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1977 MF 1655 With Deck Convertion (no more hard to find timing belts and pulleys)


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#1 Niagara1 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 12:07 PM

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My 1977 MF1655 that I restored and converted with a MF1010-1020 deck. Used the original gear box and mounting brackets.Fabricated a mounting plate to mount the gear box. Machined new keyed shafts,mounted gear in box on oposite end of input shaft to reverse rotation of output shaft and the 3 cutting blades are driven with a B series v-belt.I also built and added the castors. Has been in use after modifications for 4 years. Works great. Theres always a way to keep these wonderful tractors operating.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 12:34 PM

Drool......

That is a sweet machine!

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for the compliment ...

Regards

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 03:03 PM

Very nice looking 1655.That is an interesting looking deck,what with the left side discharge ,and the caster gauge wheel modification, I like it.
Oh and:welcometogttalk:glad to have you here.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 05:24 PM

Very nice fit to it! Takes a bit of getting used to left side discharge doesn't it! Welcome to GTT Niagra!

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 07:47 PM

You mow with that? Man is it clean! Very sharp! :thumbs: BTW :welcometogttalk: Niagara1

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 09:16 PM

:welcome: to the forum niagara, glad to have you here. That sure is a sharp looking 1655 you have. Nice job on moding the mower deck to work with your tractor! Good info to have to help keep these clasic tractors out there working.

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Posted August 25, 2010 - 07:38 AM

Nice job on the coversion! You have a very nice Massey.....have you done any other modifying to it? If you have time could you post a few close up pics of what you had to do to make it all work??? We would all appreciate it I'm sure! Nice to see anyother MF has survived the scrap yard! Luke

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Posted August 25, 2010 - 08:57 AM

Thanks to all for your kind words and welcoming. I would certainly share info on what I did to convert the decks. This winter I will be removing the deck for servicing and I will take some close up pictures.

Regards John

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Posted August 25, 2010 - 09:50 PM

Sounds good John! Those pics will be very welcomed.......my hats off to you on your ability to take a lemon of a situation and make lemonade out of it! LOL! The beautiful thing of using a 1010-1020 MF deck is you can pick them up dirt cheap! Was one on ebay a few days ago...looked good and was very reasonable priced but don't think he even got a bid on it!? You did a great job of adding the swivel caster gauge wheels on it to......don't think you have to worry about tearing them off the deck! Take care and happy mowing! Luke

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 04:34 PM

wish i had a better shop & the skill




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