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MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby saltbranch » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:36 pm

I just got a MF 240 Diesel and the steer cylinders are leaking. There is some kind of home grown hydraulic plate used to tap into the Hyd fluid system and has a slow leak on top about where the seat mount would be. The seat mount is a 2x6 and not stable at all. Good news it seems run good and pulling a 6' brushhog. I a getting ready to bring it home and remove some of the redneck engineering. Does any know where I can buy a manual for this tractor? What is the largest shredder that this unit can pull?
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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:04 pm

If I remember it’s got a 2.4 3 cylinder Perkins? Same Diesel that was in the 135. Rebuild kit was 250 bucks 20 years ago.
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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby Nesikep » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:36 am

There are valves and other accessories that can go where that plate is... I have a diverter valve and a original blockoff plate spare if you need them.. Diverter valve selects either the 3pt or whatever else.. I think they're a pretty decent little tractor, was looking for a 245 for a long time, ended up with a 255.. also have a 165.
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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby snoopdog » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:07 am

Good little tractors , that perkins just sips fuel , 6ft hog is about all it wants especially a heavy one, assuming 3pt.
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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby callmefence » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:22 am

saltbranch wrote:I just got a MF 240 Diesel and the steer cylinders are leaking. There is some kind of home grown hydraulic plate used to tap into the Hyd fluid system and has a slow leak on top about where the seat mount would be. The seat mount is a 2x6 and not stable at all. Good news it seems run good and pulling a 6' brushhog. I a getting ready to bring it home and remove some of the redneck engineering. Does any know where I can buy a manual for this tractor? What is the largest shredder that this unit can pull?


The steering cylinders are a piece of cake to rebuild.
I've got the factory service manual for a 231 that I sold. I'll have to dig to find it. But you can sure have it.
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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby greybeard » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:57 am

saltbranch wrote:I just got a MF 240 Diesel and the steer cylinders are leaking. There is some kind of home grown hydraulic plate used to tap into the Hyd fluid system and has a slow leak on top about where the seat mount would be. The seat mount is a 2x6 and not stable at all. Good news it seems run good and pulling a 6' brushhog. I a getting ready to bring it home and remove some of the redneck engineering. Does any know where I can buy a manual for this tractor? What is the largest shredder that this unit can pull?

The workshop manual for that series is available on line in PDF.
http://www.myedocs.com/onlinefiles/Mass ... M-0930.pdf

It's a pretty big file and can take awhile to load the page. It should start off like this:



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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby saltbranch » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:24 pm

Nesikep wrote:There are valves and other accessories that can go where that plate is... I have a diverter valve and a original blockoff plate spare if you need them.. Diverter valve selects either the 3pt or whatever else.. I think they're a pretty decent little tractor, was looking for a 245 for a long time, ended up with a 255.. also have a 165.

I am interested in both, how much for them? I can also provide a UPS or FEDEX account number to ship to me collect if those are options for you.
Thank you
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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby saltbranch » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:31 pm

greybeard wrote:
saltbranch wrote:I just got a MF 240 Diesel and the steer cylinders are leaking. There is some kind of home grown hydraulic plate used to tap into the Hyd fluid system and has a slow leak on top about where the seat mount would be. The seat mount is a 2x6 and not stable at all. Good news it seems run good and pulling a 6' brushhog. I a getting ready to bring it home and remove some of the redneck engineering. Does any know where I can buy a manual for this tractor? What is the largest shredder that this unit can pull?

The workshop manual for that series is available on line in PDF.
http://www.myedocs.com/onlinefiles/Mass ... M-0930.pdf

It's a pretty big file and can take awhile to load the page. It should start off like this:



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Thank you for the link, I got it down loaded
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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby saltbranch » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:33 pm

callmefence wrote:
saltbranch wrote:I just got a MF 240 Diesel and the steer cylinders are leaking. There is some kind of home grown hydraulic plate used to tap into the Hyd fluid system and has a slow leak on top about where the seat mount would be. The seat mount is a 2x6 and not stable at all. Good news it seems run good and pulling a 6' brushhog. I a getting ready to bring it home and remove some of the redneck engineering. Does any know where I can buy a manual for this tractor? What is the largest shredder that this unit can pull?


The steering cylinders are a piece of cake to rebuild.
I've got the factory service manual for a 231 that I sold. I'll have to dig to find it. But you can sure have it.


Thank you Sir for the offer, I got the one online downloaded now. Good to hear on the cylinders as I have not done one in over 20 years
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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby Nesikep » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:30 am

saltbranch wrote:
Nesikep wrote:There are valves and other accessories that can go where that plate is... I have a diverter valve and a original blockoff plate spare if you need them.. Diverter valve selects either the 3pt or whatever else.. I think they're a pretty decent little tractor, was looking for a 245 for a long time, ended up with a 255.. also have a 165.

I am interested in both, how much for them? I can also provide a UPS or FEDEX account number to ship to me collect if those are options for you.
Thank you

I'll have to ask the old man what he wants for them... I'll get back to you
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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby saltbranch » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:46 pm

greybeard wrote:
saltbranch wrote:I just got a MF 240 Diesel and the steer cylinders are leaking. There is some kind of home grown hydraulic plate used to tap into the Hyd fluid system and has a slow leak on top about where the seat mount would be. The seat mount is a 2x6 and not stable at all. Good news it seems run good and pulling a 6' brushhog. I a getting ready to bring it home and remove some of the redneck engineering. Does any know where I can buy a manual for this tractor? What is the largest shredder that this unit can pull?

The workshop manual for that series is available on line in PDF.
http://www.myedocs.com/onlinefiles/Mass ... M-0930.pdf

It's a pretty big file and can take awhile to load the page. It should start off like this:



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Greybeard appearantly I am not fluent in this website. Any chance there is a manual for a Case 485 available to down load too?
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Re: MF 240 rebuild questions

Postby hurleyjd » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:09 pm

http://www.agcopartsbooks.com/PartsBook ... lt.aspx%3f
You can go to AGCO website and see the parts manual.
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