Think I Got An Mtd 990 Now Too! Farm King
Posted September 29, 2012 - 08:56 PM
Posted October 02, 2012 - 06:58 PM
Rock County Thresheree in WI had a Farm King that I got for $175 Monday. Rusty, not running, engine turns and has compression. Won't steer all the way one way, the rod just bends and won't push it all the way. Two flat front tires. Came with Deck and a cobbled up snow blade that was made to hook on back on 3pt and pulls forward for grading. IT is a Sears blade I guess looking at numbers on it. Will be looking for some manuals. They here? I'll have to check. Unit is a Hydro with Briggs that has supposedly been rebuilt then parked years ago?? Starter/Gen on it. Three-point hitch and hydraulic lift for mower. Not sure what is gonna work or not, most controls need freeing and lubing to get working properly. Here's a few pix. I have numbers too, hard to read and hope are close to correct.
Tractor: Model 148 (or 0 last digit) 99020 Serial 41-007 (James Bond's tractor)
Engine: Model 26431 Type 0228-01(or 4) Code 7804111
Plow is 917.250551 a Sears number.
Check out that long plastic Gas Tank!! Neat!
Good find!!.. Looks like same layout as the White Yard Boss I just got. I'm impressed with the tractor overall--my biggest concern so far is that the front axles and axle mount seem to be a little on the thin side-especially in light of the beefiness of the rest of the tractor.
Does anyone know if the 4 lug wheels match any other common (or uncommon) wheel hub???
I'll be interested to see how yours turns out...
Posted October 02, 2012 - 08:41 PM
Posted October 02, 2012 - 11:46 PM
Utah, mine has bigger 1" sleeves over the stock 3/4" axles, then the little brace of flat stock they must have used later. Wheels just slip on, no three bolt wheels. BUT, I won on epay some spindles, hubs and wheels for three-bolt that I was thinking maybe to put on it. Some fella on one of these sights used trailer wheels and hubs on his to get four-bolt. He had trouble with spindles and remade some in the posting. Think it was on MTF site tho. Has a whole long forum on the steps with pictures. Ones on tractor now, look fine, cept the outer end of arm with steer link might be bent up some. Still looks OK otherwise.
Yeah, there's some minor differences-- your grill is a little different too, I think.
Posted October 05, 2012 - 10:20 PM