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Re: MF-30 rear attachments

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blue water massey

05-29-2014 20:48:25

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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.

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