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#46 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 07:04 AM

Looks good, Will! Right front could use a little air, looks a bit low! Glad you have it running, hope to see pics of you driving it around soon!


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 04:51 PM

That was definately worth the trip.It's got alot of potential.Good luck with it.Keep us posted.


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 06:06 PM

Great looking Hydro Will, The electric lift looks a lot like the WH C-Series lift that was an option.


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 06:22 PM

Looks like a good deal Will.  The price was surely right.   :thumbs:



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Posted February 19, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Seeing that tractor brings back so many memories of my grandfathers MF12. I really want one.



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:12 AM

I got to spend some time on this yesterday. It has a few issues, but they can be fixed.

My intention for this machine, is to keep it around as a trailer puller, and as a toy

for the younger generation to ride, when we get company. They see all my tractors

and want to ride one. Well, they're not going to get one of the restored ones.

So, I have to make sure this thing is safe for them.

 

The issues:  

 

Entire brake band/mount/spring is missing. I have that on a carcass burried

in the snow. Might try to get that today.

 

The clutch/brake pedal, was not returning the hydro lever to neutral. As suspected, the

Cam roller lever assembly that is activated by the Actuator Cam assembly was bent.

 

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I've found this same situations on 2 other 12H's. I'm not quite sure how this gets

accomplished, but it seems to be a weak point in the design. Here you can see

the Cam assembly, and lever. The lever actually

sits up tight against the tower when put back together. It's a bear of a job to

get that lever out of there, but had to be done.

 

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What I'll do now, is brace the lever as I did on the other 2, after I straighten it.

 

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:23 AM

Looks like a good fix. The bending is probably lack of lube and rust build up.



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:27 AM

That brace should take care of that!  Should have been built stronger, but like Kenny said, likely would never happen if kept lubed & rust free.



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:30 AM

Oh ya, the other safety issue I found, which I decided to fix too.

 

The front axle pivot bolt had no nut, and was half way out.


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:37 AM

Oh ya, the other safety issue I found, which I decided to fix too.

 

The front axle pivot bolt had no nut, and was half way out.

 

It's not an issue at all.......till it completely falls out!   :D



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:47 AM

Oh ya, the other safety issue I found, which I decided to fix too.
 
The front axle pivot bolt had no nut, and was half way out.


That could pose a bit of a problem.

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:51 AM

Wow Will, You have really beefed that up.  One of my two hydros had the same problem, I didn't think about trying to weld that kind of brace on.  I wonder if part of the problem is people leaving their hands on the control lever and adding resistance to the action of the lever.  EDIT: or if the hydro neutral is out of adjustment and they crank on the handle to get it to stop moving.  END EDIT  Anyway, I certainly know what to do now it it happens again!


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:59 AM

I had kind of the same problem with my 10G the pin on the clutch pedal had snapped off, I drilled it out and replaced it with a bigger pin.

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Wow Will, You have really beefed that up.  One of my two hydros had the same problem, I didn't think about trying to weld that kind of brace on.  I wonder if part of the problem is people leaving their hands on the control lever and adding resistance to the action of the lever.  EDIT: or if the hydro neutral is out of adjustment and they crank on the handle to get it to stop moving.  END EDIT  Anyway, I certainly know what to do now it it happens again!

 

I agree with Kenny, and Dan, that lack of lube would be the biggest factor. If that

roller can't turn, it'll just bind up, and if wrong cowboy is on there, thinking he's

kick starting a motorcycle, that lever will bend in no time.

And, being greasing it, isn't mentioned in the manual, and it's hidden, that's

the outcome. I think it's called planned obsolesence. Haaaa. Didn't we show those

engineers. We're still driving these things.


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 07:31 PM

Man great deal Will!  That is a very nice looking FREE MF!


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