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New MTD 990 added to the family!

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#16 Mark 149 J. OFFLINE  

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Posted July 20, 2016 - 05:03 PM

Here are some more pictures of the tractor.  I was finally able to get it home today.  The owner also had a pair of tire chains that he threw in.  I've included pictures of the engine ID number.

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Posted July 20, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Based upon the engine Code number of 8002141

80 =1980

02 = Month Feb.

14 = Day

1 = assembly plant

What plant is number 1?

This engine appears to be the original engine for this tractor.

I'm I reading this correctly?



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Posted July 20, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Here is the id number off the front snow blade. 

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Is it suppose to have a bend in the middle of center support?

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Posted July 20, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Snow blade parts pictures.jpg

Looks like the center support is suppose to have a bend in the middle.

 



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Posted July 21, 2016 - 07:02 AM

You have a 1986 snow plow used on the 1986 White Yard Boss adapted to the 1980 990. Interesting. 


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Posted July 21, 2016 - 10:21 AM

You have a 1986 snow plow used on the 1986 White Yard Boss adapted to the 1980 990. Interesting.

The yard boss and the 990 are the same tractor other than body panels correct?

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Posted July 22, 2016 - 03:11 AM

The yard boss and the 990 are the same tractor other than body panels correct?

 

The White Yard boss stopped using the 990 style in 78' , the long frame or what MTD called the 995  was used from 79 on. There were no true White yard boss after 82 or so, Allied sold the name to MTD and the disposable tractor was born


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Posted July 22, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The yard boss and the 990 are the same tractor other than body panels correct?

The 995 and the 990 are different but both are good garden tractors.


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Posted July 23, 2016 - 04:02 PM

The White Yard boss stopped using the 990 style in 78' , the long frame or what MTD called the 995  was used from 79 on. There were no true White yard boss after 82 or so, Allied sold the name to MTD and the disposable tractor was born

 

 

The 995 and the 990 are different but both are good garden tractors.

Thanks for the information.

What are the major difference between the 990 and 995?

 

I also know of a 50" mower deck that has all new spindles installed for $200.  It looks like the quick attachment style because it has 2 hooks in the front and 2 in the rear.  I've heard that these deck don't cut very good.  Is this true?



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Posted July 24, 2016 - 11:14 AM

I use the 50" deck to cut my back field. I would say it is not the best cutting deck I have used. The tractor's large turning radius does not help either. These days if you can get a good rebuilt deck for $200, that would be a good find. Most are nearly destroyed.

 

The roller shaft on the rear bends easily. I replaced it with two adjustable 5" caster wheels using the adjustable brackets from the roller. The side skid bars tend to dig in too.

 

The 995 tractor has a twin cylinder engine, the under and front spline shaft PTO are one shaft. Motion control is on the left side. Dash tower is different. Lift carriage and height adjustment is different. Really, the only thing similar are the transaxle, hydraulic system and wheels and tires.

 

You can download the 995 manual in the manuals section at the top of the forum to compare it.


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Get little tractor.  Been keeping an eye out for one myself.


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Posted July 25, 2016 - 01:38 PM

I use the 50" deck to cut my back field. I would say it is not the best cutting deck I have used. The tractor's large turning radius does not help either. These days if you can get a good rebuilt deck for $200, that would be a good find. Most are nearly destroyed.

 

The roller shaft on the rear bends easily. I replaced it with two adjustable 5" caster wheels using the adjustable brackets from the roller. The side skid bars tend to dig in too.

 

The 995 tractor has a twin cylinder engine, the under and front spline shaft PTO are one shaft. Motion control is on the left side. Dash tower is different. Lift carriage and height adjustment is different. Really, the only thing similar are the transaxle, hydraulic system and wheels and tires.

 

You can download the 995 manual in the manuals section at the top of the forum to compare it.

Thanks for the information.  I'll have to see about getting the deck.







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