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6 years 11 months ago #533200 by wttmf
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Hi
I have a MF35 which we use for topping off,fert spreading and general load carrying on transport tray.
I want a FEL and also in time a rotary hoe, my question is how much can a mf35 safely lift on a FEL?

Before I invest in a FEL for imy 35, Im wondering if I may need to upgrade to bigger tractor. Such as a MF65 .
I want to be able to lift a large round bail.

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6 years 11 months ago #533204 by LongRidge
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Of hay, or balage? Hay weights about 350kg, and balage upwards of 600 kg depending on moisture and the type of machine that is baling it.

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6 years 11 months ago #533205 by Rokker
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You wouldn't want to lift much more than 450 to 500 Kg with a MF35. You might just get away with a large round bale of hay, but forget balage.

Do NOT cross this paddock! ... Unless you can do it in 9 seconds, 'cos the bull can do it in 10!

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6 years 11 months ago #533279 by tonybaker
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you could go for rear forks, safer than putting them on an FEL.

It'll lift a 5x6 2000# roll of hay with about 6 solid concrete blocks sitting on the front bumper (in an improvised rack).

For 900# you shouldn't have any problem but steering will be sweet (assuming it has manual steering).

Mark


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