MF 620 Snow Thrower Help
Posted November 08, 2010 - 08:40 PM
I just finished hooking up my snow thrower on my MF-12 for the first time this weekend and found out I'm missing a couple of parts. Does anyone know where to get the two mounting tabs for the sides of the front grill that the helper chains pass through. I also need a set of helper springs/chains and the bolt for the mid mount lift extension. Any help in sourcing the parts would be great or some ideas of how to improvise some alternatives would be appreciated.
Posted November 09, 2010 - 08:23 AM
There are a lot of knowledgeable Massey guys on here that should be able to help you out shortly.
Posted November 09, 2010 - 08:33 AM
Like Bolens 1000 said,there is a lot of knowledgeable people here.
Posted November 09, 2010 - 05:52 PM
I have two words that will fix all your needs: Hardware Store.
Seriously though that is all you need. For the lift bolt you can use a long 1/2" bolt or 1/2" all thread. Tractor Supply sells assortments of springs, you will also need some chain. I made the tabs that mount on the side of the grill out of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1/8" aluminum angle. I cut a notch with a 1/8" grinding wheel for the chain link to fit in to and I also bent it upwards just a little to keep the chain from being able to pop off easily.
I attached a couple of pictures, hopefully they help.
Posted November 09, 2010 - 08:46 PM
Thanks so much for the suggestions about picking up aluminum for the tabs. I kinda thought I might end up fabbing them. I had a question about the midpoint lift bolt suggestion. I'm trying to figure out how to secure it in the extension tube? Does it just ride in the tube and use a nut to keep the depth adjustment in place. You must have to bend the top to fit the lift linkage. Maybe an off the shelf L-shaped bolt.....
Posted November 09, 2010 - 08:53 PM
- JTS BRAZEAU said thank you
Posted November 20, 2010 - 06:32 PM
I took a 1/2" x 4" long U-Bolt and cut one side off and it fits and works perfectly and only takes about 5 minutes to make! I also found some predrilled aluminum channel that I was able to quickly cut into tabs for the helper springs. We'll see how the aluminum holds up and is hopefully not too light?
Here's some pics to show the results.
Posted November 20, 2010 - 07:39 PM
Thats some good thinking it's nice to hear and see easy ways to do stuff. How's the Diesel motor working out for you.Larry
Posted December 04, 2010 - 10:56 PM
Posted December 05, 2010 - 08:58 AM
If your local hardware store doesn't have the right spring, Tractor Supply has a pretty nice selection. Just thought I'd mention that.
These tips are great. I was stuck mounting my Snapper 4250 blower onto my 1600 today because of missing lift springs and then I found this post. I will be running to the hardward store as well. I think the solution will apply equally well to the lift springs I am missing on my manual lift tiller that I didn't get going the past summer. Can't wait to get the blower going!