Classics Earning their keep.

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
Did you take it with you/import yourself?
It must be quite a novelty over there, how do you get on re spares etc?
I imported it a few years after getting here. Having had one back home fir so many years I was lost without one. It came from a arable farm in the eastern counties with not too many hours on it. Been a pretty reliable unit so far. As for parts I use great exportations in the uk. Very good to deal with and have had everything I’ve needed. Bought a set of bushings,spare electrical forward /reverse controller,rad hoses,control cables, and a bunch of other matbro specific parts to have sitting in the workshop. She is due some electrical tlc. Only charges intermittently so have to find a cracked wire or bad ground. When I had it first a telehandler here was rare. Now there are quiet a number of them at hire businesses and some farms. Not seen another matbro here thou.
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
@Will 1594 this is the guy i know who has got the log splitter i mentioned .
been meaning to post it for a while is it the old still usable combine ?
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on here

goes without saying but anyway remember its far drier for keeping rust / rot at bay there for long term preservation
 

Henery

Member
Location
South shropshire
Maybe not a classic but she’s earning her keep in a far off land. Cold one too

that must create some conversation….. can’t be that many outside the UK let alone Canada ! Mighty fine machine still miss ours sometimes when using the Merlo.
Have much trouble starting it in the sort of temperature you get in winter ?
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
Not seen or heard of another here. A few other breeds around now but when I had it first it was rare to see a telehandler. We use it most days fir something,winter to clear snow and load grain. Have a problem with the alternator at the moment but it will get sorted. Alternator is good but won’t charge the battery. Wiring issue somewhere. I fitted a block heater and she starts good even at 40 below but needs a while for the transmission oil to warm up enough to move. The ATF fuid is like gear oil in the cold.
 

JLTate

Member
I'm sure it's been asked before but what do you do with them?
Not my brand but they do appeal

I keep some / sell some. Started out just buying for myself. Got asked to find some for people. Gradually grown from there really.

Only buy what I’m happy to keep for myself. I really like the 10 series especially - good compromise in my view between affordable / usable & comfortable
 

C.J

Member
Location
South Devon
6610 gen II. to dec 1989 ish
6410 and 6810 Gen III 1990 to 1993ish when 40 series came in.
Lots, but going up!
Tractor data gives 88-91 for the 6410/6810

The reason I looked it up was , We put a Gen III 6810/7610 block in my 6600 in the Autumn of 1989 - it has the rotary injection pump.
 

Nearly

Member
Location
North of York
Tractor data gives 88-91 for the 6410/6810

The reason I looked it up was , We put a Gen III 6810/7610 block in my 6600 in the Autumn of 1989 - it has the rotary injection pump.
Lots of crossover. Our 6610 was Jan 90 delivered with rotary inj pump but 2nd 6610 ordered at same time came in April as a 6410.
 

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