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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted September 11, 2014 - 09:10 PM

This rig showed up on Kijiji yesterday afternoon, so I made a mad dash to get

it this aft. Came with a snow thrower and deck. The thrower has some soft rust

spots, but can be made usable. The deck was recently refurbed, and seems to be

ready to go. There is no engine in the tractor, but all in all, the tractor looks like it

was looked after by a previous owner. I have a freshly rebuilt Kohler K341 (16hp)

sitting on the shelf to drop into this machine.

The big attraction for me, is the cab, especially after spending last winter sitting

on my MF1650 blowing snow for endless hours.

It appears to be a MF cab, or someone went to great lengths to make it look that way.

Can any one shed any light on that? I did find a picture in a MF attachments brochure, and

this cab is not the same as the one shown there. Maybe it's off a later, or larger model, like

a MF 1010?

 

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Posted September 11, 2014 - 09:16 PM

A wild looking thing! But I don't live in snow blower country, so any GT with a cab is unusual. Keep us posted.


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Posted September 11, 2014 - 10:55 PM

the junkman does'nt know what hes missing. does it have wipers? get yourself a 12 volt heater and your all set, or simpler, lets move in with the junkman, ha ha!!


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Posted September 11, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Will, Here is the link to member "Moosetails" and his MF 14 with a snow cab just like yours.

 

http://gardentractor...sey-mf-14-1974/


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 05:48 AM

the junkman does'nt know what hes missing. does it have wipers? get yourself a 12 volt heater and your all set, or simpler, lets move in with the junkman, ha ha!!

 

It has glass front and back, and a wiper on the front. Flasher on top, and flood lights above front window. I don't mind having to snow blow in the cold so much, it's the snow dust that blows back at you, that is annoying.

 

Will, Here is the link to member "Moosetails" and his MF 14 with a snow cab just like yours.

 

http://gardentractor...sey-mf-14-1974/

 

Yes Brian, that's it. The whole frame is the same. A bit of difference in that, my doors are made of

metal rod with the fabric wrapped around the frames and secured(glued). The doors are hinged at

the rear posts.

Maybe today I can spend a few minutes checking it out more. I'll post better pics.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 06:17 AM

Good score on that, Will!


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 07:29 AM

Nice looking 14! Should work well for you this winter.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 08:39 AM

Nice looking unit. Once you have a cab to blow snow you'll be thinking to yourself, why did I go without one for so long. You can bet the next thing you'll be doing it trying to figure out how to get some heat into it.  Now we'll have to wait to see if you put heat into it and how you go about it.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 01:36 PM

Nice to have a cab, even without heat. It may take a lot of heat to keep it from steaming up the windows. The cab on my ford steams up and it is not very air tight, but it's much warmer than outside the wind. I have no heat source in mine other than me. Noel
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Posted September 13, 2014 - 02:42 AM

That cab is generic to many brands. I ordered one from my MF dealer when I bought the 1655 in 1982. Same as yours, with MF decals, red paint on the sides and white on the roof, rear hinges and front latches on the doors, and a single manual wiper at the top center. Everything else that you listed is aftermarket, including the rear glass. Mine had vinyl. The price was $550 or $600, I believe.

 

The pic of the older cab is original to the MF GT's of that vintage and probably went out of stock shortly after the last MF14/16 built was sold. I had a used MF12 that came with the same cab in the late '70's. It had a 1/2" tube framework and all vinyl panels, including the windows.


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 05:33 AM

Nice find Will! Looks to be in great shape!
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Posted September 13, 2014 - 06:48 AM

That cab is generic to many brands. I ordered one from my MF dealer when I bought the 1655 in 1982. Same as yours, with MF decals, red paint on the sides and white on the roof, rear hinges and front latches on the doors, and a single manual wiper at the top center. Everything else that you listed is aftermarket, including the rear glass. Mine had vinyl. The price was $550 or $600, I believe.

 

The pic of the older cab is original to the MF GT's of that vintage and probably went out of stock shortly after the last MF14/16 built was sold. I had a used MF12 that came with the same cab in the late '70's. It had a 1/2" tube framework and all vinyl panels, including the windows.

 

Thanks Bob for that info. The rear glass on this one is cracked, but made the trip down

the highway, so I guess I'll leave it as is.

I might get a new fabric front bib made up, and mount the cab on my MF1650.






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