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    Default Re: New to the tractor world... Can you guys help me out with a MF 65 Industrial?

    Well, I did end up buying the tractor for the property and found out it's a 59 MF65 serial # SNM670815, but it must have the industrial package on it. The thing runs great and seems that everything works ok on it, including the loader. I'm hoping it starts ok even on those cold -10 degrees C days. i have noticed that I really need to get the rear tires loaded and some chains though, I was getting stuck on ice and in very small pot holes on the front tires and the rears would just spin even with the diff locked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maz
    Well, I did end up buying the tractor for the property and found out it's a 59 MF65 serial # SNM670815, but it must have the industrial package on it. The thing runs great and seems that everything works ok on it, including the loader. I'm hoping it starts ok even on those cold -10 degrees C days. i have noticed that I really need to get the rear tires loaded and some chains though, I was getting stuck on ice and in very small pot holes on the front tires and the rears would just spin even with the diff locked.

    Here are some pics.
    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=297618"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=297619"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=297620"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=297621"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=297622"/>
    Your missing a stabilizer attachment point on the left side axle. When pulling a bush hof , box scraper they sure keep things in line behind you. It's great to hear everything works. Check the tranny fluid to see if any discoloration which would indicate some water getting in. Probably thru the shifter boots. That tractor has alot of potential. You scored well on it. -robert

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    Default Re: New to the tractor world... Can you guys help me out with a MF 65 Industrial?

    Thanks The Kid... Is this stabilizer attachment point something that was bolted on or welded on and cut off?

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    Default Re: New to the tractor world... Can you guys help me out with a MF 65 Industrial?

    There is one of these on both axels. A bar is attached with some clinch pins at this point and the other end attaches with the lift arms. They keep things like a buch hog or a box scraper from shimming side to side . If one is missing you can go to TSC and buy a replacement. They are not expensive.

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    Default Re: New to the tractor world... Can you guys help me out with a MF 65 Industrial?

    Ok, got it, thanks for the diagram to. That makes sense, I will need to get one eventually. I will most likely need it for next summer. For a minute thought I was missing something large, would not surprise me cause this tractor has had some work done and not all good. For example the front drop spindleshave been welded to the adjustable pivot arm that sits on top and connects to the drag link.

    Thanks for your help

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    Default Re: New to the tractor world... Can you guys help me out with a MF 65 Industrial?

    Hi Maz, great looking tractor. We had a 65 digger on the farm for almost 20 years. Instant reverse tranny, which was handy because the brakes were never great on ours. I would suggest looking for an original front grill guard, or make one yourself. It will protect the hyd. pump, and the tinwork at the front. It also braces the loader framework to quite a degree. The Perkins 203 diesel, should outlive you, if its minded! Industrial models have a different brake set-up to agri models, bigger brake drums I believe, plus the dry disk brakes in the rear axle. I see that the loader controls are on the right hand side. Is this usual for North American models? European ones always seem to be on the left. In a fit of nostalgia, I bought a 1961 MF65 last weekend. Dual clutch model, no rear digger, but has PTO and lift arms, which our old one did not have. Is you power steering working well? It was usually an ongoing battle to keep adjusted right. Will stick up a few pics tomorrow. I see someone has removed the two crowd rams for the front bucket, and replaced with a centrally mounted one. It was all too easy to bend the original rams over the points of the loader arms, when the pins and bucker etc. got worn. Enjoy, its a great tractor! Nigel in Ireland

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