Drawbar for MF 230: Massey Ferguson  -- Other Tractor Brands Discussion Forum and Review Drawbar for MF 230: Massey Ferguson -- Other Tractor Brands Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index

Kubota Tractors
  Kubota News
  Kubota Price
  Kubota Review
John Deere Tractors
  John Deere News
  John Deere Price
  John Deere Review
New Holland Tractors
  New Holland Tractor Price
  New Holland Tractor Revie
Other Tractor Brands
  Articulated Tractors
  Belarus
  Bobcat Tractors
  Case
  Cub Cadet
  Hinomoto
  Kioti Tractor
  Long
  Massey Ferguson
  Mitsubishi
  Other Tractor Brands
  Other Tractor News
  Shibaura
  Yanmar Tractors
Lawn and Garden Tractors
  Craftsman
  Cub Cadet Garden
  John Deere Garden
  Kubota Lawn Garden
  Other Garden Tractors
  Simplicity
  Toro Wheelhorse
  Ventrac Lawn Tractors
Antique Tractors
  Allis Chalmers
  Case David Brown
  Farmall IHC
  Ford
  Ford 9N 2N 8N
  Fordson
  Harry Ferguson
  John Deere Older
  Massey-Harris Ferguson
  Minneapolis Moline
  Oliver Cletrac Cockshutt
  Restoration
  Tractor Pulling
Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph
  Back Hoe
  Field Mowers Brush Cutter
  Grooming Mowers Finish Mo
  Loaders
  Snowblowers / Snow Plows
  Tillers and Ploughs
  Tractor Implements
  Trenchers
  Wood Chippers 3PH
Tractor Maintenance
  Diesel Fuel Lubrication E
  Tractor Engine Repair Reb
  Tractor Tires
Utility ATV
  All Terrain Vehicles
  John Deere Gator
  Mule Utility Vehicles
General Tractor
  Farming Ranching Agricult
  Photo Contest
  Size Tractor Needed
  Tractor Projects
  Tractor Safety
  Welding
Chinese Tractors
  Jinma Farmpro Agracat
  NorTrac Tractors
  Other Chinese Tractors
Cars
  All Brands
  Audi VW
  BMW
  Car Tires and Maintenance
  Chrysler
  Exotic, Sports, Racing
  Ford Cars
  General Motors
  Honda
  Hyundai
  Mercedes
  News
  Nissan
  Subaru
  SUV and Trucks
  Toyota Cars
Trucks Trailers
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
Home Building
  Alternate Electric Energy
  Barns Pole Barns
  Buying Ranch Farm Acreage
  Carpentry
  Contractors
  Electric
  Excavation
  Moldings Finish Trim
  Other Home Building
  Pellet Stoves
  Plumbing
  Wood Stoves
Tools
  Electirc Power Tools
  Gas Power Tools
  Generators
  Shop Tools
  Techniques Howto
Landscape
  Flowers Shrubs Garden
  Golf Course Maintenance
  Irrigation Systems
  Landscape Design
  Landscape Lighting
  Landscape Maintenance
  Lawn, Turf, and Grass
  Vegetable Gardening
Construction
  Caterpillar
  Komatsu
  Wheel Loaders
Current Events Health Happiness
  Current Events
  Dogs and other Pets
  Electronics And Computers
  Food
  Health
  Just For Fun Off Topic
  Movies Music Games
  Personal Finance Investme
  Sports Outdoors
Tractorpoint Site
  Member Photos
  Site Members
  Website Operations Howto


New As Posted | Active Subjects



Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Massey Ferguson Forum

Page [ 1 ] |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 02-12-2002, 15:07 Post: 35533
Clemson



Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: South Carolina
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 13

3
Filter by User
 Drawbar for MF 230

I have bought a Massey Ferguson 230 tractor. It does not have a drawbar. There is not a dealer nearby, so I went to Tractor Supply Company. They sell a "swinging" drawbar for about $30 that is supposed to fit Class I 3-point hitches. Is this the correct drawbar? What holds it in place? There seem to be multiple holes drilled in one end. Is there any majic as to which one is bolted or pinned? All I really need the drawbar for is to mount a hitch ball so that I can pull a small trailer down through the pasture.

As you can tell, I'm new to tractors altogether.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 02-13-2002, 07:37 Post: 35554
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

2
Filter by User
 Drawbar for MF 230

My drawbar is a flat bar that slides through support brackets underneath the differential case and forward to a pivot point under the TX case. Many drawbars have two holes drilled about 18" apart at one end. Those holes allow the drawbar to be extended for operation of pull implements that require PTO power. Holes at the other end accommodate various hitch types and positions. Most drawbars swing around the pivot point to accommodate tight steering but also can be restrained in various positions along a rack.

I've seen various types of factory drawbars on tractors, and I don't think there's a universal type. The part referred to by TSC may be a 3ph device. There are specific 3ph trailer receiver devices that people do use. However, there are various discussions in the archives here about using such devices safely. For a trailer of much weight it's good to remember that tractors are much better at pulling than stopping. Itís good to understand safety issues.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 02-13-2002, 08:13 Post: 35556
Clemson



Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: South Carolina
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 13

3
Filter by User
 Drawbar for MF 230

The flat bar under the differential case is the one that I want. TSC does have both the type that fit between the hitch arms and a universal replacement for the one under the tractor. What holds the flat bar under the tractor in place? Is it pinned at the front? By the way, the TSC bar has a slight offset on one end. I assume that the bar can be flipped over to vary the pull height by a couple of inches.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 02-13-2002, 09:04 Post: 35558
Rubintropfen
2002-02-13 00:00:00
Post: 35558
 Drawbar for MF 230

I suggest you look at the bottom of your differential and see if it is already drilled and tapped. If so, get the right drawbar bracket for your tractor (make a template and take it with you if you want to look at aftermarket stuff).

Personally, I am not brave enough to drill and tap a differential case on a tractor I haven't already torn down.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 02-13-2002, 09:57 Post: 35563
DRankin



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Northern Nevada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5105
 Drawbar for MF 230

I dunno if this helps, but the drawbar on my Deere has a one inch pin that one can pull and adjust the bar in and out as needed. The pin is actually inserted from the bottom and held in place with a wire clip. Does MF have a web site with exploded parts drawings like JD does?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 02-14-2002, 05:22 Post: 35587
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

2
Filter by User
 Drawbar for MF 230

It's been a long time since I've extended my drawbar, but I sort of remember a pin at the front. I wouldn't try to use a universal bar unless the tractor is designed for that type of bar. As others noted, drilling cases is a very shaky idea. Massey is now part of AGCO, White before that, but several dealers around here still carry the Massey name. Any of those names should be able to tell if the tractor is designed for this type bar and probably can supply specifically for the tractor. Most dealers these days are one the net, and will ship most anywhere.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 02-14-2002, 07:25 Post: 35591
Clemson



Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: South Carolina
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 13

3
Filter by User
 Drawbar for MF 230

Thanks to all for the help and the suggestions. I think the tractor is predrilled for the drawbar. I certainly would not be drilling and tapping a hole in the transmission case myself! I will check this weekend (farm is an hour's drive away) and see the configuration. I did find and talk with a local dealer, so I know where to go for parts.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] |

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Massey Ferguson Forum

Thread 35533 Filter by Poster:
Clemson 3 | DRankin 1 | Rubintropfen 1 | TomG 2 |

 (advanced search)

Picture of the Day
Anthony7

Tractor Engine Repair Rebuild - Foton 45  3PH will not lift
Foton 45 3PH will not lift


Unanswered Questions

Belarus 825 - needs a new clut
Drain Cock
Need more hydraulic flow for s
HINOMOTO HB 501
Belarus 420A - Problems bleed

Active Subjects

460 Long hyd leak
460 axle
Key will not start engine
6x4 engine rebuild vsHarbor Fr
Things we say and what do they
The Plus and Minus of Ignoring
Looking to buy a New Pickup Tr
Need more hydraulic flow for s


Hot Topics

Tractor Category 1 2 3 Hitch s
Duerr hp 678 Chipper replaceme
Gator 620i gas in engine oil
KUBOTA Tractor Trouble Free Qu
Gator 6x4 Overheating problem
Duerr hp 678 Chipper Manual
Adjusting 7308 Pressure Relief
Long 460 hydraulic problem


Featured Suppliers

Mountain Creek Labradoodles
      MountainCreekLabradoodles.com





New Forums on Gun Sport Shooting and Hunting -- BarrelPoint.com  New Forums on Horses ManePoint.com
Talk Horses at ManePoint
Hunting + Gun Sports at BarrelPoint



Most Viewed

+ Looking for comments on a MF GC2300
+ massey vs deere
+ MF 245 3 point hitch hydraulic problems
+ Massey Ferguson MF 135 Hydraulic Problem
+ How to start Massey Fergusen 135
+ MF135 Zenith Carburetor Problems and adjustment
+ Massey 1010
+ Massey Ferguson GC2300 sub-compact
+ gear shifter stuck
+ MF-471 Split in Half

Most Discussion

+ Looking for comments on a MF G
+ How to start Massey Fergusen 1
+ New to the site have a massey
+ Mahindra
+ Do I want a Massey
+ Mf 168 4x4 Runing away in
+ Massey Ferguson MF 135 Hydraul
+ Simplicity
+ MF-471 Split in Half
+ MF 1035 4x4 with a broken fron

Newest Topics

+ Key will not start engine
+ mf 255 pto and 3pt lift not working
+ MF205-4 anyone
+ 1985 massey 1040 4x4
+ MF 231 power steering
+ mf50a hydr steering problem
+ Toyosha cs86 hinomoto c144 Massey Ferguson 1010
+ Tractor was running and will not restart
+ Tractor was running and will not restart
+ Hydrostatic drive trouble
















Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines