Bob,I picked up my Snapper 1855A because I wanted the back blade that was attached now would have to say it's my favorite.Nice job on your project keep us updated !
First off, thanks for the kind words, guys!Whats the extra hydraulic spool plumbed too?
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Another update for you guys. I finally got my MF641 cart together. What I ended up doing was using John Deere 316 front wheels with the 1" ID bearings. I simply painted the wheels MF silver, mounted my tires and then my dad and I drilled and tapped holes in the axle ends for the bearing caps/retainers. I used the John Deere bearing caps/retainers as well. I bolted everything together and now I have a cart with bearings instead of bushings, so it can handle more weights and it'll wear less. It's a great upgrade for the MF carts and not too difficult or expensive to do. I still need to finish painting the cart body MF red and add some decals, but right now it's rolling and looking great. It was a very inexpensive project that will be VERY useful.Here's my MF dump cart, all disassembled ready to be cleaned and stripped.
Thanks, Dan. I have been parting out the other tractors. If there's anything you might need, feel free to let me know.Very nice, I like the MF paint better than the Snapper.
Are you going to be parting with any of your treasures?
John,Your hood looks incredible!. I had a Massey 1655. It was the most efficient tractor to plow snow I ever used. The only reason I got rid of it was it was part of many items that I had to liquidate in order to buy a zero turn some 6 years ago (wife). Fortunately, my friend wanted it and we worked a labor trade deal. I still have access to use it anytime. My friend loves the tractor and has the mechanical knowledge to keep it in good repair. The only downfall as the mower deck timing belts. They would cut through anything, but I had to have my deck rebuilt twice (timing gears and all) for running in too thick of pasture and mowing a large branch and piece of steel pipe. I can't wait to see your completed 1855.
Thanks Kenny, I always appreciate your compliments. I know you're a Ford guy, so when I get this project done I'll be sure to keep up on the updates of my LGT 195 rebuild thread for you.That's looking real nice!
Hey TUDOR. If I you were to pick up a spare control valve could you pull it apart and add one of the spools to another valve, to make it a 3 spool?All of the Massey's have the option of adding the third valve. The holes are already punched in the valve mount and the outline is there on the fender console for cutting out the plastic for the valve handle.
It's for angling the blade, either front or back, hydraulic trailer dumping, a gauge wheel for the back blade to turn it into a grader, or any other use of a small hydraulic cylinder that you can dream up.