OkieGT - Sorry, but I don't agree. Don't know about the 995, but the 990 is truly a SuperGT, built and marketed to compete with Craftsman, Bolens, Wheelhorse, Ford, etc. SGT's of the day.
According to Scuffy 727's original criteria:
I know cub cadet coined this phrase when they introduced the 982, but I also like to consider other garden tractors of similar size as a super garden tractor. Mainly when I refer to a garden tractor as a SGT it needs to be shaft driven and an engine size of 16hp and up. The frame needs to be heavy of course and the tires usually are: Front tire: 18x8.50-8 and the Rear tire: 26x12.00-12. I know that they are tons of different models out there, and with that said I put together a little comparison of some SGT that were competing with each other for their share of the market. Some of the information is incomplete so feel freely to add any information that is missing. Most of the information and pictures came from the internet, I thought it would be interesting to put it all together in one spot.
I have a '73 and '82 990. Both have B&S 16hp horizontal shaft single cylinder engines, hydrostatic trans, rear wheels are 27x9.50-15, front wheels (stock) are 16x6.50-8 (mine are 18x6.50-8), weight is right about 1,000#, mid-PTO, rear hydraulic 3-point. Both are capable of using several cat "0" attachments, including ground engaging implements, such as a shaft driven tiller. Another option available was a FEL. All in all, I'd say the MTD 990's fit the description of a Super Garden Tractor, but not the modern description of a SCUT.
Enough said - Rich