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#1 heyseuss OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2014 - 06:44 PM

Hello.  I have a massey 1650, bought it used, and sight unseen (normally dont do this, but was willing to wager on it).

It works great, EXCEPT the forward/reverse foot pedal is very loose, and it does not stop very well. 

there is no central / neutral stop - i kinda have to find the sweet spot, then pop it in and out of gear (sometimes with grinding gears)

should the pedal normally return to the centre / neutral position (not forward or reverse).  is there a relatively easy way to diagnose / fix this?  i dont want to damage it. 

Unfortunately, this is my first hydrostatic tractor, and im not sure what it is supposed to do. 

I bought it because it has a front end loader (homemade) and i had a lot of landscaping to do.  that was last year.  i did my landscaping, and am done with working the tractor, but i would now like to restore it, maybe..

thanks for any help


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Posted July 26, 2014 - 07:57 PM

Hi there, fellow Ontario'an.

Welcome to GTT. :wave:


Quick answer to your ? is yes, it should return to neutral.


First thing I would do, is remove the plastic tunnel cover, and the 2

side panels. Spray all the linkage points with Fluid Film/WD40, or whatever

you like. Or it could be a broken return spring, which will be visible.


Maybe if you post some pictures, we can spot something.


Here is a good site, just in case you're not aware of it.

agcopartsbooks. com

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Also, there are manuals available for free here after you've a certain

number of posts.


Hopefully this helps you some, but ask away if you have more ??s

Lots of knowledgeable folks here.

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Posted July 26, 2014 - 08:15 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. Congrats on the new tractor. It sounds like you should be able to get that hydro control problem sorted out. 

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 09:45 AM

Neutral adjustment starts on page 22 at the bottom and continues on page 23.



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Posted July 27, 2014 - 10:07 AM

"Grinding Gears"??  This when going into the range with lever on fender??  Other than that, should be NO gear noises. All hydros have N in middle and should go to N when you step on a Brake pedal also. Some have brake on other side, others kind of above the hydro pedal, I forget which you had. Many hydros of all brands have this N problem over time and need re-adjusting. Best you get the manual, or I see some have links here now, and study and try that.

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Likely just a  broken return spring.  Grinding when putting into hi or low range is only because the foot pedal isn't sitting on the neutral position.



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Welcome to GTT.

If you are close to Ottawa. You could take a look at my MF 1650 foot petal set-up.

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