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#1 Casinojim OFFLINE  

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Posted April 30, 2017 - 01:01 AM

I had a chance to get this one with a wards. But passed on both last summer for 150 both none runners. But. The other day was picking up some simplicity tractor parts close by , and went to see he still had it payed 60 bucks but know nothing about this one. It did turn over from the starter generator. I got it only because the grill looks cool and. Looks like a tank is it worth keeping and how hard is it to get a dash pieces. but put it on CL. man it looks mean

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Posted April 30, 2017 - 02:35 AM

You did good

the 3 point arms are worth more than you paid for the tractor

 

Sorry but unbroken dashes are non existent

your only hope is to find one

that's not as badly buroken


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Posted April 30, 2017 - 07:16 AM

Definitely worth keeping!  A green Unico 990, owned by member DH1, was the first thing I ever plowed with. Huge, solid, and I loved it! He had turf tires and chains, like yours, and it just dug in and pulled like the plow wasn't even there. I'm jealous!


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Posted April 30, 2017 - 07:58 AM

Congratulations. They are great tractors. There are several manuals for it in our Manuals Section. Chances are that you only need to clean the fuel system, points and magneto and it will run. 

 

I have a 1969 860 which has the 12 hp engine. It is a nice tractor but because I am 6 feet tall, I find the tractor a little cramped when mowing. Most times when I turn left, my right knee knocks the PTO lever out of engagement. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 30, 2017 - 08:06 AM

You came out like a bandit on this. These are very well built tractors. Mine was a rust bucket but now like new. Search the 990's on here, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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Posted April 30, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Congratulations. They are great tractors. There are several manuals for it in our Manuals Section. Chances are that you only need to clean the fuel system, points and magneto and it will run. 

 

I have a 1969 860 which has the 12 hp engine. It is a nice tractor but because I am 6 feet tall, I find the tractor a little cramped when mowing. Most times when I turn left, my right knee knocks the PTO lever out of engagement. Good Luck, Rick

There is a seat riser for these

would'nt take much to fab one

raise the seat even just 2 inches makes a big difference


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Posted April 30, 2017 - 02:07 PM

Super buy!  Fix it, don't sell, you will like it.  Dashes usually broken. Just don't slam hood anymore and try to be nice to it.  Sometimes you can repair some, but most times the thing breaks in spot right next to where you are trying to patch them.  Many times the throttle lever is broken from mounting. A couple of tin parts for back and front might fix or help that. Lots of good info on these in here under MTD forums. Also on Yesterday's tractors site, if you can get on it.



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Posted April 30, 2017 - 09:01 PM

Turns over from starer generator but cranks slow and no spark cleaned points. Still checking On it thanks guys for the info

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Posted May 01, 2017 - 07:20 AM

Nice find. There is a lot to read from past posts here on GTT and on MTF. There may be mouse nest under the fan shroud, causing problems with the magneto wires. 

 

Keep us posted with you progress. 



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Posted May 01, 2017 - 09:49 AM

What manual Do I need to download. I can't tell just what have

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Posted May 02, 2017 - 04:57 AM

MTD manuals page 2
the one for 146-990A
should get you what you need
another way to identify year
is by the engine numbers
assuming its the original engine
vey few changes have been made on these from
year to year
the exception being they were made cheaper
as they got newer
if you have bolt on front wheels pre 75(I think)
memory fails me
1 Very important thing to look for
Left side (when sitting on tractor)frame
behind rear wheel look for an oval hole
about 2x4 inch this is a week spot and like to crack
If you don't have the hole its after 75




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