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help with my new MF10

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Howdy, just picked up a new to me mf10. I'm not sure of the year, I havent had a chance to look into everything. I have a few ID questions, as it looks like it doesn't have the original motor. Can anyone tell from the pics which craftsman motor that is, and what horsepower it would be?

Also, the shifter has the first hear location blocked off. I'm not sure if that means 1st gear is busted, or it is perhaps a different trans that is only a 3 speed.

Other than those two things (non original motor, and transmission quandry), it looks like it is in great shape, and runs great! The 42" mower deck works flawlessly. It looks like someone put in a lot of work to restore this. The guy I bought it from got it in a trade, so he really didnt know much about it. I almost passed due to the unknowns, but it looks great and runs great.only thing it could use is a shifter adjustment for 2nd(1st?) gear, as it is a little hard to find

Any info based on the pics as to what I've got would be helpful. Or if you know where I should look for ID markers.



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That looks like a Tecumseh engine. Whether it's a HH100 (10 hp) or a HH 120 (12 hp will require further investigation.

If I recall correctly, there was an optional 4 speed transmission available. The 3 speed was standard.

That sure is clean underneath! :fing32:
Hmm, no edit post button? It must go away after a little bit.

Just ran her out in the yard, my grass is waaay high since my other mower has been broken, and this thing tears into it like a champ! Gotta go pretty slow though with how tall it is. The variable speed drive lever thing is awesome! lets me slow waay down where I need to, even in 2nd.

The tab blocking off 1st is definitely bolted in there. Later on I'll unbolt it and see if it will go into first.
The edit feature is time limited to about 1-2 hours.

If the tab is bolted on, the tranny is probably a 3 speed.
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