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#1 esbbent OFFLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 05:00 PM

Picked up a 8H today, it was listed in an estate auction as a Massey #8. Arriving at the auction I found out it was a 8H and not just the tractor but the dozer blade and the snow blower. :dancingbanana: Tractor is a little rough but looks complete and it wasnt in pieces like the last 14 I purchased. No post is good without pictures, so here they are. 100_1473.jpg 100_1472.jpg 100_1471.jpg 100_1474.jpg 100_1475.jpg 100_1477.jpg 100_1478.jpg
Going by the serial numer it is a 1975. The wheel weights on the back axle does anyone know if they are Massey Ferguson weight? I have not found any markings on them.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 07:42 PM

Yes, those are the Massey rear wheel weights.

Nice score. And, welcome to GTT. Sounds like you have a few already.
Sure would like to see some pics of your herd.

Looking at your latest one, I notice, the seat has a small tear in it. You might want to
cover that up. Frozen foam, is hard on the butt.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 10:07 PM

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 10:12 PM

Very nice looking 8. Great score on a complete package.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 10:22 PM

Excellent score! It looks like you really got a lot of cool stuff! Little bit of work and you'll be ready for winter, spring and summer!

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Thanks for the replies. I had time today to put in a carb kit, since gas was running out of the air filter, along with a battery and after a few tries it started. All the controls seem to work fine except for the brake on the rear axle, hydro works great and mower deck engaged with no problems. Now to go pull the mower deck off and hook up the snow blower.

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 10:23 AM

Great find with all the attachments!! Have you had to use it for snow removal yet?

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 10:03 PM

No haven't had a chance to use the snowblower yet, no snow yet in IA to try it out. Sounds like it may be a couple more weeks before we may have a chance of snow around here.

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Well be sure and take some action shots for those of us who have no snow, let alone a snow blower!

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 07:52 PM

Here are a couple of action shots using the snow blower. 100_1484.jpg 100_1490.jpg . I had time to start digging out from Thursday's blizzard and was going along just fine until the engine quit. It didnt sound good when it stopped running. I will pull the engine out tomorrow and see what i can find out.
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 07:57 PM

Boy, i hope it's nothing major.
Looking good while it was running anyways.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 09:33 PM

Best of luck with that engine, hope it's something simple and you can be up and running again quickly.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 11:12 PM

Thanks for the pics! Looks too cold up there for me!

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 01:33 AM

That doesn't sound good.
I hope it isn't anything major.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 08:02 AM

Very nice MF8 package. The blower and plow are in very nice shape. The engine in my 8 had no compression when I got it. Carbon buildup had stopped one of the valves from closing.




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