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#1 MF10Ryan OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 03:14 PM

Dad came home Thursday Nite and asked me if i could get any luckier. :biting_nails: He had stopped to look at a steering wheel he spotted in a fence row behind a house and it ended up being attached to a weird mower. Guy said I could have it. :dancingbanana:
I have lots of work to do on it, and lots of learning to do to, but it's a neat ride.

We cleaned the points, drained the water out of the carb, fished some of the mouse poo out of the cooling fins, took 15 minutes to get the carb adjusting screws unseized and another half our to get air thru the ports...Dad never pulled the carb off the tractor.

Total time from getting back home to this is 2 hours and that includes lunch.



Pics will be soon, have to get them to upload... but here is the vids Dad took. Thanks to Mr Krepps and my Dad. :urock: :thank_you:





We did get he other two reels with it, but no time today.

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 03:25 PM

Your a lucky guy, for getting the tractor and for having a great Dad!


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 03:30 PM

Oh, and if anyone is wondering about the 10, we took it to drag this one out of the fencerow and over to where we could load it


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 03:32 PM

Good Stuff Ryan :thumbs: 

I always liked those mowers, never had one or have driven one, just like them.

 

Harry Poncho62 has 1 or more of them, he's the guy to talk to about them, he had one with a Sickle bar mower on it.


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 03:49 PM

Good Stuff Ryan :thumbs:

I always liked those mowers, never had one or have driven one, just like them.

 

Harry Poncho62 has 1 or more of them, he's the guy to talk to about them, he had one with a Sickle bar mower on it.

are those Nationals?


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 04:25 PM

are those Nationals?

 

Yes


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 04:59 PM

For the price you can't complain. Can't wait to see the work on it.


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Interesting rig, this thing is.  We are changing the rear tires on it so we can park it somewhere temporarily.

 

LOTS of ways for you to lose a digit. :D


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 05:55 PM

That thing is really cool. Great pictures too.


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 06:28 PM

Congrats Ryan. That's a nice project and it looks like it's mowing pretty well the way it it. That's impressive getting that running in such a short time. Your Dad may just be a Carb Whisperer! 


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 06:43 PM

Guess that's one way to get a Blue one! Cool mower, otta hook a baler behind it!


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:18 PM

He and I and KK got the side reels on, but only one working.  The one belt adjuster has a broke off bolt and IDT i can do much with it without tearing the whole thing out.  Probably need to find a little longer belt than what I have handy and try it that way.

 

With the wings on, this thing is W I D E and FAST , corners like a drunk cow, and shows signs of impacts to the wings...  If I was going to use it regular, it would need slowed down ground speed wise.  There is only one forward and one rev... both are a little fast for my liking.

 

In spite of a few idiosyncratic problems, she does run and it is a hoot to drive.  Just a little scary to maneuver. 


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:27 PM

That is a cool mower! Keep those fingers clear!!!


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Nice find. That looks like the 84 inch cut model which was the largest one National produced. When you get the side reels on you will be able to cut a lot of grass very fast. These were made for golf courses and other places that had large open areas to cut.

 

here is a funny video  with a National in it

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=AiGm8IwOhVY


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Great haul! 

 

You've gotta love a Wisconsin powered tractor.  It is a match made in... well.. Wisconsin, I think.

 

Ben W.


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