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  1. Re: Log Splitter Pauses Before Split - Bad Pump or Normal for Cheap Unit? Video

    Maybe this will help someone with a similar problem. I made a trip to the farm to split a little wood and figure out what I needed to hook up a gauge. With a little more knowledge, I noticed some...
  2. Re: Log Splitter Hangs Up Beore Splitting with video

    Maybe this will help someone with a similar problem. I made a trip to the farm to split a little wood and figure out what I needed to hook up a gauge. With a little more knowledge, I noticed some...
  3. Re: Log Splitter Pauses Before Split - Bad Pump or Normal for Cheap Unit? Video

    I posted this over on the "hydraulics" section and JJ gave me some good advice. This has a two stage pump. It might be working just fine. The "second" stage takes a moment to kick in, so mine might...
  4. Re: Log Splitter Hangs Up Beore Splitting with video

    Thanks sir, I was hoping you'd reply. I've run across many of your good and informative answers in researching this issue and hoped you'd see my post. I assume that you watched the video and...
  5. Log Splitter Hangs Up Beore Splitting with video

    http://youtu.be/O4O8f_MwfB0

    My log splitter (used but new to me) is acting just like this one on You Tube. MTD 25 Ton. I posted this over on the "built it" forum with more information and...
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    Re: Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    We bought a new 2015 Outback a year ago--smaller engine, no GPS, leather, sunroof. We love it. We looked at every other option before buying the Outback. My wife has a bad neck. No other vehicle was...
  7. Log Splitter Pauses Before Split - Bad Pump or Normal for Cheap Unit? Video

    http://youtu.be/O4O8f_MwfB0

    Here's a You Tube video, or link to it, showing what my recently acquired, used, MTD 25 ton unit is doing. I can split but having never owned a splitter, and realizing...
  8. Re: Does anyone know about EZGO golf cart drive clutches and how they work? Need help

    I got it taken care of...in case anyone has this issue in the future...I decided to just address the problem without worrying so much how I caused it. I took a small brake cylinder hone, wrapped it...
  9. Re: Does anyone know about EZGO golf cart drive clutches and how they work? Need help

    Mine was working just fine until I took it off the cart to replace the timing belt. Somehow I must have messed up the bushing in the clutch cover or less likely warped the shaft. But without knowing...
  10. Re: Does anyone know about EZGO golf cart drive clutches and how they work? Need help

    I don't know about its similarity but assume its a common design.-- Its really a strange deal. In the photos you can see how far the cover will slide on the shaft. That is where the taper starts.
  11. Does anyone know about EZGO golf cart drive clutches and how they work? Need help.

    I cannot find any info on the net on this, including dedicated golf cart sites. I know a lot of folks here are good mechanics and some probably work on golf carts. Here's the story. 98 EZ GO 4 cycle...
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    Re: I hate new fuel cans so here is what I did.

    I love this can...I always struggled getting diesel into my tractor without a mess. This just lays flat on the hood, you push and hold the button, and it runs until the can is empty or tank filled.
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    Re: wood splitter options?

    In the KC area, some Quick Trips now carry gasoline without any ethanol.
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    Re: Need Information on 231 Perkins Minor Overhaul

    It was a Max Force kit. Don't recall the exact distributor, but it was in the mid-west,maybe Iowa, Minnesota.

    There is a lot of information on line about pulling the sleeves. There are kits, but...
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    Re: Need Information on 231 Perkins Minor Overhaul

    I stumbled across my old thread tonight...hard to believe it was 2 years ago...I ended up getting an "in frame" rebuild kit and although it wasn't easy it wasn't all that unpleasant. And the tractor...
  16. Re: King Kutter Outer Hub Bearing Replacement Question - Pull the shaft?

    I'm probably overthinking it, the parts diagram helps some. The way the hub is mounted it has to slide inward and so the shaft will need to move over which will require the opposite site...
  17. Re: King Kutter Outer Hub Bearing Replacement Question - Pull the shaft?

    Bump this morning.
  18. King Kutter Outer Hub Bearing Replacement Question - Pull the shaft?

    King Kutter II 60TG tiller. The outer hub bearing is messed up from lack of grease and dirt. Looks to me like there are about 12 of them left out of 20 or so. Pretty gritty. Cleaned it out last year,...
  19. Thread: craigslist finds

    by Rford
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    Re: craigslist finds

    I try to whatever I need off of CL first....its hit and miss, but I've found some good buys.
  20. Re: Rental Yards here now require 3/4 ton truck or better when towing.

    If a rental outfit, or anyone else, knows that somebody is getting themselves into a dangerous towing situation, I'd hope they'd prevent it. And if they don't, when they could, and some guy runs...
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    Re: Buried my dog today

    They get into your heart....and break it when they go.
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    Dealer Re: I thought I was buying a tractor!

    While there seems to be a lack of good communication, sometimes things get messed up. I can't really tell exactly what is going on from your post, but there seems to be shipping involved as well as...
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    Re: Do You Have Any Embarrassing Repair Mistakes?

    First time resleeving my Perkins 152 engine. Used an ax handle to drive the liner in (laid it across the top, tapped with a hammer) like it said to do on some rebuilding engine forum, for...
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    Re: How NOT to Install Dry Cylinder Sleeves

    I'll have to admit that I had a similar adventure earlier this year. I used dry ice and acetone to freeze the liners but still needed a little extra persuasion via the hammer and 2x6. Tractor's been...
  25. Re: Help!! PTO slip clutch - how do you get this u-joint out????

    Ignore my "helpful" advice, I didn't realize the left cup was still attached. I looked at the King Kutter site...they don't show a replacement u-joint and that might be a bad sign. I'd call the...
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    Re: Spreading Issues - Medium Red Clover Seed

    I'm assuming this is a food plot. I'd bet you're fine. If the soil dries up quickly you could run over it with a cultipacker but I'll bet if you get a little freeze.thaw action it will sprout fine. ...
  27. Located a Source for Wooden Bearings for Massey No. 22/25 Disc Harrows

    I am checking out an old Massey disc harrow and was doing some research. One recurring issue was the problem finding/replacing wooden bearings in the old versions. I stumbled across a source. Its...
  28. Re: Help!! PTO slip clutch - how do you get this u-joint out????

    I'm looking at the picture so left and right is from that view. Can your move the loose piece left, leaving the cup in place while you do so and then when fully left pop out the right side. This will...
  29. Re: Massey No. 22 Disc --- Can anyone answer a couple questions for me?

    I haven't gotten an answer, but I've been searching around the net and found a source for the wooden replacement bearings and thought I'd share it. This outfit makes them, which I think is pretty...
  30. Re: Return Stihl MS 250 and go back and get the MS 290?

    I have the older version, the 025 and it has been perfect for cutting down hedge and other trees up to 14", some even bigger. I put on a different drum (a rim drive, with a .325/63 gauge chain.) I...
  31. Massey No. 22 Disc --- Can anyone answer a couple questions for me?

    If my picture upload worked, here's a disc I'm considering buying. It's advertised as a Fergusson No. 22. It looks like a No. 22, but it has that deal on the front that looks like a weight rack....
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Took the tractor out today for some tilling. It ran great, no issues. I ran it at different engine speeds per the manual's break-in procedure, couldn't really put it under much of a load with a...
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    Re: MF35 3 cyl perkins combustion caps blowby

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    Yep...I'm not real sharp and when it comes to diesel engines not experienced either. Actually I was wrong in what I was thinking. Combustion caps are not the copper gaskets between the...
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Here's a tip - if you have a front end loader with a front-pulley shaft driven pump, it is a lot easier to bolt up the flange to the pulley as you are putting the front axle back on and not after...I...
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    Re: MF35 3 cyl perkins combustion caps blowby

    Yes I did...it was too complicated for me....so I had to simplify it....
  36. Thread: Good Boots?

    by Rford
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    Re: Good Boots?

    Those Michelens look like a good choice....
  37. Thread: 135

    by Rford
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    Re: 135

    I've been looking for a 135 or 150 for a while, just looking, not ready to buy. What I've noticed is that the prices are generally all in the same ballpark on Craigslist for similar models and...
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    Re: MF35 3 cyl perkins combustion caps blowby

    OK -- so the copper washers between the engine and the injectors aren't sealing.
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    Re: MF35 3 cyl perkins combustion caps blowby

    I'm confused, what are combustion chamber caps?
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Got the front axle/radiator back on. It was clumsy and heavy. Probably really a two man job or easy with a cherry picker. A real long bolt, 9 inches or so, would have been useful in aligning and...
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Sorry, no pictures to post. I'm going to head out this afternoon and start putting on the accessories and maybe will get to the front end. My guess is getting the front end back on will be harder...
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    Re: My 1966 Massey 135 Tractor (Pics)

    I've enjoyed reading your thread....it started out with "I bought a 135 today and its in reasonably good condition" and now its turned into a museum quality restoration...I hope to pick up a 135 or...
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Got everything buttoned up tonight and, to my great surprise, it started right up. Had one small leak at an injector that I'll fix but other than that I think I'm good to go, no funny noises and it...
  44. Re: Question about valve adjustment on 3 cyl Perkins

    I was fine...motor started right up tonight. I found a good method to set valves on this engine and I checked what I had done against this method. Turn the crank clockwise (facing engine) until the...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Sediment Bowl.......

    I'm not familiar with this bowl but all these are, obviously, is a fuel filter. Having this type allowed for easy in-field service and draining of water. But a modern paper filter would serve the...
  46. Question about valve adjustment on 3 cyl Perkins

    I tore down my perkins 3-152 and put in sleeves and pistons. When I put it back together and went to set the valves none of them had any tappet clearance, which I thought was odd, but thought with a...
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Turned out the puller I made failed in service. But all sleeves are in, pistons and head back on and if I can figure out what's up with the valves I'll be firing it up this weekend.

    The dry...
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Powermax got me my replacement liner delivered to my door in one day. It was packed very nicely. I've got my acetone, a dry ice source, and a small Igloo water jug, and I plan on going out in the...
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Yes, the Massey dealer.
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Well, I went out to put in liners this morning, thinking that 80 degrees sounded cool, but it was not. Plus, I made a serious error and chipped about an inch out of the first liner's flange so I...
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    Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    I'm refreshing a 231 Massey that has a dusted engine. There are lots of aftermarket kits. The dealer recommended PowerMax. I got the kit and was pleasantly surprised to see it was from England, not...
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    Re: Lifeguard refuse job back after being fired

    It sounds like he was fired by his immediate supervisor pretty much right after the situation ended. He didn't actually save the guy, he was saved by other swimmers. The kid filled out an incident...
  53. Re: 4 ring or 5 ring piston...does it matter on rebuild of AD3-152?

    Thanks...oil control will be good...it had major blow-by and oil shooting out of everywhere before the teardown....
  54. 4 ring or 5 ring piston...does it matter on rebuild of AD3-152?

    Called the MF dealership to talk about inframe rebuild kits and the salesman talked me out of ordering OE Perkins in lieu of a PowerMax kit. It was $320, arrived in a couple of days, and it looks...
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    Re: MF 35-Want to do a Restoration

    I've got a MF 231 that I'm working on because I dusted the engine. I've got decent skills and tools but no tractor experience. After a a few hours of tear down, I've concluded that tractor...
  56. Re: How does anyone come out on "rebuilding" and then selling a used tractor?

    Here are a couple examples from the current CL listings. $700 difference between the two, $2200 for the one in rough shape, $2900 for the nicer looking one.
    270096270097
  57. How does anyone come out on "rebuilding" and then selling a used tractor?

    Just an observation....probably one of those "Duh" situations.

    I've been looking on craiglist for a long while at smaller tractors to use to mow, roto till, etc. I'm no farmer. I've got the use...
  58. Re: Is there a trick to dropping oil pan on Massey 231 -- do you remove front axle

    Thanks...I've got my neighbor making the disk on his lathe. I think I'll use a 5 inch square pipe on the top. I'm pretty confident I will get them out...not so confident I'll get the new ones...
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    Re: Any Tricks removing a Massey 232 Loader

    Right now on KC Craiglist there are two similar MF loaders and they are priced at $2800 and $3200.
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    Re: Repair Manual Sharing or Ideas

    Just got may manual from Yesterday's Tractors.

    It is a reproduction of the Massey Service Manual. Here's what it says on the front:

    This manual is a manual produced by Jensales Inc. without the...
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    Re: Massey Manual Sharing Ideas

    Just got may manual from Yesterday's Tractors.

    It is a reproduction of the Massey Service Manual. Here's what it says on the front:

    This manual is a manual produced by Jensales Inc. without...
  62. Re: Is there a trick to dropping oil pan on Massey 231 -- do you remove front axle

    The next big challenge will be finding or having made a sleeve removal tool....I'd like to do an "in frame" rebuild.
  63. Re: Is there a trick to dropping oil pan on Massey 231 -- do you remove front axle

    Thanks. It's odd that you have to remove the oil pan, but its not really an oil pan, well, it is, but it also a structural heavy iron part of the tractor....so yes, you have to remove the 24mm nuts...
  64. Is there a trick to dropping oil pan on Massey 231 -- do you remove front axle

    Got tired of waiting for my manual and started tearing apart my 231 to do an in frame engine rebuild. Went pretty well, found the culprit of blow-by, one piston was flopping around in its sleeve.
    ...
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    Re: Massey Manual Sharing Ideas

    Also, if its the same manual, the service manual from ACGO is only $45 not $103 (that includes the binder) so its the cheapest around...
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    Re: Any Tricks removing a Massey 232 Loader

    Those loaders are worth some good money....don't give it away.

    I'll bet its a lot harder to remove the loader brackets that remain on the tractor, even thought its probably just nuts and bolts.
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    Re: Repair Manual Sharing or Ideas

    DOH! That's a fair price and straight from the manufacturer...no reason to go to Jensales or ebay etc. which are higher priced.
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    Re: Any Tricks removing a Massey 232 Loader

    I can now answer my own question, because I went out this morning and took it off. Easy. Two large pins on the bottom front...they have handles so they are easy to locate. Take the pressure off them...
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    Re: Repair Manual Sharing or Ideas

    Whoops...never mind. I went to the AGCO site and they do care....they have their manuals for the 231 for sale ($103 plus shipping) and have the warnings not to be stealing their stuff splattered all...
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    Re: Repair Manual Sharing or Ideas

    Don't close the thread for crying out loud. I'm not trying to do anything illegal. I know a little about copyright laws, but not enough. Did you know you can't copyright a recipe?

    This is...
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    Re: Ok bow enthusiasts I need your help.

    Get yourself over to Archerytalk.com for some expert advice. I have an old Darton that looks similar but mine hasn't been camoed up...it has wood and laminated plastic limbs...looks nice, but its...
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    Re: Massey Manual Sharing Ideas

    Don't know...that's why I'm asking....

    I just checked out the AGCO site and they are selling the manual for $103 plus shipping and they have their copyright notice printed and warnings to not be...
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    Re: Massey Manual Sharing Ideas

    But if ACGO doesn't enforce it against all those out their selling them, and I assume that's the case because its pretty blatant, I'm not sure its a copyright problem...I bought the one I ordered...
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    Any Tricks removing a Massey 232 Loader

    I've got to overhaul my 231 diesel engine. While waiting for the service manual, I think I'll pull off the front end loader. It looks pretty straight-forward, some pins, maybe a pump connection, a...
  75. Thread: Dog People

    by Rford
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    Re: Dog People

    It's just poor manners for sure, and not very neighborly. If you can print out this thread, maybe you should and drop it off to the guy's house.

    Kids and dogs...you love yours, but not so much...
  76. Thread: MF 231 questions

    by Rford
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    Re: MF 231 questions

    We ought to be sharing our manuals....I've posted a thread on that just a little bit ago, but this thread gives the reason why....maybe some moderator can figure out how to get something set up.
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    Massey Manual Sharing Ideas

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    I just ordered a service manual for my MF 231. It will cost me $70 with shipping. I've seen them go as high as...
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    Repair Manual Sharing or Ideas

    I just ordered a service manual for my MF 231. It will cost me $70 with shipping. I've seen them go as high as $100. That's too much.

    I think I ought to make this available to whoever needs it...
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    Re: Tell me about Massey tractors please!

    I've got a 231 diesel with a loader...I like the size but after market parts are not easy to find. For some reason, the 231 just doesn't show up much on the parts' lists.

    I think the one I have...
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    Re: Brand of cleaning solvent to use

    I don't think it would matter what you used. I'd try brake cleaner or whatever was inexpensive. A light coating of oil, lube, etc. afterwards.
  81. Thread: Lift don,t work

    by Rford
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Lift don,t work

    I've use a 231 Massey and I've yet to figure out exactly how the 3pt controls work and they are erratic at best, at least for me, but I've been able to get them to work for what I need. You might run...
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    Re: Got MF-35 home, Here are the problems

    Best of luck. I'm not a tractor expert, but its an engine. You need to make sure you have compression. No compression, no start. If you have good compression, the engine will probably start once...
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    Re: After the Warranty

    Synthetic oils and grease. Far superior to regular oil and reduces wear on the expensive parts.
  84. Re: Massive Oil Leak...can you replace front seal with in-frame over haul kit

    It would - for some reason I thought you had to "split the tractor" to get the engine out, and while I don't know exactly what "split the tractor means" it doesn't sound like something that is easy....
  85. Massive Oil Leak...can you replace front seal with in-frame over haul kit

    This 231 is driving me nuts. Now it starts just fine (if throttle is closed, at half-open its tougher). It doesn't overheat anymore, much. It still has some serious blow-by, tough, and the oil...
  86. Re: How is this Hyd Valve Supposed to be Positioned?

    Both the loader and the 3pt work at the same time...when I've switched the lever to one side or the other it seems like things don't work right or as well so I've settled on this "in between"...
  87. How is this Hyd Valve Supposed to be Positioned?

    MF 231 with Loader and rear hydraulic connectors.

    I'm not real swift on working the loader and the 3pt. I can get everything to work, but the markings are worn off the draft control and things...
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    Re: BUILDING GARAGE BY MYSELF NEED HELP?

    You said the site is "almost" impossible for a ready mix truck to get to...I'd find out for sure. Some companies have smaller trucks for such situations and I'd ask the plant to check out the site...
  89. Thread: my 'new' MF 230

    by Rford
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    Re: my 'new' MF 230

    I know on the diesel 231 you can figure out the year off the engine serial number....assuming its the right engine, that might work.
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    Re: MF 231 - Will a 230/240 shop manual work?

    I found a good after market outfit--MADISON TRACTOR. LOTS OF PARTS FOR THIS TRACTOR AND GOOD SERVICE.
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    Re: MF 231 - Will a 230/240 shop manual work?

    Thanks. It's the aftermarket lack of parts. The dealer is 70 mikes away. If that is a downloadable service manual, for $40 or so that's OK, but it looks like its going to be a $100. I suppose its...
  92. Re: Any anti-gun (anti -2nd amendmant) people on tractorbynet?

    You'll shoot your eye out!
  93. Re: Let's discuss herbicide application for foodplots

    Yup...they lived on weeds a long time before we started planting food plots for them....they can't eat fescue and other pasture grasses, but where I've rototilled and killed the fescue and let plain...
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    MF 231 - Will a 230/240 shop manual work?

    First off, anyone thinking about buying a MF 231 should check out the parts availability for this tractor. The on-line sources rarely show a 231 application. The parts list just jumps right over the...
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    Will manual for 230 work for 231

    Anybody thinking about buying a MF 231 should understand that this tractor is not well-supported. It might be that many parts are interchangeable with other models, but unless you know that, which I...
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    Re: Bird seed food plot test

    I'd like a picture of that drag...there are about a half dozen old rims and tires on the farm I have and I've thought about using them in this fashion....

    But bottom line, is that bird seed...
  97. Re: MF 231 Engine Number Messed Up -- what is C/I?

    I found a source on serial numbers and it is a 94...still don't know about the engine model for sure but I'll give a dealer a call.
  98. Re: MF 231 Engine Number Messed Up -- what is C/I?

    My plate just says "Perkins Engines" and then under it, off to the side, was the upside down number.
  99. MF 231 Engine Number Messed Up -- what is C/I?

    This should not be so difficult. I've found lots of engine ID sources, but none that match up with what I have.

    I can't find any reference to a MF 231 engine (Perkins 3-152) with an engine model...
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    Re: Need Information on 231 Perkins Minor Overhaul

    IT'S ALIVE! :thumbsup:

    Put a new battery in it, added the jump box, and cranked it over. It cranked a little faster and seemed to want to start, puffing white smoke out the stack. I gave it just...
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