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#1 daytime dave ONLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 08:17 PM

I am planning to break a promise of not purchasing any more garden tractors. I recently found MF 12 hydro with just a mower deck . It looks pretty good however I do not know enough about and I'm F 12 hydro to make a good decision. can you folks give me some things to look for specifically on the massey's? I'm confident I can check the hydro I just need to know what else to look for specific MF 12 hydro. I can't post pictures now I am on my phone at work. thank you in advance for any suggestions.


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 08:36 PM

If you don't want it and if I was closer I would take it just as quick as I could. Would be great with a snow thrower. Noel
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 08:39 PM

I have one myself waiting to be painted. The only things I have seen over the years that are problems would be the plastic dash is usually cracked or broken where they mount to the metal dash box. The plastic nose rings around the hood are broke or missing. The hood hinge where it meets the metal grill is usually weak or broke because it is welded to the light panel & hood area. These all can be fixed or replaced. The Hydro would be my biggest concern because that would be the most costly to repair or replace. Of coarse the Tech engines can be challenging to repair as most are because of lack of parts. I hope I didn't discourage you but like most things they can be fixed. Let us know with pics!


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 08:41 PM

I am planning to break a promise of not purchasing any more garden tractors.

I see a troubled future for you my son.

 

Have fun with that.

 

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 08:58 PM

Buy it! Neat lookers, well built. Mine was variable speed manual, and not working at first. Hydro's don't break. Got the disease making comeback looks like, heh!
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 09:08 PM

Its just a minor relapse. We don't really promise not to get more, its just a loose guideline. Cleanse yourself by watching  2 chick flicks and get in touch with your feelings once(I bet you feel like getting another tractor). Good Luck, Rick

 

BTW I have resisted tractors this year but I did buy an engine and a 5' x 10' trailer. Hopefully the trailer will take LTs away.


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 09:10 PM

Dave, the big things I can think of is dirty outside or inside, leaking seals at hub, someone had a cracked frame near the R rear wheel, if I remember.
Is this a runner?
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 09:11 PM

Good luck with the Massy, hope it turns out to be a good one.


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 09:15 PM

Dave, you should just get it.

We'll get it going.


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 10:10 PM

Just go get it Dave and you will be happier for it. Will will even come down and help you get it going. :thumbs:


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Just got home.  Thanks for the encouragement, I mean enabling.  

 

It is supposed to run, just a bit of smoke now and then.  The mower deck bearings and spindles are supposed to be good.  He said he had a geared one too, although I didn't see it.  I plan to go back tomorrow and check it out further.  A couple of things I didn't like.  There are two holes in the left side of the hood.  The guy said he didn't know anything about it other than both tractors came out of a barn.  That radio on the hood is a Massey AM radio.  I think it's gaudy on the hood.  I'm figuring it was for full sized tractors fenders.  I'm thinking it's original paint.  

 

With pictures, let me know what you guys think.

 

Thanks

 

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Posted April 22, 2015 - 12:14 AM

Last time I saw one of the old tractor radios it had a surprisingly big price on it. The tractor looks nice. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 22, 2015 - 02:29 AM

I had one, and got mad last year and sold it.  Not mad at the tractor made at all my tractors and sold 8 of them.  MF is a great tractor.  I have a hood and a nose ring if you need them.  also a set of belts and a few other parts.


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Posted April 22, 2015 - 02:30 AM

If you are going to keep that, keep watching Ebay they made and aluminum dash and nose for them.  just hard to come by.


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Posted April 22, 2015 - 03:06 AM

Man, that is pretty!  Nose piece broken, common. Radio has to go, don't look too bad, but just foriegn, ha!  Real nice seat a plus. You didn't say price, betting in 500 range? 


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