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I am looking for backhoe attachments to my tractor. It looks like a 54A is the MF backhoe, but can other backhoes attach to this? Is there a certain standard I'm looking for?

ATM i have front loader and a gannon attached to it.


I need to clean up my plate so i can read the serial so i can figure out exactly what year it is so i can get manuals and all for it. I have no idea what the features are really i know its a perkins 3 cylinder Diesel (yay).

Forward reverse lever with shifter for 1 2 3 and also a shift for H S L, i think this is manual shuttle. all gears work great forward have not tried all in reverse might be scarry.
The PTO works (tested when bought) and I can raise and lower the gannon.

Aside from that I haven't touched any of the other levers, another one on the same side for lowering and raising the rear, and one on lower leftside kinda on the tractor side itself.



Someone round where i live has a back hoe setup off an old 64-66 JD500 for sale and was wondering if that's even a close fit. Or at least just minor fabrication etc.


This website helped me with my gravely and I'm betting you all can help me with my MF.

Thanks everyone
 

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Info from tractordata.com about the MF-30-B (MF Industrial model):

http://www.tractordata.com/industrial-tractors/000/1/6/162-massey-ferguson-30b.html

Attachments for 30-B:

http://www.tractordata.com/industrial-tractors/000/1/6/162-massey-ferguson-30b-attachments.html

Backhoe type: Massey Ferguson 54A

Digging depth: 151 inches [383 cm]

2-Foot flat digging depth: 150 inches [381 cm]

Reach from pivot: 180 inches [457 cm]

Loading height: 113 inches [287 cm]

Bucket force: 8,990 lbs [4077 kg]

Dipperstick force: 6,000 lbs [2721

30-B Manuals (not cheap, mine were clean and clear copies from this source, Ebay manual copies were not clear):

http://www.jensales.com/Search.html#/Search.html?search=MF-30B

:dunno: Sorry I'm unable to help with the Backhoe compatibility question!
 

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Question about the basics of how a backhoe works - as far as hydraulics, does it use the PTO to generate the pressure or does it fit into the normal hydraulic system somewhere?

My 30B does not "appear" to have a hydraulic line to the rear.

The picture showing the hydraulic lines for my loader has an "extra" place where a hydraulic line could be attached any idea what that is?

Is it a matter of routing a new hydraulic line to the rear and hooking it into the backhoe or is it much more then that?
 

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