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    Default New MF 1648

    Anyone out there have the 48 or 52 hp model?
    I am chomping at the bit waiting for mine to come in.
    I currently have a JD 3520 open and decided to upgrade to more HP with better lift capacities and go with the cab option.
    Brush hogging in the rain with a open station tractor is not much fun.
    I have researched this over and over and the MF 1600 series seems to be the best bang for the buck so to speak.
    My deere is a hydro but I decided to go with the qps trans. I heard the hydro verison on the mf has a whine to it and with field work i have to do, felt the shuttle style shift would better suit my needs. I do a lot of loader work too so I am hoping the qps design will make the change from hydro to gear a little better.

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    Elite Member WilliamBos's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhardy6f26
    Anyone out there have the 48 or 52 hp model?
    I am chomping at the bit waiting for mine to come in.
    I currently have a JD 3520 open and decided to upgrade to more HP with better lift capacities and go with the cab option.
    Brush hogging in the rain with a open station tractor is not much fun.
    I have researched this over and over and the MF 1600 series seems to be the best bang for the buck so to speak.
    My deere is a hydro but I decided to go with the qps trans. I heard the hydro verison on the mf has a whine to it and with field work i have to do, felt the shuttle style shift would better suit my needs. I do a lot of loader work too so I am hoping the qps design will make the change from hydro to gear a little better.
    The DynaQPS and shuttle are do simple to use that i would not even bother with a hydro. With ground engaging work, do not buy a HST. Yes, the MF HST does whine.
    Thanks,

    Will


    I do not care if someone's net nanny is watching!! You need to stop...

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    I have the 1652 cab with the dyna qps. Had it for 2 years now. Great tractor. Love the shuttle shift.

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    Default Re: New MF 1648

    sounds good
    looks like they will be delivering this afternoon.
    cant wait to put some hours on it
    may even get the chance to move some snow this week if this storm hits as they are predicting. although its a little early for that

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    Silver Member Mud Mechanik's Avatar
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    Default Re: New MF 1648

    I just hit the 100 hour mark on my 1660 and have enjoyed every one...the Dyna QPS is awesome.

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    Default Re: New MF 1648

    1648 here with the Dyna QPS. I just finished doing the 50 hour service on it and all I can tell you is that you will love your tractor. I have some steep hill on my place and it handles them like a champ. I haven't had any issues at all with this tractor. It will handle anything you throw at it.

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    My father has a 1652. It is a great tractor. Shifts nice under all loads, cab is extremly quiet, support from Agco and Massey are great.

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    Default Re: New MF 1648

    Good Mornin rhardy6f26,
    Good luck with your new tractor !

    Wondering if you went with the R1's or R4's ? Im just thinking with your hills and ground engaging work the R1's would be the ticket...

    Please post some pics when you can !
    scotty

    ,,,course,,it is gas,and gas is,,well,gas,,so,,but it kills the @#$$ oughta them yellow jackets,,,thingy

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    Default Re: New MF 1648

    I went with the r4's loaded. I am hoping this will be a good compromise for the work i do with it. Most of the hours I put on my JD were split between harley raking and brush hogging. Also the reason for going with a cab. I ran R4's on my JD as well and had pretty good luck with them. I read some of the posts on the R1W's and would look to going with these in the future if I ever replace the tires.

    I put a few hours on the tractor this weekend. The QPS is nice but takes a little seat time to get used to it compared to a hydro. Had to pull a fertilizer wagon through our christmas tree field and it went well. Also borrowed a set of pallet forks to move some logs in my yard. So far I am very pleased with it. Next will be harley raking a gravel road and some brush hogging before snow flies.

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    Bronze Member DeereRack's Avatar
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    Default Re: New MF 1648

    Ive had my 1643 now for about a month and love it. couldnt be happier!
    Massey Ferguson 1643
    FEL with QA 72" bucket and pallet forks
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    6' Kodiak tiller
    4' Howse rotory cutter
    6' back blade
    Old 9' pull disc

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