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    Default MF 165

    Howdy,

    Been casually looking for a diesel 135 or 165 for a while and ran across this one at a manageable price. It's a 1970 165 based on the serial number, but appears to have had a few modifications over the years (fenders and seat catch my attention). ~4,000 hrs on the meter, 4x2 transmission (no multipower), runs fine, 3pt and pto work, but though power steering is present it's not operational and the sheetmetal is rough. Not being intimately familiar with MF tractors, is this worth considering? Any way to confirm that it's a 165 other than the serial #? How hard would it be to pick up the missing pieces over time in order to have a somewhat accurate restoration? Looking for something that I can work now (bush hogging and hay) and restore later.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: MF 165

    I had a 165 for several years. Wouldn't consider it usable without power steering.
    Joy is having the tools you need and needing the tools you have!

    Kubota 5030 HSTC, BB, Danueser PHD, LA853 QA HD FEL w JD toothbar, 3pt chisel, 3 pt disk, 6' shredder, Kubota FEL hay spike, 3pt hay fork w carryall, Kubota RTV 1140

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    Super Star Member murphy1244's Avatar
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    Default Re: MF 165

    That is rough but I like the spring seat.
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