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Massey Ferguson 30 Industrial Tuneup Specs

Discussion in 'Repair & Technical Discussion' started by Rocky Field Farmer, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Rocky Field Farmer

    Rocky Field Farmer New Member

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    Jan 7, 2018
    I have bought a Massey Ferguson 30 Industrial loader tractor with a ag4-212 Perkins gas engine. I have two Ford 861's a 1946 2n Ford and a 1957 International Cub cultivision tractor.
    So this Massey is a new project for me. I need tune up specs such as point gap, plug gap, timing mark location and valve adjustment info. Any help for a total newby on this particular tractor would be much appreciated. I am in the process of figuring out which manual to buy. I saw there are three different ones and I don't know which gives the tuneup specs. I will eventually buy all three but I would like to get the information so I can get it going. Thanks
     
  2. BigT

    BigT Active Member

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    Sep 15, 2014
    Hello Rocky, welcome to the tractor forum. I initially recommended an I&T shop manual for your MF 30 industrial tractor, but then I searched and couldn't find one. I guess you will have to check with tractor manual suppliers like jensales, steiner, SSB, etc., on the internet.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018

  3. Rocky Field Farmer

    Rocky Field Farmer New Member

    5
    Jan 7, 2018
    Same problem I have been having. Ford or International F Cub no problem just go to the local Tractor Supply and pick up a I&T. Thanks for looking!
     
  4. Rocky Field Farmer

    Rocky Field Farmer New Member

    5
    Jan 7, 2018
    Well got my New to Me MF loader tractor home a few weeks ago. The guy told me he didn't know anything about it over the phone and that was the truth. Advertised as a MF 30. When I took the trailer to pick it up it turned out to be a MF 202 industrial. We negotiated the price and after getting it running loaded it on the trailer. After fine tuning it and taking the carb apart and seeing the venturi was upside down it runs really well. It has a few small leaks but that is for later. First I am replacing the fuel tank with one that has the sending unit hole, voltage regulator and gauges. Then on to the other stuff. I have brought several loads of wood home in the bucket already. I will probably have more questions later. I am looking for hood hardware or complete hood. Thanks
     
  5. sixbales

    sixbales Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2011
    Howdy Rocky Field Farmer, welcome to the tractor forum.

    For the hood and any other parts you may need, do an internet search for tractorhouse.com In their "dismantled machine" section do a search for MF 202. They have about 8 listed in salvage.

    All States Ag Parts - Bridgeport NE
    Bridgeport, Nebraska
    Phone: (877) 530-5010

    Cook Tractor Parts
    Clinton, Missouri
    Phone: (660) 885-9201

    Mid-South Salvage, Inc.
    Decatur, Alabama
    Phone: (256) 353-5661

    Mid-South Salvage, Inc.
    Decatur, Alabama
    Phone: (256) 353-5661

    Mid-South Salvage, Inc.
    Decatur, Alabama
    Phone: (256) 353-5661


    All States Ag Parts - Black Creek WI
    Black Creek, Wisconsin
    Phone: (877) 530-2010

    Abilene Machine, Inc.
    Abilene, Kansas
    Phone: (800) 255-0337
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
  6. sixbales

    sixbales Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2011
    At least you can find an I&T manual for a MF 202.
     
  7. Rocky Field Farmer

    Rocky Field Farmer New Member

    5
    Jan 7, 2018
    Yep, I have got the information that I need for now. The wiring diagram was the most important at first. I found a manual on eBay from a Canadian seller. The cover was rough but the inside and information was what I needed. I have also found out that a lot of parts are interchangeable. I just received a gas tank from a 35 Deluxe that has the fuel sending unit hole. The one that came with the tractor didn't have that. Will be selling it. Next to determine if the gauge will match the new sending unit I am fixing to order. Thanks
     
  8. deerhide

    deerhide Retired Canadian

    The Perkins gas engine is the same as that in a MF 65, probably a Mf165 or a Mf255.... they have great torque over a Continental (and I seem to remember a different firing order). They are a bitch to burn gas though. So, look up MF 65 info.
     
  9. deerhide

    deerhide Retired Canadian

    A MF30? yellow paint, industrial unit; with fel and maybe backhoe, also called a 'TLB'. If it has a MF 202 tractor, maybe a MF100 loader and maybe several different units (or none)for the rear of it, I would say it is a MF20 The 202 is pretty much a yellow MF 35.The 30 has a bigger tractor. All this is "probably", not only did owners change things but Massey could build "variable" as well!!(Combinations not in the books)
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018 at 11:47 AM
  10. Rocky Field Farmer

    Rocky Field Farmer New Member

    5
    Jan 7, 2018
    I go to agco and look up the parts numbers and see if they match different machines. A little tedious but helpful. My tractor is yellow and looks like the workbull headlights in a cast housing. I will post up a picture when the weather clears.