"Too slow, would like another gear. Shuttle shift would be nice. Fuel filter change is an ordeal. 430 loader crosspipe broke easily...."
"I bought my John Deere 990 new in 2006. It is a no frills, gear drive tractor. It has been reliable, economical and fun to operate.
In 8 years my..."
"I bought this utility/farm tractor new in 2001. It has been very reliable. It has amazing power with the 40 HP engine and does most anything I need to..."
"I bought this tractor a couple of years ago and have put about 100 hours on it. It seems to be solid built. ..."
"Bought new only problem is with the fuel guage that is sporadic.The 300CX loader I think is too light for this tractor should have the CX400..."
"The only trouble I have had with this tractor is the battery corrosion. I fixed this with a dry cell battery. With this fixed this tractor is perfect..."
"I bought this tractor 2 years after buying a little over 9 acres of basically scrub land that hadn't been farmed or mowed in 20+ years. I tried to..."
"Handy around my hobby farm...."
"With loaded tires and rear chains this tractor will do anything, has never failed me...."
"This is my second John Deere the first being a 770 that was a total piece of junk. Front wheel gears went out 4 times. The John Deere rep blamed it..."
"I purchased this tractor with only 20 hours on it. Not sure exactly how it was being used prior to purchase but it was in excellent shape. I added the..."
"JD 990 with a JD 430 loader; 552 hours. Added a canopy, purchased a JD MX6 Bush hog and have been cutting 10 to 12 foot tall dense 1 1/2" diameter..."
"I use the 990 for christmas tree business. This includes
mowing, moving supplies along with firewood. It has plenty
of power and does everything it..."
"My 990 has been a workhorse and has never let me down once. Only things I have ever had to do to it is regular fluid/filter changes, and replace the..."
"I purchased this tractor second hand. The original user only put 174 hours on it. It has a JD 300CX FEL, a JD 8B BH, a JD PF and a JD BB. The tractor..."
"Got this JD 990 in the spring, replacing a 2030 with a 40HP tractor seems like a stretch but after spending a summer and fall with the 990, and the..."
"We bought the 990 to mow the roadside and plow snow. I use a 5 foot JD rotary brush cutter for mowing, and a 6 foot Woods rear blade for grading and..."
"Great tractor, old school and reliable. I had new style loader, 300CX, which I love due to the side oriented grease fittings. Older loaders had a zerk..."
"The nly complaint is that you can't drive across a slope with less than 1/2 a tank of gas. ..."
"I spent a considerable amount of time searching for the right tractor. My main focus was on 23 - 26 hp CUTs. JD 2320, 2520, Kubota 2320 2620, and MF..."