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Massey Harris & Massey Ferguson Tractors Discussion Forum
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MF-30 rear attachments

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hhiibel

05-29-2014 15:52:42
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Hi MF folk,

I'm looking to buy a MF-30 that has a MF-54 backhoe on it.

Can I remove the MF-54, buy some parts and now be a 3 point with a PTO? without a PTO? I would rarely use the backhoe and most of the time want to be in 3pt mode.

See pics. Wait I can't post pics just yet. My account is too new.

email me hhiibel@gmail.com and I can send pics

Thanks

Howard

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hhiibel

05-30-2014 09:32:19
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 Re: MF-30 rear attachments in reply to hhiibel, 05-29-2014 15:52:42  
Yes. sounds like I may be square pegging a round hole (I should quit while I'm ahead). It's just such a good buy. I'm not a tractor person. I was assuming the backhoe was a removable unit and thus the hyd's were self contained and driven by some sort of a PTO-like setup. I really don't need a rear PTO mainly just a 3 pt. Are there any tractor junkers with the parts available? I wouldn't expect they'd charge too much for the necessary parts. Yes, I'm still trying to square peg this. Also, will I need to compensate for the removed backhoe by adding weights at the rear?

http://www.brokentractor.com/massey-ferguson_mf_3pt.asp
This post was edited by hhiibel at 09:59:09 05/30/14 2 times.

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hhiibel

05-30-2014 09:19:10
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 Re: MF-30 rear attachments in reply to hhiibel, 05-29-2014 15:52:42  
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Stick welding

05-30-2014 19:20:45
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 Re: MF-30 rear attachments in reply to hhiibel, 05-30-2014 09:19:10  
That's a good looking tractor. It would be A LOT of work to add a 3 pt. if it doesn't have any of the components. The MF30 is a darn good loader tractor though. You need the internal pump, the quadrant controls, maybe a different trans. housing, all the 3 pt. linkage, etc, etc.



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Stick welding

05-29-2014 21:38:35
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 Re: MF-30 rear attachments in reply to hhiibel, 05-29-2014 15:52:42  
MF30 is based on a 165. If it has no 3 point and no PTO, I don't think it would be cost effective adding these things to it. You'd need a donor tractor for starters. I'm not sure on the MF30 but it's predecessor, the 3165, could have a removable backhoe and 3 pt. hitch. If it has instant reverse transmission, the PTO changes direction when you go in reverse which could damage the implement and/or the tractor. If you want mainly a 3pt. hitch tractor, look for something else.

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blue water massey

05-29-2014 20:48:25
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 Re: MF-30 rear attachments in reply to hhiibel, 05-29-2014 15:52:42  
I have a MF 20 with a mf52 back hoe attachment
From what I have found out over the last few yrs is that MF industrials are configured differently as to how they were first purchased.
Mine has no pto or 3 pt hook ups or draw bar even.
Others that i have looked at either have it all or some if sold factory without the backhoe.
If you want to you can add a 3 pt if its not there but not sure if its cost effective to add in the pto if its not there.
Check closely before you buy if you need the 3pt and pto. The backhoe is easily removed in about 10 mins. Just put down the stabs and use them to relive pressure on the lower locking pins, extend the boom and bucket and set on the ground to relive pressure on the upper locking pins, remove pins( you may have to use the stabs and boom to release the pins again). Shut off tractor disconnect the hyd hoses and connect them together restart and drive off.
Also I put blocks under the main body as the stabs leak down and it makes it easier the reattach.
I also added quick connects to the hyd hoses as I rmove and replace my backhoe many times over a yrs time. The industrials are based off a standard MF tractors as my MF 20 exactly the same as my 135 except for the shutle shift for forward and reverse.
Not sure what the mf 30 is based off of (I think a 235?).
My MF's are my tractor of choice here.
Very dependable and user friendly.
good luck with your new purchase.
BWM

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