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Posted December 28, 2016 - 09:32 AM

A neighbour of mine offered to sell me his MF 12 with attachments.  He did tell me that the tractor will not go into reverse.  He said the problem started last week while blowing snow.  Would anybody have any idea of what the could be?  I would like to purchase this tractor but if its a real big problem or if it costs to much $$$ to repair I won't.



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Posted December 28, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Can't help with the transmission problem, but :welcometogttalk: 



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Posted December 28, 2016 - 10:25 AM

Welcome maritimer, maybe that the belt is not disengaging when the clutch is pushed in, to allow it to go in. Belt adjustment or replacement. Is it going in to gear and not moving or the shifter wont move into reverse slot ? Grinding gears while trying to put it into reverse ?  Just some thoughts, I'm not a expert. Others on this site have more knowledge.

 

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Posted December 28, 2016 - 05:14 PM

Welcome to GTT. If you are willing to do your own repairs, we have manuals to help. Check our Manuals Section for 3 free downloads per day. Usually the problem isn't the transmission but the clutch or belt. Those transaxles are repairable(check the transmission manuals). Post pics with your questions to clarify the problem. We are all in this together. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 28, 2016 - 05:19 PM

Many of the balls and detent Springs are still available for that transmission assuming you were talking a gear drive unit.
If it isn't a belt clutching issue, there is a good chance that the shifter rails have become unaligned. even if it is much more serious than that, there are probably a decent supply of transmissions still out there to get parts from. It just may take some looking.
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Posted December 29, 2016 - 09:41 AM

Thanks everyone for all the responses.  Once or if I buy I will have more info.


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Posted January 01, 2017 - 04:14 PM

Well I made the purchase.  I tried the to put the tractor into reverse. It seems to go into reverse gear but when I let the clutch out all I hear is grinding.  So thats not a good thing.  I do find it hard to get the tractor into gear so maybe its a clutch problem too.


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Posted January 01, 2017 - 04:19 PM

So what attachments did you get with it. ?

When you push the clutch in , does the drive belt stop ?

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Posted January 02, 2017 - 07:24 PM

I have a snow thrower and a homemade blade.  I put the clutch in and the belt does stop.


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Posted January 02, 2017 - 07:48 PM

Gear shift rod might be bent, may not be putting it all the way in to reverse. Does it go in all 4 forward gears and each one works right ?

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Posted January 02, 2017 - 08:28 PM

Gear shift rod might be bent, may not be putting it all the way in to reverse. Does it go in all 4 forward gears and each one works right ?

Noel

 

I can get it up to 3rd gear. I haven't tried 4th gear yet but I will tomorrow.


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Posted January 04, 2017 - 08:20 AM

I tried all 4 gears and they are all working.  


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Posted January 04, 2017 - 08:59 AM

Sounds like the tranny will have to come out.
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Posted January 04, 2017 - 08:34 PM

I agree with MH81. Other than that, is the shifter rod hitting the metal beside it, causing it not to go in all the way.

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Posted January 05, 2017 - 09:00 AM

Now to find a tranny or parts.  I found a 12 hydro for parts but thats no good to me. 


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