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Posted: 3/25/2013 10:46:12 AM
   

RE:MH 744D history

Malcolm,

I was talking to someone two or three years ago who said that there was a 744 Roadless not far from where I live but wouldn't say any more. I don't know if it's true or not. If it is it is a shame it is not brought out to shows etc for everyone to enjoy.

Alan


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Posted: 7/29/2014 3:03:47 AM
   

RE:MH 744D history

Hi there you knowledgable members. I thought I would revitalise the 744 thread.  Last weekend I found 2 x 744' side by side on a local farm.  In pretty good condition for being left out for years. I will pick them up in a week or so.  One runs well and the is just missing the water pump, but would run. I will attach some photos for you.  My question to you is ,  why where there the 2 different bonnets on the 744's.... A large and a small cut out curve.  My restored has a large curve like the 44 and 55's, but the new ones have the smaller curve.  Thanks for your input...regards Buck.

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Posted: 7/29/2014 3:57:36 AM
   

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Great find and save Buck.  Keep the pictures coming!  Always good to see the MHs from down under.

It looks like one of those has the C channel frame as opposed to the cast tub frame.  I have heard those are harder to come by beacuse they were always in need of repairs and extra metal and welds to strengthen them up.

Good luck with them!

Drew


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Posted: 7/29/2014 4:55:22 PM
   

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Well done on your latest find Buck, looks like you will have two good tractors there. The difference in the bonnet / hood I think you are refering to is the "long" and "short" wheelbase tractors,

We have just arrived in Rushville for the Expo, so answers may be a little slow from some of us.

Good to see you back on here.

Malcolm


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