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saltbranch

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Just made a deal on this little MF 230 with shredder and trailer. How do I go about finding a FEL to fit this machine? Any good aftermarket brands? How exactly do I go about picking a FEL for it? I have always bought tractors with FEL.








 

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There are several that will fit if you already have external hydraulics it will be cheaper.
Had a Long on my 265 got tired of rebuilding the front end and took it off and sold it.
Mine is a 77 model I really don't think Massey really designed them for a FEL
 

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Congrats on the tractor and I would agree with CB theres a bunch that will fit however the rebuilding of the front end sucks... I have FEL on 2wd tractors but I prefer FEL on 4wd tractors
 

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I agree with the others on putting a loader on that little MF. Front ends on that era MF weren't really up to loader work. For what you would spend on a loader and buying/fabricating mounts to fit, your efforts might be better directed into finding a decent used small skid steer :idea:
 

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Just priced a new loader for a 6610 ford tractor they wanted 6500$ for loader bucket and hay spear. That was the total cost with installation. Needless to say Iam not buying it.
 

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Salt pretty sure you're going to have to add the front hydraulic pump on that tractor. I have a mf231 with the 232 loader. Has the auxiliary pump. Been considering saying bye to it.......maybe.
 
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OK, well after reviewing advice and the price of a FEL...I am happy without a FEL. The FEL cost as much or more than I paid for the tractor,shredder,trailer. I may just keep the sprayer hooked up on this most of the time as its a PITA to hookup/unhook. I still have a 60hp with FEL so all is not lost. THx for the advice/help
 

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