Top link suitable for sumo trio etc

Looking for a knuckle / closed ball end type top link suitable for a Massey 6495 / 6499. Cat 3 implement end.
Have been looking on web but some only say suitable up to 180hp.
Need to be able to get a replacement end if need be in future.
Don't know if Massey do a genuine one, but would imagine price would be extortionate! Although cheaper than a new set of tyres.
Any suggestions / suppliers?
Thanks
 
Been here and done this ,,,,, very wise to look for a strong top link ,,,,, hydraulic top link not necessarily the right way to go as a neighbour who was very proud of his new hyd top link hit the wrong button in the cab and put a tine through the tyre

Anyway ,,, when we had our disaster we just went up to a Magnum top link , a friend who ran a Fergy 6499 took my advice after a near miss and hasn't had a issue since ,,,,, I believe @Gruffalo didn't take my advice tho. :)
 
Been here and done this ,,,,, very wise to look for a strong top link ,,,,, hydraulic top link not necessarily the right way to go as a neighbour who was very proud of his new hyd top link hit the wrong button in the cab and put a tine through the tyre

Anyway ,,, when we had our disaster we just went up to a Magnum top link , a friend who ran a Fergy 6499 took my advice after a near miss and hasn't had a issue since ,,,,, I believe @Gruffalo didn't take my advice tho. :)

Thinking about it our Case dealer put Magnum top links on our Pumas as part of the deal because he knew we ran a trio ,,,, the friend with a fergy said he was surprised at the price ,,, there's a lot of steel in a magnum top link and it wasn' much dearer than some one else's lighter top link
 

Dave

Member
Location
Lake District
Looking for a knuckle / closed ball end type top link suitable for a Massey 6495 / 6499. Cat 3 implement end.
Have been looking on web but some only say suitable up to 180hp.
Need to be able to get a replacement end if need be in future.
Don't know if Massey do a genuine one, but would imagine price would be extortionate! Although cheaper than a new set of tyres.
Any suggestions / suppliers?
Thanks
I can have a look today, maybe a few options.
 

Gruffalo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Midlands
Been here and done this ,,,,, very wise to look for a strong top link ,,,,, hydraulic top link not necessarily the right way to go as a neighbour who was very proud of his new hyd top link hit the wrong button in the cab and put a tine through the tyre

Anyway ,,, when we had our disaster we just went up to a Magnum top link , a friend who ran a Fergy 6499 took my advice after a near miss and hasn't had a issue since ,,,,, I believe @Gruffalo didn't take my advice tho. :)
We only lost one tyre tho as only a 4 legger
 

Dave

Member
Location
Lake District
https://www.granit-parts.co.uk/prod...actor-types-8650-8660-8670-8680-8690/20012402

Don't know whether this would be suitable. Only concern is whether you would be able to get a new replacement implement end for it if needed in the future and what price the top link is from a granit dealer.
Would have to use a reducing bush on tractor end as it is cat 2.
Yes you could use that, and you could use a reducing bush to CAT 2. The thread is 1 3/4", a new end with those threads is not listed but I'm sure some one would do one.

Granit part number 20000164 is the hydraulic version, fixed ball CAT 3
 

Lincsman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Yes you could use that, and you could use a reducing bush to CAT 2. The thread is 1 3/4", a new end with those threads is not listed but I'm sure some one would do one.

Granit part number 20000164 is the hydraulic version, fixed ball CAT 3
Do you know what price both types of top link are from Granit ? PM me if needed. Thanks
 

czechmate

Member
Mixed Farmer
Did thousands of ha with a JD 7930, so maybe a JD link. Certainly broke a Massey and a class one before, luckily without killing a tyre

As said above, son has sold the trio now, blaming it for the increasing BG burden :(
 

Mur Huwcun

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North West Wales
No tractor manufacturer build their own linkage parts, they’re mostly Walterscheid or CBM units. Just have a look for them on Kramp, Granit, QTP etc and pick the best/strongest/heaviest or most suitable one. Be carefull with cat 3 ends with a reducer bush on tractor ebd as the tractor casting may not have enough clearance!!! NHs with the knuckle joint used to be a pain as they were narrower and had near enough no clearance between pin and casting!!!
 

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