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    Bertolini Pumps

    Hello, We have a Hardi 363/10 pump requiring a rebuild. Local boom spray manufacturer installs and deals in Bertolini pumps. The largest he stocks is a Bertolini 2180 pump which looks to have similar output specs as the 363. It will be fitted to a 70 ft trailing Hardi boom. Will a Bertolini...
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    MF tractor in flood water

    Thanks for the info. I have cleaned the engine up and got it going well. I removed the triangular filter cover under the transmission and removed the strainer/filter. Did it yesterday and bought a new strainer today. Only problem I forgot how it came apart. The strainer sits 3/4 in a bowl but...
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    MF tractor in flood water

    Hi it's a 168 but have a disused 50b to clean up as well. Up to the top of engine. On the food plain just outside Sydney. First time over the farm since 91. But when family started farming 1960, Dad said 14 over the farm in 14 years. Produce prices as we all know were much higher relatively and...
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    MF tractor in flood water

    Hello, couldn't get one of our tractors out before flooding. Water has gone in engine. What is the best way to flush it and clean it out? Thanks in advance.
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    MF 7475 Perkins 1106D-E66TA engine

    Hello, We run a 2008 MF 7475 with a Perkins 1106 motor, and from a product brochure its listed as a 1106D-E66TA. It looks quite different to the 1006 motors in our 6270 and 399. Just curious is the 1106 the same motor as a Cat 6.6 and therefore is essentially a Cat motor (of Cat heritage)...
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    MF 1085 won't hold reverse

    Hello., We have an MF 1085 12 speed multipower tractor that won't hold reverse. It is a dash shift with shift rods running down to a gear tower on the top of the trans. I have changed the plungers and detent springs with no improvement. I put the gear lever in "R" reverse on the dash and it...
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    Fresh Beans Harvesting

    Hello, Just started out harvesting fresh beans and learning to run an old picker. I have picked up some tips along the way, but I'm having some issues with too many broken beans, bruising and a lot of stalk in the sample. I am running the row of beans along the frame of the machine and the...
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    MF 168 starting issue

    Hello, We have an MF 168 that won't restart on a hot day and it only does run around chores. The fuel injection pump is hot and if I run some tap water on it, then it will start but takes a bit of turning over. What's causing it? I'm in OZ and temps over 30 degrees causing the issue. 40 degrees...
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    MF 7475 Transmission Oil Drain

    Hello, Wanting to drain the transmission oil on my MF 7475. After I bought the machine (here in OZ) I ordered an operators manual from my local MF dealer. For some reason they sent me one with photocopied pages with photos I can hardly see and it's the US version with set gears and a park lock...
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    Hardi Diaphragm Pump Broken Valve Cover

    Hello, We have a trailed Hardi sprayer with a 6 diaphragm pump (looks like a Hardi 363). Recently it was leaking from where one valve cover bolts to the pump. It was a broken diaphragm. Replaced it OK but went again and now the bolt holding the diaphragm has broken through the cast valve...
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    Kverneland Potato Planter Poor Engagement

    Hello we have an old 1995 model Kverneland four row potato planter that won't engage at times when you drop it into the ground. Problem is worse when the seed bin is tilted too far forward and the four small feed hoppers are full. Any tips are gratefully appreciated.
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    Potato Seed Excessive Age?

    Hello, I have a bulka of potato seed from last season's harvest. I intended to grow it six weeks ago, but continual wet weather has put planting back. The seed is well shot which isn't a concern for this variety, but what concerns me is that a fair proportion of the seed has small tubers...
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    MF 399 Clutch Cable Removal

    Hello, Our MF 399 clutch cable has stripped out. Not the first time either, which I dislike as it is such an important safety aspect of the machine. I need to remove it but find it is held tight recessed in two forks, one under the dash and one under the cab. How do you get it out of these...
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    one for the MF die hards

    Looks great externally. Hopped in our old 2000 series today and still love that big cab. Can see why AGCO went back to that style. Some 100 series themes notably the down swept grey front panel and centre of the steering wheel from what I can see. Cab colours and style look truly professional...
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    one for the MF die hards

    In the 70s and 80s tractor power grew considerably and in the race to compete in these new power segments reliability suffered. In the modern day things are bedded down in power levels and tractor ranges. Machines should generally get to 7500hrs without major problems. The manufacturers have...