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Re: Looking at getting a bigger tractor.....

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Gilbert in IL.

08-09-2013 23:10:10

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I REALLY appreciate everyones eyeball/look-see & comments to more inform me!!!
You folks prolly saw the fence, no one was there, & I`m Sure I could`a done a 2 step over the fence(I`m 6` 4-5) but decided against. No one was there at the "dealer ship".
Sure would`of liked to see the back side too(remotes?) but once again, didn`t step across the line.
We`ve got a good friend that, admittedly, IS more of a car/truck mechanic...but he said break downs are higher for a diesel....I`ve NEVER worked on a diesel, Even WAY back in high school mechanics class(shame on them...but then again, a Really small town school!) THANKS Again to posters!!!...& ...well, just Thank you!

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Jason S.

08-10-2013 07:14:52

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 Re: Looking at getting a bigger tractor..... in reply to Gilbert in IL., 08-09-2013 23:10:10  
The 165 was one of the best most reliable tractors ever built by Massey. I grew up with one and the hour meter quit working in 1980 and it had over 7000 hours on it then and we used it daily for all the heavier farm work until 1992 when we got a new 253. That 165 is still running to this day and it has to have close to 10,000 hours on it. The engine had never been worked on. Just a clutch, water pump and brakes in its lifetime so far. But it was serviced regularly. Your friend said diesels break down more than gas...he must not have been around very many Perkins diesels. They are far more reliable than most any other brand out there. The 165 also used the least amount of fuel than any other tractor in its class. I currently have a 175 and I love it. The 100 series Massey tractors are hard to beat. The main things to check is like everyone else said make sure the multipower works, check the steering real good because rebuilding the steering on a 100 series can get expensive and if it had a loader on it during its life it is hard on the front ends of those tractors. Get it out on a road and see if it tries to go from one side to the other from too much play in the front end. Outside of that check the brakes...they had dry disc brakes, but if it is a later built square axle 165 it can be converted to wet brakes. Only the English built late 165's had wet brakes. If it doesn't have hydraulic remotes they can be added easily enough. See if they have the original floatamatic seat as they are a better ride than those aftermarket seats like that. I have the same seat on my 175 and I'm rebuilding the original seat to put back on it because it's more comfortable.

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08-10-2013 06:43:39

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 Re: Looking at getting a bigger tractor..... in reply to Gilbert in IL., 08-09-2013 23:10:10  
I don't think diesels break down any more than gassers given equal care, but it's more expensive to fix a diesel. OTOH, diesels generally last longer and run a lot cheaper. It's a trade off.
Personally, once I get past 45hp or so it's gotta be a diesel or I can't afford to work the machine.

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