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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:49 PM

On our way to take the vacuum pump & pulsation system out of the milk parlor where we bought the stuff at a farm auction, Dad & I stopped at a Massey dealer along the way. We've been looking out for a newer tractor to scrape manure in our parlor/freestall area. He had just what we wanted, a Massey 362, w/62hp Perkins diesel. Only 1600hrs & 1 owner. It's a 92 model, so it will be our newest tractor ever. Our newest otherwise is a 1980 MF2745. I sure hate to put this in the manure though, so may talk Dad into going through the old MF175 currently pushing the poo, then putting it right back into poo service. The 175 needs the lift pump rebuilt or replaced as the lift is weak & slow. We can use the 362 while we repair the 175. The old loader on the 175 is very old & worn, so if we keep the 175 in poo service, I'm gonna try to find a heavy duty loader to go onto the 362 for moving hay rolls.
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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:52 PM

nice tractor but its red :D .

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:53 PM

nice tractor but its red :D .


EXACTLY! You'll catch on one of these days! LOL

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:55 PM

i grew up with red IH tractors lol

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:57 PM

Daniel, very nice tractor & it's the right color too. She looks ready to work.
Do the newer ones have the multi power or did they end that in the 80's?

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:03 PM

Daniel, very nice tractor & it's the right color too. She looks ready to work.
Do the newer ones have the multi power or did they end that in the 80's?


I'm not sure when Massey stopped with the multi-power shift, but I'm thinking 75 was the last year for it. 75 was the last year for the MF175, which our 175 is a 73 model, the ONLY tractor we ever bought brand new as a leftover model in 1974. It's been worked hard for 37yrs now!

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:05 PM

nice tractor but its red :D .


A comparable tractor in green would push me 20 grand. I gave just 12.5 for this nice RED one, and it'll do the job just as well! I do like ALL tractors though.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:06 PM

They were and are amazing machines. Dads 165 is finally getting to the point where we're going to have to do an overhaul. Burning oil and losing some power. Old Faithful is still going strong tho (TO35) and she just got new fluids for the winter, so we may be pulling the 165 in and doing a tear down.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:08 PM

I forgot to say, our MF175 went about 34 years before we ever touched the engine. It got a full rebuild then. No idea as to hours, as the meter broke long ago, but the tach still lived, so didn't replace.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:14 PM

Very nice Dan should do the job for many years.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:15 PM

Congrats Daniel! That's in excellent shape. It looks like it was well cared for and 1600hrs over almost 20 yrs is pretty low usage.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:25 PM

Nice rig Dan, I hope you have years of trouble free service from it! Shawn

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:30 PM

Congrats Daniel! That's in excellent shape. It looks like it was well cared for and 1600hrs over almost 20 yrs is pretty low usage.


Thanks! It shows no obvious abuse at all, but did just get a new coat of paint recently....but just the red parts. The former owner is the daughter of this implement dealer! The whole family also farms. The daughter runs the day to day of the parts/acc in the dealership, with her Dad working the equipment sales. This time though, he sent us in to talk to his daughter. She is getting out of the farming side being she's running the store full time, so she decided to sell the tractor rather than it sit most of the time. A new loader to fit it is pricey at $6500, but then again, it would last more than my lifetime. I plan to twist on Dad's ear tomorrow about a new loader if we can't locate a really good used one.
Heck, I'll never see any of this money personally anyway, so may as well have decent equipment! LOL

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:51 PM

Congrats Daniel Looks like almost new. Like you it to Pretty to put in POOP though.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:11 PM

Congratz to you Daniel, of course you know that original intent and new plan are two different ideas that just cost more money right? LOL
Glad you don't want to put it in the poo.




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