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#1 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 09:26 AM

The first Massey-Ferguson garden tractors, the yellow "Executive" series, appeared in the early 1960’s, and were made by the Dura Corporation, who also made the Moto-Mower and early Porter-Cable tractors. In the late 1960’s the firm came out with the red and gray 7, 10, 12, 14 and 16 models, designed to look like the big Massey farm tractors. Some of these tractors were made by the Badger Northland Company in Wisconsin (Badger was at that time owned by Massey). AMF also made some of these tractors and sold them under their own name in blue and white colors. During the 1970’s Massey come out with the 1000 series tractors, which were made by Snapper. In the early 1990’s, Ingersoll produced Massey garden tractors. In 1993, AGCO Corporation purchased Varity Corporation, which owned the Massey-Ferguson tractor line. After that Simplicity began building the 2000 series Massey-Ferguson garden tractors at Port Washington. Therefore, currently produced Simplicity, Agco, and Massey-Ferguson garden tractors are identical except for paint and decals.
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Posted February 21, 2011 - 10:29 AM

Maynard,
I know that the MF14 and 16 were only made 2 years, I think. Did AMF make the MF tractors during that time? I see AMF tractors for sale from time to time, always wanted a MF16.
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Posted February 21, 2011 - 04:30 PM

Thanks Maynard, very interesting.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 04:39 PM

Maynard,
I know that the MF14 and 16 were only made 2 years, I think. Did AMF make the MF tractors during that time? I see AMF tractors for sale from time to time, always wanted a MF16.
Thanks, Brian


Brian,I will see if I can find an answer.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 06:03 PM

Some pictures of the other Massey AMF1o1o and 2 Danamark 14hp

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 10:22 PM

whats harder to find danamark parts or massey parts ,that 14 looks like some parts would definitly fit my mf-14

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 10:43 PM

whats harder to find danamark parts or massey parts ,that 14 looks like some parts would definitly fit my mf-14


I believe the Massey MF14 AMF1414 and the Danamark 14 all the same basic tractor.

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 06:13 AM

Great thread Maynard! I suppose most have seen this Massey Executive info but just in case some haven't I'll throw it out there again.

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 06:16 AM

Great thread Maynard! I suppose most have seen this Massey Executive info but just in case some haven't I'll throw it out there again.

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I have seen it ,but thank you for posting it,very interesting.

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 08:46 PM

I believe the Massey MF14 AMF1414 and the Danamark 14 all the same basic tractor.


but who produced more of the 14's massey,danamark ,or amf

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 08:20 AM

Looks very good my 14 mf looks the same.My 14 is a 72 have org users book dates are wrote in ,there is .a newer one around here but it long running boards right up to grill. I think 14 16 were made for 4 years . AMF made these at least thats what i read somewhere.

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 05:13 PM

but who produced more of the 14's massey,danamark ,or amf


I really don't know, I can find more pictures of MF14s than the others so I guess MF14 most popular???

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 05:23 PM

I really don't know, I can find more pictures of MF14s than the others so I guess MF14 most popular???


thats what I was finding and thinking also,I was just curious since they were all made by the same company what they made more of

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 06:06 PM

The model 1414 is not the MF-14, AMF model 1014 is the same. I would love to see the serial tag on that Dynamark. I did have a blue and white AMF model 1010. Please see AMF thread. 100_0731.jpg :wave:

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Posted July 21, 2011 - 04:47 PM

I have been unable to locate a replacement belt for an AMF model 1010 drive belt. The belt goes from the motor to a variable speed cluch?? It was marked with MF but could not read the numbers. It was 3/4" wide, 38" length and 7/16" thickness,. If anyone knows where such a belt can be located I would greatly appreciate it.




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