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Re: MF 4243 Opinion

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DavidP, South Wales

09-19-2012 14:13:10

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Hi Steve,
OK, its '94 and getting on a bit but why with only 1600 hours has it had a paint job? What is hidden underneath? Is it a blow-over or has someone taken time to do a decent job? To repaint at that time suggests to me that it has had a rough time in its previous life.
Perhaps its been left out all its life or maybe worked in a salt laden atmosphere. If the paint looks good now what will it look like in 5 years time?
I don't know of any weaknesses with the 42 series other than perhaps the clutch when used for a lot of loader work. As far as I know they are largely Landini underneath.
DavidP, South Wales

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Steve Terplak

09-19-2012 16:14:26

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 Re: MF 4243 Opinion in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 09-19-2012 14:13:10  
Thanks for the response david

I am wondering the same thing about the paint.
It is a fairly nice paint job...took us a minute to figure out it was a paint job and not factory.
I wonder if maybe the hour meter stopped at 1600 and it has quite a few more than that...which could explain the paint job...
it doesn't seem to show the usual signs of extreme wear and abuse...

the other things that strikes me as odd is the dealer has it marked for $10,500 on his website where other dealers all over the country (through fastline, etc...) have this model in the high teens to low 20's...

but it seemed to run/drive/shift/work just fine.

so...we'll see what happens at the auction...

by the way...the pictures you post of your fleet are always excellent...

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