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Old 07-05-2012, 10:04 AM   post #1 of 5
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My name is Rob, and I'm currently restoring a 63-65 massey mf-8e that is in excellent condition. I have original brochures and documentation for it I purchased. As well I have an mtd fifteen hundred series with a gear drive, pre-dating the hydrostatic units I am guessing?? It is in excellent original condition, no restoration needed. looking forward to talking to everyone!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:12 AM   post #2 of 5
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Greetings from Pennsylvania.

Sounds like a nice pair or tractors. Be sure to post pics in the MF and MTD sub-forums.

Your 1500 gear drive tractor would be a 1972 model 960 and althought the gear drive models did pre-date the hydros by a couple years, yours overlaps hydro production. The top MTD tractors used 14hp engines in '71, 15hp in '72, and then 16hp in '73 and through the rest of production.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:42 AM   post #3 of 5
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Thanks for the info Jim, I will post some pics today.. I'm torn as to whether I should paint the MTD or just leave it in its original patina that it has earned over its 40 years of service. Opinions on it would be appreciated.. I washed about 1/4" of oily grime off that preserved it well.
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Thanks for the info Jim, I will post some pics today.. I'm torn as to whether I should paint the MTD or just leave it in its original patina that it has earned over its 40 years of service. Opinions on it would be appreciated.. I washed about 1/4" of oily grime off that preserved it well.
Welcome seamless!
Post some pics up in the MTD forum and let's see what she looks like.
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