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Re: MASSEY MF40 loader/backhoe clutch issues

Post #21 by topkit » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:06 am

That looks pretty tidy, a really usefull little machine, A friend of mine had a 50 and the instant reverse packed up on it and i remember the machine had to be split in two, i am not sure if the same would ben be for the MF40. I am not sure but would there be enough room inside the cab to whip the seat out and get to the gearbox from in the cab, i have the Mf40 hand book which does not give to much detailed info on major mainenance, But the MF40 Parts book shows pretty good exploded diagrams of the gearbox. I could scan and post a copy tomorrow eve if that helps.


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Re: MASSEY MF40 loader/backhoe clutch issues

Post #22 by Cheekymonkey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:22 am

topkit wrote:That looks pretty tidy, a really usefull little machine, A friend of mine had a 50 and the instant reverse packed up on it and i remember the machine had to be split in two, i am not sure if the same would ben be for the MF40. I am not sure but would there be enough room inside the cab to whip the seat out and get to the gearbox from in the cab, i have the Mf40 hand book which does not give to much detailed info on major mainenance, But the MF40 Parts book shows pretty good exploded diagrams of the gearbox. I could scan and post a copy tomorrow eve if that helps.


thanks topkit i actaully managed to get a copy of the manual online thankyou (well bought a copy of it) the exploded diagrams are useful but yeah nothing detailed in terms of how you might attack the job. looking at it yesterday the biggest pain is there is a main support frame sitting under the transmission so doesnt look like you could even split it & try to wiggle it out the bottom. I think as mentioend in earlier posts the whole front woudl need to come off.

I think i'll see if the guy will pop over in the next week or so & take a look & then as hairbear pointed out there may be a bunch of strip down prep I can do in advance.

it is a useful bit of kit especially to avoid all the heavy lifting when working on your own. the backhow is strong as an ox have ripped a few trees out with it & it didnt even blink.


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Re: MASSEY MF40 loader/backhoe clutch issues

Post #23 by hair bear » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:15 am

I seem to recall that the top half of the cab could come off, and with the engine out it wouldn't take much to remove the dash and lift it out through the gap although if you are going that far it might pay to take the whole engine and gearbox out through the front in one piece then split it?
We've done clutches in Greys, 35 and 135 many times but the first time we had a 40 done a dealer mechy came out and working on a concrete floor had it done on his own in a day. So having watched very carefully how it was done we made a track for our trolley jack and we did the next one ourselves. Unfortunately the extra engineering that encases the 40 does make getting to some bits a right 'porkers backside' but it's not impossible. Just remember to jam some hardwood chocks in the front axle pivot as the engine doesn't balance too well on the front pin and a trolley jack. Not that that ever happened of course...


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