Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

'62 MF205 Industrial


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
cmonSTART
New User


Joined: 13 Oct 2007
Posts: 17


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: '62 MF205 Industrial Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi folks! I recently purchased a 62 205 Industrial with a 3 cylinder diesel engine and I'm looking for information on it. Mainly, is there a service manual available for it?

The tractor starts right up and everything seems pretty good (except the brakes, those don't work). The paint is terrible.

Anywhere you folks can point me for information would be appreciated. Thanks a lot!


 
Back to top
View user's profile
Inno
Tractor Expert


Joined: 11 Nov 2009
Posts: 2411
Location: NW Ontario Canada, Near Beautiful Rainy Lake

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: '62 MF205 Industrial Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well for starters, you've got yourself one tough old tractor! I have a 202 which is the gas engine without instant reverse and it does a lot of work for me.
I see you have wheel weights, those are a necessity when you have a front end loader. Hopefully the power steering works too.
In the top left hand side of the screen there is a link to tractor manuals, I would start there. There are other tractors which are similar and the manuals would work for some things but there are some things you will want the specific manual for.
The loader is a 102 Davis loader from the looks of it, I have the same one on my 202. Orig. parts are hard if not impossible to get for things like the control valves. I ended up replacing my valves with something more modern.
All in all they are a great tractor and having the diesel engine makes it that much more desirable.

Oh, the brakes may be as simple as leaking axle seals. Brake parts are available and pretty straight forward to replace. Look at the tractor parts link right under the manuals link.
 


Last edited by Inno on Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:50 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile
Used-to-be-iowa-dave
Regular


Joined: 17 Sep 2011
Posts: 56


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: '62 MF205 Industrial Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good rundown, Inno. Concur on the opinion the rear seals are
probably leaking and have soaked the brake shoe linings,
making them slip. Replace the seals, have the shoes re-lined.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
cmonSTART
New User


Joined: 13 Oct 2007
Posts: 17


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: '62 MF205 Industrial Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks folks! I ordered a service manual last night, so I should have that in a week or two.

Regarding the brakes, it looks like the brakes are enclosed in the rear axle housing. The adjustments look maxed out, so I'm thinking they're just worn out and need replacing. Hopefully I'm wrong.

How many oil filters does this thing have?? It looks like there are three cartridge type filters on this engine. (Perkins 3 cylinder diesel.)

Also, what rear end/trans fluid do you folks recommend for this. Shuttle shift 4 speed (1-2, hi-lo. Whatever the instant reverse drive is.. I assume they are a common fluid, but again I could be wrong.

It does have a leak at the steering column. It looks like it should be fairly straightforward to replace that seal.

I used to work on newer Kubota and New Holland tractors a bit. I love this older stuff! I've since switched industries and I actually enjoy turning wrenches again!!

Thanks for the help folks!
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Inno
Tractor Expert


Joined: 11 Nov 2009
Posts: 2411
Location: NW Ontario Canada, Near Beautiful Rainy Lake

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: '62 MF205 Industrial Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Unfortunately most of what you asked about is different on my 202 so I can't help much.
The brakes are basic drum brakes, once you get the rear wheels off there are screws (large flat head)) which hold the drums in place. Once the drum is off it's pretty much standard brakes. When you are in there working on the brakes it would probably be a good idea to replace the seals, might save you some time down the road.
The leak at the steering column seems pretty common. The control valve for the power steering resides below the dash on the column. If it is worn out it may be the source of the leak. I have seen others on here who put a new top seal in only to have it leak again. Not to scare you but parts for the power steering on these tractors are expensive but with a front end loader you NEED the power steering. When I got my 202 someone had removed all the hoses and hyd. cylinders for the power steering system. The valve was worn beyond repair and pitted from the ports being left open. I was looking at the better part of $1600 to get it all working again. I ended up designing my own power steering system using the loader hydraulics and a CharLynn power steering valve. Now with the bucket fully loaded with gravel (or anything else) I can steer it with one finger.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Edi
New User


Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 5


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: '62 MF205 Industrial Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 1981 205 Industrial with Loader.
I have all the manuals. I recommend the parts manual. It
shows more details and exploded views. I also recommend
getting your serial numbers ready and markup your manuals
as to exactly what Engine as well as other parts like the
breaks. They. Seam t have made many changes to the 205
over the years.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Inno
Tractor Expert


Joined: 11 Nov 2009
Posts: 2411
Location: NW Ontario Canada, Near Beautiful Rainy Lake

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: '62 MF205 Industrial Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think a 205 from 1981 would be a completely different animal, too different for the manuals to be helpful.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Larry in WNY
Regular


Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 336


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: '62 MF205 Industrial Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You have the Japanese built 205 compact tractor. They have nothing in common except the model number. 205 Workbulls were made in the 60s.

Larry
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Edi
New User


Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 5


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: '62 MF205 Industrial Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The tractor in the picture above looks exactly like mine. The valve for the bucket is slightly different and the bucket itself is slightly different. Other than that it looks identical to my 1981 205 industrial.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Massey Harris & Massey Ferguson All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters