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throttle linkage for MF F40

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keith molden

10-10-2019 06:20:28

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I bought this tractor last week at an auction. After starting it a few times the throttle linkage broke so I called our local MF dealer. Of course it was not available but the counter person said he could order one that has a longer screw linkage in it. He had 1 end in stock so he ordered the other end and the screw for me. I didn't ask what the cost was. The screw was about 6" long and had left hand threads on 1 end and right on the other and was 1/4" dia. The end was 12 dollars so I figured the screw part wouldn't be any more. Called Monday and the part was in. Got down there and the guy I usually deal with got it and looked kinda funny. He asked me what I thought it was price wise and I said probably 25.00. It was 99.00 and change. Needless to say, it's still at the dealers. I came home and made a new one out of parts I had on hand that work fine. Even the counter man said it was pathetic and he wouldn't buy it either. Sometimes things just amaze me. Keith

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JD Seller

10-11-2019 16:50:13

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 Re: throttle linkage for MF F40 in reply to keith molden, 10-10-2019 06:20:28  
I have ran into this from AGCO more than once. The lift arms on a Oliver 1650 have that little U shape casting that locks them from floating. I needed two. I was not having any luck finding used ones so I priced them new. They cost around $50 each. I just told the parts guy to get them. I also told him to get the four washers and two pins that hold them in. My wife stopped and picked up the parts. The washers where $4-5 not great but not terrible. The pin where $60 each. They are 3/4 in diameter and about 2 inches long. I took them back and the parts guy said the same thing yours did. I stopped on the way home and bought two Cat I top link pins for $2 each. I cut them to length and drilled a 7/16 hole in each one for the clip to hold them in.

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Phil Tibbetts

10-10-2019 16:49:26

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 Re: throttle linkage for MF F40 in reply to keith molden, 10-10-2019 06:20:28  
How about a $450 mower shoe that I made from 1/4 x 4 flat bar in a couple hours. No wonder people won't buy from dealers.

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keith molden

10-11-2019 04:47:36

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 Re: throttle linkage for MF F40 in reply to Phil Tibbetts, 10-10-2019 16:49:26  
You're right. You know it's bad when the counter person who has been there for years says he wouldn't buy it. keith

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