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Richard Hodges 393392 347 MF188 either
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Heres our MF188 just finished being restored. when the grounds dry it'll be put to work harrowing grass with a set of 4.5m folding Opico harrows.
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The Back
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Engine view
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Dash with original dials and steering wheel
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Looks brand new! Very nice with the new decals and stuff! Can you just by those warning decals?
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Nice work! Those tractors from the 70's is kind of special, mayby for that we grow up with them?
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Yes you can buy just the warning stickers
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I wasnt around for the 70's and i still find it special.
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Very nice restoration but why leave the cab frame?:-D
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I didn't knew thos old ones were still available. That's great, maybe something for a restauration of a tractor of my boss a MF 65
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We decided to leave just the cab frame to keep the tractor legal with its ROPS but not replace the flexy cab parts as these would just deteriorate in the conditions it'll be used in. Also my Dad and myself are quite tall so acess would be reduced which is an issue being we intend to work the tractor.
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Well an excelent restorasion im restoring two DBs at the moment and they to will work:-D
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Thank you. We restored a County 1174 too and that works for its keep aswell. we cant afford to spend money on restoring tractors and not use them, so we mix business with pleasure i guess. Also half the satifaction is using equipment and acheiving something with it
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Good luck with your David Browns. We have an 880 which is used abit but not as much since we went out of growing cider apples. shes mechanically sound and has good tin work, good job as you cant get bonnets in England anymore. do you have the same issues?
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We did once but now a man named G & K Jarvis makes almost every bit of new tinwork for DBs if you go about restoring your 880 (a bloody good tractor) try Mr jarvis for tinwork if any of it ever needs replaysing.:-D

The DBs im restoring are a 1972 DB 1210 2wd and a 1977 DB 1410 Highway Spec.:-D
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Hello Richard:-)!

Great tractor! You made a perfect job when you restored it. Now it is a real beauty;-).

But I have one question: On the first pic I can see "Multi-Power" under the "188". But on the pic with the dashboard I can not see the shifting lever of the Multi-Power. Is the Multi-Power out of work or is it a tractor with a standard transmission?

In Germany the MF 188 was sold with cast iron wheels on both axles, if the Multi-Power was fitted, but the tractor was sold with simple wheels, if the standard transmission was fitted.

Was it been the same situation in UK?

Greetings - Franz
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Franz

It does have Multi-Power, the lever can be seen in the dash board picture on the left hand side just under the one steering wheel spoke.
In England PAVT wheels were availble as well as the standard ones which are fitted to this tractor.

Thank you for your kind comments on the restoration!

Rich
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