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Offline Bruno of NH

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Tractor question
« on: February 17, 2017, 02:24:05 pm »
My good luck continues  >:(
The 4x4 is not working on my 2007 Massey Ferguson 1560 tractor.
I checked the front drive shaft and it is in working order .
What else should i check ?
This couldn't have come at a worse time we got over 2 feet of snow and i could be using the tractor to push back snow banks for my work.
I just got back to work from being sick so  >:(
Thanks for any advise before hand
Bruno
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Offline roger 4400

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Re: Tractor question
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 03:02:28 pm »
Bruno, I own a Massey 1643 2010. Do not know if your 4x4 handle is like mine , if it is a handle try to pull it many times up and down, maybe only ice or packed snow is blocking the system ? Good luck.
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Re: Tractor question
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 07:02:42 pm »
I don't know anything about Massey Ferguson tractors.  When I have problems with my JD, I go to the following site;  http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/index.php   It's a discussion forum where they list every manufacturer of tractors imaginable.  Perhaps someone can help you for there.  I hope it's something simple.  Good luck.  Roger

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Re: Tractor question
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 07:10:14 pm »
Yes,good luck to ya.
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Re: Tractor question
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 07:51:12 pm »
  Is it a mechanical or electrical engagement? Any funny noises or just don't engage?
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Re: Tractor question
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 08:20:53 pm »
It has a lever and I feel it locking in and unlocking
Could it be in the front hubs/ gear reduction unit?
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Re: Tractor question
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 07:11:39 pm »
I had something similar happen on my little John Deere.  Somehow all the teeth on the front axle pinion stripped off. :)
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Re: Tractor question
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 07:03:17 am »
Thanks 21 I will look into that .
It was warm enough this weekend I was able to move a lot of snow .
The ground was soft so I had good traction with the extra weight of the backhoe on .
I would like some chains for the rear but have to run down the road a lot to get from job to job .
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Re: Tractor question
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 04:33:14 pm »
 I broke the FWD on the farms Same tractor pushing snow. I was pushing a load up the snow bank and the front tires came off the ground lost traction and spun backwards which broke the axle inside the housing where you couldn't see it. Needed to have the mechanic from the dealer come figure it out and fix it.
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