This is not good for the budget and I don't have room for it either, but I am convincing myself it makes sense..... at the beginning of winter I buy an MF12GT (1972) 110 km away, get it home and in pieces for total restoration and then yesterday I find a working MF10 not more than 10 km round the corner. Well, the grass does need cutting now and since this MF10 has narrow tires, aluminium nose and dash and is running (serial# is hard to see on the label but looks like ...004140), I stopped thinking rationally and paid for it this afternoon.
It comes with a sleeve hitch and mower - the hitch in pristine condition and the mower is good enough to run for this season. I was tempted to drive it home, but the variable speed drive needs adjusting so it will come home on a trailer this w/e.
The picture (off Kijiji) makes it look a little better than it is. It has had a rerouted choke cable, new seat and a different steering wheel, some panels have been replaced I think, but it mostly looks original and not very rusty at all. Now I have to learn about starter generators, points and all the foibles of the older MF10s - I am hoping the combined widom on this forum can keep me straight.
I think I am going to enjoy the mowing this year.
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