Recently I picked up a 990 that came with a disc and snow/dozer blade. A friend of mine sold me a Yardman parts tractor with a 50in mower and a 4ft two stage snowblower. I haven't ran the 990 yet seems it needs some attention(Planning on resto). My question is, Will the 16 briggs be enough to power a 4ft snowblower and big deck? I realize it will run it, just didn't know if it would be too under powered. I looked at the re-power post but, with the possibility of loosing PTO's that wont work. Any input is appreciated.
Planning on it being a daily tractor. Also, Anyone know where to find a throttle cable? Or one that's close to an original?
Thanks a lot!!! Thomas84
Welcome to the 990 owners addiction. Can you tell us the model year or post some pictures of your machine? (We love pictures).
The 990 variants were produced from the late 60s to early 80s. (10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Hundred models to the 140-990 to the 143-990A, 1970 to 1983, 15 to 16 hp B&S engines).
If you search this forum and MTF, you will find a lot of information and hours of reading. I have a single stage Haban 990 blower that works well. Runs off the front pulley. If you can mount a 48" blower, 16 hp should power it, given the engine is strong. But a later model blower will not mount up to a 990 without modifying, it is a completely different mount and drive setup. Without a picture, The mower deck may or may not mount to the 990.
Ebay is your best place to look for a throttle cable. Search MTD 990 for a current listing.
Myself and many others have parts machines and may be able to help with some parts. Feel free to PM or post a topic on the forums. There are many Michigan owners of MTD 990s.
These machines have their gremlins like every other GT. Carburetor issues seem to top the list. Worn steering parts, broken dash, early model cracked frame. I am happy to hear you are going to restore it.
Edited by VTXrider, January 08, 2015 - 05:45 PM.