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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:29 pm    Post subject: MF 285 slips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I acquired a 1976 MF 285, it seems like the clutch is slipping in every gear, Is this the case or could the slippage be in the multi power tranismission? Also, what is the lever for that is next to the powertake off lever on the left side of the floorboard? Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 285 slips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi,
Multi-Power slippage is certainly a possibility.
Before thinking of that the clearance on the clutch pedal should be checked. I'm guessing that you do not have a cab fitted. Do you have free travel at the top of the pedal stroke? If not, then the chances are that it is only adjustment. In the linkage you should find an adjusting barrel. Adjust this until you have
1 1/2 to 2" free travel on the pedal before the pressure starts. If you have free travel and it still slips, remove the inspection plate under the clutch housing and check the clutch unit for any sign of oil contamination.
Please let us know what you find.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 285 slips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Is the other lever your diff. lock or is that on the right?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 285 slips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Confused by the 2nd lver on the side by the PTO- Ours is a 78 and it only has the PTO on the left. On the right there is a pedal at the back, that's for the differential lock.

If it hasn't been used in a while (like ours) it'll lock up and you'll have to pry the pedal back up before you'll be able to turn again.

Donovan from Wisconsin
 
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