I have 1 MF8 tractor that I don't use for anything, they don't bring much money if you try to sell them, the one I have is a 3sp gear drive, I really wanted to do this with a Hydro but I'll work with what I got.
The plan is to take a MF8, a HH120 and a MF610 42" mower deck and make them all work together to give a faster grass cutter.
I've already tried to fit the engine in the tractor and it is possible, HH120 is not that much bigger than a Hm80 and if I eliminate the rubber mounted engine plate and attach directly to the chassis there is enough space. Exhaust is the biggest problem so that will have to be made to fit.
The mower deck does fit, just, under the tractor but it is to tight, so I plan on flipping the front axle around so that is bows forward, hopefully that gives enough room.
The other problem with the mower is that if you try to raise it, the gear box on it hits the lift linkage. Solution got this idea from "Iamsherwood" is to put larger tires on front and back. I think the front wheels from a MF10,12 will go on and for the back change the 18" tires to 20" tires. That might give enough clearance.
All this is just theory so now it's time to try and see if I can make it work.
Edited by DH1, February 18, 2011 - 09:05 PM.