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Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures included, help needed

Well,

I was considering buying this cab, but am thinking agenst it now, I thought I could mod it to fit onto one of my tractors, Here are the pics













Massey's measurements are as follows

Wheelbase: 50.8 inches [129 cm]
Length: 85 inches [215 cm]
Width: 41.9 inches [106 cm]

That is of the whole tractor, So judging by the photos, You can get a rough idea, The width still stands as the width for the cab though.

Will post measurements for the sears in a min
 

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I am debating building a platform on my tractor, To widen it a bit. Opinions?
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

Width of my tractor 30 1/2 inches

Total Length of my tractor 63 inches.

Should I still go ahead and buy the cab? Its 100.00 even no tax
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

Updated, Bought the cab, Heres the pics :)






















Fits with only a inch overhang :)











Only issue is its to low, So will be raising it a bit
 

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ROFL, Yeah that would do it TG :banghead3: lol.

I am gonna build something to rise it a bit, Then put in a radio and hook the lights, Now the question, Will my alt withstand a radio and the extra lights?
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

That's the same cab I had for my MF1655 (without the plywood doors). It had about a 6" riser bolted to the bottom to fit the fender pan. The same cab was made for several makes of tractors back in the 70s and 80s with the only difference being the design of that riser and the front brackets. I still have the bolt holes in my 1655.

As long as you don't get carried away with the extra lights, the charging system should keep up with no trouble. You should have at least 144 watts available, 12 amps at 12 volts. Add 'em up plus 5 watts for the radio.
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

Ran into a problem, Muffler is in the way. and there is not really a place to mount it. If I measure from front to back the clutch pedal also gets in the way when depressed. And it appears it will be a tight fit when i get the front on as the dash is quite wide. Not sure what I am going to do.
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

Ran into a problem, Muffler is in the way. and there is not really a place to mount it. If I measure from front to back the clutch pedal also gets in the way when depressed. And it appears it will be a tight fit when i get the front on as the dash is quite wide. Not sure what I am going to do.
If I recall correctly, there was only a couple of inches between the steering wheel and the cab front on my Massey. The hoods on the MF1655 and the Husqvarna YTH are both just over 16" wide at that point so it should fit.

The bottom of the front posts had "L" shaped straps, about 1/4" x 1 1/4" flatstock, bolted to the foot rest on one side and the frame on the other.

Hope this helps.
 

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Not mounted yet, Was just test fitting it on my sears with no engine, Same frame and clutch pedal so I can fit it.
 

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Ok, Another issue, Seat is to far back, And I am not able to move it foward any, Either I have to extend the "fender pan" or something. Also, Gas tank filler will be in the way as well. Any ideas guys?
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

Hello ShelbyGT550,:howdy: Nice cab score dear. Now you will be nice and warm during the icky stuff.The brackets that Tudor mentioned..I do believe that i still have them kicking around in the shop if you need them. Just let me know. Also if you need any help with pics of my cab and accesories i will do my best to get close ups of any problem areas. :050::050::bellyemot:bellyemot:050::050:
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

That bent portion on the bottom of the back panel of kccraftswoman's cab is the riser that I mentioned earlier. I believe it was bolted on, but I can't remember for sure.

You may have to cut out a section in the centre for access to the gas tank, or make it like a hatchback by cutting and hingeing the panel from the backlight down. You'll have to leave enough of the corner for rigidity, of course.
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

Hello Tudor and ShelbyGT550,:howdy: Yes the riser does bolt on. And i had to add some height to my cab too so i added a 3-4 inch piece and bolted it right in and reformulated the front mountings from an old gas grill frame (all bolted together or JB welded) that way the cab would clear the steering wheel and the back of the seat and the clutch/brake pedal and i also cut a bit of the pedal off too i think it was 1". Tootles:050::050::bellyemot:bellyemot:050::050:
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

Ok,

The sides are bent in that have that angle for the riser, They now go under the cab. It was mounted to the Massey that way. Should i straighten them? There is no bottom if I make them straight.
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

Also how can I make one of the bottom angle parts?
 

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Hello ShelbyGT550,:howdy: I will take some pictures of the mountings and the filler panel that i made out of the outer shell of a hot water tank(woo hoooo for recycling) tomorrow after i get back from jury duty tomorrow morning. Tootles for now:050::050::bellyemot:bellyemot:050::050:
 

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Re: Modifying Massey 1010 Cab to Fit Lawn&Garden Tractor, Pictures and help needed

Ok,

The sides are bent in that have that angle for the riser, They now go under the cab. It was mounted to the Massey that way. Should i straighten them? There is no bottom if I make them straight.
Also how can I make one of the bottom angle parts?
As it is currently, it makes a good platform to fasten a riser to. I'd leave it untill you get a better idea of how to make the riser then modify it as required for the gas tank and the seat.

Know anyone at CASS? They may have a shear and a brake that will make the parts for you. Maybe even a supply of sheet metal.
 
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