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Tractorholic
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Hey Guys,
I have to tell you…I love this site. I have been reading all the great information here over the last few days and let me tell you …. You guys are great.

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently purchased an MF12 Hydro (S/N 1446507968) and an MF16 (S/N 1944200589) and cannot wait to restore both tractors. The tractors came with a Snowblower (Model 620 SN#1458 003 484) and a tiller (Model 550 S/N 2061000027). I have attached pics of both tractors for you to view.

MF12 looks like it's a 69'
MF16 looks like it's a 75'

I purchased both tractors from the same individual and was told all the accessories were for the MF16. I am beginning to doubt this statement because the blower seems to match up to the MF12 better than the MF16. I am almost certain that I am missing some brackets because it seems none of the accessories match up perfectly to either tractor.

Can anyone tell from the information that I have provided above, which tractor/s these accessories were made for? Additionally, I have checked some of the manuals on the site and although they have helped out a great deal, they don't seem to be exact to what I have. All of this is part of the fun of restorations but sometimes it becomes a little challenging….

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Would one of you guys have a pic of your blower or tiller mounted?

Thanks
Steve
 

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Ron Paul
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700 series attachments are for the 7/8
600 series attachments are for the 10/12
500 series attachments are for the 14/16

the 550 tiller is for the 16, its got a roads long belt that runs underneath to drive it
the early 620 blower should have an engagement rod to tension it up, belt runs right from the crank
you can go to agco parts .com or something like that and login as a guest and it will show you a breakdown
 

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Tractorholic
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Thanks for the comments..

They seem to be all origianl and complete. I gave 500.00 for the MF12 w/ mower deck and 1300.00 for the 16 w/ tiller, blade, mower, and snowblower. Although, it looks like the blower is really for the 12. Both tractors run like they are "new". It looks like I will need to fab up some brackets though to make blower work. I don't think they are all there. The blower is in almost "new" condition, the paint is barely scratched off in the shute...
 

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Accumulator
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Good looking equipment you have there.
 

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Tractorholic
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That blower is for the 12, and the tiller for the 16. The smaller bracket with the 2 pulleys on it is the mule drive for the tiller, and the funny red bracket is for the blower. However, you have 2 sets of brackets for the blower, the set on it with the helper spring, and the bracket not on it that has no helper spring. Either will work, but the one on the blower now is easier to deal with. it should bolt to the front bumper with the 2 little hooks keeping it from sliding down. Then, a rod should go from a lever on that bracket somewhere to the lift lever under the tractor.

Phew, hope that helped. i'll see what else i can do for you when I have more time to study your awesome finds.
 

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I would like to say Thanks to all that resopnded to my post. I was able to use the information to get me in the right direction. The blower is mounted to the MF12 and I think I am about 90% there....

I did run into 1 snag, the pulley bracket will need some attention. I found a couple cracks in the casting so removed it from the blower and hopefully I can weld it up with nickle...well see how that goes.

I am having some difficulty with how the shute is supposed to work. I am sure I will figure it out but if anyone has any input on this, I would love to hear it. It looks like the cable just wraps around the shaft?? I don't see a pulley or anything to help control where the cable goes??

Anyway, here are some pics of the MF12 so far....

Thanks again for all your help!
Steve
 

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Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict
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The outfit looks great! As to the cable, I have never been around a blower, nor looked at their parts lists. But if anything like early corn silage choppers, the cable wraps around the chute 1 1/2 turns, then heads off to the shaft where both cable ends are secured to shaft. With chute turned one way full, the cable pulling will be wrapped several turns, so the cable needs about one turn around the opposite side of shaft. That's ther silage chopper way at least, but on choppers made long ago.
 

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Nice looking tractor package there! That 12 looks super clean too, all you need is the hood trim and the decal kit to fill in around the headlights and you will have a perfect tractor! I like the look of the blower too.... kind reminds me of a combine for some reason!
 

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Fordmustang 1984,

Have you had any luck with getting the pic of your blower shute? I messed with mine again this evening to see if I could come up with something that worked. Just not having any luck. Thanks for your help.
 

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Those are a couple good looking Masseys you have there :thumbs: They will make you a pair of tough working tractors. They appear to have been pretty well taken care of. Good luckon your projects.
 

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You have some great tractors there. I had a thread on here where I put the snow blower on my 12 and ran new cable for the blower chute. I will grab the link to it and post it. I think there were some pictures of the chute with the cable. It took a little bit of trial and error to get it right but I got it. There should be a piece on the top left of the blower that the cable runs to and it wraps around that pin and each end runs halfway around the chute in opposite directions that way when the handle is attached to the crank it pulls one wire in as it lets the other one out. I attached two pictures that I had, hopefully you can get the idea from them. You have the older style blower which I like better, a couple of the guys have your style blower.
 

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