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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:13 AM

I'm sure I'm missing something here, but by my recollection, Massey tooled up to build the MF10, etc and another company (AMF) said they could do it cheaper. That is why the AMF1010 and the MF10 is almost the identical tractor (grill and paint main differences)

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:07 PM

That's a nice looking exec Will. With this addition you'll be needing an Executive Suite added on to Massey Hall.


I'm starting to think an addition is in order, but if it's going to be the executive suite, can it be bigger than Massey Hall?
It was only a year and a half ago, that I built MH, and I thought it was plenty big then. Apperently not. Oh well,at least
I know I won't be getting bored any time soon. Anyone want to go logging with me? I'm going to need trees to build
the East wing for the Execs.

Anyhow, gotta give that more thought, but this afternoon I put the exec in the shop. Drained fuel, flushed tank, changed
spark plug, cleaned/rebuilt carb, installed battery, installed new air filter, checked oils, and she fired right up. Then I had
to adjust the clutch, and took her for a spin. Tranny is all good, and no engine smoke. There is some bearing noise, but
I haven't determined if it's from the engine or the starter/Gen, or the hydraulic pump. Either way, that's ok. It's only a bearing.
Main thing, is that the tranny is good.
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:15 PM

It looked like a well maintained tractor will and it sounds like that was the case. Not having to go inside the tranny or engine is a big bonus.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:34 PM

Good Stuff on the MG8E
It's got a good home now, that's for sure.
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:34 PM

It looked like a well maintained tractor will and it sounds like that was the case. Not having to go inside the tranny or engine is a big bonus.


Yes, the tranny being good, is a big bonus. I was planning on rebuilding the engine anyway, so if the noise
is in there, that's not a biggy. For now, I know more or less, what I'm up against, and now I'll just park it, and
tackle it this winter.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 09:42 PM

I am glad to know that it is all in working order!

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:29 PM

Great that she took you for a ride Will. Good news :thumbs:
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Will, I find those old trans. can be a bear to get apart. They will fight you all the way, axles, pulleys etc all hard to remove.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:01 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you, Will. I hope we see each other again in the near future, whether it be down my way or up your way. It's great to hear that everything is going well with the tractor so far, and I'll really enjoy seeing your progress. I really enjoy hunting for GTs, so if there's anything else I can do for you, please let me know. I seem to be lucky with finding things. I'd be more than happy to help out again. Thanks again.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Thanks Jamie.

This afternoon, I hooked the dump trailer up. It works great. I had one of my employees stand in the front of
it. 180 pounds, and it didn't grunt a bit. The power pack says Cessna on it. I want to take the power pack off this
tractor, and make it so I can hang it the front of my MF14 working girl. Driven by front PTO, and deck mule drive.
I also want to get rid of the wheel barow tub, and build a box, with tailgate, that can be contoled for spreading
gravel/wood chips/etc.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Where's the pic of your helper being launched?

Glad you already found a use for the trailer & pwr pack. :thumbs:

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 09:39 PM

Where's the pic of your helper being launched?

Glad you already found a use for the trailer & pwr pack. :thumbs:


Labour laws/inspectors might be watching. He survived. :laughingteeth:
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Posted July 06, 2012 - 06:45 AM

Just seeing this thread Will. Congrats on the new addition! Was it an option to have hydraulics on the Executive series? I know that the one you have now wasn't an original part of the tractor, but the P.O. did a nice job on the install. Were there any modifications done to it to make that unit fit under the hood?
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Posted July 06, 2012 - 06:53 AM

Cool dump trailer, Will! Wish I had that cylinder and power pack. I'm ready for the new bed thread. Have fun!
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Posted July 13, 2012 - 05:45 AM

Last night I determined the back bearing in the starter/generator was the noise maker. I had a spare
S/G on the shelf, that I had grabbed last year for $20. Swapped it out, and now it purrs like a kitten.
I won't have to touch the engine, other than new fuel pump and muffler.




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