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#76 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Congrats, outlaw070665!
Lee, you said it all, there.

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Posted March 05, 2012 - 08:46 AM

lee i agree i should have put just don't know where i'm going to put it i repair mowers in the spare time i don't really have and have a yard full of mowers right now and my shop is 50 feet long by 20 wide and its getting hard to find room for all the parts i have i have a bad habit of totaly stripping them to bare frame when i scrap them so the shop is getting full of parts to bad it's mostly murry parts i just hate to see a old mower get junked when theres so many reuseable parts on them guess growing up poor on the farm and reuseing things because we really could not afford to by new made me just a little tight when it comes to junking stuff

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Posted March 05, 2012 - 08:59 AM

I have a bit of a challenge in that dept. too, outlaw! Too much useable stuff, nothing to use it on. LOL
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Posted March 05, 2012 - 09:27 AM

you really hit the nail on the head with that one friend LOL

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Posted March 16, 2012 - 01:24 PM

I guess I'd rather be lucky than Smart.......
Along with the 2 Case 400s is this little gem and its gonna make my "Under A tree" Project a little easier

A very nice hood and grill , also the Sunstrand Hyro, a straight right foot plate, a DECK!!, SLEEVE HITCH and best of all a steering wheel that's NOT bent !!! I cannot make out the ID, but I think its a 10-has the longer tank- and only a s# is visable 502089.

Can't get any equipment back to it yet, but I carried out the hood and grill and the sleeve hitch is in the E-tank now.--------- :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

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Posted March 16, 2012 - 01:43 PM

If it has a hydro, then it cannot be a 10, it is a 12. Also, I think the 12 hydros have larger tanks than the 12 gear variant. Awesome find!
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Posted March 16, 2012 - 02:06 PM

If it has a hydro, then it cannot be a 10, it is a 12. Also, I think the 12 hydros have larger tanks than the 12 gear variant. Awesome find!

Hope your right, but my MF12H tank is about 6" shorter than this one-could have been swapped though.


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Posted March 16, 2012 - 02:52 PM

Howard, I'm not sure about the 10, but there's also a "M8 Hydro Speed" there also along with a Snapper 2000GX (except the ID Plate reads G18). Its a BIG tractor. I'm not all that familiar with either one , but the 8 is pretty straight. (Of couse from where I started ANYTHING looks straight)

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Posted March 16, 2012 - 04:40 PM

Wow! Wish that 8 hydro was closer to me! I am having a great time mowing with my little 8 gear model, but it is easy to see how a hydro would be easier to manuever.

The MF12 and the MF 10 were produced during the same time frame, but the 12 was the top of the line tractor during the late 60's and perhaps 1970. I think Massey brought out the MF14 in a hydro in 1972, at that time production of the 12 hydro ceased, the MF 10 with it's varidrive system must have been upgraded to 12hp, because the MF 10 ceased production for a few years. In 1975 Massey brought out the MF 16 and began putting out both a 10 and a 12 version of the varidrive system. So in 1976 you could have bought a MF 16 or 14 with hydro control; a 12 and 10 with varidrive, and I'm not sure what options were available for the 8 at that time.

As for the fuel tank; AGCO parts book list two different tanks, but gives no clue why the difference. My limited experience has the larger tank on the one complete hydro I have, and the smaller tank on the 12 Gear I have. Who knows what changes have been made over the years, both in production and by previous owners.

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Posted March 16, 2012 - 04:50 PM

Hope your right, but my MF12H tank is about 6" shorter than this one-could have been swapped though.


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From my limited experience, most (not all) 12's came with the bigger tank. many of the ones that had motor swaps, had the shorter tank put in it (as a lot of the replacement engines were to tall to allow for the longer tank.)

BTW, it's a 1967 model
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Posted March 16, 2012 - 05:39 PM

From my limited experience, most (not all) 12's came with the bigger tank. many of the ones that had motor swaps, had the shorter tank put in it (as a lot of the replacement engines were to tall to allow for the longer tank.)

BTW, it's a 1967 model

Thanks Allen, I suspected it was earlier than my 12 because the rear wheel spyders (centers) look like they were red. NOT One decal has survived, so I'll have some digging to do.

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Posted March 16, 2012 - 05:54 PM

HOWARD:

I was curious about the 8 because the LR wheel is missing and the axle shows a 3-lug wheel. I thought that was odd-not that 3 would do, just odd. I'd like to have it for the same reason, but I'm in up to my eyeballs now with the 442, 446 and the Massey, plus he has a WH c-160 w/deck that needs home and some implements too. :bounce:

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Posted March 16, 2012 - 06:44 PM

HOWARD:

I was curious about the 8 because the LR wheel is missing and the axle shows a 3-lug wheel. I thought that was odd-not that 3 would do, just odd. I'd like to have it for the same reason, but I'm in up to my eyeballs now with the 442, 446 and the Massey, plus he has a WH c-160 w/deck that needs home and some implements too. :bounce:

See??? If I were closer, I could take that overwhelming project off your hands :rolling: :rolling:

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Posted March 16, 2012 - 06:49 PM

TANK MYSTERY SOLVED-MAYBE
On the last page of Cat. 88280 1987 Full Color Brocure--Under Specifications:
" Fuel" MF10H--7 QTS
"Fuel" MF12H-10 QTS

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Posted March 16, 2012 - 06:52 PM

See??? If I were closer, I could take that overwhelming project off your hands :rolling: :rolling:


Distance-near or far is only inversly proportional to fuel prices. They will be under $3.00/gal in NO time!!

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