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Massey Harris & Massey Ferguson Tractors Discussion Forum
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Difference between 175 and 178

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12-26-2013 17:07:30

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I am wondering if anyone can help me, i have just purchased a MF175 or 178 i am not which it is, the compliance plate has been 2 packed painted over, are there any mechanical giveaways that will identify the tractor model? I was told that the MF175 had i high steering arm, and mine is low, however i have since been told that a later version of the 175 also had a low steering arm, so i desperately trying to find ways to identify my tractors model.

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01-01-2014 13:48:08

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 Re: Difference between 175 and 178 in reply to PeterKowald, 12-26-2013 17:07:30  
OK thanks everyone, its a 178, it has the engine mount spacers and seral number 248. UA 7737.
Does anyone know what UA stands for?

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12-27-2013 02:26:07

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 Re: Difference between 175 and 178 in reply to PeterKowald, 12-26-2013 17:07:30  
Early 178s had the high steering arm, just like a 65. The engines will look the same unless you can read the engine serial number which will start with either 236 or 248.The serial number is stamped into the top of the block just in front of the exhaust manifold. But the real big give-away is the spacers in between the front of the engine and the engine mounting cradle. The 175 will have no spacers,the 178 will have 3 inch spacers, thus making the tractor longer. Sam

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12-28-2013 22:18:11

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 Re: Difference between 175 and 178 in reply to samn40, 12-27-2013 02:26:07  
I am heading up to my block the end if this comming week, so i will look for spacer and eng serial number - i really appreciate all you guys help.

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Loren NC

12-28-2013 14:32:14

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 Re: Difference between 175 and 178 in reply to samn40, 12-27-2013 02:26:07  
So what it seems you are saying is that he could measure the wheelbase on his tractor and see whether it fits the specs for the 175 or the 178.

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Roy in UK

12-27-2013 00:12:42

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 Re: Difference between 175 and 178 in reply to PeterKowald, 12-26-2013 17:07:30  
Different engine for one thing. The 175 had the 4/236 engine, The 178 had the 4/248 engine.

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