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I bought a MF 1450 that is in pretty good shape last weekend, and with it came a 550 rotor tiller and a 4230 snow blade. The lady I bought it from was a widow, and had no knowledge of the equipment other than her late husband bought it several years ago and did not have the chance to run any of it. My biggest question is, can the 550 tiller be mounted on the 1450 or a MF 1650? I thought this tiller was for the MF 16, and there was a different tiller for the next series of tractors. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Congrats on the new tractor. Nice setup with the, front blade, rear pto and the 3 pt hitch. The factory tiller for that tractor is the 4250. I don't know if the 550 tiller can be adapted to your tractor but it looks like a belt drive tiller while the tractor has a shaft driven PTO. The tiller looks to be in nice shape.
 

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Great looking tractor and tiller! All looks to be in nice shape. Good luck with it!
 

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Hi Luke.


Welcome to GTT, and congrats on your fine new 1450. Great machine, and yours looks nice and clean, and
straight. Someone looked after it well.

As JdBrian sayed, that tiller is meant for a MF14, or MF16. You shouldn't have a hard time getting rid of it, if
that's what you choose to do with it. In fact, I'll take it off your hands, and meet you somewhere here in Ontario.


Enjoy your new ride.
 

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With a bit of work it could be fitted for use with cat 0 on your tractor, but will take some time, and possibly a change of pulley sizes. Flip & raise that angle gearbox to align with your rear pto, adapt a pto shaft to the tiller gearbox, then alter the hitch to work with cat 0 3pt hitch. Lots of work yes, but it CAN be done.
 

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You shouldn't have a hard time getting rid of it, if
that's what you choose to do with it. In fact, I'll take it off your hands, and meet you somewhere here in Ontario.
Pay no attention to Will...he's a Massey whore! Heck, he's even grabbing up free blue tractors now!
Welcome to GTT Luke!
 

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Good looking tractor and attachments. You'll enjoy it for sure.
 

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Yes it can. I had both. Take lower arms off 3 pt hitch get eye bolts large enough to support tiller- these will be put into support saddles that the lower arms bolted into and bolted in place. 2 holes will need to be drilled, one for each eye bolt, into front of tiller, on the angle iron piece attached to the front. The two mounts that fit on the axles will fit in the axles on the 1450. You will need to measure for a new belt. I did it by rapping a rope around the tiller pulley, mule pullie and engine pulley, tying it tight and measuring its lenth. That set up served me for years, Sold them years ago to a gentelman from up north. Good luck.
 
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