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#1 12g87 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 05:49 PM

Hello, my name is Nate from south central Nebraska. I am new to the forum and tractors in general. I recently bought a massey 1655 and awaiting its arival. My question is what is the min distance from lower link to ground and max. distance from lower link to ground. Thank You.Hitch Travel Pic..png

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Welcome to the forum Nate. The 1655 is a really nice tractor. Congrats on getting yourself one.

http://salesmanual.d...oint_hitch.html

Heres a link form JD that gives some dimensions for a Cat 0 hitch. I think there can be quite a bit of variability in the height of the hitch and the amount of lift. There are lots of MF experts here who may have more accurate info but the JD numbers are probably close.
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 06:05 PM

Welcome Nate! I am not familiar with the masseys. Some one will be along shortly with the knowhow. I would guess a lowered height of 4-8" and a raised height of 16-20"

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 06:08 PM

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The 1655 is a great tractor, I have a 1650 but the rear tires are smaller so the clearance would be a little different. There's a bunch of 1655 owners here so someone will be able to answer your question soon. And remember, when you get that tractor..............

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 06:10 PM

If nobody answers before I can get to it, I'll try to remember to crank my Massey tomorrow & check the measurements. It's a modified MF1650, but has the same size rear tires as the 1655 & identical 3pt lift, so measurements will be the same as a 1655 or 1855.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:01 PM

Welcome to GTTalk Nate! Good to have you here, I'd like to find a 1655 near me. Look forward to the pics, Are you trying to fab up a linkage, or are you measuring for a particular application?

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:09 PM

Nate,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

The 1655 is a great tractor.I have one but it's stored away for Winter,so I probably can't help you with your measurements.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 10:21 PM

Welcome to GTTalk Nate! Good to have you here, I'd like to find a 1655 near me. Look forward to the pics, Are you trying to fab up a linkage, or are you measuring for a particular application?



I do market gardening and I am fabricating a raised bed shaper. Here is a picture of what I have so far. NateBed Shaper.JPG
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 10:36 PM

:welcometogttalk: Welcome Nate, Neat idea, I hope it all works out. Keep us informed.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:00 PM

I do market gardening and I am fabricating a raised bed shaper. Here is a picture of what I have so far. NateBed Shaper.JPG

Very interesting. Look forward to seeing how things work out for you.

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 04:58 AM

that shaper is really neat looking. :welcometogttalk: :wewantpics: the pics would be nice of the tractor and the garden areas. We are fans around here of all that stuff. Glad to have another with us...

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 05:46 AM

Welcome to the Forum! I think shorty is in the ballpark, but Daniel will confirm your answer. I like your shaper, that's pretty neat!

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 09:43 AM

Thats a pretty neat looking shaper. I don't have my 1655 anymore and can't go measure what the lowered and raised height of the TPH ends are.I can tell you this inorder for you to keep the implement as close to level while either raised or lowered you need to have the top link set at 11" higher then the center of your lift pins.It also has to be in a vertical postion with the lower pins.I know this as I've made a few implements for mine over the years.The one that had to be as level as possible while lower and raised was the TPH pallet forks that I used on the 1655.Larry

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 12:52 PM

Here are a couple pictures of the tractor and attachments. 20 hp, LINAMAR LX 790 engine, Hydro, Hi-Low, foot petal control, 3 point & pto, 60 inch mower deck, 48 inch snow blower, 48 inch tiller, 54 inch blade

Attachment Pic.PNG Tractor pic1.PNG Tractor pic2.PNG Engine Pic.PNG

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 03:44 PM

OK, just fired up the Massey to take measurements. Keep in mind that I have 1 1/2" of adjustment threads left at the top of my lift links, so the distances can vbary depending on how the lift links are adjusted. I have 3" or so of threads on the lower end of the lift link adjustment shafts.

With mine as adjusted as stated above, the swivel ball centers are 7" off the ground & top out at 17".
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