Mf combine 24

Emyr wyn

Member
Mixed Farmer
Good afternoon

I’m looking at a Massey ferguson 24 combine harvester . She’s in very good condition for its age and runs really good.

Would anybody know if there something I should look out for on them or common faults ?

thanks
 

Martin Holden

Member
Grassland Exhibitor
Location
Cheltenham
Good afternoon

I’m looking at a Massey ferguson 24 combine harvester . She’s in very good condition for its age and runs really good.

Would anybody know if there something I should look out for on them or common faults ?

thanks
I’d ask Mark Weatherhead in Cambs as I think he’s quite an expert on MF’s
 

Pennine Ploughing

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
North Cumbria
From what I have heard, looking at it is as far as you want to go,
Probably very clean as it's been brocken down most of its life and done nowt,

Be very good with the spanners, combine breakers on speed dial 1, doctors surgery for Valium on speed dial 2, bank manager on speed dial 3, and last resort MF dealer on speed dial 4 patients of a Saint plenty of red bull in the fridge, pro plus in your pocket, you will expand your vocabulary by learning new words each day,
and have a very understanding wife,

Failing that a MF525 was a far better combine,
and it on a score of 1 to 10, the 525 only got a 2, the MF24 also got a 2, but it was minus 2
 

Minesapint

Member
Location
Oxon
From what I have heard, looking at it is as far as you want to go,
Probably very clean as it's been brocken down most of its life and done nowt,

Be very good with the spanners, combine breakers on speed dial 1, doctors surgery for Valium on speed dial 2, bank manager on speed dial 3, and last resort MF dealer on speed dial 4 patients of a Saint plenty of red bull in the fridge, pro plus in your pocket, you will expand your vocabulary by learning new words each day,
and have a very understanding wife,

Failing that a MF525 was a far better combine,
and it on a score of 1 to 10, the 525 only got a 2, the MF24 also got a 2, but it was minus 2
You don’t think much of them then?
 
From what I have heard, looking at it is as far as you want to go,
Probably very clean as it's been brocken down most of its life and done nowt,

Be very good with the spanners, combine breakers on speed dial 1, doctors surgery for Valium on speed dial 2, bank manager on speed dial 3, and last resort MF dealer on speed dial 4 patients of a Saint plenty of red bull in the fridge, pro plus in your pocket, you will expand your vocabulary by learning new words each day,
and have a very understanding wife,

Failing that a MF525 was a far better combine,
and it on a score of 1 to 10, the 525 only got a 2, the MF24 also got a 2, but it was minus 2
Funny that a mate of mine reckons Ferguson combines are the best ever 😱
 

Hesstondriver

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Huntingdon
my neighbor sold one last year, whats the reg of the one you are looking at ?

the 24 would have been a dronningberg ?

there seemed to be an issue with the final drives failing on the 24s and 27s and also parts availability ?

i think the wobble boxes may be obsolete too but i stand to be corrected ?
 

Andy12345

Member
Location
Somerset
From what I have heard, looking at it is as far as you want to go,
Probably very clean as it's been brocken down most of its life and done nowt,

Be very good with the spanners, combine breakers on speed dial 1, doctors surgery for Valium on speed dial 2, bank manager on speed dial 3, and last resort MF dealer on speed dial 4 patients of a Saint plenty of red bull in the fridge, pro plus in your pocket, you will expand your vocabulary by learning new words each day,
and have a very understanding wife,

Failing that a MF525 was a far better combine,
and it on a score of 1 to 10, the 525 only got a 2, the MF24 also got a 2, but it was minus 2
We purchased a 525 brand new back in the day. Bloody thing broke down every single time we took it out , luckily on finance so dropped in the dealers yard at the end of a frought season and a demand for a replacement made! Replacement wasn't much better and shortly after a JD appeared in the yard !!
 
There is a man down here that keeps a lot of old and young Fergie combines going but can't remember his name i🙄if you want his number for a chat about it let me know and I'll ask my mate for it.
 
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Emyr wyn

Member
Mixed Farmer
my neighbor sold one last year, whats the reg of the one you are looking at ?

the 24 would have been a dronningberg ?

there seemed to be an issue with the final drives failing on the 24s and 27s and also parts availability ?

i think the wobble boxes may be obsolete too but i stand to be corrected ?
It’s a k498 reg
Yes I spoke to a few people and they said parts maybe an issue,other people said they are a good simple machine .
thanks for the reply
 

Emyr wyn

Member
Mixed Farmer
There is a man down here that keeps a lot of old and young Fergie combines going but can't remember his name i🙄if you want his number for a chat about it let me know and I'll ask my mate for it.
Thanks for the reply . If you could get his number for me please getting Mix match views about the little combine .
 

Emyr wyn

Member
Mixed Farmer
525 and 24 have no relationship at all not one part off one will fit t’other, except possibly rear tyres.
I would buy neither as there is little chance of buying spares for them
Ok great thanks for the reply . I have an old 520 super 2 but showing it’s age and going to cost to much to repair so I’m thinking of scrapping it but keeping the engine
 
The 24 had a different structure to the 27 / 29 - belt drives were different - but its a simple machine - plenty of parts in Denmark as they were sold in larger numbers there - its like any aged machine - bearings and belts can be checked as well as the transmission - engine is probably a Perkins 106 hp - air con and hydro transmission were standard so this should be checked for operation - all gears etc - if you are not expecting a lot and price is inexpensive why not - they dont have a wobble box its a rod on a crank - has a secondary cleaner so very good samples generally - check that the cylinder variator works - just my 10 pennyworth
 

dannewhouse

Member
Location
huddersfield
Check the sides of the combine/chassis the cross shaft with the eccentric con rods on pulls the bearing on the u shaping side of the combine. (If left bad the pulleys hit on the left side of the combine)
The pre cleaner idler (furthest pulley back) can give grief as belt is pulling it very much foreward as can the next pulley bearing type problems and they are an absolute bitch to get to.
Pre cleaner rots/rusts if left with chaff.
Headers don't give much grief, if the reel plastic bushes are worn they will start busting out in a laid crop.
 

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