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#1 Woodwagon OFFLINE  

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Posted January 15, 2018 - 11:35 AM

I was searching the internet looking for information on my White garden tractor. I wanted to know where the model or serial numbers were located on the tractor. I will need them when ordering parts, clutch is slipping, may need adjusting but have no manual and not sure how to go about it.

  This is a great site and I am sure there at many knowledgeable members that will be able to help.

I purchases this tractor 13 years ago, it is defiantly not original and has had many alterations from the previous owner or owners. 

  I used if for a year after purchase the moved away for work for 12 years, recently retired and moved back home, use the tractor regularly for hauling wood from my wood lot and recently plowing snow.

  The trouble I am having is when I am pulling a load, the tractor will slow down and eventually stop even with the clutch engaged.

 I have attached a couple of pictures, any help for narrowing down the year or model will be appreciated.

16 HP 4 speed manual transmision

 

 

 

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Posted January 15, 2018 - 11:55 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! It may just need a new drive belt. It may be stretched and slipping on the pulleys. I can't tell what year that tractor may be. Can you get a pic of the front?


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Posted January 15, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Its an MTD 960

the smaller gear drive version of the famed 990

there is a tensioner/idler pulley under the tunnel to

take up slack for a stretched belt

should be in the manuals section


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Posted January 15, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Its an MTD 960

the smaller gear drive version of the famed 990

there is a tensioner/idler pulley under the tunnel to

take up slack for a stretched belt

should be in the manuals section

If it's an MTD 960, then this should be the manual for it.


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Posted January 15, 2018 - 05:15 PM

Halfscale will be along sometime he will be able to help you out.



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Posted January 15, 2018 - 05:37 PM

Welcome to GTtalk glad to have you. My guess would be the belt needs adjusted like 1oldbuzz mentioned. I've got a 990 hydro so I'm not that familiar with the geared versions but your problem is typical on most belts.



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Posted January 15, 2018 - 06:19 PM

2018_0115_090409_005.JPG 2018_0115_090347_003.JPG Thank you all for the replies, much appreciated; I have attached a couple more pictures. There are two belts that operate the PTO , I will read over the manual tomorrow and will take a couple pictures of the belt drive.

 

Keith


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Posted January 15, 2018 - 07:37 PM

Yeah, look over that manual and see if it's like your tractor.


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Posted January 16, 2018 - 01:14 AM

That manual should give the needed info

correction also on my part(crs)this machine does have a clutch

similar to what cub used

But I'm leaning toward a stretched belt

one trick is to install a longer adjustment bolt

in my opinion the one from the factory is to short

 

I had 960's in the past

1 was doing the same as described

belt was streched



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Posted January 16, 2018 - 03:48 AM

You have a 1600, the clutch adjustment is taken by a threaded rod with a chain at the end through the throw out lever, there are alot of moving parts to these, make sure the guide pins are ok and not beat out, grooved or beat out on the disc, they'll hang up if they are. You can turn your disc and re drill or use a cub disc and re drill , mtd uses 4 hole, cub uses 3. Make sure your throw out bearing is ok and not worn into the arm too far, can be alot of wasted motion. Like some one said previously, check the belt back to the peeless. I know of no new parts available other than fabricating clutch discs.

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Posted January 16, 2018 - 04:07 AM

If you look for a manual, a 960 mtd will work, or there are lots of white manuals on ebay, your GT1600 would be a 990-028 ,there should have been 2 foil tags at the bottom of your steering column, one with the model and the other with the serial.
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Posted January 16, 2018 - 07:08 AM

Thank you HALFSCALE for the latest info.Daylight here now and I will go out to look for the tags. The manual for model 144-960A is very close to what I have.
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Posted January 16, 2018 - 05:28 PM

That will work, thats a 74 manual and the GT1600 was from 74-77.
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Posted January 17, 2018 - 12:51 PM

It was the belt, It was adjusted to thr max so I need to purchase a new one. Thanks to all for the rrplies and to 1oldbuzz for providing the link to the manual, I can now repair my wiring problem.

Keith
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