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Posted: 8/19/2014 6:06:28 PM
   

RE:tractor design faults

Okay...   All of you who have ever removed the driveline disk brake caliper from a 4800 series Massey Ferguson, raise you hand!    Geez!!  

I accomplished that this evening as the next step in getting the brakes working on my MF 4840.  I was hopeful that the new master cylinder would be all that was needed.  But, noooo...  Pumped the brake pedal a couple of times and I could hear the brake fluid running out of the caliper assembly.  Ugh.

As I was assessing the situation sitting under the tractor, looking at the location of the top mounting bolts, I wasn't convinced it could even be done...  Fortunately, I had an old, off-set box-end wrench inherited from my Grandpa Bush that I was able to snake-in and reach the top mounting bolts.  I pretty much had to sacrifice a t-shirt, and put up with brake fluid running down my cheek and neck, but I did get it removed this evening!

I'm not looking forward to putting it back on after getting it rebuilt...

They certainly didn't have servicing this unit in mind when the built everything around it....

JB


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Posted: 8/19/2014 10:36:48 PM
   

RE:tractor design faults

John I have no experience in working on a 4800 series Massey but when I first got interested in vintage tractors a chap told me when the wrench slips off the nut and you skin your knuckles just remember it is what you do for pleasure!!!!! So next time when the brake fluid is running all over your face you could think about this piece of advice my friend gave me!!! I hope this helps but it probably won't ha! ha! Alan


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Posted: 8/27/2014 5:41:26 AM
   

RE:tractor design faults

Just a smallish gripe today about my 101 senior.  The starter button gave up and I purchased a new one from Terry Kessel at Rushville - where would we be without the likes of him on the circuit?

Anyway I griped a few weeks ago about the inaccessibility of the back of the dashboard when I was re-wiring it.  I got it all back together then this failed.  However with the arms of a spider you can just about at hold it on.  But life could have been made so much more simple with just a bit of forward thinking from the engineers.................  What is it with engineers? They only seem to think of today and not tomorrow................

John


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