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#31 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 01:14 AM

Agco parts is a great resource for breakdowns. View as a guest, select MF, type in 12 as the model.

Also, the 10/12 service manual is here in our manuals. Excellent resource.
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Posted January 12, 2015 - 03:34 AM

Great score. I like the muffler set up. Perfect mini stack size.

Ps, I paid more in outgoing scrap price to buy a MF12 hydrostatic, and I pawned that thing off for the same I paid. This might earn me a prank warning point but what the heck, I sold it cause I didn't think it woud run lol. :poke:

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 08:06 AM

Good score. I hope the motor is good for you.

I've never seen a blade mounting like that.



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Posted January 12, 2015 - 09:22 AM

 

I've never seen a blade mounting like that.

 

Neither have I.



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Posted January 12, 2015 - 07:00 PM

Looks like you got a decent buy on your 12.Thats definitely not a 630 blade.I believe it's the 730 blade for the 7 and 8.I forget what mine looks like.


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 07:11 PM

Yes, it's a 730 blade made for the MF7 or MF8.

 

From agopartsbooks.com

 

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I wouldn't mind finding one of those.


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 02:29 PM

Well I was curious so I took a battery out to it hooked it up turned the key and it rolled over almost a full turn and stopped so I walked over to the other side turned the pulley back and forth and it stops It must have a broken rod in it DAM He told me a little tinkering and I could have it running Dam I don't know how long it takes to pull the engine and go through it but thinking its a little more than just tinkering If I had more than $100 in this thing id be pissed but I don't know what im going to do sell it part it or fight with it Im leaning towards selling or parting it out If it was an 1855 id keep it



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Posted January 15, 2015 - 02:46 PM

Yes, it's a 730 blade made for the MF7 or MF8.

 

From agopartsbooks.com

 

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I wouldn't mind finding one of those.

I have one sitting in the back yard


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 05:58 PM

Well I was curious so I took a battery out to it hooked it up turned the key and it rolled over almost a full turn and stopped so I walked over to the other side turned the pulley back and forth and it stops It must have a broken rod in it DAM He told me a little tinkering and I could have it running Dam I don't know how long it takes to pull the engine and go through it but thinking its a little more than just tinkering If I had more than $100 in this thing id be pissed but I don't know what im going to do sell it part it or fight with it Im leaning towards selling or parting it out If it was an 1855 id keep it

 I would not be so quick to condemn it without further investigation. I am NO expert on the HH120 Tecumseh's, someone else can chime in on this as well.  But could it just be a stuck valve?  At least worth opening it up to see what you have inside.  The HH120 in mine I swapped out for a K301 Kohler.  Made it a sweet little tractor when I was done.  Here's a pic of mine after I got it done.  Don't give up on it yet.

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 06:17 PM

I would not be so quick to condemn it without further investigation. I am NO expert on the HH120 Tecumseh's, someone else can chime in on this as well. But could it just be a stuck valve? At least worth opening it up to see what you have inside. The HH120 in mine I swapped out for a K301 Kohler. Made it a sweet little tractor when I was done. Here's a pic of mine after I got it done. Don't give up on it yet.

I have an MF 12 as well and the solid state ignition module is fried, so I have a k301 sitting here that I plan on putting in at some point.

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Posted January 16, 2015 - 07:17 AM

Dont get discouraged yet.
Rod isn't a hard change and you already have one interested party in the blade by the sounds.
Big thing would be; pull the engine, take out the rod, reassemble enough to roll it over and make sure the CDI is ok. If its ok, I would fix it.
One of our sponsors will have access to the parts you need if you fix it up.
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Posted January 16, 2015 - 11:45 AM

If I get a chance I will pull the engine this weekend and open it up Are the engines hard to remove?



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Posted January 16, 2015 - 11:48 AM

If I get a chance I will pull the engine this weekend and open it up Are the engines hard to remove?


Basic mechanical knowledge and a tool set is all you really need.
IMHO, start by taking the hood & grill off. Easier with two, but one can do.

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Posted January 16, 2015 - 02:51 PM

Ok got the motor pulled  Not to bad getting it out Just pulled the grill and hood dropped the deck raised it up pulled axle pin and mule drive (think that's what it is) 4 bolts to motor and linkages  wire harness plug and fuel line Pretty simple really And what I found is exactly what I thought a busted rod So this thing is going up for sale as is or im tearing it apart and selling the parts probably some cheap parts for someone

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Posted January 16, 2015 - 02:53 PM

I think he should have said that it did run til it stopped for some reason is why he parked it


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