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#1 breimer OFFLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2014 - 10:44 PM

I've aquired my Dads old AMF lawn tractor. 8 hp Briggs. Vertical crankshaft. Approximate vintage1973. Did AMF actually make these? My dad bought it at a hardware store. Model is 8/36.
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Posted November 24, 2014 - 11:12 PM

AMF garden tractors were built by Western tool Co., but I'm not sure on the lawn tractors. Can you post and photo or 2?



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Posted November 25, 2014 - 12:17 AM

Western tool was a division of AMF,who also built tractors for MF,and Dynamark amongst others.


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Posted November 25, 2014 - 09:50 AM

Ok I'm trying to add pictures.

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Posted November 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Apparently AMF stands for American machine and foundry. I'm aware that apparently they built earlier tractors for Massey Ferguson but this looks like a quite different design. I need a transmission for mine and not sure what other brands may have maybe been the same. I can't find many AMF units around.

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Posted November 28, 2014 - 05:12 PM

I also have a 8/36 amf, in a little rougher shape. the transmission is a peerless 600 series peerless.  If that helps


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 06:43 PM

I built my first racing mower from an AMF 10/36 back in '84. that brings back memories.It had "Kiss my Grass" painted across the back. I went all the way up to KMG 3 before I came up with something else to call them. I ended up making an off road shifter kart out of if. Rear engine with turf tires, it would pull the front wheels in 3" of snow.






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