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#1 Greasy6020 ONLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2016 - 12:49 PM

i found one, it is going up for auction....

what is it worth?

what should i expect to pay?

what should i look out for?

it has a different looking starter set up, a belt going from the starter to the flywheel. i think this is an earlier model.... am i right?

apparently i cannot copy and paste pictures... heres a link
http://www.auctionti...=10433349&lp=th

bugger off i found it first :poke: :D

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Posted May 27, 2016 - 01:12 PM

Nice find but Newton Ia is about 600 miles down the road from you! I am very familiar with Newton...back hauled out of the Maytag factory way back before they mothballed it.


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Posted May 27, 2016 - 04:39 PM

$50 met the reserve?


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Posted May 27, 2016 - 05:20 PM

$50 met the reserve?

Bet it won't buy it.

As has been said before...
Location, location, location
So many things determine the price. Condition, scarceness, location
The loader would bring a 500-1k tag many places... Some places more.
The tractor, if it runs and moves well would be 400+ in many markets...
HOWEVER, it says "ran" last year. Past tense... Who knows what that means. It may be as they say and need a carb cleaning... It may need WAY more.

Without a running engine, you can't check the loader, the tranny, etc.
Basically, you have a tractor that needs to either be bought with the understanding it may need far more than you would think from the pics or you're going to take a serious roll of the dice and assume everything is OK.
No offense to the PO, but I don't think I know you well enough to take all that risk.

I would probably assume the loader to be good, based on the lack of crusty, oily mess.
I would personally give the tranny a 75% probability it's fine (they are pretty robust)
In spite of the write up, I would assume the spark module needs replaced or a repower needs done.

So... Take you're top dollar bid, remove an amount that would equal a repower, and there is what you should proxy.
If you get it.. ROAD TRIP... If not, you bid as you should IMHO and someone with deeper pockets wanted it more.
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Posted May 27, 2016 - 05:35 PM

Tractor looks like an early model 1967 MF12, has the starter generator and would have points/magneto ignition if original.

Tractor has hand controls for a loader tractor you want foot control for the motion, forward backward.

 

??? hope this helps.


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Posted May 28, 2016 - 12:20 AM


 

 



bugger off i found it first :poke: :D

 

I'm only 384 miles out. I may bid if cheap enough. (doubt it)


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 09:06 PM

Looks like a pretty cool tractor! Noel has got my mind on an FEL but no time to persue it! Looks like this MF12 owner has a mental issue like me----

 

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Posted June 09, 2016 - 04:31 PM

i bought it! i will send more information after i pick it up tomorrow


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Posted June 09, 2016 - 05:26 PM

That's exciting!!! What'd it go for?



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Posted June 09, 2016 - 05:45 PM

The link he gave says $1650. Sold
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Posted June 11, 2016 - 03:50 PM

I hate starter alternator! the starter spins ten rotations and the motor does half of a revolution. the loader is off of that one and on my 12G. this has a real starter.


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Posted June 11, 2016 - 05:23 PM

I found the hydro to be the far better fit for my situation however not everyone uses a loader tractor the same way

Glad you're getting some use out of it, we would love to see some pictures

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Posted June 11, 2016 - 10:25 PM

I hate starter alternator! the starter spins ten rotations and the motor does half of a revolution. the loader is off of that one and on my 12G. this has a real starter.

Sounds like the belt is just slipping? My MTD would do that now and then and just tightening the belt would solve it 'till the belt stretched more. I'm cheap and try to use belts 'till they break!

 

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Posted June 11, 2016 - 10:48 PM

:ditto:
Also, clutching to start, even on the hydro, is a load off the engine.
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Posted June 13, 2016 - 11:54 AM

i bought it! i will send more information after i pick it up tomorrow


Congrats! Send pics!




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