirty it up!
Great looking tractor! :thumbsup:
wow really makes that one pop
Harold, that's simply an amazing transformation. Thanks for sharing. I have the same seat on my 135 and it sure keeps your false teeth in your mouth. :) Enjoy your seat time. - robertQuote:
Originally Posted by HCJtractor