Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    10
    Location
    Live Oak, FL
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 231

    Default Will a 1040 MF front end loader fit a MF 231 tractor?

    Will a 1040 MF front end loader fit a MF 231 tractor?
    a pic of the loader is attached

    my tractor is 2 wd, but i want a loader, and this used one is priced right... anything i should inspect before purchasing? seller has controller,not pictured.
    i do not have remote hydraulics... I do not know if it will fit or not. My question is will the loader in the pic work with the tractor...
    What performance should i expect with this set-up?what else do i need to make the tractor compatible with the loader?



    -1040-loader-jpg

    -mf-231-jpg

  2. #2
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    10
    Location
    Live Oak, FL
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 231

    Default Re: Will a 1040 MF front end loader fit a MF 231 tractor?

    Any comments what so ever???

  3. #3
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    152
    Location
    NC
    Tractor
    MF1010

    Default Re: Will a 1040 MF front end loader fit a MF 231 tractor?

    Hi Cobble,
    I guess someone should comment to you, but most likely no one knows the answer to your question, so we should at least tell you that much! My approach would be to ask the dealer about this if you have one close by. But be prepared for an evasive answer since the tractors are not recent manufacture.

    I personally doubt you could get this to work without modification since I believe the 1040 is a totally different tractor and I suspect it was made by a Japanese manufacturer for MF. I know the 1010 and 1020 were.

    Your best bet may be to get an aftermarket FEL for it. If you go to eBay and search for front end loader Massey Ferguson 1040 you should find some aftermarket hits, and get a known price for a new FEL that would work with your tractor.

    Best wishes with your search and welcome to the forum.

  4. #4
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,088
    Location
    Canada
    Tractor
    MF

    Default

    Welcome to the forum. As already stated it probably won't work. The 1040 has a frame on the tractor in which everything is mounted. The 231 utilizes the engine block assembly as the frame. The 231 is also a physicaly bigger tractor I think. The loader from the 1040 is the MF1016 whick onlt have a 1000# capacity and did not have the fastest hydraulics on them. You would also have to make adapter mounts to fit the loader to the tractor. The aftermarket loader is most likly the best way to go.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    40
    Location
    Hulbert Ok.
    Tractor
    massey ferguson gc2300 ,jd 300 kubota g1800 2535 century

    Default Re: Will a 1040 MF front end loader fit a MF 231 tractor?

    hello . the 1040 is the loader model number not the tractor model
    it well work but you will have to make your own brackets or modify the ones that come with the 1040 loader
    if you want a direct fit you will have to buy a after market one

Similar Threads

  1. Price Check 1990 Massey Ferguson 231 w/ 232 front end bucket
    By hoschwl in forum Massey Ferguson Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-29-2012, 12:27 AM
  2. MF 231 front end good for loader?
    By oz in SC in forum Massey Ferguson Owning/Operating
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-16-2011, 01:59 PM
  3. front end loader/front end of tractor
    By chevyman003 in forum Parts/Repairs
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-29-2010, 02:51 PM
  4. ford 1510 front end loader, what will fit?
    By tcroce in forum Customization
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-15-2009, 12:17 PM
  5. Front-End Loader skid steer adapter to fit front end tractor loader??
    By Papasmith in forum Attachments
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-22-2008, 12:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.