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Massey ferguson 275 need a little help

Discussion in 'Agricultural Equipment' started by Jakebreak, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Jakebreak

    Jakebreak Senior Member

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    I have a friend of mine that has a Massey 275 serial #9a3i4274 8F7DF470-97CC-41A3-894B-5238E9828ACD.jpeg the heim joints on the left front tie rod are shot and it’s bent up. So I put a new tie rod would anybody know the measurement for correct length would be on it right now I’m 3/8” from being at the same measurement as the one I took off and it’s bottomed out but the old one is bent up. Also the power steering cylinder needs rebuilt I have a seal kit for it but I’m not sure how that ram comes out of the tractor
     
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    I have a 255 and a set of manuals, it should be very similar. Of course, they’re all up at the farm. I’ll be up there this afternoon and will grab them.
     
  3. Jakebreak

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    Thank you I appreciate it would you happen to know a good place to get parts for these tractors I’m thinking about putting a stack on it and and get rid of the horizontal exhaust that way my buddy won’t have to worry about the chance of starting a fire with it
     
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    It seems that I have devoted a great period of my life to the steering on MF 175s, owned by my best customer. He has a bunch of brand new tractors, but one barn is too low to get the hay out with any of them.

    I don't know a dimension on the track rod, I would just set it to where it works.

    Pulling the cylinder should be easy, that pin at the rod end just pulls straight up, there used to be a little sheet metal clip over it to keep it from working up, held down by that 1/4" bolt right in front of it. If it is stuck, you can thread a nut onto the threads on top of it and that should break it free.

    On the cylinder end, you see that horizontal bolt that clamps the clevis around the rod, pull it all the way out and you should be able to thread a bolt into the pin and pull it out. If it is seized too hard, you may have to take out the bolt in the very front of the picture,take off the snap ring, drive a chisel into the crack, and tap the splined shaft down.
     
  5. Jakebreak

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    Thanks I will give it a shot it will be Tuesday before I can get back to it I took the cover off the on the rod side
     
  6. Jakebreak

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    Mitch thanks for the advice I got the ram out I’m looking at the ram and I have a parts breakdown of the ram I can’t see the retainer ring that holds the ram in on the barrel to get the cylinder apart the head pushes in a little bit and if I put a spanner wrench on it it just spins it doesn’t feel like it’s threaded in the cylinder
     
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    I think it's a lock ring cylinder, but my memory isn't near as young as it used to be. :D I tried to look it up, but I don't have your serial number or a few other details.

    You will either have a snap ring just inside the edge of the cylinder holding the gland in, or a hole in the side of the cylinder that lines up with the edge of the gland. If it has the hole, you turn the gland until you see the end of the lock wire, then pull it up and turn the gland winding the lock wire out.

    My helper says the last one I did, off a 175, she thinks had a snap ring, and that I was surprised because I expected to see a lock wire. I know this doesn't inspire confidence, but, what can you do? My advice is almost certainly worth what you are paying for it. :D

    Either way, clean the end of it real well, and you will probably see it. If not, post a pic and I'll know which it is.
     
  8. Jakebreak

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    Thank you a bunch it had the hole on the side of the cylinder with a lock wire to get that apart I found it when I felt something soft on the side of the cylinder I got it apart