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#151 mac102004 ONLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2018 - 03:55 PM

Nobody would even notice if you added 2-3” to either side of the fenders lol


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Posted March 11, 2018 - 11:18 PM

Nobody would even notice if you added 2-3” to either side of the fenders lol


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Agreed!  Stock size 26x12-12 tires, stock wheels, no spacers........

 

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 09:13 PM

Thanks Bob,

 

Maybe the real question is, is there enough value in a 4th spool to drastically modify the fender?

And if 2 spools are dedicated to either a blower or blade, are 2 useful for the 3 PT?  Maybe not?

 

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Four spools won't fit under the fender.


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Posted March 15, 2018 - 02:44 PM

Thanks Bob,

Maybe the real question is, is there enough value in a 4th spool to drastically modify the fender?
And if 2 spools are dedicated to either a blower or blade, are 2 useful for the 3 PT? Maybe not?

Dan


Probably not. Maybe a guy could rig up a valve on the 3rd spool to split it between two functions?


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Posted April 02, 2018 - 09:04 PM

Agreed!  Stock size 26x12-12 tires, stock wheels, no spacers........

 

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I just read this whole thread, beautiful job do far! I'd love to be able to find an 1855 to restore as well but unfortunately her in PEI they are impossible to find lol. I love doing fab work & restoring. Keep it up, staying tuned.


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Posted August 29, 2018 - 01:29 AM

After working on all of my other projects, I finally decided to buckle down and I made some big progress on my 1855.  It's loosely bolted together and rolling, but it's really coming along now.  I'm very happy with how it has turned out so far.

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Posted August 29, 2018 - 04:56 AM

Looks great


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Posted August 29, 2018 - 05:25 AM

Looks good! Whats that green on the back end?


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Posted August 29, 2018 - 03:50 PM

First off, thanks for the kind words, guys!

 

And regarding the extra hydraulic spool, I've only seen one other Massey that had this option and I wondered the same exact thing.  The answer is, they're for NOTHING.  I couldn't believe it.  There are just two plugs in each port of the third hydraulic spool.  I guess it was there for the owner to decide what he wanted to do with it and plumb whatever to it.

 

I thought about adding a hydraulic top link to my Massey 1855 and using the auxiliary hydraulic spool to control it.  I've spent hours and hours searching and researching and I don't really know if I want to do it, because of price and the fact that the shortest hydraulic cylinder that will work, is a couple inches longer than the relatively short Massey Ferguson original top link that came on the 1855.

 

I thought about using this..........

 

http://www.surplusce...ES-9-7257-4.axd

 

But then people say you need check valves otherwise there will be cylinder fade, and that adds even more to the cost and then you've over $200.  I still don't know what direction I'd go.

 

 

Old post, but what about using the deck lift cylinder off one of your parts tractors? The over all length is just a little short but nothing a modded clevis wouldn't fix? That's what I'm thinking of doing with my third valve.   

 

PS, Did you end up using the dash off of that one you acquired?


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Posted August 30, 2018 - 11:43 PM

Looks good! Whats that green on the back end?

 

This is a "Heavy Hitch".  I got it with some suitcase weights I bought.  Unfortunately it's green, so I'll be painting it black soon.

 

https://heavyhitch.c...point-hitch-cp/


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Posted August 31, 2018 - 12:15 AM

 

First off, thanks for the kind words, guys!

 

And regarding the extra hydraulic spool, I've only seen one other Massey that had this option and I wondered the same exact thing.  The answer is, they're for NOTHING.  I couldn't believe it.  There are just two plugs in each port of the third hydraulic spool.  I guess it was there for the owner to decide what he wanted to do with it and plumb whatever to it.

 

I thought about adding a hydraulic top link to my Massey 1855 and using the auxiliary hydraulic spool to control it.  I've spent hours and hours searching and researching and I don't really know if I want to do it, because of price and the fact that the shortest hydraulic cylinder that will work, is a couple inches longer than the relatively short Massey Ferguson original top link that came on the 1855.

 

I thought about using this..........

 

http://www.surplusce...ES-9-7257-4.axd

 

But then people say you need check valves otherwise there will be cylinder fade, and that adds even more to the cost and then you've over $200.  I still don't know what direction I'd go.

 

 

Old post, but what about using the deck lift cylinder off one of your parts tractors? The over all length is just a little short but nothing a modded clevis wouldn't fix? That's what I'm thinking of doing with my third valve.   

 

PS, Did you end up using the dash off of that one you acquired?

 

 

Good thinking!  I never thought about using the deck lift cylinder!  Thanks for the heads up on that.  I did use the dash, but I'll keep an eye out for another.



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Posted August 31, 2018 - 08:08 AM

You’re 1855 turned out great. It sure looks “tough”. I like it!
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Posted August 31, 2018 - 09:54 AM

Good thinking!  I never thought about using the deck lift cylinder!  Thanks for the heads up on that.  I did use the dash, but I'll keep an eye out for another.

Did you have another machine with the 3 point? If so that one would be better.



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Posted August 31, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Not sure what you mean by extra?  Are you talking about the 3rd spool or a 4th?

 

I'd like 4 on my 1855 but could get away with 3,  1 for the deck and snowblower or blade lift, 1 for the snowblower chute or blade angle, and 1 for the 3 pt.

A 4th for the 3 pt attachment would be nice (like blade angle). 

 

 

 

 

 

And regarding the extra hydraulic spool, I've only seen one other Massey that had this option and I wondered the same exact thing.  The answer is, they're for NOTHING. 


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Posted September 04, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Not sure what you mean by extra?  Are you talking about the 3rd spool or a 4th?

 

I'd like 4 on my 1855 but could get away with 3,  1 for the deck and snowblower or blade lift, 1 for the snowblower chute or blade angle, and 1 for the 3 pt.

A 4th for the 3 pt attachment would be nice (like blade angle). 

 

I was refering to the 3rd valve, as most MF 1655/1855 tractors only came with 2.


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