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#1 HALFSCALE ONLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2012 - 11:20 PM

It's funny how when your not looking for something is it comes along.
Dad and I had his White GT1050 at a show this year, and a guy approached me and asked if I'm interested in the remains of a GT1600, after talking how much is there and price, I got my self another White. We finally got to pick it up this past week along with a White 1855 parts tractor, then I was told by the guy I bought it from that there is another on Craigslist, when I looked , it turned out to be a GT1050, I was really surprised when I found that it's complete, had all the manuals and paper work with it ,including the warranty card and came from a local dealer. The 1050's were only made one year, 1974, the first year garden tractors had the silver stripes
I bought a NOS White seat at the Farmersville sale, I guess I know now what tractor it's going on.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 01:11 AM

Congrats on the finds!

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 01:57 AM

That's cool. I wasn't really looking for the one's I have, just came across them. Good luck with the new additions.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 03:34 AM

I have a question, everyone refers to the hydros as 990's , but the gear drives in that series are also 990's, the 10hp are a 990-027 and the 16hp are a 990-028, whats the secondary number on a hydro? mine the tag is missing

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 05:13 AM

Congrats.Yes,I know what you mean about finding stuff when your not looking for it.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 08:25 AM

I have a question, everyone refers to the hydros as 990's , but the gear drives in that series are also 990's, the 10hp are a 990-027 and the 16hp are a 990-028, whats the secondary number on a hydro? mine the tag is missing


think the gear drives are 960's

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 09:24 AM

According to MTD only the hydros are 990's. The geared transmissions are 960 for the 16hp, 860 for the 12hp, and 760 for the 10hp (HP varies a little on the earlier years.) Geared models also have a slightly shorter wheelbase.
MTD standard numbering is 14x-yyy-zzz with x being the model year, yyy being the model, and zzz being the vendor code. I've seen the tags on your Whites so they apparently use a slightly different system. I've noticed on the MTD manuals website that White is the only sub-brand whose manuals are shown separately. There's no chance the dash towers with stickers were swapped? I guess you have more than one with that different format? I don't really know how White numbered but looking at the MTD manuals site there's no question about the main model breakdown.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 10:08 AM

Ok, in the past I've downloaded everything MTD has on their site about the 900 series tractors. I just looked though everything quickly. I have no 990 manuals that are specific to White. The various 99x models that came in the 80s and 90s have quite a few White manuals. All White manuals list the model number using the normal MTD format. They will be titled GT-1855 for instance and then further down the page will be something along the lines of "model 995." I did find a parts manual for the 994 (not on the document but in the MTD listing) that has your format. It's 991-189.
Several of the model lines are only represented on the MTD site by White manuals. I assume the 994, 996, and 992 were all White brand specific. I also noticed that White names like GT-1855 are actually different model numbers different years. The GT-1855 is both a 995 and a 998 depending on year.

I know, WAY too much information. :-)
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Posted January 17, 2012 - 10:52 PM

Between Dad and I , we have 5 gear drives and all of them have the original model tags ,and all start with the 990-xxx prefix
The 994 your talking about Jim is like my red stripe White.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 05:57 PM

I don't have a good answer. Apparently White uses their own numbering system on their serial plates but most of the manuals have the MTD system. :confuse: Oh well...

I'm attaching a pdf chart I worked up for these tractors based on info from MTD's manuals website. Just click to enlarge.

Enjoy.
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Posted October 23, 2013 - 11:57 PM

I have a 1992 MTD 995 Yard-Man with 18 hp B&S twin, 50" hydro lift deck, cat 0  3 point hitch. Front PTO.  Some of the pieces of the 3 point are off on the pictures. 



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Posted November 10, 2013 - 06:45 PM

I recently became the owner of a White GT1050 Yard Boss with a front bucket loader and a three point with scraper. Trying to find #s on engine (Briggs and Stratton 10hp) in order to fix ignition system. Would like to upgrade armature (coil) to eliminate points. but, need #s for part orderring. Can anyone help?  Have looked all over shrouds, nothing. 

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Posted November 11, 2013 - 04:35 PM

Maybe some pictures would help OW. Welcome to the forum.



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Posted November 12, 2013 - 09:54 PM

Between Dad and I , we have 5 gear drives and all of them have the original model tags ,and all start with the 990-xxx prefix
The 994 your talking about Jim is like my red stripe White.

 

Between Dad and I , we have 5 gear drives and all of them have the original model tags ,and all start with the 990-xxx prefix
The 994 your talking about Jim is like my red stripe White.

i was under the impression that ALL 990's are limited slip hydro's. never heard or seen one that was geared

Halfscale, these White tractors that have serials starting with 990-xxx, do they have the 15" wheels or 12" ?

if 12" then those(IMO) fall into the 960 catagory.

 

ive been mistaken before but arent the 900 series the only MTD machine with 15" rims ?



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 08:25 AM

Apparently White used a different model numbering scheme. All of the White's start their model numbers with 990 instead of the MTD 14x standard. They're still built like you're used to as far as gear and hydro. A few of the retailers MTD built for used their own model numbering systems.




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