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#1 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Last Saturday at Ball Hollow Plow day I picked up a 1972 MTD 990, Unico 15.

This is a tractor that has being on my want list for a while now.

It came as a bare tractor with a 42" mower deck.

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I also picked up a 3 point hitch for it the same day, from Texas Deere and Horse.

I brought with me a set of tire chains and wheel weights, Olcowhand rigged up a sleeve hitch for it from a Bush Hog tractor that I used for the day with my Brinly 10" plow, weights, and chains.

It did the job.

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My intention is to use this as an all purpose, year round, garden tractor, with as many attachments as I can find for it.

 


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 08:42 PM

Congratulations Doug! That is one of my favorite GT's. Daniel did a great job restoring it and I am sure it will serve you well!


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 08:42 PM

:ditto:

Doug, who made the Unico? Is it MTD in origin?
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Posted September 23, 2013 - 08:46 PM

Nice score there Doug. Hope it treats you well.
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Posted September 23, 2013 - 08:46 PM

:ditto:

Doug, who made the Unico? Is it MTD in origin?

 

As far as I know it's a MTD990.


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 08:50 PM

That's beautiful looking GT you got there :thumbs: cant wait to set mine up for plow day next year.


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 08:50 PM

:ditto:

Doug, who made the Unico? Is it MTD in origin?

Believe so. I think MTD made them and different companies put their names on it


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 09:09 PM

This is an older picture back when it was first restored by Olcowhand, as you can see it has a custom made front bumper which really suits the tractor well. I like it.

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I am now searching for a parts tractor and or attachments for the MTD990 series tractors.

 

 


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 09:12 PM

I am very happy it went home with you Doug!  Now it won't sit idly in my shed, yearning to do something.  It couldn't have a better new owner!  :thumbs:


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 09:22 PM

Doug, That is one of the sweetest tractors I've ever ran, very nice indeed.

 

Some 990's were just re-decaled like mime and then some were built with a special paint colors and decals like yours.

 

 

I really enjoyed plowing with it, Thank You!!


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 09:31 PM

Doug, That is one of the sweetest tractors I've ever ran, very nice indeed.

 

Some 990's were just re-decaled like mime and then some were built with a special paint colors and decals like yours.

 

 

I really enjoyed plowing with it, Thank You!!

 

Here you are on it.

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Posted September 23, 2013 - 10:11 PM

That is a very good looking GT. Congratulations to everyone involved. Nice story.
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Posted September 23, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Congrats Doug! That is one awesome looking Gt!! I can only imagine all the ideas going through your head right now, I know if it where me, I wouldn't even be able to sleep. I'd be to busy planning and making a wish list for it. :D


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 11:51 PM

Congrats Doug.  Your a lucky guy to have that in your stable.

A unique, great looking, and undoubtedly a well serviced and

rebuilt treasure.

Good luck on your hunt for attachments. I'll keep my eyes

open too.


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 11:53 PM

Here you are on it.
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Boy that thing must really fly! It blew his hair right off...




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