Posted April 03, 2012 - 10:59 AM
It seems to be an early MF 12. There is no number on the hood and no serial number plate on the side. A clue from the paint forum says that the red wheels with the silver rims are a pre '69. It has a hydrostatic tranny and the MF10 didn't but the 12 did. This is what I have been able to figure out. If anyone wants to chime in with any ideas on what it is I would appreciate the input.
Thanks for the info on the forums and the manuals on line. I now have some help with keeping it running.
It came with the mower deck and the snowblower attachment. A previous owner replaced the engine with a horizontaly opposed, twin cylinder, 18 horse, Briggs. It goes like a r***d ape. Did Tim the Tool Man once own it?
Posted April 03, 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted April 03, 2012 - 11:22 AM
The paint on the whole thing is in good shape. I don't think anyone has done any restoration work on it. There is no reservior under the seat that I can see. I did find a filter from New Holland as/per the post in the filters section. The New Holland dealer said it cross referenced to a Sundstrand T9700111 which happened to be the number on the filter I took out. The filter is held in place by a spring. Another clue to what it is since the later models had a screw in filter.
I am concerneed that the filter won't be available too much longer since the New Holland seems to be the only source. How long do dthe last? Should I stock up? They are pricey at $28 each.
Edited by nimrod7, April 03, 2012 - 11:25 AM.
Posted April 03, 2012 - 11:30 AM