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#16 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 08:58 PM

I was thinking of restoring this one, but after looking at it more, I may show it the way it sits. I am realizing that there are not very many of these around. I took a lot more pictures of it. Here they are...

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 04:28 PM

Nice score - thats when they actually built decent heavy duty machines - White outdoor products was added to MTD later on - i have a 92 White LT12, basically a MTD chassis/deck /rear fenders with a grey plastic front clip on it .

Id keep it stock too - theyre only original once - if it works fine , id leave it alone. Sides, theyre such a pain to take all apart and put back together all painted ( im restoring a 90's Task force now) w/o scratching them, and sometimes dont seem to fit back together as well as before.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 05:22 PM

It sure is rare to find the ID stickies still legible! She's sure been stored inside & well cared for!

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Posted March 16, 2012 - 03:29 AM

I think some are confusing the White chain store tractor with the White motor company,
White motor corp. , at one time owned oliver, cockshutt and minneapoilis moline, the garden tractors were built by jacobsen / with the moline town and country name on until 1969. In 1970 they carried the white town and country name and in 1972 they had the green oliver as well as the red white which was sold in canada. In 1973 White started bringing all brands under one roof and offered the first silver striped tractor- the 4-150. In 1974 they contracted Mtd to do the lawn and garden , but they were very different from a standard Mtd, White had there names embossed in the seats, the hoods were all fiberglass as well as the two side shields, the grilles were modeled after the large tractors. These silver striped tractors were made until 1977, when Mtd went to the long frame the only differences were the grille ,seat and the addition of rear lights that flash, and in 1980 they sold the farm equipment division to a holding firm in Texas and it became WFE. The tractors then carried the red stripe and had no difference than the regular Mtd. In 1985 WFE was sold to AGCO and Mtd got the white outdoor name
Side note of trivia, In 1973 the pres. of Ford motor came over to be the pres. of White, since he over saw the development of the Boss mustang, he brought the name along, hence the Road Boss,Field Boss, Lawn Boss , Yard Boss etc..... Also since Ford was also using jacobsen to build there lawn and garden, might explain why White went to Mtd when the new pres.came over.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 01:30 PM

I have decided to leave it all original, I am going to clean it up and wax it real good to take the rust bleed thru off tne fenders and hood. I did a test spot and it cleaned up nicely. I would like to find a replacement dash for it.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 05:42 PM

What a difference! If it cleans up like that I see no need for it to be restored!
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 06:16 PM

Oh yes, she looks good where you did the polishing. Maybe just a clear-coat after you get it all cleaned up....or not!
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 05:51 AM

That should look real good when you get it done, Brian! Glad this is working for you!

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:06 AM

Like Daniel said. If you clear coat it ,it will still look original,but will be protected.

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Posted August 23, 2013 - 09:39 AM

I just bought one of these. The ID tag is to faded to read, so I have been trying to id it. Thankfully I ran on this site and found my tractor. I gave $200.00 for this tractor with out a deck and a plow,cultivator and disk. The engine runs good and it drives around. However the hydraulic cylinder leaks the hydraulic control valve is frozen up and if they cant rebuild it does anyone know where i can get another one? 


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 08:37 PM

I just bought one of these. The ID tag is to faded to read, so I have been trying to id it. Thankfully I ran on this site and found my tractor. I gave $200.00 for this tractor with out a deck and a plow,cultivator and disk. The engine runs good and it drives around. However the hydraulic cylinder leaks the hydraulic control valve is frozen up and if they cant rebuild it does anyone know where i can get another one? 

 

Sorry I missed this post Stephen, we can help you out here.



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 11:37 PM

I just got the same tractor for $25 bucks the guy said it ran great then the starter went on it. It also is a white hardware tractor. I will post a pic of it when I can figure out how to haha I'm new to the site. Congrats on your awesome find. I just had a baby boy and can't wait to restore this for him . I didn't get any attachments with it but luckily it has the draw bar with it. I really want to but a tiller for it if any of you guys know where one is. Thanks
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Posted January 20, 2014 - 11:53 PM

extremegrunt, Welcome to GTtalk, glad you joined us here. here is a link to help posting photos and attachments, Start a new thread about your 990. Is it a White's hardware store 990?

 

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 05:07 PM

Pretty cool and not all messed up with orig items still on it. Never heard of White's either, but whatever. As to the dash, there aren't any Good ones. Been a topic on MTF for years about having made. Some guy knows some other guy in plastics that can make molds and such and all just way too expensive w/out a market to sell them to.  Others have made some OK ones from metal, but don't look real great.  I haven't found a glue that  holds, or fiberglassing doesn't seem to stick too good, all kinds of problems. Some have done the plastic welding with a little luck. I did that some, but must need to do better, some didn't hold. Just a strange plastic in these dashes.  Most times the ends that flare out and close up hood are what is broken off, probly from slamming shut or tension from the holders?  Another place is the re-inforcement where the throttle comes thru will break free probly from sticking cables and then operator pushes harder and one day just breaks.  I've had several broken there. I'm thinking of using another plate, just about like the dash metal on top and put underneath to re-inforce that part. 



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Posted January 22, 2014 - 01:38 PM

The proper way to repair the dash is with a Lord Fusor product, there is an initial cost of the gun(60 bucks) and the epoxy tubes are 90 bucks and the mixer tubes are 2 bucks a piece, it pretty much takes a tube to do a dash that is busted up. I haven't given up on doing a dash mold ,but the cost is great and the demand isn't there yet. I do have the decals reproduced in their original form for the 1650, 1600 and 1050. With the 1655 and blue town and country later this summer.dads pic. from kodak and not the bear 065.jpg

dads pic. from kodak and not the bear 066.jpg Here is a dash being repaired

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