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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2011 - 08:55 PM

It's time to start a new project and put to use some of the Massey parts I have, wanted to do this for a while now. Basically the goal is to make a faster MF8 grass cutter.
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.


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Posted February 18, 2011 - 09:05 PM

I think that will make for a pretty cool project Doug. Can't wait to see it come together :D :thumbs:

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Posted February 18, 2011 - 09:09 PM

Sounds like you have a good plan, Doug.

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Posted February 18, 2011 - 11:09 PM

That'll be a mowing machine when you fit it all together. Sounds like a solid plan. :thumbs:

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 05:37 PM

This is the tractor I starting with and a couple of pictures of some early trial fits last summer.
masseys 048..jpg

The engine shown here is a 13hp Honda Clone, not what I'm going to use.
Tecumseh HH120 is what I plan to put in it.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 05:43 PM

Should be a neat tractor when done.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 06:59 PM

Does going with the single cylinder give you more room under the hood? That clone looks like it would've been snug.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 07:13 PM

Does going with the single cylinder give you more room under the hood? That clone looks like it would've been snug.

I had a hard enough time putting that engine under the hood of my MF12, other guys have put this engine in MF7,8s but they all cut up the hood to do it. The HH120 fits under the hood, i tried it, you need to bolt it right to the frame and the exhaust will be tight. The MF8 hood has a baffle plate in it and it gets in the way, a MF7 hood doesn't have the baffle so that's what I'll use.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 08:17 PM

Here's a really good video of Massey gt's and there is a MF7 with a 13hp clone in it.


And another one.

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 06:13 AM

Just found this thread.
Sounds like a great project.
Can't wait to see video of her raceing across your yard.

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Posted July 28, 2011 - 08:35 PM

Got a line on a MF8 Hydro for cheep$$$, hoping it works out as I wanted to do this project with a Hydro tractor.
Will see if it works out in a few days.

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Posted July 28, 2011 - 08:54 PM

That's good to hear. They're a bit hard to find.
Do you want me to pick it up?

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Posted July 28, 2011 - 09:14 PM

That's good to hear. They're a bit hard to find.
Do you want me to pick it up?


No No it's closer to me than you, thanks anyway.:smile1::smile1::smile1:

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 06:03 AM

very cool !, im following your progress, looking good so far,
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Posted July 30, 2011 - 08:42 PM

Picked it up today 1975 MF8Hydro haven't really had time to get into it yet but looks like a not bad unit. Was told does not run but will run good with an oil change and lube job???.
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