Variable speed adjustment on the Massey MF 12.
Posted April 20, 2011 - 05:10 PM
You may want to look at the shims on the rear pulley if there isn't any difference.
Posted April 20, 2011 - 05:21 PM
I will have to check the belt. I don't remember if it looked really worn or not. Do any of yas know how expensive replacements are or if they are readily available?
I put new belts on mine last year....about $80 at the MF dealer up here.....
Before I put the belts on, I had the same symptoms you had....new belts fixed it right up. If you are going to grease the varidrive pulley, dont overdo it....you dont want the grease getting on the belts
Posted February 05, 2012 - 12:57 PM
Posted February 05, 2012 - 02:46 PM
You do need to have the brake lever disconnected when doing the adjustment. Then, as the manual says, have it set so the brake won't quite reattach when in park. Doesn't take much to keep the various levers from moving correctly. Also, if the guard belts are not installed, the belt will not stop moving. The guard belt holds things just so, so the belt will stop moving.
Posted February 05, 2012 - 04:00 PM
Posted August 05, 2013 - 08:14 AM
Posted August 05, 2013 - 08:40 AM
You can look up the parts numbers at Agcopartsbooks.com and enter as a guest. Search for 10 tractor and select Massey Ferguson as the brand. Welcome to GTTalk, would love to hear more from you. Here is a picture with the clutch and some numbers. Hard to say what might still be available after all these years though.
Posted August 19, 2013 - 08:54 AM
I am still having problems with the Vari Speed Drive. I have followed the instructions to the T on adjusting it but still the only way I can get it in gear is to put it in park and then put the tranny in gear. Then when I do let the clutch out it always pops a wheelie any ideas or something I am over looking.
The whole drive assy was taken apart cleaned and greased, I have two new Massey brand belts.
Posted August 19, 2013 - 11:50 AM
Couple of Q's,
Are these OEM Massey, or Aftermarket Massey?
How many shims do you have between the rear pullies?
When you push the peddle all the way forward, is the brake fully engaged?
Posted August 19, 2013 - 01:33 PM
That is great info broken2 thank you for the information, I might have to make sticky thread to put all the posts with part numbers and exchange numbers so we have them for reference for everyone.
On the MF 10 vari drive belts, one of them can be cross referenced to a gates. The second one will not cross to anything.
They are a slightly odd pitch and width thus nearly impossible to cross over.
I have posted a message (SEE A&I Belts) http://gardentractor...26138-ai-belts/
on how to order the original belts from the manufacturer A&I and yes you are looking at a $100.00 for the pair
Edited by Petenpole, August 19, 2013 - 01:35 PM.
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Posted August 19, 2013 - 03:42 PM
Yes both belts are Massey Ferguson we still had new old stock from when we were a Massey dealer. I think there are 3 shims in the rear but not positive. I think the brake engages when it is all the way forward it is just that it acts like the clutch is not disengaging.
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Posted August 19, 2013 - 04:19 PM
If the brakes aren't engaging and or engaging to soon... That will cause the grinding. I would almost bet on the latter because it will keep the clutching from occurring but the "p" setting may still work... And that's what you seem to be describing.
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Posted August 20, 2013 - 06:56 AM
When it is in Park should I be able to push the clutch down? I can't it is rock solid when in Park.
Posted August 20, 2013 - 07:30 AM
You might be able to disconnect the rod and see if the clutching works right, just don't let it hang on the ground in case the tractor moves.
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Posted August 20, 2013 - 07:53 PM
THANK YOU MH81 big time I adjusted the brake so it didn't engage as soon and it solved the problem, 2 rounds.
I love this site, if you have a problem some one will help you. It might take a few times but someone will figure it out. Thanks again!
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