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#1 Mark 149 J. OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2016 - 01:12 PM

Found a MTD 990 today on Craigslist. Went out and looked at it. Offered the guy 350 and he excepted. It came with a snow plow. It runs but the starter needs some work and a new ignition switch as well. I only know a little bit about these tractors. If you can tell me anything about this tractor please let me know I would love to hear about it.
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Posted July 16, 2016 - 01:45 PM

Nice score!


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Posted July 16, 2016 - 02:29 PM

Nice score!


They're hard to find around here so I thought it was a good score and the condition is actually pretty good shape much better than my Cub 149.
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Posted July 16, 2016 - 02:30 PM

GREAT SCORE!!!!
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Posted July 16, 2016 - 03:38 PM

Nice. Download the Manuals from our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted July 16, 2016 - 05:08 PM

Nice find. It's a later model given it has a starter and no generator. Also, no 3 bolt front wheels. I see you have the rear lift links for the 3 point arms but no lift arms. They're not that complicated if you want to make a set. Looks in good shape. Check the frame on the left side behind the rear wheel for cracks. There's a hole there and the frame likes to crack on a thin spot.

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Posted July 16, 2016 - 05:10 PM

Nice find. It's a later model given it has a starter and no generator. Also, no 3 bolt front wheels. I see you have the rear lift links for the 3 point arms but no lift arms. They're not that complicated if you want to make a set. Looks in good shape. Check the frame on the left side behind the rear wheel for cracks. There's a hole there and the frame likes to crack on a thin spot.

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Thanks!

I'll check for the cracks like you suggested. 

Do you know what year this would be?



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Posted July 16, 2016 - 06:06 PM

That's a great score!
Looks to be in really good shape!
The first 990's had a low bump out for the starter generator.
The next production run had a high bump out.
The last run had no bump out.
I think that makes yours a late seventies -early eighties model.

Joe
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Posted July 17, 2016 - 03:35 PM

What a nice GT! One of these days I will find one myself, pretty rare in these parts though.


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 06:23 PM

What a nice GT! One of these days I will find one myself, pretty rare in these parts though.


I never thought I would be lucky to buy one either because they are rare in this area as well. I spend several times throughout the day looking on Craigslist hoping to find something. I just lucked out this time.

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Posted July 18, 2016 - 02:44 AM

Nice find. It's a later model given it has a starter and no generator. Also, no 3 bolt front wheels. I see you have the rear lift links for the 3 point arms but no lift arms. They're not that complicated if you want to make a set. Looks in good shape. Check the frame on the left side behind the rear wheel for cracks. There's a hole there and the frame likes to crack on a thin spot.

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I've seen 3 bolt hubs used on these and the gear drives up to 78-79, but not always, as for the hole in the frame , that went away in 75'


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Posted July 18, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Looks like a 1980 by the model number on the sticker. Nice find and a good price.

 

The starter cover is missing on the fan shroud. Starter and ignition switch are available using the part numbers in the manual.

 

The MTD snow plow uses the mower deck lift carriage but it looks to be removed. The plow also uses two heavy guide brackets that bolt to the front.


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Posted July 18, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Looks like a 1980 by the model number on the sticker. Nice find and a good price.

 

The starter cover is missing on the fan shroud. Starter and ignition switch are available using the part numbers in the manual.

 

The MTD snow plow uses the mower deck lift carriage but it looks to be removed. The plow also uses two heavy guide brackets that bolt to the front.

Thanks for that great information!

I will have to see if I can track down the mower lift carriage along with the draw arms for the 3 point because I would like to use the plow.  I've looked on ebay for hitch parts but found nothing.  Any suggestions on where I might find them other than finding a parts tractor?



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Posted July 18, 2016 - 03:07 PM

There are drawings of the draft arms and drawbar that you could use to build them. Blacksmithman posted them on MTF. http://www.mytractor...-lift-arms.html


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Posted July 20, 2016 - 04:57 PM

There are drawings of the draft arms and drawbar that you could use to build them. Blacksmithman posted them on MTF. http://www.mytractor...-lift-arms.html

Thanks for the information.  I was able to download the drawings and plan to make them when I get some more time.







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