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 12-28-2003, 15:56 Post: 72478
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Considering purchase. Has turf tires on rear. What is factory spec size for ag tires? Does any know a website where I can view orig factory spcs of this tractor? Thanks.






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 12-29-2003, 11:52 Post: 72579
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Tractortips has info on this model. Check the link below.






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 01-14-2004, 14:25 Post: 73965
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Ag tires were 12.4-28 on the rear and 8.00-16 on the front






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 01-20-2004, 18:21 Post: 74585
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I have owned a 1045 with cab loader, and snowblower, for 4yrs and love it. Let me know if you purchase it. We'll form a 1045 club. I have orig. owners manual. Owners manual recently spotted on ebay!






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 01-31-2004, 16:52 Post: 75593
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Purchased the 1045. Actually I am a partner in ownership with my Dad and Brother in Law. This is an upgrade for us. We have owned an Internationatal 504 Utility for 17 years. It has served us well. Still a good machine. It is now for sale. My Dad is up in years and had trouble applying enough peddle pressure to the clutch and brakes. He has no problem now. This 1045 seems to be a nice tractor. Has 1100 hrs on it and runs good. Everything works and appears to have been well maintained. Its first life was spent on a sheep farm in East Chatham NY. We purchased it from a local dealer. It had been traded for a new Kabota. Our uses include fire wood loading and hauling and snow removal. There is a MF 232 loader on this tractor. I have noticed the loader is slow. Looks like the supply hoses are small diameter. I guess this means the pump is likley of small capacity. If anyone knows how I could increase flow rate, I would be interested in hearing about it. Even if the pump is small, can I increase speed by replacing the small hoses with larger ones? I plan to some how install a snowplow. I am trying to determine if I should build a mount system to fit in the loader mounts or alter the bucket into a quick release type and mount a plow frame there. Also undesided if I will power the plow position by tractor hydraulics or electric. Anyway we are happy so far with our new tractor. 4WD is new to us. How nice!






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 02-01-2004, 06:13 Post: 75645
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A very few tractors have larger pumps for different models, different options or tractors that are bolt-in replacements. The parts manual for my Ford lists three different pumps. You might check with a dealer but it's a long shot. Larger hoses won't do much good.

Hydraulic systems are usually pretty well engineered to match the tractor but people who want faster hydraulics (for things like log splitters, back hoes and motors sometimes use pto pumps. One possibility for speeding up the loader is a valve that has a fast-dump feature. The dump is usually the slowest loader operation. Valves aren't cheap though.

There are quite a few discussions about front plow blades in the archives. There also are a few stories about broken loader frames from some types of conversions.






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 02-03-2004, 20:59 Post: 75900
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My 232 Loader is also "slow" by todays "Kubota HST" type larger pump standards, but is it ever strong! The hydraulic pressure reading was 2050psi on the return side. Most people comment what a large loader it is for the size of tractor it is on. The 1045 is one of the smallest tractors that the 232 fits.
I just had a new clutch, injector tip, and 2 loader rams rebuilt at the local Massey dealer, after 2025 hrs, and the bill was over $2400. The shop foreman was amazed at the prices he had to charge for parts, and practically apologized for having to charge so much! One of the two clutch discs I had to replace was $412, the other was $379, and the pressure plate was $590. Be careful with that clutch! Keep it properly adjusted, and drop that engine oil and filter every 50 hrs of run time, run 15-40w in it all the time. A new engine head casting is $2000, a new rebuilt engine is $7200. Your tractor sounds sweet, with only 1100 hrs on it. I wouldn't run a blade on the front either, or you may risk tweaking the loader arms. Keep the sunlight off the tires, and that will slow the rot in the sidewalls. If you really insist on reducing the cycle time on the loader lift and dump function, you may consider a 3pt. "pto" auxillary pump to increase volume, though you may not necessarily increase pressure. I'm looking at new rear tires now, and mine are "juiced" for loader work. It's always something! Lots of luck with your "new" 1045, it's a lot of tractor, and so heavily built, the Massey shop foreman said he was surprised it wasn't painted yellow!






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 02-04-2004, 06:33 Post: 75922
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Pretty good comments from Sensei and sorry about the repair bills.

Yes for certain, don't feather that clutch--particularly under heavy loads!! Tractor clutches aren't meant to be slipped. There's a tendency to slip them when doing loader work and that's one reason why used tractors that never have had loaders tend to be bargains. It's far better to go to a lower gear rather than to use the clutch to start out slowly.






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