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#1 Bud OFFLINE  

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Got up a 4:00 am today and got the chores done, cows all feed in the dark, then drove 4 1/2 hours to get a MF12 with snowthrower, mower deck and rotortiller. Then 4 1/2 hours home. 560 miles round trip with snowy road in the morning and a test of brakes when a buck deer jumped out in front of me. Roads were good coming home though.Got home and found out I didn't get the handle for changing the snowthrower shoot, dang it! It has a tecumseh 16 hp in it.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 08:50 PM

Nice looking MF, great looking tiller, blower and deck. Looks like a nice addition to the herd!

Glad your brakes tested OK

Edited by MH81, December 01, 2011 - 09:02 PM.


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Posted December 01, 2011 - 08:53 PM

That was some trip ! What size is that tiller . looks pretty big ?

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 08:59 PM

Other than the seat, she looks really good! But are you sure about the engine size. Stock is a 12hp Tecumseh HH120, and that appears to be the stock engine. But then it's hard to tell without seeing if it has overhead valves as a 16hp would have.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 09:04 PM

That's a heck of a road trip,and along day. Looks like a good tractor.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 09:11 PM

It could be a 12 hp, I haven't checked just what the seller said he was told. Well I'm calling it a day. Thanks everyone, have a good evening.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 09:11 PM

I've consider that distance a time or to and always chicken out. Forgetting the part or not taking pictures or not bringing something that would have made the job easier, been there and done that. Looks like you got some fine equipment. Have fun with it.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 09:15 PM

sorry Alc, according to a booklet the basic tiller is 22" and it has the 16" extension, so I guess it's a 38" wide tiller.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 09:31 PM

Nice score Bud! Sounds like a long day and a worthwhile trip! Glad you made the trip OK and thanks for the pics!

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 10:17 PM

That was a long trip, but it looks well worth it. Congrats.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 10:24 PM

Nice snag on the tractor. Tomorrow the trip will be forgotten and you will still have the tractor to enjoy.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 12:13 AM

Congrats on the new tractor, hope it serves you well for a long time.

I already forgot about your long haul to get it, right Chris? LOL.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 05:21 AM

Congrats,nice looking "12".

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 05:45 AM

Nice tractor and implements. Definitely worth the trip. Hope someone can help with the handle relacement, or you can have the PO mail the original one to you. Good luck.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 10:41 AM

Nice find!

I had a similar trip, very similar actually, getting my Ariens YT12 this year. I bought on eBay, with deck and snowblower, weight box, chains, was a sweet deal because i literally stole it. Bad thing, it was a six hour round trip to go get it and on the way home i had a deer jump out and cut in front of me, locked up the brakes hard. Luckily i had everything in the trailer strapped down good and nothing got hurt. Was an adventure thats for sure!!!




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