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  1. Shenandoah MF1760

    Anyone insured?

    I don't live where I keep my Tractor and UTV, and while I keep them both in a shipping container my implements are all outside. Insurance covers theft and damage.
  2. Shenandoah MF1760

    Choosing the right tractor

    I have a MF1760 cab tractor which is almost identical to the 2860 with exception of the motor. While the heat and a/c are nice, the two main reasons I had for getting the cab tractor were bees and spiders. I'm less than 200 miles south of you so we have very similar environments. I've got...
  3. Shenandoah MF1760

    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    Far too many people think that if they can tow it on flat ground or up an incline that's all they need to worry about. I grew up having the fact beat into me that if you double the horsepower you need to quadruple the braking capability and that the last thing you want is an unmanaged load...
  4. Shenandoah MF1760

    Cheap FEL cylinders keep bending

    I tend to agree that there's something wrong with the cylinders. Either they are under sized, or the material used isn't hardened as it should be. That is a different design than my FL 2814 which came on my 1760, so I wonder what the track record is? If the dealer/manufacturer doesn't step up...
  5. Shenandoah MF1760

    PLEASE HELP? BX22 HST problem

    I hate to mention it, but Hydrogear might make a specific and available only through Kubota HST. I don't know if this is true, and for your sake I hope not. But I've been burned too many times to mention by parts that are only sold in mass quantities. "Sure you can buy some, they come in lots...
  6. Shenandoah MF1760

    Most useful wrench

    While not a die grinder, I have used a flexible shaft Dremel to get into tight spaces and used the cutting wheels to great effect.
  7. Shenandoah MF1760

    Always Set Parking Brake!

    Hydro tractors are noted for rolling away Yeah buddy! My 1760 will roll on a 2 degree grade!
  8. Shenandoah MF1760

    Quick hitch for 3 point – options

    Looking at Carter & Son's EZ Hitch, I don't see a lot of difference between their product and Pat's, other than their's is fabricated and Pat's is cast. The price is fairly similar too. The only thing Pat's may have over the EZ Hitch is the stabilizing arm that comes as part of the kit...
  9. Shenandoah MF1760

    Buying Advice Is it possible to go too big?

    As mentioned previously there are a lot of variables. These were factors I faced. Can you manage something with a shuttle-shift? I went with a hydrostat because I knew my wife would eventually be using it, my SCUT is near the top of the hydrostat group @ 59HP. Where are you storing it...
  10. Shenandoah MF1760

    Diesel Additive - which one, and how much?

    You don't really mention what you are looking to get out of the additive beyond the anti-gel properties. Myself, I use Opti-lube XPD mainly because I'm also babying a Ford 6.4L. Opti-lube doesn't mention having a biocide which I'd recommend if you're storing any quantity of diesel or if it...
  11. Shenandoah MF1760

    Using concrete slabs to "pave" some wet spots in a road.

    I was at a chemical plant under construction in Russia last year and they used slabs of concrete that were approximately 6 x 12 (probably metric, but I don't think that way) to temporarily pave the roadways placing them side by side. Since there was nothing under the slabs they shifted every...
  12. Shenandoah MF1760

    Will 10 Horsepower actually matter on the same size tractor?

    I believe they say that you never hear a man mention, "I wish I had gotten a smaller tractor!". I was thinking I wanted a 40hp when I found my 60hp which wasn't even 10% more money at the time for 50% more power. I haven't looked back at the 40hp unit ever, although there are times I've looked...
  13. Shenandoah MF1760

    Showroom Shock !

    I just looked at my local dealer. They've apparently dumped Mahindra in favor of Bad Boy. (No idea why.) They had maybe 15 Bad Boy's and around 39 Massey's with only 7 of those being cab tractors and only 8 @ 60hp or more. And only 9 ATV's, but 39 UTV's. Lots of implements, but no trailers...
  14. Shenandoah MF1760

    Truck bed extender legality

    What about getting a long PVC pipe. Put the stalks etc. in the pipe and attach the flag to the pipe. Might not even need the extender then.
  15. Shenandoah MF1760

    Celebrities I have met

    I got to shake hands with Chuck Norris. He was sitting in the seat in front of me and on a flight to Tokyo. I wouldn't have bothered him but the man next to me went all fanboy on him as we were deplaning. He proceeded to greet all of us in the surrounding seats. I Met George Foreman a couple...
  16. Shenandoah MF1760

    Craftsman/Kobalt/Tekton/Pittsburg Sockets/Wrenches -- General Thoughts/Question

    Just my 2 cents. The hardline mechanic's tools (such as socket wrenches) that make up the core of the Craftsman brand have been made by a variety of manufacturers over the years, including New Britain, Moore Drop Forging, Stanley, Easco Hand Tools Danaher Corp., and most recently Apex Tool...
  17. Shenandoah MF1760

    Is there any size of tractor that is too big to add a backhoe on it?

    I agree with the statement that buying the backhoe with the tractor is the best way to go. If I wanted to add one to my Massey I'd have to add chassis stiffeners along with the backhoe otherwise Massey won't honor the warranty. They claim that the weight of the backhoe will stress the chassis...
  18. Shenandoah MF1760

    Towing capacity

    Very true. My half-ton towable 5th wheel can only be towed safely by a select few half-ton pickups. On another note, you live in Texas so there's another factor to consider. If the combined gross vehicle weight of the trailer and the tow vehicle exceeds 26,000 pounds you'll need a class A...
  19. Shenandoah MF1760

    25hp Tractors for Vegetable Farming

    Yeah... and the only reason for the model change, that's my understanding at least. It even has the same FEL I have. I'm a little irritated that my stealership didn't give me a heads up (assuming they knew). But Siburaura isn't going anywhere so I should have to worry too much about that account.
  20. Shenandoah MF1760

    25hp Tractors for Vegetable Farming

    My only concern about Mahindra is that they seem to be a hodgepodge of whatever parts they can put together, meaning that this year's model and next year may look the same but be very different under the hood. But this can happen to any of them. My Massey 1760 was replaced by a 2760 two months...
  21. Shenandoah MF1760

    Spend my money.

    Who's your closest dealer and are they willing to pick it up for servicing? This can be a deciding factor and why I went with Massey.
  22. Shenandoah MF1760

    People name their boats. Why not name your tractor?

    My wife asked me what I was going to name it. I hadn't really thought about it before that. But some things just acquire names, i.e. my 64 Dodge Polara was Norman Greenbomb. So I thought about it and since it's red, it's in the south, the place is overrun with tree rats, and a character in a...
  23. Shenandoah MF1760

    What EXACTLY is this item. Please help!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!🥰

    If insurance is involved then it doesn't matter what someone else might give you for it, find out what it would take to replace it. Assuming it was in working condition to begin with, and they'll likely prorate the value due to age.
  24. Shenandoah MF1760

    Terrified of tipping - how about an inclinometer?

    The problem is unless you know what the tipping point is this isn't going to do much good. We had them on the Destroyer I served on and we knew what the point of no return was. You have stabilizers so I suppose you could do some empirical testing to determine where the danger zone is, mark...
  25. Shenandoah MF1760

    Bigger HST machines.

    My Massey is 59 HP. I thought the HST was the best option for working in the woods, and it still may be in terms of ease of operation for those around me not familiar with manual transmissions. Would I have bought something bigger if available? Yes. I'm beginning to think I need something...
  26. Shenandoah MF1760

    pickup truck size

    I believe there are more than a couple of factors driving the large P/U trend. 1. Visibility - While not a "large" P/U my wife enjoys driving a Honda Ridgeline due to the greater view it affords of her surroundings. 2. Safety - Or the perception of. I have a daughter-in-law that thinks a...
  27. Shenandoah MF1760

    Spilled diesel fuel, need help

    I agree. Diesel is just a petroleum-based oil and Dawn (like any detergent, not soap) is a fine degreaser. Once you've removed most of the diesel with pig mats, oil dri, kitty litter, or whatever, grab what the wife uses to do dishes with and you be fine.
  28. Shenandoah MF1760


    It should have very little operating time. If you have paperwork with a VIN number on it showing that you've either bought or intend to buy they have no business moving it beyond what is necessary to get your options installed. Now if you've gone crazy with the after-market stuff they may show...
  29. Shenandoah MF1760

    Should I cab or not. Getting ready to buy

    While the heat here is a factor, I considered not getting a cab tractor. Until I remembered what running over a Bee's nest was like, and having those palm-sized Banana Spiders drop onto you as you drive through their web. My tractor is used in the woodlands so my needs are different than most...
  30. Shenandoah MF1760

    Filled Tires or Ballast Box?

    My place is all sandy loam and in the spring it's terribly wet with several seasonal creeks. My tractor digs in and creates ruts just trying to get from point A to B. I don't have any form of additional weight aside from the brush hog and haven't needed it. The FEL is usually used with either...
  31. Shenandoah MF1760

    Does HST Transmission Rob Horsepower??

    There are limits to how big you can go with an HST. I'm at the top of Massey's line with a 59.9 HP HST tractor. The specs say that my PTO is only 44.4 HP. That's probably measured at the PTO itself and not accounting for any losses that the driven device gearbox may impose. I went HST so...
  32. Shenandoah MF1760

    Premix vs gas station 2 stroke

    I just buy the premixed stuff for as long as the warranty is in place. Then I keep the can around and so that others don't put straight gas in the tank(s).
  33. Shenandoah MF1760

    Replacement Key Solution

    I drove my wife's truck up to the property and when I got up there... no tractor key. That's on my key chain. Went into town and discovered the salesman that sold me my tractor was now working out of this dealership. Told him I needed a key and he just handed me one. THat's one way to keep...
  34. Shenandoah MF1760

    “Buy the dealer, not the machine” is outdated

    I think there are a lot of ways to twist this tale. Where I live now I have choices; Deere, New Holland, Mahindra, Massey, and Kubota. Where I'm moving to, and where the tractor is right now, I only have three choices; Mahindra, Massey, and Kubota. The Massey dealer is willing to come and get...
  35. Shenandoah MF1760


    There are a lot of good UTV's out there. I have a 2020 Kawasaki Pro Mule 3x3. Skids deadfall, hauls firewood, gets me around the woods, and can seat up to 6 (grandkids, etc.) if I don't have the rear seats folded down to give me more bed space. Why the Kawasaki? Where I live now and where...
  36. Shenandoah MF1760

    Warm Up / Cool Down? ? ?

    You're not a DD982 sailor by any chance? Fortes fortuna iuvat was the ships motto.