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#1 tweidman OFFLINE  

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Posted September 12, 2014 - 08:38 AM

 I'm going to be moving to a much larger property and needed a larger tractor to help around the place.

I found a nice 1990 MF 1020 4wd with a FEL, 60" belly mower and back blade. 900 hours on the clock, so I think it has a bunch of life left in it?

 I am in the process of doing some mantaince on it, so that it can be a reliable machine for me.

 

 

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Posted September 12, 2014 - 08:42 AM

Very nice tractor! Should do you a fine job!


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 10:18 AM

I believe that is the same Model as Daniel had and it was a great tractor. His only issue was the tires were dry rotting on his and they weren't very old. Great looking machine for sure !! :thumbs:


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Todd, that will be a great workhorse. Those have a good reputation in these parts.
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Posted September 12, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Todd, that will be a great workhorse. Those have a good reputation in these parts.

 I sure hope so. I did some research on them before I bought this one and the only complaint I could find was about the hydro. This one is geared so I don't have that to worry about.



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Posted September 12, 2014 - 04:57 PM

Nice.   Noel



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Posted September 12, 2014 - 05:29 PM

That's a very nice unit, I'd like to find a 1010 with a loader.



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Posted September 12, 2014 - 05:47 PM

I believe that is the same Model as Daniel had and it was a great tractor. His only issue was the tires were dry rotting on his and they weren't very old. Great looking machine for sure !! :thumbs:

 

Quite a bit bigger than the 1010 I had (16hp vs 21hp) (1400lbs vs 1900 without loader), but does have the same size deck under Todd's.  Those hours are so low she's almost just broken in good!  She looks super!


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 07:11 PM

Nice Massey!
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Posted September 12, 2014 - 08:14 PM

Very nice looking Massey. I'am sure your going to enjoy it.



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Posted September 12, 2014 - 08:22 PM

That was a good safe buy.  I know of quite a few sold and knocking around in my area, and I really don't see them down for service much at all.  The two times I saw one come in of that series in for repairs were both suffering from operator inflicted damage.  

 

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 11:30 AM

That was a good safe buy.  I know of quite a few sold and knocking around in my area, and I really don't see them down for service much at all.  The two times I saw one come in of that series in for repairs were both suffering from operator inflicted damage.  

 

Ben W. 

That's good to hear.


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 11:38 AM

This weekend I repaired some DIY wiring that was done. It's amazing to see some of the things people will do with wiring and think that it is ok....

 

I also fixed some dents in the grille screen and re-painted it. Then I repainted the grille surround and and buffed out the hood too. The paint still looks great for as old as it is.

 

I changed the oil and filter, boy was that over due.

 

Does anyone know the paint code or where to get the grey paint? There are a few places I would like to touch up.

 

I also need to re-build the power steering cylinder, it is leaking. Anyone have any experience with that? I'm hoping it's just O rings?


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 02:34 PM

More than likely it's a simple o-ring type seal.  Likely not a simple o-ring though, as most have a kinda figure 8 shape to them, so you'll likely need the specific one.  And on the engine oil change...some of the MF1010's had 2 drain plugs, and if you don't drain both, you don't get all the old oil out, but I'm not sure if this applies to the 1020.  My 1010 had a single oil pan drain, while my father-in-law's 1010 has the dual arrangement.


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 02:58 PM

More than likely it's a simple o-ring type seal.  Likely not a simple o-ring though, as most have a kinda figure 8 shape to them, so you'll likely need the specific one.  And on the engine oil change...some of the MF1010's had 2 drain plugs, and if you don't drain both, you don't get all the old oil out, but I'm not sure if this applies to the 1020.  My 1010 had a single oil pan drain, while my father-in-law's 1010 has the dual arrangement.

Yeah, Mine had two. I drained both, so I should be good. I guess I will take it apart the steering cylinder and see what I find?

Daniel, any clue of the color they used on the frame and axles?






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