So, to make along story short, my father needed this out of his basement. At one point it belonged to his neighbor (across the street from my parents' house where I grew up), then my grandfather purchased it. When my grandfather passed away in 2001, my father got the machine, used it for many years mowing his lawn. He ended up getting a newer hydro-static mower and this poor thing has been sitting in the basement ever since. It's a 12hp cast iron Kohler, tandem transmissions, 16" rear wheels, and came with the plow blade, single stage snowblower, and the mower deck. The machine also has hydraulics, just replaced the link belt for the pump a few days ago.
I'm amazed at the power this little thing has. My other machine is a '64 MF35 Utility (industrial yellow model with front end loader), 37hp. So to say I'm impressed is an understatement. Double reverse is a monster of a pulling gear, it's pretty incredible!
I'm currently trying to figure out how to attach the snowblower. I've got the mule drive assembly pinned onto the chassis, and I have a long steel bar, probably 3/8" thick with a few bends in it that looks like it should go from the hydraulic link up to the blower assembly for it's lift mechanism. Once I figure out how it all goes together and that I have all the parts I need, I'll pull it all apart, lube it up, and reassemble for winter use.
All I have now for you guys/gals is a single picture, I'll get more this weekend if I get a chance. Been really busy. Anyway, this is a great forum, and if anyone has some pics of the snowblower mounting, I'd really appreciate it!
Edit: the serial number is X13853E
Edited by shaeff, December 06, 2017 - 01:19 PM.