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#1 adolphsson09 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 01:50 PM

I found a Massey Ferguson 10 tractor with tiller on craigslist in Ames Iowa Says it is located in Tama Iowa The ad is posted in the craigslist forum here for you all to look at it  It says the engine is stuck but the rest looks to be in pretty good shape Im thinking $500 is too much but here in Iowa everyone wants to dicker so you always ask more than what you will take Is it worth the hassle Can parts be found for these engines and what engine is actually in these tractors Thanks Nick


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 02:08 PM

I would say yes to the basic question. The big question though is if that particular tractor can be had for a price that makes restoration feasible. IMO they are a really great looking GT, with the distinctive styling of the full size MFs of that era.  


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#3 adolphsson09 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 02:24 PM

Look at the ad its in the craigslist forum of gttalk here I just got a response from him he said $300 is his lowest if he cant get that then he will find an engine and fix it himself



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 02:33 PM

Heres a picture

 

 

 

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 02:58 PM

IF that tiller works, I'd say it's well worth $300.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 03:05 PM

I love my pair of MF10's. Hope to start on them soon.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 03:09 PM

IF that tiller works, I'd say it's well worth $300.

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 03:32 PM

Looks like an early model with the starter generator on it. Not a bad looking rig. I'd say it's worth it.



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 05:25 PM

If you can get it for that, and the tiller is in fair shape, I'd say it's worth

getting.

 

"Is it worth restoring"? That depends on what you're looking to

get out of it. If you want a nice machine for yourself, to polish, or use, then

yes. If you want to sell it, and get your money back, then I'd say no. Only

the real rare ones can come close to that.

Those 10s are a nice machine to run.

There's lots of good info in the forum here, that you can search through.

 

They have a Tecumseh HH100 engine. Check with the site sponsors for

parts. I believe Ben at Oldpath was offering rebuild kits not to long ago.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 05:36 PM

I agree with Will.$300 is a fair price with the tiller.Looking at the picture looks like the tiller is complete with the extension.Looks like it would be usable.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 05:47 PM

The purchase price is irrelevant. If you like it or want just buy it. What you should factor is what and how much you are willing put into it.
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Posted February 19, 2015 - 05:57 PM

Looks like a lot of potential there. I would say with the tiller complete, it would be worth that.

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:03 PM

Don't think this one has the variable speed?? Those cab be bother. Not hydro, just manual trans, nice and simple. Those were Tec engines, but haven't seen one with starter/gen. Most had electronic ignition that went bad, but think this is too early for that, and that is a plus, easier to fix. Think kits and parts for it, should be easy to find. Most expensive part is gonna be the Seat! Heh!  And with tiller, well worth the $300, not so sure on the $500 price.



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:20 PM

Looking closely at the picture, it almost looks like aluminum

peeking through the red paint on the dash. That'd be a bonus.

That would make it a 66 or 67 vintage.

Can you get the serial # from him?



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 08:58 PM

Have you left yet, if not hurry.
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