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#1 pick-to-stone OFFLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 01:07 PM

i was on ebay looking for a battery cover and i saw this

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 01:10 PM

it for sale at $700
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Posted January 07, 2016 - 09:21 PM

I think that would be the 108 model. Seems a little steep



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Posted January 08, 2016 - 03:59 AM

The first 2 year Mocrafts were model 100, This one is a puzzler, the hood decal and serial decal look original and correct, the grille decal is wrong but there is no signs of brown anywhere. The serial decal looks like it had been painted around , you can see orange paint at the tape marks.  Way too much for a tractor that needs completely re done to even be close, and this model is like the LT Molines' and Olivers' , way too easy to clone.


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Posted January 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM

I have one of these Mocraft tractors. It's basically the same as a Jacobsen 100C which is considered a 1963 model. As halfscale said, the Jacobsen and Moline tractors were virtually identical until 1965. This particular "body style" was built from 1963 to 1965, with the 63 and 64 MM being basically the same - aside from color and engine sizes. All the Mocrafts were brown and had a 7hp engine. In 1964, the 8hp 108 and 10hp 110 models were introduced. That year, they also changed from brown to yellow and no longer carried the Mocraft name. 1965 tractors saw changes to the dash and grille and had additional sheet metal, some being specific to the MM brand making them one of the most unique years of Minneapolis-Moline garden tractors.

 

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 03:35 AM

That one is way too pretty Jordan.

The reason the first tractors were brown because any piece of equipment that had to do with hay ( balers, sickle mowers, tractors, etc.. ) and carried the Mocraft  were brown.

When it comes to the brown Molines, there were a lot of changes done in the half year segments.


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Posted January 15, 2016 - 10:01 AM

That is interesting on the color Dan. It makes sense to have something to do with the big equipment.

 

And I agree that it is difficult to nail down a specific model-year and that tweaks were made throughout the entire run of MM mowers. It usually ends up being an educated guess. It is pretty obvious that Jacobsen was constantly at the drawing board. It seems they made changes whenever a good suggestion was made or when they could get a better deal on outsourced parts.

 

I imagine most major changes were brought to light in the spring and fall of the year, making for some significantly different machines built during the same calendar-year.


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