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#1 Tecumseh power ONLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 04:20 PM

Need help identifying this mtd model I got for free today. It is manual shift . And has a 10 hp cast iron briggs. And could any one help me maybe figure out the model number for the briggs ? Where the numbers are it's too rusty to read. Just need an idea incase I need parts. The mtd was painted and the tag is gone on it too

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Edited by Tecumseh power, May 02, 2016 - 04:58 PM.

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 04:32 PM

Looks like an MTD 760. Great tractors! :thumbs: If you can strip off the paint from the engine shroud you should be able to read the numbers stamped into it.


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Posted May 02, 2016 - 04:51 PM

What's a toadalso?


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Posted May 02, 2016 - 04:58 PM

Todays..sorry

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 06:02 PM

Looks like an MTD 760. Great tractors! :thumbs: If you can strip off the paint from the engine shroud you should be able to read the numbers stamped into it.

what is the difference between the 760.860.and 960?
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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:49 PM

The engine size. 760 is 10hp, my 860 is 12hp, and an 960 is 16hp. The manuals are in our library. They are a well built machine but the PTO lever is easy to accidently release with your right leg. Joe's had the parts that I needed to fix mine last summer. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 02, 2016 - 08:12 PM

The engine size. 760 is 10hp, my 860 is 12hp, and an 960 is 16hp. The manuals are in our library. They are a well built machine but the PTO lever is easy to accidently release with your right leg. Joe's had the parts that I needed to fix mine last summer. Good Luck, Rick

thanks I already got it running, that wire on the points the branded one for ground needed soldered back onto the points plate. I found the manual. Thank you these are new to me. Don't seem like there is too many out there. Would that briggs be a model 23? It was nice of the guy to give it to me he saw all my suburban tractors and wanted it to go to a good home. He wouldn't take any money. I will find a deck for it. He had the pto and drive shaft for the deck
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Posted May 02, 2016 - 11:05 PM

I like it!  Very nice tractor, and the price is right!


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 12:28 AM

No the 10 hp is the next size up from the model 23. The 23 is 9 hp and the 10 hp is 24 c.i. The 23 is the last of the two digit model numbered engines. Your model number should start with 24xxxx.....Nice find by the way they are a hoss and use a Cub style clutch.


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 06:16 AM

nice Machine the freer it is the better i think,  i can only dream of getting a MTD gt to go with my Riders to watch the crew grow 

 

Shane 


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 08:48 AM

nice Machine the freer it is the better i think, i can only dream of getting a MTD gt to go with my Riders to watch the crew grow .


This guy lives in town by me. I work detail his cars and I fixed his leaf blower for him . I didn't know he had it. He just stopped one day and told me I have a tractor that I want to go to a good home . Come down and look at it. That's what it was. I tried to give him something for it . But he wouldn't take anything. I never saw an mtd in real life before

Shane


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:37 AM

The engine size. 760 is 10hp, my 860 is 12hp, and an 960 is 16hp. The manuals are in our library. They are a well built machine but the PTO lever is easy to accidently release with your right leg. Joe's had the parts that I needed to fix mine last summer. Good Luck, Rick


One more question? Is the peerless rear end that is in it a 2300? I need an axle seal
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Posted May 03, 2016 - 01:43 PM

The parts breakdown lists the transmission as a Peerless 2315-A which would use an MTD 78808 oil seal, same as my 960. Once you get the bugs out of it you are going to really appreciate what a capable machine it is. These dudes are heavy duty, you will love it.


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 01:53 PM

The parts breakdown lists the transmission as a Peerless 2315-A which would use an MTD 78808 oil seal, same as my 960. Once you get the bugs out of it you are going to really appreciate what a capable machine it is. These dudes are heavy duty, you will love it.


Thanks MolonLabe, I ordered the seals the only other bug it has right now , is the bottom steering shaft bushing is shot . So the pinion slips when you turn the steering wheel. I looked at the parts listhat and got the bushing # when I search for it. Nothing comes up. So I will have to take the shaft and bushing out and measure the o.d and i.d and get one or make one.
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Posted May 03, 2016 - 03:45 PM

Thanks MolonLabe, I ordered the seals the only other bug it has right now , is the bottom steering shaft bushing is shot . So the pinion slips when you turn the steering wheel. I looked at the parts listhat and got the bushing # when I search for it. Nothing comes up. So I will have to take the shaft and bushing out and measure the o.d and i.d and get one or make one.

Does the steering shaft have up and down play in it? I ask because mine did and required a 1/8" shim (washer) for the gears to mate properly.


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