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#16 motobreeder OFFLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:45 PM

Here's a picture of the clutch on my Viking 16hp. The front of the tractor is on the left.

I'm not sure if the plates are stuck to the friction material or stuck on the shaft. Tried running it up a steep slope with the clutch in. No dice - just slipped the drive belt.

A previous owner put a couple bolts into the clutch fork to hold the throw-out bearing in place. Hopefully this isn't another issue.


I think the friction material is breaking down, the layers appear to be separating. I was reading that cub cadet pullers use aluminum friction plates. I'm thinking that may work - any pros/cons for normal use? I'm thinking this may be a cost-effective solution.


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Posted September 05, 2012 - 09:49 PM

Hey guys I have three MTD garden tractors like this a 990 A, 960 and I believe the other is an 860 I have done the clutch on two of the three you need to remove the gear box, it is held by four screws under neath ...you have to move the engine back about four to six inches so you can remove the whole unit once you get it free. I don't know all the proper names of everything but you must remove the clutch brackets that are attached to the clutch pedal and the one opposite that acts as the fulcrum type thingy...wait I'm gonna say whatchamacallit soon...anyway once you remove those things it comes right out, you need to clamp the spring to hold it under pressure to remove the pressure from the clutch plate i used two small ratchett straps. then you tap out the pin and remove the plate clean them replace if necessary and put it back together .. the first one took my son and I about four hours the second one we did took about one and half hours really not hard to do and way safer than trying to split them apart with a wedge. I will post some pics soon i have two of these units under construction the third is hydrostatic and probably a bit bigger job. Anyone know where you can get carburators for these mine are not to good.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 11:26 PM

Thanks. And glad to be the first to welcome you to the forum.

There was an ad near Ottawa with a collection of 3 MTDs for sale. Are they yours?

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:46 AM

undertaker,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

Do you have any photos of your MTD's ?

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:26 AM

Thats the ones oh boy were they rough...I have one hopefully pulling at the Russell Fair on Sunday and just about have the other one ready to run in the next couple of days. They came with a front mount plow front mount snow blower and a single furrow plow. What i really need is carburators two of the three were really in rough shape. Anyone have any thoughts on were they can be found? No pics yet.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:44 AM

Welcome to the forum, undertaker! Can't help on the carbs, hopefully someone with knowledge will show soon!

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 07:27 PM

I have been trying to figure out how to upload pics here seems to be a bit of a task....fixing my clutch was easy compared to that.

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 08:04 PM

I have been trying to figure out how to upload pics here seems to be a bit of a task....fixing my clutch was easy compared to that.


That's funny.

How's the 990? I thought that one looked interesting. No clutch to worry about ;)

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 05:30 AM

I have been trying to figure out how to upload pics here seems to be a bit of a task....fixing my clutch was easy compared to that.

Check out this for the pics!

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 05:32 PM

havent touched the 990 yet took the other two out to the Russell Fair pulled ok with no weights or lug tires ...the boys were somewhat happy with their results.Russell-20120909-00075.jpg Russell-20120909-00071.jpg Russell-20120909-00068.jpg

The 14 hp Viking kept popping out of gear on the first pull, ended up putting it 1st and pulled about 150 ft. in the 15 hp and up class.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 05:33 PM

thanks fordholic for the link

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 11:10 PM

Pulled the clutch assembly off the tractor today. Removed the gas tank, battery and battery tray for better access. Also had to remove the mower deck to get to the bolts underneath.

I broke the bolt that holds the stop behind the right-angle drive broke. The broken part is in the steering bracket so I need to pull the steering column to repair that. The roll-pin at the top is soaking in pb-blaster.

There's a bit of end-play on the clutch shaft going into the right-angle gear box. I'm going to clean out the old grease (oil?) and see if this can be resolved.

So, for the main event. I used undertaker's suggestion - a ratchet strap to pull back on the clutch spring. I was able to pull the roll pin and coax the plates off the shaft. Cleaned up and lubed the shaft. The plates move smoothly so that's good.

I noticed a bearing on the motor that the clutch lines up with feels gritty. Will look to see if I can find a replacement.

To do - change the rear transaxle oil, change the drive belt and setup the brakes.

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 09:16 PM

Glad that worked for you I found that in one of the manuals on this site. I had some play in the shaft going into the gear box as well but i didn't get too worried over it we had a pull to go to. Which leads to my latest issue the 14 hp kept popping out of gear so I am trying to find a new transmission for it. My sons are going to another pull on thursday at the Richmond Fair with a couple of other beauties that I found. 1963 Bolens husky 600 and a 1970 Allis Chalmers B212. I posted some pics.

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 11:38 PM

Nice collection. I looking forward to meeting you.
I won't have the viking there, but will have a couple Moto-mower tractors.

Have you setup wheelie bars? It is highlighted on the web site.
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Posted September 12, 2012 - 09:35 AM

No wheelie bars yet...trying to get a rear end for the 14 hp ...looks like it will staying home...




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