Last night I got home from a quick 2 day, short notice, road trip down to
NE New York state. I was in Rome NY, and a small village outside of
Watertown NY. Here are the items I picked up.
1963 MF7E with Dozer Blade and Snow Blower.
GE Elec-Trak E12M.
I also met with member TomLGT195, and we swapped some parts, stood
in the parking lot of a TCS in the rain, and chewed the fat for about
half an hour. It was nice to finally meet you Tom. Next time, lets go inside
and go shopping.
Getting my hands on that MF7E has been a long term project. Back in
Dec. just before Christmas, member John (Gav694) brought it to my
attention. It was listed for sale on a UK tractor site. I called them right away,
but they had no pictures. They where going to send me some in a day or two.
Well, that ice storm hit them, and then winter just pounded them. They weren't able
to get it out of the barn, until Monday this week, and get me pictures. As soon as I saw it,
I started hooking up the trailer.
The nice elderly gentleman I bought it from, inherited it from his father 30 years ago. He
was a small engine/snowmobile mechanic. It's been looked after, and runs great.
His dad had bought it brand new in Lowville NY in 63.
The snowblower has been inside and not used in 30 years. The tractor and
dozer, used very little in those 30 years as well. Rear tires are original, but cracking.
It has the chrome front hub caps, rear wheel weights, and original rear tire chains.
The steering wheel on it is wrong, but I got one from Tom in our trade.
I think I'll leave this one as is original, other than fixing a few things, and cleaning
it up good.
Tractor serial 3152 made by Dura Corp for MF
Blower serial 3001 made by Haban for MF
Blade serial 3050 made by Dura Corp for MF