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Posted August 24, 2011 - 09:49 PM

1961 Massey Ferguson 002.jpg Hello everyone!

I have owned an MF Executive that I call "Dick" for close to 20 years now. I recently
purchased a 1975 MF12 that I call"Ron". Both are named for the friends I bought them from. The Executive is my snow pusher and the MF12 is the mower. Here are some pics.1975 Massey Ferguson 003.jpg
Thanks for having me!

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 04:00 AM

Welcome to GTtalk. Nice tractors. Like the Hydraulics on the Executive.
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 04:37 AM

MFDAC,welcome to the forum,glad to have you with us.

What does your Executive have for an engine,or is that original ?
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 05:37 AM

Hi MFDAC. Welcome.
Nice lookng tractors.
I'd be interested to see some more detail pics of the hyd. pump arrangement.
From what can be seen, that looks like a nice straight forward setup.
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 06:11 AM

MFDAC, :welcome: to GTTalk. Thanks for the pics! Always nice to see survivors.

Neat add on with the lift system on the E.
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 06:36 PM

Welcome to GTtalk. Nice tractors. Like the Hydraulics on the Executive.


Thank-you sir!

MFDAC,welcome to the forum,glad to have you with us.
What does your Executive have for an engine,or is that original ?


Thanks! Definitely not original. That engine is a 10 HP Tecumseh that I took of that monster snowblower seen in the background in that first pic. When I got this Executive it had a blown up Kohler on it and I put an 8 hp Briggs on it. Ran it that way till just last fall when I decided that snowblower would be a good donor for a better engine.

Hi MFDAC. Welcome.
Nice lookng tractors.
I'd be interested to see some more detail pics of the hyd. pump arrangement.
From what can be seen, that looks like a nice straight forward setup.


Thank-you. I saw and commented about your Executive on the MF site and I will say again
that it's the only other I have seen and it's a beauty! I will try to get mine out of the shed and take some more pics this weekend or Monday. I think that's an old Mopar pump, pressure up and down valve hooked to a ram underneath. The blade and arm have IH
logos on them.

MFDAC, :welcome: to GTTalk. Thanks for the pics! Always nice to see survivors.
Neat add on with the lift system on the E.


My only real minor issue with the hydraulic setup is that the blade powers up and down pretty fast. A bigger pully
on the pump might would slow it down a bit but I havent messed with it.

Heres pics of the attachments I got with the MF12 last month.

Later---DAC

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:19 PM

Wow, neat attachment too! Good score.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:25 PM

Nice tractors you have there. The 12 looks in really nice condition. I guess with the second blade for the 12 you will have a choice of red or yellow tractors for snow removal.
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:25 PM

:wave: MFDAC Welcome to GTTalk! Thanks for signing up and jumping right on in there! Great looking machines you have! We're glad to have you and hope that you'll stick around and enjoy the forum and all of the great people who call it home!
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:40 PM

Glad to have you join us! Good lookin masseys. I think you will enjoy ! I know I have.
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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:21 PM

Wow, neat attachment too! Good score.


Those attachments have sat outside for many years and are going to take some work to be useable again but fortunately the MF12 was always stored inside.

Nice tractors you have there. The 12 looks in really nice condition. I guess with the second blade for the 12 you will have a choice of red or yellow tractors for snow removal.


Thanks! For this winter I will probably still push snow with the Executive, but I may put the wheel wieghts from the MF12 on it for awhile. It may take me some time to refurbish those attachments.

:wave: MFDAC Welcome to GTTalk! Thanks for signing up and jumping right on in there! Great looking machines you have! We're glad to have you and hope that you'll stick around and enjoy the forum and all of the great people who call it home!


I appreciate the warm welcome from everyone and look foreward to getting time to start reading more about what you all have for equipment and how this forum works!

Glad to have you join us! Good lookin masseys. I think you will enjoy ! I know I have.


Thanks. This site is very extensive and it will take a while for me to get aquainted with a lot of it. I can tell that the education here never ends! Great site!

Later---DAC

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 08:02 PM

"My only real minor issue with the hydraulic setup is that the blade powers up and down pretty fast. A bigger pully
on the pump might would slow it down a bit but I havent messed with it."

You could put a variable speed control inline into one of the lines going to the cylinder. Put it right by the valve, so you can easily adjust it. About $25 from
hydraulic shop or maybe Northern Tools.

Kinda like the one at the right side in the picture.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 08:32 PM

Welcome. Glad you are here. You have two very nice Masseys there. Thanks for sharing your photographs.
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Posted August 26, 2011 - 08:36 PM

Welcome nice looking tractors and attachments.
More yellow ones I see maybe they should make an Executive sticky picture thread for MF7e, MF8e.
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Posted August 28, 2011 - 06:27 PM

"My only real minor issue with the hydraulic setup is that the blade powers up and down pretty fast. A bigger pully
on the pump might would slow it down a bit but I havent messed with it."

You could put a variable speed control inline into one of the lines going to the cylinder. Put it right by the valve, so you can easily adjust it. About $25 from
hydraulic shop or maybe Northern Tools.

Kinda like the one at the right side in the picture.


That's a great idea! I appreciate the info. I now have seen the "red" Executive that you scored! Very cool!

Welcome. Glad you are here. You have two very nice Masseys there. Thanks for sharing your photographs.


Thanks much!

Welcome nice looking tractors and attachments.
More yellow ones I see maybe they should make an Executive sticky picture thread for MF7e, MF8e.


That would be cool as it seems there are enough of them around to do it! Were the Excecutives available in only 7 and 8 HP?
I am assuming that is what the numbers above means?

I call my Executive a 1961 as that is what Dick told me when I bought it from him. Is that a realistic guess on the year of this old workhorse?

Finally seeing pics of nice Executives have sure helped me see what all is missing on mine!

Later---MFDAC




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