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Posted February 08, 2010 - 08:17 AM

I wanted to see if I could get some tips on getting the snow thrower hooked up on my MF12. The snow blade isn't so bad and I can man handle it a little better but these snow throwers are a beast and aren't too easy to move.

I know I am missing the bolt the goes from the lift linkage to the snow thrower frame to raise and lower it and I know it is supposed to slide so the blower has room to lift up as you are going along.

If I can get everything hooked up I figure if I don't get that bolt made I will just keep the blower down and not make any sharp turns with it. I won't be able to control the chute right now because the cable is snapped. I have the rod/handle to adjust it though, just gotta run a new cable. I am going to dig the blower out and move it in the garage and start working on it tonight.

Is there any secrets as far as actually getting it on to the tractor?

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 10:13 AM

The part that goes between the thrower and the lift is an "L" shaped part. Mine was missing too. I took an extra "C" shaped lift part for a mower deck and cut one end off. It fit snuggly into the tube on the thrower and works great. The secret I found when mounting the thrower, is to lift the rear frame assembly with a floor jack, in order to align the pins. Laying on your back and lifting it manually is really tough.
Do you have the same style thrower as I do?
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Posted February 08, 2010 - 10:28 AM

Mine is just like yours, probably almost identical condition as well. I am going to dig it out tonight from under all this snow and try and get it hooked up. It has the belt to go to the pto but I might have to get a new one as I don't know it's condition.

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 10:53 AM

What will be really nice, is when I get my 1966 MF10 done, then I can have the plow on the 10 and thrower on the 12. Swapping the plow and blower is a PITA.

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 05:01 PM

Someone needs to just shoot me. My dad checked with the old man down at the end of the road that had a mf12 that he sold but still had the snow blower and tiller. I kept putting it off because of lack of funds and here he gave it away to the junk man. I need to go draw some bath water.......

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 05:32 PM

Todd,
Do you have any pics of the mounting system? I have the blower in the garage with the heater going. I have a second piece looks like some sort of mounting bracket. Will post pics in a little bit.

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 06:06 PM

Todd,
Do you have any pics of the mounting system? I have the blower in the garage with the heater going. I have a second piece looks like some sort of mounting bracket. Will post pics in a little bit.


There is a bracket that mounts to the front axle pivot and the mower deck hangers. Then the blower frame mounts to that bracket with two pins and the third attachment point is the lift point.
I think you can attach some sort of helper spring system in the front near the bumper, but with my electric lift, it isn't needed on my tractor.
Sorry no pics, I wish I knew that you needed help yesterday morning, I could have taken lots of pics as I attached mine. Oh well. If you need pics, I can run out to the shed and snap a few. I'm not sure how much snow is packed up under the tractor right now?

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 06:20 PM

I think I am getting it. I got that plate mounted to the front axle and am mounting the arms back to the deck mounts but it is a tight squeeze. I forgot I had gotten a 620 manual here is a link to it but these manuals don't help all that much but I guess I can't complain as it got me started LOL

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 06:33 PM

I think I am getting it. I got that plate mounted to the front axle and am mounting the arms back to the deck mounts but it is a tight squeeze. I forgot I had gotten a 620 manual here is a link to it but these manuals don't help all that much but I guess I can't complain as it got me started LOL

http://www.nutndun.c...rowerManual.pdf


That manual is what I used, to mount it the first time. It's funny, when I was mounting it the first time, I looked at the manual and I was thinking... this thing is crap. Now that I mounted it, I look at the manual and it makes perfect sense to me. LOL. If you need help or some pics just let me know.

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 06:38 PM

Well I had to jack the tractor up a little to get it slid under. I have it slid under and close to position but for the life of me can't figure out how this belt is going to work.

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 06:50 PM

Well I had to jack the tractor up a little to get it slid under. I have it slid under and close to position but for the life of me can't figure out how this belt is going to work.


Do you have the attachment drive hooked up to the PTO? The belt from the blower mounts to the attachment drive, which then runs to another belt that goes to the engine.

You can, sort of, see it on this huge pic.

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 07:12 PM

I got it figured out, I have the output drive due to the mower deck. I just couldn't for the life of me figure out the belt and I keep running in and out of the house to look at the manual and low and behold after I RTFM I found it LOL.

Now I gotta get something worked up for the lift and the springs. I have the springs but no chains and no tabs so I am going to get a small piece of swingset chain for now to run across the bumper and then hook to each spring on each side.

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 08:53 PM

I am proud to report it works. I did a little piece tonight to test and she blew like crazy. Threw the snow at least 15' if not more.

Here are a couple pics. Just gotta get the helper springs hooked up somehow and make the rod for the lift. Todd or anybody know what size bolt they used for their lift rod?

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Posted February 09, 2010 - 08:49 AM

I am proud to report it works. I did a little piece tonight to test and she blew like crazy. Threw the snow at least 15' if not more.

Here are a couple pics. Just gotta get the helper springs hooked up somehow and make the rod for the lift. Todd or anybody know what size bolt they used for their lift rod?

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What bolt? Are you talking about where it attaches to the mid point lift?

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Posted February 09, 2010 - 08:53 AM

Ya, I forgot to measure the opening in the lift rod of the blower. I am guessing it is either 3/8" or 1/2". I am planning on stopping at tsc on the way home and picking some bolts up to make my own. I also need to do something with the helper springs as I couldn't move it LOL




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