I think the 574 were a better tractor. Punch well for their weight compared to a massey but the massey will outlive it at a slower paceWhen we sold our 674 hardly anything worked. 5 years old when it went, owner driven it was always going back to the dealers for repairs. whilst the other (Older) Massey Fergies just kept plodding along.
case 4240 project tractor 3500 hours mechanicaly ok
fitted a quicke 520 loader so far
cab is rotten, found a cab from a 885xl,,to replace it, gears are on opposite sides so this needs modified
has anyone removed cab from a 4240, what is involved with the gear linkage ie what needs disconnected
The slightly later incarnation got rid of the flush fit hatch which relied on drain tubes to empty gutter. Stupid idea with fine dust turning to paste then cement. The later batch overlaps the opening which had an upstand. The other thing is driving rain can enter the cab via the roof vents so if left standing, best to turn the internal recycle vents to closed position. Another poor design feature.
Made have a look at my 895. The Cab is in good order for an XL cab but on close inspection the lip that holds the rear window rubber is fast disappearing. Really only noticed on prising off the rubber.Yes bit of work in it.if I Get an hour at it every night and it will soon be done