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1 - What is the difference between a MF16 and the 1650s + 1655s?
2 - What is the difference between a 1650 and a 1655?
3 - Are there 1850s + 1855s?
 

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MF14 & 16 also did not come with any rear PTO. 1655 & 1855 were identical except for engine size & decal model #. No model 1850.
the 50 series drove trans direct from engine & rear pto by belt, while the 55 series ran direct from engine to rear pto, belt down to trans.
 

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Could be done, but would be a lot of work & re-engineering. In my opinion, not worth the effort needed, but same goes for some of my projects & I don't regret any of them. It would be a "one of a kind", as I've NEVER seen/heard of anyone doing that. Dang...I shoulda tried it when I had an MF14!
 

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I kinda figured that, I like the look of the 14 16s, but the newer 1650, 1655, 1855 are probably better mechanically. The next one I would like to get is one of those, who knows how long that will take but that's OK cause I got lot's to do for now.
 

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You can't beat the 14 & 16 as far as toughness. They are every bit as tough built as the 50 or 55 series, but just lack some features.
 

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Want to add...all but the 55 series use 3/4" front spindles/bearings. The 55 series have 1" front spindles, with hubs & bolt on rims.
 

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Up here where I am you hardly ever see these tractors for sale, 14s more popular, 16s saw 1 for $1000. 4or5 yrs ago, the 1450-1650 1655 seem to start a $1500. most are $2500. to $4500. These don't come up for sale too often and sometimes it takes a while for them to sell. Never seen a 1855 for sale close to where I am.
Wanted to start to get familiar with them so if I come across one I know what it is.
 

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DH1 said:
Up here where I am you hardly ever see these tractors for sale, 14s more popular, 16s saw 1 for $1000. 4or5 yrs ago, the 1450-1650 1655 seem to start a $1500. most are $2500. to $4500. These don't come up for sale too often and sometimes it takes a while for them to sell. Never seen a 1855 for sale close to where I am.
Wanted to start to get familiar with them so if I come across one I know what it is.
The 16's are really rare. I think the 16 has the lowest production run of any of the MF's
Also, I've seen more Snapper 1855's than MF 1855's. Mine is a Snapper, at least for now.... hehe.
 

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I saw your thread 2655 custom, quite the project I don't know about you but for me the hardest thing to do is to finish something, it's easy to start. But this is a hobby not work it's suppose to be fun and it takes what it takes.
 
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I own 3 14's and 3 1650's 2 with rear lifts and PTOs, the 1650 rear lift doesn't even compare to the 14's. The 1650 wont lift near as high, and sits way to close to the back of the tractor the draft bars don't seem to fit right, it need longer drag bars. I actually like the lever hydro versus the foot pedal
 
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Weak spot on the 14 is the steering, the gas pedal can be dangerous on the 1650 if you don't learn which side to get off and on. operating the lift on the 14 would be easier if they put the controls on the left and higher
 
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Wait til you start working on 10 tractor projects, I go crazy smetimes, but I don't have a real job, so I just go with the flow and do whatever I want.
 

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DH1 said:
Up here where I am you hardly ever see these tractors for sale .
:ditto:
 

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The other weak point is the mower deck pulleys, if you need a deck?
I second what Daniel said about the splined shafts and couplers.
No power steering is the 55's greatest flaw, IMO.
 

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I saw your thread 2655 custom, quite the project I don't know about you but for me the hardest thing to do is to finish something, it's easy to start. But this is a hobby not work it's suppose to be fun and it takes what it takes.
I don't really have a problem finishing projects. I just never have enough time to work on them all. I really want to use the 2655 and I can't wait to start building the FEL for it, so I really want to see it finished soon.
I may pay to have someone else media blast it for me, that will speed things up tremendously.
 
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