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#1 Bloodyknuckles OFFLINE  

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Posted March 31, 2014 - 12:16 PM

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I just joined the forum and am happy to be here. I picked up a Columbia Tractor over the weekend and have posted some pictures. I gave a $100 for it. It's a 15 hp or 16 hp and came with a mower deck. The model number behind the seat reads 991-2. I googled  "Columbia products 991-2" but didn't get any results for manuals, just some belts. Might anyone know where a manual could be purchased? Thanks.

 

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Posted March 31, 2014 - 02:34 PM

Welcome to the forum. The machine is actually an MTD that was sold under various names. Do a search for MTD 990 or 991. I think there should be a manual for it in the manuals section.

 

Try this one:    http://gardentractor...e-parts-manual/


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 03:23 PM

Welcome to GTtalk.  I think you got quite a deal for $100!  Does it run?


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 03:48 PM

Welcome to GTTAlk. Nice tractor!  There should be manuals in our manual section under MTD, as noted above.  


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 04:37 PM

Thanks for the information. I downloaded the MTD 990 service, operator's, and parts manual from the link. The gentleman said it ran 3 years ago when he parked it. It needs a battery. One of the steer tires appears to be almost new. It has a rib design. The other steer tire has a block design and is dry rotted. The rear tires are weather cracked but still hold air. He also gave me a set if tire chains for it.

 

I'll change the oil and put fresh gas in it and see if it will start. I would like to plow the garden with it if I can locate a plow. It came with a 3pt hitch. I will have to read the manuals to see how the 3pt works. It looks like its a manual process and not hydraulic. Thanks again!

 

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Posted March 31, 2014 - 04:44 PM

Welcome to GTtalk!  Get us some pics of that 3 point setup, and maybe we can help ID whether it's OE or not.  OE 3pt uses  link rods that connect each lift arm to the mid lift system.


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 04:58 PM

:welcome: to GTtalk!
Thanks for joining & taking the time to post pics of your ride. Nice piece of old iron you got there.
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Posted March 31, 2014 - 06:08 PM

Hello and welcome :wave:


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 08:14 PM

:welcome: to GTtalk glad to have you. Congrats on a great find at a good price too. I just picked up a 990 myself a few weeks ago. I have found them very easy to work on & like most old stuff built like a tank. Keep us up to date on your progress.


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 08:20 PM

Here is the picture of the 3pt parts I received with the tractor. In my last post I forgot to also thank everyone for the warm welcome. 

 

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Posted March 31, 2014 - 08:24 PM

Rear differential  looks like a LGT 165 Ford differential. If it is its a good one. Noel


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 08:44 PM

3pt has the two L-shaped arms that link to the rear axles, but I'm only seeing one lift link with clevis's. should be two of those, one each side. They connect to the rockshaft link arms in middle of tractor. The two smaller links not sure purpose of if for hitch at all. Early units have mower lifts in front that might use those parts. Better look, think you have two top links there, just need one for each implement. I see the toplink mount still on back of tractor in pix. I had some links made for mine from fella who can make any part of the 3pt for these. I can give name/address if you are interested in contacting him. They are well made. You also have the drawbar for between the arms there, all pretty good shape.  You can use about any 3pt mounted plow then, and not have to look for model specific parts, unless you wanted to go to a tiller, then it is more specific and harder to find.


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Posted April 01, 2014 - 07:12 PM

I contacted the gentleman I purchased the tractor from and he believes he may have mixed up the 3pt hitch parts. He also owns a four speed MTD with the same type of hitch. He's to let me know. 



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Posted April 01, 2014 - 08:03 PM

WELCOME! Nice GT!


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Posted April 01, 2014 - 08:14 PM

It didn't look right to me , but I was not sure enough to make a reply. Noel 


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