It all started last week, I had decided to try and get my MF12H going. It is built from 2 hydra parts tractors that came here in pieces. Last year I got the engine to fire, run terrible, and winter came knocking. So, I pulled it back out last weekend and fiddled around with it. I checked for fuel, compression, and spark. All was there, which wasn't what I had expected, so I dug deeper. Ended up finding someone before me had driven the trigger pins into the flywheel way to far. How far you ask, I quit checking coil clearance at .075"... spec is .006-.010" So I swapped the flywheel from a parts motor and it came back from the dead. The MF12H built from 2 mystery meat parts tractors runs and drives.
So I told the wife "it's yours" and showed her the ins and outs of it vs. the MF10G diesel we use to keep this place going. So we were at 2 running machines on 9/22 and one project '66 MF10G that I haven't messed with. I figured I'd find a better grille for the MF12G and started the usual search including the local CL which 99% of the time is worthless since Masseys are rare stuff over this way.
There was an ad for a "massey ferguson lawn mower" no pictures and no model number, so I emailed and got a pic of a MF12G retrofitted to somebody elses plow. It was a divorce deal, so I went to look at it, although I didn't need it, and I bought it. Its a running MF12G with 3 new carlisle turf saver tires, the tiller lift hitch and spring bracket, and a set of 4 bar chains.
That puts me at 4 Massey Fergusons, 1968 10G DIESEL, 1966 10G, 1973 12H, and a 1972 12G. I am at all I care to own but it reminded me where I need to get back to... Here.
Edited by MF10 DIESEL, September 29, 2012 - 12:41 AM.