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Phil Tibbetts

07-29-2020 18:53:41




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Drove over 250 miles today to look at a MF65 tractor that supposedly had 4 new tires. remotes, power steering, gas engine. The tires were very good trea but far from new. Fronts were heavily weather cracked, rears were not too bad. power steering would work to the right but not far to the left. Switch had been replaced with a push pull type similar to the old Farmalls. Push button switch for the starter which worked sometimes. Remote bypass valve was frozen solid so the 3PH won't work, water definitely in the hydraulic oil. They said it had low hours, which I doubt because of the overall condition and the fact that the hour meter said 800= hours but did't work. Needless to say I was POed. why does anyone advertise something knowing it is a total falsehood?

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miangus

08-03-2020 11:51:12




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 Re: My Rant in reply to Phil Tibbetts, 07-29-2020 18:53:41  
Low hour MF 65 that's a joke. 1964 was a long time ago. I can remember when they came out new, quite a tractor. They sure seem to get a lot of modifications to the starting system. Usually a screw driver to short out the solenoid. Didn't sound like anything you could not fix. Did you make him an offer.



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Phil Tibbetts

08-03-2020 15:32:40




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 Re: My Rant in reply to miangus, 08-03-2020 11:51:12  
Wanted waaay too much for it $1975. It needed a lot of work to make it usable. Might have been more interested if it was a diesel. I have a 65 diesel row crop which I have gone completely through including complete motor overhaul with a new crank. Now if I just didn't hate painting so much.



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203 Industrial

07-30-2020 17:36:35




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 Re: My Rant in reply to Phil Tibbetts, 07-29-2020 18:53:41  
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There are a lot of snakes in the grass. Caveat Emptor



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203 Industrial

07-30-2020 17:01:50




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 Re: My Rant in reply to Phil Tibbetts, 07-29-2020 18:53:41  
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There are a lot of snakes in the grass. Caveat Emptor



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rustred

07-30-2020 12:52:25




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 Re: My Rant in reply to Phil Tibbetts, 07-29-2020 18:53:41  
some know its wrong and some simply dont know. but the tach. says 800 hrs.! thats the last thing i look at.



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Charles in Aus.

07-30-2020 01:48:33




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 Re: My Rant in reply to Phil Tibbetts, 07-29-2020 18:53:41  
Much the same happened to me years ago . A five hundred km round trip from Melbourne to Rosedale and back to look at a " newly reconditioned MF135" .
It looked like it had been painted with the back end of a possum and blew more smoke out of the dip stick hole than the exhaust.
I could have kicked the bloke in the @r$e but I'm too much of a gentleman for that .



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DavidP,South Wales

07-30-2020 00:10:05




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 Re: My Rant in reply to Phil Tibbetts, 07-29-2020 18:53:41  
Hi, what a pain in the proverbial? Just imagine if you had bought it over the telephone on their description. Some people have no conception of what is good and what is not.......lot of tread so tyres must be good! In this day and age itís easy to send photos before travelling a big distance. Makes life so much easier to be able to scrutinise something before travelling. You are a wiser man for this.
DavidP, South Wales

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Phil Tibbetts

07-30-2020 04:41:16




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 Re: My Rant in reply to DavidP,South Wales, 07-30-2020 00:10:05  
Had some pics but you can't see weather cracking or a frozen selector valve or water in the oil on a pic. At least it was a nice day for a ride in the air conditioned car when it was 90 degrees and humidity at 90%.



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DavidP,South Wales

07-30-2020 05:09:58




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 Re: My Rant in reply to Phil Tibbetts, 07-30-2020 04:41:16  
Indeed not. Have one of my best customers looking for a Ford 5610 that is above average condition. Found one about 250 miles away. Have a lot of photos which Iíve scrutinised closely. Happy with what I have seen but photos donít tell you if the engine is breathing or there is a whine in the gearbox or backend. It is essential to go to see anything but at the same time you have to be prepared to come away empty-handed. Fortunately it doesnít happen very often as all the homework has been done. Keep looking, something will come up and hopefully nearer.
DavidP

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ptfarmer

07-29-2020 19:10:00




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 Re: My Rant in reply to Phil Tibbetts, 07-29-2020 18:53:41  
I don't get it either, it's irritating when people do that.



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