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#1 LYON222 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:40 PM

I picked up a Massey 12 today as a result of a wanted add I neglected to take off cl after I bought my 10 (was hoping this would happen). I had originally wanted. A 12 hydro but got a good offer on the 10 and went for it. So long story short I get offered a complete hydro 12, the later electronic ignition model. For 150 bucks$$ so after talking to the guy I went down and bought it. It was supposedly sitting in the back shed of a compact tractor dealer (where the guy worked) for 15 years. It has a tag on the block showing it was short blocked at one point. The gas tank is spotless so I'm wondering If the dealer had drained the gas? Also needs a gas line as it has been cut off. After I got it home and unloaded I got her to fire up on starting fluid for a couple seconds So she does run. Hopefully I can get a fuel line tomorrow and see how it runs. This ones jumping up the list (in front of the 7)and will be restored soon. It's definitely rough but all there. Hopefully tomorrow it's worthy of being classified as running and driving!

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:45 PM

Congrats on the great score! Heck that isn't that rough for the price! I have seen far worse for a lot more money.


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:46 PM

I picked up a Massey 12 today as a result of a wanted add I neglected to take off cl after I bought my 10 (was hoping this would happen). I had originally wanted. A 12 hydro but got a good offer on the 10 and went for it. So long story short I get offered a complete hydro 12, the later electronic ignition model. For 150 bucks$$ so after talking to the guy I went down and bought it. It was supposedly sitting in the back shed of a compact tractor dealer (where the guy worked) for 15 years. It has a tag on the block showing it was short blocked at one point. The gas tank is spotless so I'm wondering If the dealer had drained the gas? Also needs a gas line as it has been cut off. After I got it home and unloaded I got her to fire up on starting fluid for a couple seconds So she does run. Hopefully I can get a fuel line tomorrow and see how it runs. This ones jumping up the list (in front of the 7)and will be restored soon. It's definitely rough but all there. Hopefully tomorrow it's worthy of being classified as running and driving!

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That looks very complete and UNMOLESTED, Great score, on a rare 12 hydro


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:47 PM

Very nice rescue. I just got mine dismantled down to a bare frame. Looking forward to watching your progress.
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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:49 PM

Thanks Chris ! I believe I got a good deal, the man I bought it from just wanted to see it go to a good home. I'll get some more pictures tommorow after we get more "quality" time together. It also has a very rough mower deck,but. It works out as the one on my 10 is very nice but broke a mount off for the roller.

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:52 PM

Are the 12 hydros somewhat rare? I've been looking for one for a while but when they come out they're usually over priced or someone's parts tractor:/

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Are the 12 hydros somewhat rare? I've been looking for one for a while but when they come out they're usually over priced or someone's parts tractor:/

Just a tad over 18,000 units made, about a third of the number of MF10s and MF12 geared. I dont know where all these 12 hydros are, I hardly ever see them. The site has a list in the manuals section that tells how many of each model was made and what year the tractor was made. I know, I went to Hesston, Kansas to the Hesston Company (Hesston owns Massey) and personally got the information listed about 3 years ago


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:04 PM

I'll have to get the serial number and date it tommorow. The only ather 12h's I know of are o
A parts tractor on cl and a complete one for 1200$. I also know an old family friend who has a 12 with a sickle bar he uses but I'm not sure if it's a g or h model. Man would I love to have a sickle bar!!!!
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Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:23 PM

I'll have to get the serial number and date it tommorow. The only ather 12h's I know of are o
A parts tractor on cl and a complete one for 1200$. I also know an old family friend who has a 12 with a sickle bar he uses but I'm not sure if it's a g or h model. Man would I love to have a sickle bar!!!!

Look in the manuals section under Massey, if you need help finding the list, just ask



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Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:27 PM

Thanks, I already downloaded the serial # sheet previously

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Have you ever driven one of these 12H's? When I got mine It was the first Hydro I had ever been on. When I got her running I had a blast driving it around for about 30 minutes non stop ( with no seat even) :D



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Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:36 PM

Chris, my 14 is hydro and also has a high range :D they sure do put a smile on your face !!!!! Hopefully I'll get to drive it tommorow

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:41 PM

I totally forgot you have the 14, sorry! And I am willing to bet that you'll have her up and running tomorrow! Good luck :thumbs:


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 11:03 PM

I have a MF14 and MF16, I don't think any tractor is faster than these two


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 01:16 AM

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