Serial # 1944202056
Picked up this yesterday, came with no attachments, no 3 point, and not running, seems to have no compression.
Tractor is mostly complete and not beat up, one tie rod is broken, rear tires cracked bad, one flat replaced it with a spare so I can move it around, front tires have been replaced, still have nibs and are also age cracked.
Has a resistor in the head light circuit. ???
Under the seat.
Under the hood
The engine has the original muffler on it and the exhaust fitting that comes out of the block.
Also this is a 13 fin block.
However the oil dip stick does not look good, there is oil in the motor, can't see any water on the stick but. ???
Also the hydro control has been shimmed and it moves too freely, will never hold it's position.
Not sure what I'm going to do with this one, in many ways it is better than my other MF16 even though it doesn't run, it is more original under the hood with shields, muffler and clutch. There is minimal play in the steering shaft that goes through the frame, much less than the other 14/16 tractors I've had. The key switch looks to be original and the up/down lift control feels good it holds in the float position, none of the other ones I have do that.
I don't think this tractor has had a lot of use just sat around.
What gets me is why the Hydro control lever is in such poor shape compared to the other parts that I find wear out.???
For sure now I can make one really good original one from both.
Edited by DH1, January 06, 2013 - 01:58 PM.