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#1 SLATE OFFLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 07:26 AM

This is an ad for a MF14 I am looking at....... Any help would be great:smile1:

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Starts, runs and looks great for it's age, Gas, 3 point hitch, hydrostatic drive, high/low range, lights work, Very wide mower deck that is in nice condition. This is for the handyman because when you turn the mower deck on it blows a fuse????. The first $600 can have it.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 07:37 AM

I'm not sure if this tractor uses an electric PTO clutch but I would think if it did that would be the most expensive part shorted out but could even be as simple as a wire grounding out . The MF guys will be better able to help you out , Al
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Posted June 20, 2011 - 08:24 AM

Hi Slate

I saw that ad and would have jumped on it but I already have 2 tractors under restoration/repair. If it is running and not smoking and the hydraulics and hydro drive seem to be working well it should be worth the money. They are pretty rare around here. The 3pt is a big bonus for sure. Like any 35+ year old tractor you can expect some stuff to be worn out.
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Posted June 20, 2011 - 08:36 AM

That is a steal. I would jump all over it. More then likely it is a bad pto switch, bad pto clutch field coil or a shorted wire going from the pto switch to the field coil at the pto clutch. Would be a pretty quick and easy fix, although if it is the field coil it would cost some money to fix. I would go for it in a heartbeat.
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Posted June 20, 2011 - 09:23 AM

The 3pt is worth atlest $350
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Posted June 20, 2011 - 09:40 AM

In am with everybody else.
Go for it.
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Posted June 20, 2011 - 10:24 AM

Yep, a good buy! That will be a 48" cut deck. Worst scenario would be the field coil. You can find them used for under $50 at times. I do believe most any electromagnet off a Kohler single, possibly also off twins will fit. Rare to find a MF14 with 3pt lift!
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Posted June 20, 2011 - 12:06 PM

Looks straight and pretty clean. I cant believe its only $600 in canada
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Posted June 20, 2011 - 12:21 PM

Well Thanks For The Heads Up On What Might Be Wrong With It...... Think It Might Be Finding A new Home

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 02:32 PM

If you don't want that 3pt or deck let me know. I've been looking at that tractor, but I have a 1650 with my name on it nearby for the same $$

I'd like to know what the chain on the side is for???

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 02:49 PM

It appears to be supporting the foot stand.
I am sure it is not a stock item.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 04:07 PM

It appears to be supporting the foot stand.
I am sure it is not a stock item.


Yep, the floorboard must have cracked at the mounting point, so he improvised. That can be repaired right, then the chain removed.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 04:36 PM

Jump on it at that price.
As everyone else said, that electrical issue is nothing to worry about, just something to fix.
Yeah, that chain is weird. Why would one go to the trouble of all that minagery, rather than fix the foot rest
properly. Was he trying to support an extra load on the foot board? Like someone standing there? Notice the handle
on the hood? Hmm, anyhow, the fix is no big deal either.

And if you don't want the 3pt, and if Mac doesn't take it off your hands, let me know, as I'd hate to see it
sitting in the corner collecting dust.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 07:25 PM

Well as the saying goes.... Should have asked her faster..... called this evening and it was sold this afternoon........ my loss...... but you never know what might pop up around the bend.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 07:36 PM

That's to bad.
Keep lookin.




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