Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Massey Ferguson 12- Loader attachment?

massey ferguson 12 loader

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 mommalongears OFFLINE  

mommalongears
  • Member
  • Member No: 68446
  • 1 Thanks
  • 3 posts
  • Location: scranton

Posted March 14, 2015 - 09:26 PM

Hey all! 

I'm buying a 1976 MF 12 tomorrow, its in great shape, all the attachments (plow, deck, and snowblower) and I'm wondering about a loader. Does anyone know if this tractor was ever able to have one on it? I read somewhere that it was but I am having no luck finding one. 

Any help would be appreciated... that pile of donkey poo isn't going to move itself. haha



#2 HDWildBill ONLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,712 Thanks
  • 8,564 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted March 14, 2015 - 09:56 PM

Welcome to GTtalk.  Some of the MF guys will be along before long to help answer your question.


  • boyscout862 said thank you

#3 boyscout862 ONLINE  

boyscout862
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 8923
  • 9,807 Thanks
  • 7,547 posts
  • Location: N.E. Connecticut

Posted March 14, 2015 - 10:24 PM

Welcome to GTT. You can check in the Manuals Section(3 free downloads per day). Good Luck, Rick



#4 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,335 Thanks
  • 28,642 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted March 14, 2015 - 11:27 PM

You can find a couple pics of the loader in this brochure on page 7
http://gardentractor...10-12-brochure/

:welcometogttalk:
  • boyscout862 said thank you

#5 TUDOR OFFLINE  

TUDOR

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 915
  • 543 Thanks
  • 497 posts
  • Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Posted March 15, 2015 - 02:18 AM

:welcometogttalk:

 

I adapted a FEL from a GE Electrac to mine way back in '78. Learned a lot about the does and don'ts over the next 7 years until I installed the twin for that loader on my MF1655 and sold the little feller.

 

The most critical lesson is to ensure the subframe attaches to the rear axle housings. The increased torque from liquid ballast in the tires, wheel weights, chains, and 150 lb of rear mounted counterweight will break the splice in the frame just ahead of the rear tires over time. I fixed mine 3 times before I learned my lesson and did it right.

 

Look for one off of a Sears tractor. It doesn't really matter what it comes off of, you'll probably have to do some minor mods to make one fit.


  • boyscout862 said thank you

#6 mommalongears OFFLINE  

mommalongears
  • Member
  • Member No: 68446
  • 1 Thanks
  • 3 posts
  • Location: scranton

Posted March 18, 2015 - 08:19 AM

wow! that brochure is amazing. I had no idea how many attachments were available. what are the odds of finding these extras? anyone know if any sources? I'll put my hair up in a beehive and go out and dig post holes lol!
  • MH81 said thank you

#7 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,335 Thanks
  • 28,642 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted March 18, 2015 - 08:25 AM

Small loaders are an in demand accessory. Many guys and gals are looking for one.
Might be better to see about building one?




Top