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Is there any Massey expert that can answer this? I would like to know if the fender extentions used on the MF 14 and 16 were optional or standard for particular years and models.

I have a pretty nice original 1973 MF14. (The engine is currently out and being rebuilt.) Just wondering if this tractor was supposed to have the fender extention. I like the look of the tractor better without them, but I try to keep my tractors original and complete. My 14 does not appear to ever have had them, but should it?

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75 and 76 MF 14 and 16 had the extensions. Not sure about 74. My friend has a 73 and does not have them. Noel
 
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We've dug in to this subject before, and pretty much came to the

conclusion, that the extensions showed up on the 14s only once the

MF16 came out in 1975 and 76. I've never seen any on older models.

Just curious, as I've never looked, but are there bolt holes in the front

of your foot rests? The extensions are held on with 2 bolts there, and

one at the front, that also holds the grill.
 

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Would someone post a picture of a tractor with the extensions ? I would like to see what they look like , thanks Al
 

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Thanks. I did not see any bolt holes in the front of my footrests, so I somewhat figured that they were never there. It did look like they would attach to the grille bolts at the front though, so I wanted to be sure. Was there any particular reason for adding them to the 16 and 14 in later years?
 

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I was thinking the 14 and 16 were the same size as the 10 and 12? But yes, the Bush Hog is certainly bigger.
 

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They don't look to be extremely functional, what was the reason behind having the extentions on later models?
 

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Don't know. Makes a great bench when your working on motor parts, place to put tools, parts and your favourite drink. !!!! Noel

Or if you have very long legs, a place for your feet. !!!
 
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I was thinking the 14 and 16 were the same size as the 10 and 12? But yes, the Bush Hog is certainly bigger.
The 14 and 16 have basically the same design of dash, hood and grille as the rest, but everything else is quite a bit different. That's not to say that the 10s and 12s are any less of a garden tractor. They are also very well built. I've had many MFs and I like them all. I know little about the Bush Hog GTs, but I think the one pictured must be the "super garden tractor" version of Bush Hog for that time which makes even the MF16 look small.
 

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They don't look to be extremely functional, what was the reason behind having the extentions on later models?
Niki Lauda developed them to create some front end down pressure. As you'll see

once you get yours going, they are very fast, and tend to be light in the front end

at high speeds. At the time, Niki was redesigning the Ferrari F1 car, and had access

to the experimental wind tunnel. Had MF not decided to redesign the line completely

in 1976, we could very well have seen a MF16, rather than a Delorean in "Back to the

Future"

Of course, that is all BS. It's probably all about Bling Bling. :smilewink:
 

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Niki Lauda developed them to create some front end down pressure. As you'll see

once you get yours going, they are very fast, and tend to be light in the front end

at high speeds. At the time, Niki was redesigning the Ferrari F1 car, and had access

to the experimental wind tunnel. Had MF not decided to redesign the line completely

in 1976, we could very well have seen a MF16, rather than a Delorean in "Back to the Future"

Of course, that is all BS. It's probably all about Bling Bling. :smilewink:
:rolling:
 
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