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Posted December 21, 2014 - 05:44 PM

Today I did some horse trading with a fellow member and got myself a good working Snow Thrower, it's missing a couple small parts, brackets, easy to make up.

 

We had 1 snow fall this season so far and this is what I used to clear the snow from the driveway.

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Today was a nice day and I got my new to me snow thrower mounted and working.

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I thought I was going to have problems with the muffler in the way but it clears everything, little tight when unit is up.

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I had to make a pedal extension to engage/disengage the S/T and need to make the handle for the shoot rotator. Also it has no lift assist bracket or spring, it's not that hard to lift with the handle but I sure when it gets covered in snow during use it will be heavier.

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Since I have a gravel driveway I lowered the skid shoes all the way down to try to minimize picking up stones, rocks.

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It's rusty and looks rough but it turns, runs nice. Looking forward to trying it out.

 


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 05:46 PM

Nice Horse Trading.

They do a great job tossing snow.

I see it's an early one.


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 05:51 PM

My Mf12 hooks up different than that one. My belt runs under the tractor. Newer model I guess , 1976. Thrower looks a little different too. Noel.

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Posted December 21, 2014 - 05:52 PM

I really enjoy using my Massey snow blower. The one you have looks like one of the earlier models? I think they do a great job. The only times I have had issues is if I don't let the snow blower get down to the outside temp before blowing snow and it causes the snow to melt and clog the chute or when the snow is extremely wet. I think you will have loads of fun with it Doug.


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 05:53 PM

My Mf12 hooks up different than that one. My belt runs under the tractor. Newer model I guess , 1976. Thrower looks a little different too. Noel.

 

You have the same snow blower I have. Just external appearance without even seeing how the belt is hooked up there are some obvious differences. The older ones almost look like they have more above the auger.


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 05:57 PM

I hunted around for the early front mount because the tractor is an early model MF10, 1966.

I call it Front Mount because drive belt goes forward from the crank instead of underneath like the mower does.


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Looks good Doug. Hope it does you good.


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 06:18 PM

Looks good Doug. Hope it does you good.

 

It works and runs smooth, shakes a lot less than my last one thanks Paul. :thumbs:


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Just don't be trying to blow the nasty white stuff down here, thank you! Nice looking set up!



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Posted December 21, 2014 - 08:29 PM

Looks good Doug, but haven't you heard. No snow this year. :smilewink:

 

What's the cut width? It looks so much like the ones that where put on the MF7 or 8.



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Posted December 21, 2014 - 08:53 PM

I think they changed hook ups around 1970 for the snow thrower and mower deck. Tractors and attachment MF logos had the tractor in the top diamond of the logo until 69 or 70, then it was blank after that. Noel
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Posted January 29, 2015 - 10:50 PM

 Well today we got 3 to 4" of powder snow and I got to try it out, it works :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:

 

Would only throw the snow about 5ft when I first started using it but at the end it was up to 20ft. Found that it likes the deeper snow, works better.

Also the rear of the tractor feels light, I got 160lbs of rear wheel weights, loaded 6x12 tires and 50lbs of suitcase weights on the sleeve hitch, feels like it needs more.

 

Steering is not a problem blower up or down it turns good. I got 40lbs of front wheel weights on 4.00x8 tri ribs and the lift assist spring takes some of the weight off the blower, puts it on the front wheels.

Turns good :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 12:13 AM

Good to hear it was a successful first run. :thumbs:
I agree, they do make the rear end light. Really noticeable when there's a little hill to back up.
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Posted January 30, 2015 - 01:16 AM

I found that too. If there's only a bit of snow, you have to travel

faster to fill the auger up and it'll throw the snow further.


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 05:28 AM

Glad it's working for you Doug!


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