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#1 catfisherokie OFFLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 12:50 PM

Hi everyone. Thanks for accepting me into the group.
I need some help on a tractor I picked up. I am thinking it is an MTD. The hood says hydrostatic 16 but it has an 18hp Briggs twin.I think the hood has been replaced. It is hydrostatic, has a 3 pt hook up with lift. Mower deck is shaft driven. Mod and ser. numbers are faded away. Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks, Bill.

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 01:43 PM

WELCOME! It does look like it is probably an MTD built GT.


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 01:53 PM

I believe that is an MTD 990 or 995.

 

The 990 had a Briggs 16 Hp, and the 995 had a Briggs 18 Hp.

 

So, if the engine is right, it has the wrong decal on the hood, but if the decal is right, it's been re-engined.

 

Your best bet is to find the data tag on it.  I sure some MDT guys can help you with that.


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 02:11 PM

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 02:42 PM

Thank you all. Old Buzzard! Love the screen name. 

The model and serial #'s can't be read. They were under the front edge of the seat. I am almost sure the hood has been replaced. There are some bent areas on the substructure under the hood and this hood is straight for the most part. 990 or 995 sure gives me a place to start. Find some pics of both and see what matches up. I am just getting my feet wet with the lawn tractors. Got hooked on accident when a friend fixed me up with a Wheel Horse Raider 12. I had no idea the old garden tractors were as popular as they are. I love tinkering with things and this gives me a fun hobby. It was great to find this forum!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 04:06 PM

Welcome to GTT. Those are great tractors. Check out our Manuals Section for more info. Good Luck, Rick

 

Kenny from OK has one also.


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 04:13 PM

Welcome to the forum.  My wife hails from just down the road from you in Lawton and she's quite familiar with noodlin'.

 

The tractor is an MTD 995.  If the hood is original and the engine's a swap then it's a '79.  If the engine is original then it's from sometime in the '80s or early '90s and you can get the year from the numbers on the engine.  Either way, it's a good heavy-duty GT.  The manual should be in our "manuals" section.  If not, it's a free download from the MTD site.


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 04:34 PM

Welcome to the forum.  My wife hails from just down the road from you in Lawton and she's quite familiar with noodlin'.

 

The tractor is an MTD 995.  If the hood is original and the engine's a swap then it's a '79.  If the engine is original then it's from sometime in the '80s or early '90s and you can get the year from the numbers on the engine.  Either way, it's a good heavy-duty GT.  The manual should be in our "manuals" section.  If not, it's a free download from the MTD site.

She can have all that noodlin she wants!...lol. I don't do snakes and such very well at all.

 

I appreciate the info Canawler. I Just came in from firing the motor on it and it purrs like a kitten. Guess it's gonna be a keeper now. Going to have locate some implements and parts for it now. It has a 50 inch mowing deck is all. Maybe there are some spare things floating around on here.



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Posted May 09, 2014 - 05:25 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Good looking tractor you have there! My MTD is a whole lot smaller that that!


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 07:36 PM

Welcome to the forum!

 

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 07:55 PM

Welcome to the site! Good luck with your new find. Be careful, you'll get hooked like most of us. Lol
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Posted May 11, 2014 - 12:03 AM

Welcome to the forum.  My wife hails from just down the road from you in Lawton and she's quite familiar with noodlin'.

 

The tractor is an MTD 995.  If the hood is original and the engine's a swap then it's a '79.  If the engine is original then it's from sometime in the '80s or early '90s and you can get the year from the numbers on the engine.  Either way, it's a good heavy-duty GT.  The manual should be in our "manuals" section.  If not, it's a free download from the MTD site.

You know your stuff Canawler! Engine is 1981. Thanks again!






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