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    cool ... a tractor thread. That is amazing how they burried the brake discs. My old inter has them on the side of the body (where the rust up and seize ..... even if they are covered with leaky oil ).

    Are you going to break the tractor and check the clutch. I imagine the 165 with wheel weights and probably ballasted wheels is very heavy and hard to work on.

    When does the implement collecting start

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    Hi mate, no, the clutch is fine. This is not a restoration, just a quick spruce up and new brakes. I am hoping to find some rims to replace the weighted centres as I donít need it that heavy but will see. Itís not the end of the world if they stay.

    Already have all the implements on the farm that I need - I just needed something stronger and with better hydraulics than the TEA20 that currently does the job. MF165 Project


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick1970 View Post
    Think so, or maybe the 9Gís. Very good road speed for an old tractor, few guys around here have them set up for doing tractor treks, believe one has added a turbo and a/c for a bit extra bling factor
    Pretty sure they used a Champion as the tail end charlie on the old Redex Trials. It was probably faster than some of the cars...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Hi mate, no, the clutch is fine. This is not a restoration, just a quick spruce up and new brakes. I am hoping to find some rims to replace the weighted centres as I donít need it that heavy but will see. Itís not the end of the world if they stay.

    Already have all the implements on the farm that I need - I just needed something stronger and with better hydraulics than the TEA20 that currently does the job. MF165 Project
    That's a hell of an upgrade . twice the power, two stage clutch, low range gearbox ... everything the grey isn't I'm running a finishing flail with only 40hp that is 8foot in the body (probably 7foot cut ...can't remember exactly). Being much more powerful you'd easily turn a 2meter safety mulcher behind that (I like the flails .... slashers concern me with the housing around the house/family).

    You'll be able to massively upgrade all the implements (I'm sure that is something your wife isn't interested in knowing .... ).

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    MF165 Project

    Have a 6í finishing mower that the Grey struggles with that the 165 will make light work of. MF165 Project

    Oh, and Wifeís permission isnít an issue these days... MF165 Project

    Will be one of those things Iíll keep an eye on and if something comes up at the right price I might grab it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Have a 6í finishing mower that the Grey struggles with that the 165 will make light work of. MF165 Project

    Oh, and Wifeís permission isnít an issue these days... MF165 Project

    Will be one of those things Iíll keep an eye on and if something comes up at the right price I might grab it.
    if your ground it level enough for a finishing mower. It'll do a way nicer job than anything else! I bet you could run one of those big "winged" fnishing mowers with that tractor ( and halve the time it takes to cut the grass ).
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    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas
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    Yep, itís pretty much dead flat, and yep, a much larger mower would work now I think, but that may have to wait a while. 👍😊


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    Quote Originally Posted by johntins View Post
    Pretty sure they used a Champion as the tail end charlie on the old Redex Trials. It was probably faster than some of the cars...
    I thought it was a 9G, but they are similar designs (looking it up - it was a Champion). My Champion has a top speed of about 60kph, but unless on a smooth road badly needs the optional front shocks. Tail end charlie had a modified auxiliary gearbox with higher gears to give a maximum speed of 110kph. All Chamberlain tractors, I think, had a bench seat with the driver offset to the right. These tractors have a 3 speed main and three speed auxilliary gearbox, with high range intended for travelling rather than pulling. The sliding gear main box and widely spaced gears means considerable skill is needed in gear changing - mostly, don't even try, but it would have been needed in tail end charlie.
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