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#1 CraftsmanGT ONLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2016 - 08:47 PM

I'm going to be getting a Cenex branded MTD 995 in a few days here and was wondering how they are? Most of my MTD experience is with the small vari drive lawn tractors which I'm not impressed with. Thanks
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Posted June 27, 2016 - 08:57 PM

They are nothing like the lawn tractors you may have had experience with. They run a 15" rear wheel with a 27" tire. Hydrostatic drive and hydro lift with a cat. 0 3 point. I've never owned a 995 but I have a 990 which is basically an earlier version. It's kinda ugly, but here's my 990.
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I believe the 995 uses the same Eaton pump/peerless rearend as the 990. Let's see some pics when you get it.

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Posted June 28, 2016 - 02:42 AM

I recently acquired a 995 Agway 16.
Wonderful machine!
Big heavy duty and powerful.
And I love that three point hitch.

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Posted June 28, 2016 - 06:42 AM

I would love to own one, rare as hens teeth around these parts.


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Posted June 28, 2016 - 05:49 PM

990's I know, what is this 995?  I know the White brand of it carried on with more modern body and V-twins and such, is this the MTD version of that tractor?? Post some pictures, would like to see what this is.



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Posted June 28, 2016 - 06:45 PM

990's I know, what is this 995? I know the White brand of it carried on with more modern body and V-twins and such, is this the MTD version of that tractor?? Post some pictures, would like to see what this is.

Yes, essentially a White GT-1855. Newer body, with older opposed Briggs.

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Posted June 30, 2016 - 12:19 PM

I'll definitely get pics when I get it. It's custom painted silver with ghost flames on the hood and side panels
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Posted July 06, 2016 - 08:55 PM

990's I know, what is this 995?  I know the White brand of it carried on with more modern body and V-twins and such, is this the MTD version of that tractor?? Post some pictures, would like to see what this is.

gl,there were several variations over the years. The original 990,992,995,and a 998 version. I know they were even building a Yardman version into the early 2000's.



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Posted July 18, 2016 - 04:05 PM

Here it is.
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Posted July 18, 2016 - 06:02 PM

Nice looking tractor! Seat may be uncomfortable, though!


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Posted July 19, 2016 - 06:20 PM

Looks nice!
But it is somewhat modified.
They notched the seat pan.
And, those front tires look kinda over sized?
Missing some sheet metal up front.
Does it have the three point hitch?

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Posted July 20, 2016 - 03:34 PM

Yeah it's got the 3-point but it's in worse shape then I thought. The hydro leaks from everywhere, steering has 6 inches of play, the engine has a bad vibration and keeps blowing the oil seal out.
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Posted July 20, 2016 - 06:34 PM

I don't know about the hydro leaks.
But, the bad vibration could be that it just needs a tune up?
The steering is a set of bevel gears.
That much slop may mean the washers are worn or the bolt that draws the two bevel gears together needs to be tightened?
These are good machines. They are worth fixing!

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Posted July 22, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Well the engine is shot it's plain wore out. Why the heck would they use an aluminum bore Briggs in these?

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Posted July 22, 2016 - 05:21 PM

Well the engine is shot it's plain wore out. Why the heck would they use an aluminum bore Briggs in these?

Because they were made by MTD.
MTD had a long standing relationship with Briggs & Stratten.
Probably the only small engine manufacturer that could provide the quantities and price they wanted!
The real question is why didn't the previous owners change the oil once and awhile?

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