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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2010 - 01:15 PM

was looking thru some pictures and thought you guys might enjoy these. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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Posted June 01, 2010 - 01:19 PM

Those are great old tractors,I wouldn't mind having one of those myself.

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Posted June 01, 2010 - 01:29 PM

mjodrey,they are the best bang for the buck on the vintage garden tractor market imho.

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Posted June 01, 2010 - 03:18 PM

Thanks for sharing those pics.
Looks like a great tractor

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Posted June 01, 2010 - 04:54 PM

look closer Bolens,there is two there.somewhere i have pictures of the other 3.

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Posted June 01, 2010 - 07:12 PM

Great tractors! I used to have one just like the one with the turf tires... should have kept it!

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 08:19 AM

I can't seem to get anyone to tell me why the grill is different then all the ones i see on my 990 the bars go horizontal and the starter generator belt gard is not built in to the grill like all that i see.100_0435.jpg

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 08:58 AM

I have seen a grill like yours before, I think it is a Columbia 990.

Nice 990.

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 11:03 AM

Those are a nice tractor for sure. We see a few of them for sale up here as well. I've been tempted but never bought one yet.

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 11:35 PM

Bingo! we have a winner, It was driving me nuts i couldn't figure it out, i bought it as a Farm king but the grill was different and no one could tell me why now all i need to do is find the right colors and what it should look like. You wouldn't know where the numbers are on it because i can't find any, Thanks man Now i can sleep tonight.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:12 AM

Bingo! we have a winner, It was driving me nuts i couldn't figure it out, i bought it as a Farm king but the grill was different and no one could tell me why now all i need to do is find the right colors and what it should look like. You wouldn't know where the numbers are on it because i can't find any, Thanks man Now i can sleep tonight.


It looks like it was repainted at some time to me, they put the numbers in many different places over the years, sometimes under the seat, other times low on the dash. If you are looking for a year your best bet is to get the date code off the motor.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:55 AM

I rebuilt the engine and I was told it was 1969 and the guy i bought it from said it was a 1969 so I'm going with that I guess, I'm going to paint it and all but it's missing a few parts and the dash is a mess but it's a keeper for sure. I put my bottom plow on it and i was impressed with the pulling power it has, It's a big tractor with somewhat small HP but MTD got the weight and power balanced just right, Don't know why they don't make them any more.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 09:58 PM

.... now all i need to do is find the right colors and what it should look like.


Believe it or not, the current color combo is pretty close. I'll see if I can find any pics as I know I've seen a good one before.


I rebuilt the engine and I was told it was 1969 and the guy i bought it from said it was a 1969 so I'm going with that I guess, I'm going to paint it and all but it's missing a few parts and the dash is a mess but it's a keeper for sure.


According to MTD, the first year for the 990's is 1971. Did your engine have a horsepower rating sticker? The '71s were 14hp. The '72s were 15hp. And if it's 16hp, the tractor is '73 or newer.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 10:16 PM

Bingo! we have a winner, It was driving me nuts i couldn't figure it out, i bought it as a Farm king but the grill was different and no one could tell me why now all i need to do is find the right colors and what it should look like. You wouldn't know where the numbers are on it because i can't find any, Thanks man Now i can sleep tonight.


All the ID tags I've seen were piddly stickers that faded to where you could not read anything at all....just faded to white.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 10:18 PM


According to MTD, the first year for the 990's is 1971. Did your engine have a horsepower rating sticker? The '71s were 14hp. The '72s were 15hp. And if it's 16hp, the tractor is '73 or newer.


Yep, my 72 Unico "15" corresponds with what you said!




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