MF 399 Clutch Cable Removal



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 fork like brackets?

At the bottom the cable is joined to the clutch arm by a pin which doesn't have anything to get it out, such as a screw head or an R pin. It is flush either side with the cable forks. How do I get this out.

Local mechanic too busy and asked if I could get it done in this instance. Anything to watch out for when reassembling it?

Thanks in advance.


If they are like the 4200 series clutch cable then there is a fiddly little clip holding the pins in place like this. Just pull the tab back and they slide off. There's another clip holding the outer cable in place under the cab, just pull this one off with a fingernail or pry off with a screwdriver. Careful not to lose them. Two bolts on the front outside of the cab hidden behind insulation to undo and then it will come out. Should be easier to get to without a fuel tank in the way like on the 42/4300s.

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...