that is MTDs very heavyduty garden tractor that was one step below a 990 model.they are very tough machines.im not sure of the model number but the are others here who know it,Glen,is one i believe.you can download the manuals from MTD after you get the model number.
thank you e-rancher mine looks to be the same tractor except mine says MTD in the middle instead of white. i do not know the size of the motor as of yet. i do appreciate all the help. this was sitting on a farmers field he seems to thank for 20 years or so. i gave him a 20 dollar bill for it. i kinda was wondering the year and if it might be worth restoring? any thoughts or ideas would be helpful. as a last thought the motor does turn over with no hesisitation.
pretty sure i just found my winter project in that there tractor. I stopped over at a guys house today and found a hood, seat pan and mower deck for it. so i will definitely keep you posted and more pictures
I've been side tracked by vacation, a blown head gasket on my one ton and a 212. I'm trying to work the 212 into service as a back up for the other two212s we use for the yard but every "fix" finds another flaw. I went through the same thing on the other two when I put them into service. It's just chasing away all the little gremlins. I may have a chance to look at it next week. I'm glad you reminded me and thanks for the interest.
Good find on the hood, seat, and deck. Keep use posted on your progress and let me know what you find out. I don't know much about my White.
Did you find any model and or serial numbers? This looks like an early to mid-70s 990, or could be a 1400 - depends on the engine size. Should be a B&S model number stamped into the top strap of the engine. It's been through some rough times from the looks of your pictures. This will make a good winter project - a loooong winter project.
some of you amaze me,if you would just read the posts and look at the pictures you would see that you can tell what it is but im pretty sure you dont read previous posts before posting.btw as i have stated several times the 990 and the one size smaller gear drive tractor both came badged as fourteen hundred series.