10Hp Moto-Mower - Now I've Got The Set
Posted March 11, 2012 - 11:52 AM
I believe Moto-mower garden tractors from the mid 60s came in 6, 8 and 10HP. I have two 6HP Briggs, an 8HP Kohler and now the 10HP Kohler - the set is complete.
Seller hadn't run the tractor in 6 months. Put some gas down the cylinder and it started right up. A few minutes to warm up and it runs like a top on old gas. After it warmed up, I pulled the booster pack and the tractor kept running - the generator works. Yay
I have a parts tractor (same model, but no motor) that has the correct seat and steering wheel and a mid-section cover that's in better shape.
A couple curiosities. I'm not sure what the seat is from. The front axle may have been borrowed from a MF Executive - the paint on it looks original. I asked the seller (twice) - he doesn't have the rest of the MF.
Posted March 11, 2012 - 12:12 PM
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Posted March 16, 2012 - 08:13 AM
So that's an interesting thought. The MF Exec's where a short run and there may have been some left-over parts. Or just a repair. Hard to know what's happened to a garden tractor during the past 40+ years.
Posted March 16, 2012 - 07:55 PM
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- MH81 and IamSherwood have said thanks
Posted March 17, 2012 - 07:52 AM
Forgiveness from my wife.
Well that settles it then! You need just one more...for her to enjoy
Posted March 17, 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted March 22, 2012 - 12:02 AM
That 10hp looks like the MF8E (late version) Checker plate footrests. Earlier 8E's had
the cast foot rests and aluminum steering wheel.
That yellow axle looks like it belongs to a 7E.