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    Default Loader on a MF 150?

    New guy posting here.

    I have a gas 1968 MF 150 that currently has a Freeman fixed bucket loader on it. It is run off of a valve that sits on the top of the transmission. I want to replace this set-up with an actual front end loader. Locally someone has a loader that came off of a 165 MF and (claims to have) all parts necessary to attach to the tractor are included. The seller told me that the loader works off of the internal tractor hydraulics. Does anyone have a setup similar to this? Does it work well enough to move round bales of hay?

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    Default Re: Loader on a MF 150?

    Quote Originally Posted by crowbar032 View Post
    New guy posting here.

    I have a gas 1968 MF 150 that currently has a Freeman fixed bucket loader on it. It is run off of a valve that sits on the top of the transmission. I want to replace this set-up with an actual front end loader. Locally someone has a loader that came off of a 165 MF and (claims to have) all parts necessary to attach to the tractor are included. The seller told me that the loader works off of the internal tractor hydraulics. Does anyone have a setup similar to this? Does it work well enough to move round bales of hay?
    That's right--the hydraulic pump on the 150 (as on my 1964 MF135 diesel) is internal. My 2008 Mahindra 5525 with a 6-ft wide FEL bucket has an external pump for the hydraulics. The hydraulics flow on the 150 and on the 135 about 4.5 gal/min which means that your FEL will probably seem sluggish.

    Hay bales: how heavy are these bales? I know that the front axle on my MF135 is not that strong compared to the 150 so the 135 isn't very suitable for heavy lifting.

    I'd check a few websites before buying that FEL

    SSB Tractor: Tractor Front End Loaders

    Koyker recommends their model 220 FEL for the MF135

    Koyker Manufacturing - Loaders

    I'd check the specs on this loader to see how they compare to the FEL you're eyeballing.

    Good luck

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    Default Re: Loader on a MF 150?

    I have a mf 35 with a freeman loader for sale, installed and operational will sell tractor with loader or loader alone. PM if you are interested Cincinnati Ohio area.
    Kubota L5740 La854
    MF 35 Deluxe gas wloader...For sale

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    Default Re: Loader on a MF 150?

    Quote Originally Posted by flusher View Post
    Hay bales: how heavy are these bales? I know that the front axle on my MF135 is not that strong compared to the 150 so the 135 isn't very suitable for heavy lifting.
    These hay bales are about a 4x5, so they aren't the huge bales. My neighbor rolled them up with a kubota MX5100. The MX5100 is only a 50hp tractor, so the bales couldn't be huge. Also, the loader I'm looking at only has a 4 ft bucket on it. Which is what I want, I'm not a fan of the bucket sticking out past the wheels. Since this older quipment isn't quick attach, it makes it hard to use. Thanks for the imput and the links.

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