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#1 pwombles OFFLINE  

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 09:07 PM

DSCF5282.JPG DSCF5283.JPG DSCF5285.JPG DSCF5286.JPG Just wanted to share my "new" purchase today. I decided I needed something bigger to do garden work and I think this is up to the task. The numbers are as follows: MTD 7510A27 Serial # 8A 3759. Has a 15 HP Briggs. I am in need of a manual for this. It came with an electric lift and a mower deck! Now to get some implements!!!!Needs some work but so far nothing major. any information on this machine is greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Posted November 18, 2012 - 09:14 PM

Congrats! Nice find! 3 Point hitch even! Good luck with it :thumbs:

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 09:40 PM

That looks like a great find! Hopefully you'll find everything. Can't wait to see some pics of it working!

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 09:43 PM

I like it! I like that hitch. Looks heavy duty enough for garden plowing, etc. It will probably last longer than a much newer one too.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 10:17 PM

Good lick on the new tractor. I'm no MTD expert but that appears to be a MTD 990.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 10:56 PM

It's an MTD 960, the gear drive version of the above mentioned hydrostatic 990. Wizard was the store brand for Western Auto. I'm not familiar with the model numbering system used by Western Auto but I'm guessing the first two digits, 75, represent the year. It's got a scissors style deck lift, and bolt on front wheels both of which work for the 1975 guess. Those features changed in later production years. There is a code stamped into the engine shroud which should confirm the year of production.

Get your manual free on the MTD manuals website:
http://manuals.mtdpr...m/mtd/Public.do

Enter 145960 for the model number and anything for a serial number and you'll be directed to your manual. (14=garden tractor / 5=model year / 960=model number)

Much more info can be found in the MTD subforum under Garden Tractors by Make.

Any specific questions??

Edited by Canawler, November 18, 2012 - 10:58 PM.


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Posted November 18, 2012 - 10:57 PM

Looks like a nice beefy tractor. Good tin on it too.

In the second picture, is that an electric pump to hydro lift ass'y, or is that a mechanical unit of some kind?
Is that an OEM Piece? looks unique.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 11:01 PM

In the second picture, is that an electric pump to hydro lift ass'y, or is that a mechanical unit of some kind?
Is that an OEM Piece? looks unique.


Whoa! Just noticed he has the factory electric lift. Nice! They sem to be pretty rare. It's only the second one I've seen pics of.
Also, I believe the dash is in good shape!! Also very rare for these. :D
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Posted November 19, 2012 - 04:34 AM

Nice looking MTD. Like the electric lift and 3-point. Should be up to the task!

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 05:07 AM

Nice...Looks very solid. :thumbs:

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 05:25 AM

Very nice looking MTD,congratulations.

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 05:56 AM

You've got a very nice tractor there!

I think it should be a 1972 model tractor. I believe the 15 hp cast iron Briggs engines were only built for approximately one and a half years in 1971-72.

The MTD model of your tractor should be 142-960. Here's a manual for it:

http://gardentractor...42-760-142-960/

Edited by achomesteader, November 19, 2012 - 05:57 AM.

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 06:09 AM

Congrats! That's a great gt you have. They don't build them to last like they used to. I like that it is a 'Wizard' MTD.

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 07:42 AM

thanks for all the complements! It is a heavy sucker! the electric lift is factory installed. Since the weather looks like its gonna cooperate, I might get to mess with it to see what works and what doesnt. Needs new points and condenser, the old ones are completely shot. Previous owner said it would run for a bit, then die from lack of spark. So will be checkin that out soon. I also need info on what to look for in implements. mainly a plow and eventually a tiller! Winters coming so i have time to search!!!

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 07:49 AM

Nice tractor. Congratulations. That will get the job done for you. It looks in pretty nice shape. The manual will be a big help to put it back in top shape.




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