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#1 oldjeeper OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2017 - 04:57 PM

Is there a sleeve hitch available for a MF16? mine has a ball hitch ( add on ) & a drop in pin hitch   thanks Don.

 


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Posted December 13, 2017 - 05:04 PM

  Best to check the manuals section, third tab from the left top of this page. With luck you can find exactly what was available for your tractor when new. Could be information maintenance, safety, operation, sales brochures and much more there. good luck Don 


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Posted December 13, 2017 - 05:51 PM

My guess is, that you would have to make one, or have it made by a shop, if you don’t weld or anything like that. I am putting one on my MF 14 this coming spring. I made a sleeve hitch for one of my fords years ago and don’t use it on the fords anymore, so I will fit it on the MF 14. Fords and MFs have the same spacing on the rear end, about, for sleeve hitch hook up. I’m going to operate the sleeve hitch from a cylinder like is done if the MF 14/16 that had a 3 point hitch. The lift cylinder for the mowing deck has tees there to hook up hoses for another cylinder. You then block the mower deck cylinder so it won’t move and the other cylinder will operate.
I put a cylinder on my plow to angle it on my MF 14 just a few weeks ago.

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Posted December 13, 2017 - 06:13 PM

My Snapper 1600 came with a sleeve hitch in the box of extra parts. I never had it on the tractor but I would bet that it is shown in one of the parts manuals or sales brochures. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted December 13, 2017 - 10:16 PM

I have not seen a factory sleeve hitch available for the MF 14 / MF 16 series tractors

These had the option of factory Cat 0 3 pt hitch ( see pics )

My herd consist of 2 - MF14, 1 - MF16 and a MF1450

I have all the factory attachments for the MF 14 

 

I have been thinking of making a sleeve hitch for one of mine

Been thinking about how the MF 550 tiller is raised and lowered and going off that

The manual for the MF 550 tiller is in the manual section

Along with the other attachments for this series of Massey tractors

 

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Posted December 13, 2017 - 10:26 PM

My Snapper 1600 came with a sleeve hitch in the box of extra parts. I never had it on the tractor but I would bet that it is shown in one of the parts manuals or sales brochures. Good Luck, Rick

Those are the next series of Massey Tractors

The MF 16 was made by AMF

When they went to the 1650, 1655 they were made by snapper

I just got a 1450 and haven't compared it too much to the MF 14

Frames seem similar to me

Same rear ends, same Kohlers but not sure if backs are the same

My 1450 has the 3 pt and rear pto so looks way different at moment

 

I will have to research that hitch for the Snapper 1600, sounds like they are they same as the Massey 1450, 1650

I'm new to the 4 digit Massey's and I'm enjoying learning more about them

 

If you ever get that hitch out and have a camera handy, pictures be nice so we can see what they look like


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Posted December 14, 2017 - 03:15 PM

thanks all for the info...This is a great site for getting good ideas 


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Posted December 15, 2017 - 06:06 AM

If you have the Cat-0 3-point, get an A-frame with sleeve hitch adapter.


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