Again are we going to include all GTs ever built no matter what year or decade n the SGT list, or should their be a early and late classification?
No, including everything means nothing's special. I'll agree that the MTD tractors probably shouldn't be included even though they're close on size. To me the SGT designation should be reserved for a brand's top of the line where they make both a "normal" GT and then one that's bigger and badder with much greater capabilities. (I can't help it if MTD's run of the mill hydro GTs were nearly in SGT territory. ) I'd probably be even more restrictive than what's on the Word doc posted. Without hard requirements though, you could argue for just about any GT.
But the later model MTDs were made int he 1980s and later, also the later 1855s and 2055s had larger front tires and power steering. They also made a GT1650 and maybe a 1850/2050 ( I believe that were single cylinder versions)
Way off topic but I'm just clearing up the different MTD models. The White GT-1650 was a '70s 990 model. The GT-1855 and 2055 were the later model design. There were several different MTD model numbers that used those names over the years: 995, 992, 998. All of the later design MTDs show 18" front tires but none had power steering according to the parts books. As far as I know, MTD never had power steering until the Cub Cadet 3000 series.(edit: forgot that some of the earlier Cubs had PS and were technically MTD) The 2050 and I assume the 1850 (couldn't find a reference to this model) were even later model White lawn tractors that they called GTs if you know what I mean.
Edited by Canawler, January 06, 2014 - 07:09 PM.