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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 05:56 PM

What can you guys tell me about this tractor.  All I have is the pic.

 

 

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 05:59 PM

OB, I think that's the same as a MF10 with a different nose. The vari speed on the side is the giveaway. I think it's a model 1010

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:00 PM

Looks like it is an AMF 1010, brother to the Massey 10 made from mid 60's to mid 70's.  AMF actually made these for Massey, just used their own sheet metal and paint job for their brand.

 

What's up with it?



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:01 PM

Here's another member with one. http://gardentractor...10/#entry160920

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:09 PM

I'm a Bolens guy, so don't know that much about these.

 

Is it a decent tractor, and if running what would be a fair selling price for it?

 

ETA:  Also, what year(s) were they made?


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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:17 PM

Yes,that is definitely an 1010. I would think it would be worth $400-$500 if it runs and drives. It looks to be in pretty decent shape,just needs a wash.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:22 PM

OK...did some Googling...what is the "Vari Drive"?

 

I'm needing some edumicatin.  I'm thinking of maybe starting to think about the possibility of taking a look at it.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:30 PM

THe Varidrive uses 2 belts on a sliding variable pulley system....Gives each gear various speeds



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:32 PM

Ok, so it's almost like a 'semi-hydro' i guess?

 

Add says:

"4 speed w/ torque converter good shape"


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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Same variable drive was used on the JD 210-216 models also. Really works well with snow blowing chores.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Not really...still has a clutch....It is sort of like a snowmobile pulley system where the belts climb and drop into a sliding idler pulley.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:42 PM

OK, I guess that if you were mowing, you can leave it in the same gear, but slow it down a bit if you run into some heavier grass in order to keep the blade speed up?


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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:51 PM

OK, I guess that if you were mowing, you can leave it in the same gear, but slow it down a bit if you run into some heavier grass in order to keep the blade speed up?

Hey Old Buzzard, yes, just like that.  Or if the ground was rough, or to help slow down to cut around obstacles.  As has been mentioned, there are two belts, plus one central pulley.  The engine end is fixed, so is the transmission end.  The pulley is a special double pulley where the central divider is free to move back and forth.  The pulley moves towards and away from the engine.  As it does that, the engine belt is moves closer and further from the center of the pulley.  The transmission belt always moves in the opposite direction from the engine belt, thus creating a variable ratio from front to rear.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 07:11 PM

Here's a schematic of it from Agcopartsbooks.com

3 forward gears in the tranny, and 5 settings on the vari-drive lever.

 

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Will, If it is the peerless transmission, it is 4 speed plus reverse, all modified by the five settings on the varidrive.


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