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MF 165 Industrial ?

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07-06-2014 19:37:11

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Hi All,

I just bought an MF loader,possibly a 165,with a 4-203 diesel engine.

It has no PTO & linkage,just a well fitted loader frame.

It has a 3 Speed gearbox with 3 range set up.

Would this be a 165? Did MF make Industrial versions of ag tractors.I've heard of 165 with Multipower trans & PTO/Linkage,but never a straight loader outfit like mine.

Or would it be a 40 or 50 Industrial?

The ID plate is not too clear... #810088.
I'd like to identify,so I can buy a shop book.Thanks for your thoughts.


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07-08-2014 05:21:42

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 Re: MF 165 Industrial ? in reply to JimInOz, 07-06-2014 19:37:11  
Hi Evan,

That number I previously quoted was the only info I could get off 2 very faded ID plates.

The Loader frame & gearbox have OEM numbers embossed,so I might see if they help.

It was sold to me as a 165,but who knows...??

Please PM me..I couldn't PM you.


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07-08-2014 02:41:31

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 Re: MF 165 Industrial ? in reply to JimInOz, 07-06-2014 19:37:11  

Thanks guys,

Note the hydraulic tank,etc,on the loader frame.

Also the wheel weights.

I'm more familiar with the 2244 & 200 & 300 crawlers.Never had a lot to do with MF tractors.

I remember seeing quite a few MF50 Backhoes around in the 70s/80s.

I think the MF 40s had a reverser pedal ,didn't they?

There are still quite a few MF22 Loaders on farms here.

This old girl need a new clutch,so I want to start the split as soon as I can identify her.

She will end up with a set of forks & a lifting jib out front.


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07-08-2014 04:55:14

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 Re: MF 165 Industrial ? in reply to JimInOz, 07-08-2014 02:41:31  
Hi Jim, Take a look around the top instrument panel or the lower dash apron for an aluminium tag riveted to it.
Once located, there should be a serial number stamped into it towards the bottom of the tag.
Let us know what you come up with, Evan.

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07-07-2014 18:59:21

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 Re: MF 165 Industrial ? in reply to JimInOz, 07-06-2014 19:37:11  
What model loader? Could be an MF30 with a 32 or 34 loader or a 3165 with a 100 or 200 loader. I think there's a couple other possibilities too like like a 302.

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07-06-2014 22:56:42

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 Re: MF 165 Industrial ? in reply to JimInOz, 07-06-2014 19:37:11  
Everything was an option,PTO,three point,power steering.
We converted a non three point hitch 165-I to a three point with a top cover change.

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07-07-2014 03:55:04

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 Re: MF 165 Industrial ? in reply to 504, 07-06-2014 22:56:42  

By your description & serial number you may have an early MF 50A tractor/loader.
Attached is a pic of an MF 50B backhoe/loader (with a 212 engine), I had here a few years back.

Can you post a few pics?

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