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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted September 24, 2013 - 05:14 AM

Doug, great tractor. Having had the pleasure of plowing with you, that tractor did a great job. It surprised me it didn't spin very much, just kept on digging.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 05:32 AM

Congrats Doug. Those are a very nice tractor and a nice addition to your collection.

 

Doug, great tractor. Having had the pleasure of plowing with you, that tractor did a great job. It surprised me it didn't spin very much, just kept on digging.

 

It's those big wheels and chains I think that keeps it digging and moving. I think some of the 990's also had a limited slip rear end but I'm not sure about that.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 06:07 AM

Those were marketed through Southern States farm stores.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 07:02 AM

Very slick machine!  Should serve you well, and has a great story behind it.  It sure comes from great roots.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 07:24 AM

DSCF5337.JPG Try it with the mower deck. Mine cuts great and I use it every week. Plowed with mine in the spring with a brinly 12" plow and it did equally as well. You will never be disappointed with it. BTW, looks great too!!! Pic was from spring with the plow and A-frame adapter.

 


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 08:03 AM

Congrats on the new 990.  Welcome to the club. :D


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 02:35 PM

It is cool to see one of the finest examples of the 990, I have ever seen find a new home where it can work and play like it was meant to.

Congratulations


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 07:42 PM

Try it with the mower deck. Mine cuts great and I use it every week. Plowed with mine in the spring with a brinly 12" plow and it did equally as well. You will never be disappointed with it. BTW, looks great too!!! Pic was from spring with the plow and A-frame adapter.

 

I managed to get the mower deck on it, wasn't easy trying to figure out how to attach it and get the lift to work. All the parts were there to get it on and working.

I ran it for about 15 minutes cutting grass and then the gear box on the deck flew apart. I greased everything before I started, looked Ok, it was really noisy running and didn't last long.

From what I know the last time this mower deck was used was 25 to 30 years ago. What can you expect from that length of time sitting idle. Daniel said he never tried it.

I didn't really want the 42"deck, it came with the deal and if it didn't fit in the truck I was going to leave it behind.

The deck I want is the 50" deck, going to post some pictures of it on the tractor before I take it off and then I'll keep it around for parts.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 08:24 PM

Hate to hear about the gearbox Doug.   No, never ever even mounted the deck, and just shot paint on it last year in prep to sell the package.  I shot the paint on and installed a new V-belt & covered it up on a pallet.  Even though you almost left it, I don't like that the gearbox failed on you.  That was the main reason I thought you should take the deck, as I figured it would give you a spare gearbox for the 50" when you found one.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Your tractor was a real beast to plow with, never even slowed down on me, despite my total lack of plow experience! It's a beautiful piece of machinery, and couldn't belong to a nicer guy. I hope you get many years of enjoyment out of it.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Hate to hear about the gearbox Doug.   No, never ever even mounted the deck, and just shot paint on it last year in prep to sell the package.  I shot the paint on and installed a new V-belt & covered it up on a pallet.  Even though you almost left it, I don't like that the gearbox failed on you.  That was the main reason I thought you should take the deck, as I figured it would give you a spare gearbox for the 50" when you found one.

 

I ain't worried about it Dan, I saw the new belt on it.

I just put it on to try it since I had it, thought might as well try to use it.

I can tell you that for the short time it did cut grass, it was long, heavy and wet, it has more cutting power than the MF16 lawn mower I have, smaller deck probably main reason why.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 09:16 PM

Sorry to hear about your gearbox failure, hope you find a 50" deck soon. I'm still looking around here.



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Posted September 25, 2013 - 05:40 AM

Dang! Sorry to hear this. Hope you find a 50" deck before long!



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Posted September 25, 2013 - 09:06 AM

That tractor was beautiful, I loved the green  metallic color on it. most people never think MTD actually made heavy tractors way back, not just box store lawn tractors.

Hate to hear about the mowing deck gearbox.

It sounded great too. Good thing you didn't turn your back for long, I need an old B&S motor for my Allis :D  :D

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Posted September 25, 2013 - 08:11 PM

I managed to get the mower deck on it, wasn't easy trying to figure out how to attach it and get the lift to work. All the parts were there to get it on and working.

I ran it for about 15 minutes cutting grass and then the gear box on the deck flew apart. I greased everything before I started, looked Ok, it was really noisy running and didn't last long.

From what I know the last time this mower deck was used was 25 to 30 years ago. What can you expect from that length of time sitting idle. Daniel said he never tried it.

I didn't really want the 42"deck, it came with the deal and if it didn't fit in the truck I was going to leave it behind.

The deck I want is the 50" deck, going to post some pictures of it on the tractor before I take it off and then I'll keep it around for parts.

those gearboxes are fairly easy to come by. parts are too. I rebuilt my entire deck and cleaned, derusted and repainted it also. I couldnt be happier with its performance.


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