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Wheel Horse

Postby tmays » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:05 pm

Anyone here familiar with Wheel Horse riding mowers? I've come across one for sale and was just curious. I've never heard of them.

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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby dgrapes59 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:11 pm

They are quite popular with the garden tractor world, I have never owned one but they appear to be well made. There is a wealth of info available on the web.

Quick history:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_Horse

One of many websites:

http://www.wheelhorse.org/
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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby tmays » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:04 pm

Thanks David. Gives me food for thought. The one I'm looking at runs good but has got alot of minor issues going on. Needs front rims or something is going on with front axles. He's the original owner(1978). He's rigged the wiring all willy nilly looks like to me. I can't make heads or tails out of it. Altenator(?) doesn't charge. Needs a paint job(guess that would be major! LOL) It's the first Wheel Horse I've ever seen. Does look to be a really solid machine. Wish I had taken pics. He want's 350 for it
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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby Gary Dotson » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:10 am

Wheel Horse has always been quite popular around here, I assumed they were all over the country. There were many different models built throughout the years, some very desirable, some not as much. Like David said, they are quite popular with the garden tractor crowd. I see both original and restored units at virtually every show I attend. They built a lot of good machines.
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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby tmays » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:18 am

Thanks Gary. This is a 1978 C120. I want it but with Christmas coming and me wanting a dirt scoop for my Cub and having just bought a blade from Boss, think I'll have to pass on it for now

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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby aligzaidi » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:40 pm

Did any one used wheelhorse attachments with their Farmall cub? I'm almost buying Brinly moldboard and disc harrow. Hoping they will fit in drawbar.
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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:00 am

The Brinley attachments are a little light duty for a cub. If you hit a rock or root, etc. you will bend the beam.
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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby Eugene » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:04 pm

http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/for ... orse-toro/

I use "Gardentractortalk" for information on garden tractors. I can usually find the information I need, such as tractor and engine manuals.

Edit: $350- asking price. If this is a running tractor in pretty good condition, price sounds fair. If the tractor is not running, appearing to be a parts tractor, guessing $100- would be a fair price.
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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby randallc » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:33 pm

Thomas, does it have any attachments laying around. Garycharles has one, not sure if it is running. One of the neighbors use to have one with a blade and a breaking plow, and mower. Missed it when he sold it and it was in top notch shape. Don't remember what he got for it, but they are pretty neat.
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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby aligzaidi » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:39 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:The Brinley attachments are a little light duty for a cub. If you hit a rock or root, etc. you will bend the beam.

bend the beam for cub or Brinley? I will be using this plow in small yard 50*100 within my orchard, no heavy plowing. I'm concerned about my cub and drawbar not to damage or bend drawbar on my cub.
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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby Rudi » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:58 pm

Alig:

You are not going to hurt your Cub with a Brinly hitch and plow. What you might do/probably do if the plow gets hung up or hits something large is hurt/destroy the hitch and the plow beam.

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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:01 pm

aligzaidi wrote:
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:The Brinley attachments are a little light duty for a cub. If you hit a rock or root, etc. you will bend the beam.

bend the beam for cub or Brinley? I will be using this plow in small yard 50*100 within my orchard, no heavy plowing. I'm concerned about my cub and drawbar not to damage or bend drawbar on my cub.


Shouldn't bother the Cub, however, the Brinley plow beam will probably bend like a pretzel if it hits a solid obstruction. As for plowing in an orchard, without further description of the site, you may experience a lot of tree roots. Depending on the size of the roots - - not fun.

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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby Denny Clayton » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:14 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:
aligzaidi wrote:
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:The Brinley attachments are a little light duty for a cub. If you hit a rock or root, etc. you will bend the beam.

bend the beam for cub or Brinley? I will be using this plow in small yard 50*100 within my orchard, no heavy plowing. I'm concerned about my cub and drawbar not to damage or bend drawbar on my cub.


Shouldn't bother the Cub, however, the Brinley plow beam will probably bend like a pretzel if it hits a solid obstruction. As for plowing in an orchard, without further description of the site, you may experience a lot of tree roots. Depending on the size of the roots - - not fun.

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Re: Wheel Horse

Postby danovercash » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:58 pm

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