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  1. 8 points
    So Tues evening I spent some time prepping my tractors in anticipation of the snow storm that we got hammered with all day Wed and still today. Checked fluids, filled fuel tanks, covered my Ford 9N (it sits outside) went in, slept like a corpse. Wed morn, no snow! By the time I got home from work (about 4:15....45 min for a 20 min ride) we had in excess of 10" on the ground. Went to fire up the Ford.....turned over but no dice. My 1966 856 fired right up and did the job. It has yet to let me down.
  2. 7 points
    If you have ever seen an old big tractor tire, you may have noticed that the tire may be heavily weather cracked and worn, but the lugs are still fairly high, at least on a good tire, that is because the rubber used on those lugs is extremely hard, not always so on little tractor lugs, I'm posting a picture of a tractor with Deestone AGs that aren't very old and you can see the lugs have worn down considerably, I'm also posting a picture of a old style Carlisle lug , both the Deestone and the Carlisle did not have really decent lugs to begin with, but because they were soft rubber they wore down fairly quick with use and they become useless, heck even when new they are not that good or deep a lug. I know many people here have tried AGs in the winter and either needed to put chains on them or go back to turfs with chains, AG tires are not always an optimal solution in many winter conditions. Another tire that is less than optimal is the skid steer loader design tire, that tire was made for extreme weight conditions and has an extremely stiff side wall that makes it a horrible choice for GT applications, coupled with the fact that its lugs are generally made for a solid surface such as asphalt cement or at least smooth hard pack they are generally not good in field or winter usage. The learning curve on tires is not easy, because we don't use our machines commercially, same for our vehicles, we mate our tires to our general driving conditions, but if we were driving commercially in various environments or professionally in different sport and racing applications our tire would need to be mated to those conditions. All in all though, whether we are talking about small tractor tires or auto/truck tires we generally get what the manufactures makes, that is why we are buying freakin 20 inch tires for pickups and SUVs, because the manufacturer says we need them, no we don't, they want to sell them, and we are dumb enough to buy them.
  3. 7 points
    I appreciate the information provided by Tractorhogg to allow members to consider his observations and potentially make more educated choices and not necessarily have to pay the high price to learn by personal expense alla carte so to speak at high cost. In my opinion, he does not appear to be conflicting in opinion that even the harder compound tires will eventually wear out. Just that when choosing tires the hardness of tire compound should be another factor in the decision process along with budget, use, availability etc.
  4. 5 points
  5. 5 points
    ...but even so, don't you just hate it when this happens?
  6. 4 points
    Well my good friend joe at imissthefarm.com makes all kinds stuff with basically any tractor you want... He emailed me the other day to tell me he started to try cell phone cases with tractors or tractor logos on them.. I immediately told him to send me one with the wheel horse and logo on it.. I got it today and he says he will be getting better and better at it but I'm 100% happy with it. Actually might have him make me a backup one with a wheel horse tractor on it. And if he don't have the tractor your looking for email him (tell him Greg from NY sent ya) and he will either find you the tractor your looking for or send him a nice big picture of your own tractor. He is one of the nicest guys to deal with! I will post pic of my case asap!
  7. 4 points
    Hey guys! Got home tonight to find a pleasant surprise - Buckrancher fixed Emory's muffler for me. It looks awesome. He even put the baffle back inside! Brian you are awesome!!! Thanks so much for your help! I've attached a few pics showing Brian's work. Light makes it look a little bronze, but it's silver and looks brand new!
  8. 4 points
    I checked for transmission leaks and there are none so I added the rest of the parts that I had painted. Maybe it will warm up in the next few days so I can paint some more. I also shot some pb blaster on the steering wheel shaft that has been under pressure for about 3 days now.
  9. 4 points
    2-25-1938 Miami drive-in debuts American drive-in movie theaters experienced their golden era during the 1950s, but some Floridians were watching movies under the stars in their cars even before then: The city of Miami gets its first drive-in on this day in 1938. The Miami drive-in charged admission of 35 cents per person, which was more than the average ticket price at an indoor theater, and soon had to trim the price to 25 cents per person. The sound for the movies was provided by three large RCA speakers next to the main screen. (The quality of the drive-in experience improved during the 1940s with the advent of the in-car speaker.)
  10. 4 points
    it was the time of my life there I may go back for another load he enjoyed having me there and I enjoyed it enough to forget the 24 hrs on the road. my favorite pictures I took. my garage looking dirty at the moment
  11. 4 points
    Me and me dad went and picked up a 856 that had sat for 9 years after the owner passed away put sum gas in it and it fired right up
  12. 4 points
    With 15 horses, I run what ever tires came on them until the are cracked and leaking...then i put tubes in them and run them some more. I have purchased 2 used pairs of Ag tires as I prefer them for 3 seasons on some horses...but not snow/ice. In the last 15 years I think I have bought only 3-4 new front tires only because the originals were bald or cracked so badly I was afraid the tube would fail.
  13. 4 points
    so around a 1-1/4" offset, as 3-3/4" would be the middle of a 7.5 inch rim. Simplicity/Allis is similar, Bolens, Massey, Cub all different. BTW, its still a nice town, Tulsa that is. To big for me almost 400,000. I live 35 miles north near the Will Rogers ranch on Lake Oologah, Cherokee Territory, 900 in the town, and I don't live in it, lol. Were a little spread surrounded by miles of prairie
  14. 3 points
    There is an auction saturday between Ithaca and Auburn you boys in that area might want to attend. 10 wh tractors, decks, sickle bar, etc. www.goodrichauctionservice.com
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    Get one of those bicycle helmets with the mirrors on them. Have Terry make you some custom decals and keep on tractorin!
  17. 3 points
    Well the new carb came in and she runs great. Absolutely no leaks like the other carbs. Gotta fine tune it and should be running great soon. Also this spring I will have to overhaul the rear end. She leaked out all over the place last night. I went ahead and put everything on the get some good pics. Looks awesome!
  18. 3 points
    Thanks Aldon, I have had to consider tires intended for other vehicles and applications because some of the AG tires made for GT's are often made more for show than go, or are made for pulling applications, which is a very different need than we need for a garden tractor tire. I do find the quality and expertise that goes into the ATV/RTV tires to be of a much higher standard than many GT tires, because of the demand from the consumer for a worthy tire, not just a good looking tire. However most ATV tires do not hsve a good appearence on a GT, or will work well for a GT, so it is a quest to find that tire that looks good, performs well, and is durable. Much of these same lessons can be related to picking the right mate as well.
  19. 3 points
    I agree.Tires are consumables.I haven't bought a tractor yet with brand new rubber on it,and I have about 80 tractors.When I'm fixing one to use,I grin and bare it and buy new tires.For a while,I think the UPS man figured I had a tractor tire business here.He was bringing 8 and 12 tires at a time.Expensive? Sure.But I like new tires on my tractors.Wish I could put new tires on them all.
  20. 3 points
    The Sundstrand Hydros used WH # 6449 for axle seals. 8 speeds used 100443. They cross to SKF (CR) 11124 for the hydro which as you can see is really a double lipped seal and SKF (CR) 11050 for the 8 speeds a single lip seal. Maybe WH was thinking keeping dirt out of the hydro systems was more important than for the 8 speeds????
  21. 3 points
    All of my buddies and my wife think I am crazy to have 5 Wheel Horses. If I had this amazing collection, they might commit me. Unbelievable and not a single spec of dust to be seen, how can anyone keep a garage that clean.
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    From Marks Youtube channel...always an awesome watch.
  24. 2 points
  25. 2 points
    I'm puckered up just sitting here watching this.
  26. 2 points
    Check out a thread titled Hank01 Raider Hydraulic dated 2-07-2016
  27. 2 points
    Looks great... both, Mr & Mrs Buckrancher's fabrication skills are truly first rate.
  28. 2 points
    Oh I've seen 55g drums, oil tanks and on and on but this caught my eye none-the-less: http://forum.snipershide.info/showthread.php?t=262846&p=3236247&viewfull=1#post3236247 Seemed to easily address several issues and be a great place to start.
  29. 2 points
    We were in Lancaster County PA last week and passed a house with at least 20 Robins in the front yard. They don't migrate, they winter in the thickets eating berries and such. A fairly warm sunny day brings them out in the open.
  30. 2 points
    If you were in the back row , you were not thinking about speakers.
  31. 2 points
    Lane, Steve in Gas City here. We've never met but I know you are in Greencastle. 50 years ago this fall I was a student at DePauw.......for one year, then transferred back to home turf to attend Taylor University in Upland. A lot more parental supervision was required at that point in my life. TU straightened me out, I'm happy to say. Its a pleasure to converse with a fellow Hoosier. I'm the guy who put Manny (R.J.Manny) on to that CL listed GT 14 and Haban 414 in Crothersville, IN.....I think it was Sunday, maybe Monday, just after it was posted at Wheel Horse Garden Tractors and Parts Facebook page. We started off messaging at the site, then shifted to email......a media format much more to my liking. I knew he was looking for a GT 14 and had been to look at one in Evansville on Saturday, I think. That deal blew up, so he came home empty handed (the promises of the seller didn't hold up). He knew of the GT 14 in Burlington, KY, just south of Cincinnati, and I understand he had talked with the seller, but hadn't gone to see it yet. When I gave him the heads up about a tractor about 40 miles north of him, I could just about hear the tires screeching here in Gas City from the Ohio River as he zipped out on I-65 northbound to scope that GT 14 out. I live about three hours north of Louisville/Jeffersonville, so the noise was quite noticeable. In my message to him, I emphasized the significance of the Haban mower with the deal, but made special alert of the MOUNTED HABAN on tractor. Rare, very rare indeed, anywhere......maybe not in the 70's, but certainly now. Pics, pics, and more pics......he probably thought I was a broken record going round and round. Manny viewed the tractor on Tuesday, came to an agreement with the seller as to price, and then returned yesterday (Wednesday) to pick up the goodies. He emailed me a three word message on Tuesday, "I bought it!!!!!!!" I also made him aware of my NY acquaintance Aldon, and related the details of Aldon's interest in a Haban, and that he needed help with details about the mounting since I knew of another Haban 414 for sale in NY for sale. It was very, very close to Aldon's location (unbelievably close for something so rare), but neither of the NY individuals knew the other, and didn't know one wanted to be a buyer of a Haban and the other wanted to be a seller of a Haban. With my intro, it only took them a matter of minutes to agree to a deal verbally, and it will be picked up this weekend. It was fun hooking them up for their own deal. I'm thrilled Manny got this one. He's been chasing a GT 14 for long time and to find one so close was kinda one of those "barn find" moments. The fact he got one with amounted Haban, is frosting on the cake! He was really looking for a GT 14 with a front end loader like the one in Classifieds right now, but wasn't positioned quite right for a deal of that size at the moment. Manny's pics are fabulous!. He said he would send them to me, and may yet do so, but I'm fine with them being here already, since I would have reposted them anyway. I don't know Manny plans for the mower.....whether he intends to flip it, or hang on to it. Either way he can probably answer some short term questions about the details of the mounting for all of us as they arise, especially in Aldon's case. We need Manny as a member here! If he's here, I haven't found him yet. Great guy, good writer, and a rabid Whee Horse fan, 24/7. Lane, twist Manny's arm and get him to sign up at RS ! Looks like we struck a rich vein, eh Aldon? Steve p.s. If anyone is specifically looking for a GT 14, I have a working list of ad listings in the eastern US I maintain as I cruise around online looking at stuff. Most are in the East, but there is also one west of the Mississippi in MO. I keep it updated about once per week or as I find another. If anyone would like me to share the list with them, PM me requesting same. Manny's new GT 14 w/ Haban mower: Crothersville, IN
  32. 2 points
    Might try a new air filter on that new carb too.
  33. 2 points
    Sure, something like a 6-12 on a 5" rim would work. I went from 23x9.50s to 23x8.50s on my Work Horse when I bought the Tru-Powers to increase ground pressure and dig through loose dirt vs floating on top.
  34. 2 points
    Hello all. Well today i have some exciting news! i started to paint my chassis in the final colour that it will be! only put a couple of coats on it but the excitement/anticipation is really high!! James
  35. 2 points
    I had a system installed that was manufactured by WaterSoft back in 1991 when I moved into my current home. It cost $1100 back then. It was not so much that the water was hard, but the iron content is high here and if you add bleach to water with iron in it, all your whites become brown-permanently. Also, your toilet bowls will have brown stains (Wink or Tang is good for getting out the iron stains). Well, I had that system for 23 years and only the timer motor had to be replaced. Never replaced the media tank although I was told it was good for only 7 years. I replaced the entire system two years ago with the same brand at a cost of $2300 (including install and haul away of the old one). If you are going to put in a water softener, independent of brand, I strongly recommend to put an inline particle filter before the softener. You will not believe the dirt that the pump can pass and it will eventually clog your softener system. Finally, following up on a point by Aldon. These do need a drain. Make sure you check local codes. Back in 1991 during the original install, the drain was into the septic tank. In MA, that is no longer allowed. When I inquired as to why (I thought it was because the salt would plug the leach field), the answer was that the salt would attack the concrete septic tank. Also, do not just drain the system onto your lawn-salt kills grass (and flowers)
  36. 2 points
    Well I "Finally" got AG tires on the front of my Horse.. What a pain lol .. How she look guys ?
  37. 2 points
    Maybe we all could use a few problems like this.
  38. 2 points
    as I posted on this in another thread,i put cheap china tires on my skid steer,just on the rear because that's all I could afford at the time,i had to no choice,they will wear out far faster than the originals on the front that are bald,but a very well built tire,but I did know that I was putting cheap tires on,i just didn't know they would wear so fast,but being soft they do work quite well in the snow,jeeze I only paid 135 per tire and im in Canada where everything is way more money than America,the good tires were around 700 bucks a piece,and that's not include install,i did that my self,the deestones must be some soft to wear that fast on a garden tractor,this is good to know for guys wanting to use ags,i too use what ever tires I have,and run chains,its hard to justify new tires for 7 tractors,up here your lookin at nearly 500 a set installed times 7 is too much for my better half,heres a pic of the skid tires,the rears only have 100 hours
  39. 2 points
    A quality tire is far less of a consumable than a poor quality tire. You lose the saving when you need another set in a short time
  40. 2 points
    Had a great time in Tulsa, should've stayed. Picked up a pair of mounted 23 x 10.5 x 12 Carlisle Turf Chief's on Simplicity Landlord rims. The Simplicity rims while they do fit the Horses, too close for comfort to the gas tank and mounts. Offset? Rubber is in decent condition and for $10, why not? I only use the Horses on turf or gravel drives. The pickup was 10 minutes round trip.
  41. 2 points
    Tires wear down and wear out. Fact of life. Just like shoes, they all have different purposes.
  42. 2 points
    Thanks guys. It will not be show quality but a sturdy light duty worker with new clothes.
  43. 2 points
    I posted a pic, don't know what happened , but I'll try again.
  44. 2 points
    All that I can tell you in that when I was in the home improvement business, I replaced many Culligan systems for one simple reason. Parts. Replacement parts are only available from Culligan, and they will insist on installing them at ridiculous prices . I found the same to be true of EcoWater. My solution was to use a systems from Lancaster Pumps. They are just as good as any name brand, and cost about 1/4th the price of a name brand, and are available from many plumbing supply houses. I recently installed one for my daughter, Total cost was under $900.00
  45. 2 points
    We got the same line from Culligan years ago. By their standards our water was a mess. I got an independent test that said the only problem was a slight acidity. Nothing major. I'm not against water softeners, I have one, but I would just pick up one from Lowes or Home Deport and install it. Salt is cheap at Walmart.
  46. 2 points
    Looks like a lot of work but well worth it. You will have a lot of fun with this one.
  47. 2 points
    I got the transmission and frame bolted together and up on stands this afternoon. I put gear oil in the transmission and started assembly and decided to let it sit a day to make sure there is no leaks.
  48. 2 points
    Yes the lift arm cracked at the welds so we re welded it and put braces on both sidesand welded all the way up on all sides, with a mig welder.. I had to buy new rims for the front my machine came with 6" rims and they dont make 6" ag tires so i had to buy new rims,, i made a post on here looking for some but got no replys so i had to buy a new set off ebay,, so yea valve stem is on outside ,, but they were all i could find anywhere.. Thats ok tho the are well made and look nice so im happy as long as they do the job..and yes used the same spindles..i had to put a axel spacer on the back 1/2 inch off of harley davidson axels ,, cause my axels were a 1/2 longer than the wheel hub.. But the spacers are made for axels and they look fine on there and they are the exact right size as far as axel OD,, Harley Davidson axels and wheel horse spindles are the exact same size.. Hey when money tight ya make do with what ya can,, but they are chrome so haha looks cool , i would really like to get a set of hubcaps for the front now and paint them black,, so if anyone has a set doesnt matter if chrome wore off or they plastic , as long as they arnt dented im gonna paint them anyway,, let me know
  49. 2 points
    Hello all. so as promised a minor mid week update. My two key switches arrived and i picked my favourite one and test fitted it. i also found my chassis was fully cured so flipped it back the right way ready for some paint! photographed it just to show after the primer has been sanded james
  50. 1 point
    The fatter tires on most garden tractors help the machines cut lawns with minimum rutting of the yard.A 520 with a 60" deck would destroy most lawns with a 6" wide rear tire. If you are plowing,tilling or cultivating an established garden a narrower rear tire will be fine.The narrower you want go the greater the need for ags.I plow and till my garden with 23x8.5x12 turf tires.The IH Cubs I have are both shod with 8" wide ags and they were intended to be true cultivator tractors.Luck,JAinVA
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