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Posted January 12, 2012 - 12:45 AM

Where did you get the seat Cushion,cause I Have a stock seat pan,I'd like to re-do. Thanks

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Posted January 12, 2012 - 08:57 AM

We had Ryan's done locally by a re upholsterer. There are some members who have ordered out of state if they couldn't find someone local. There were at least 3 different styles of seat pan used tho. You should determine which one you have before you go to far. If you take a picture and start a new thread with which seat pan in the title, you should get an answer fairly quick.

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Posted January 12, 2012 - 03:58 PM

Where did you get the seat Cushion,cause I Have a stock seat pan,I'd like to re-do. Thanks


I had a friend make some new covers and put them on the old pans with padding, they turned out nice.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:16 PM

Update

This is the tractor I plan on taking to Olcowhands plow day.
Last Sun spent the day trying to set up the tractor, sleeve hitch and plow, took a while but I think I got it working pretty good.
Biggest problem that has showed up is that the engine on this thing is no good, when running it makes a lot of rattly, knocking sounds, burns oil and smokes. I pulled the head off of it Sunday night and found the cylinder soaked in oil and the piston moves side to side a lot with 2 fingers. There is not enough time to fix this motor so I decided to take the motor out of my 67MF12 and put it in the 66MF10, both are starter/generator motors and it was an easy swap.
Both of these tractors don't get used very much and the carb on the 12 is plugged up so I put the 10s carb on the 12s motor. Using the best parts if the 2 to make 1 good one.
Tonight I finally got everything done and the 12hp motor runs good, no smoke, no funny noises, smooth and steady.
So the 66MF10 now has a HH120, 12hp motor in it and it's as ready for plow day, fingers crossed.
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Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:28 PM

Doug, sounds like you're ready. Glad the swap out was an easy fix.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:30 PM

I knew the motor in the 12 was good, it was the safest, quickest fix to do.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:41 PM

With all that extra Hp, you may be pushing guys down the furrow. Might want to put a horn on it too so they will get out of your way.

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 05:46 PM

Are you going to redecal it?

Good to hear you've got something dialed in for the plow days.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 03:56 PM

Today I was using the tractor to help plow the snow off of the driveway. I put a Brinly back scraper blade on the sleeve hitch and used it to pull the snow away from the garage, edges where the front plow can't get to.

It worked good, the tractor has loaded 6 x 12 AG tires with wheel weights and I had enough traction to do the job. There was no ice on the driveway and the tires spin, dig down through the snow to the gravel to get grip. I never got stuck but no way they would of worked on ice, you can't beat turfs with chains and extra weight.

Plan on trying to push the snow with a front plow someday just to see how it does.

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 04:36 PM

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Today I fired it up for the first time since early January, wanted to test, make sure it was still in good working order for Plowdays.

Seems like the Vari-Drive needs a little adjustment and 1 tie rod end is loose but aside from that it runs and drives OK.

I left the plow outside over the winter and it's a little rusty on the moldboard, rubs off easy, I should keep that inside.

Pictures taken today, as you can see we still have some snow around in the shady areas and frost in the ground but it's on it's way out.

Warmer days are coming fast.

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 04:39 PM

That's a great looking MF10. Thanks for the update :thumbs:


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 04:49 PM

That's a fine lookin machine Doug.

Why do those rear weights look extra thick?

Did you space them out or something?

Or are they non MF? They look MF??


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 05:11 PM

That's a fine lookin machine Doug.

Why do those rear weights look extra thick?

Did you space them out or something?

Or are they non MF? They look MF??

There factory MF weights mounted on the narrow 6x12 rims, so the stick out a bit, they fit the wider rims better.



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 06:02 PM

Ah ha, it's the 6 x 12s that make them look thicker. Thanks.



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 06:05 PM

I should try flipping, mounting the wheels on the wide stance, the weights fit the other side better.






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