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  1. 19 points
    How many lawn tractors made today will be able or around to accomplish this 56 years from now?
  2. 13 points
    A short story : Last week I got home from work and while cutting the front grass , something caught my eye . Something that i was sure wasn't there when I left for work . A second glance at my porch and sure enough there was something there . It was a little wind-whipped plant with Quarter sized yellow flowers wilted and almost dead . It was in a little clay pot that had a hand painted American Flag on it . ( Other side of the planter ) There was a Popsicle stick stuck in the dirt with a little paper Sunflower with the words " From the students of Martin Rd. Elementary " With a little water and some care , my gift is looking much better today . A ride down the street showed every home in the neighborhood got one ! I sat down and wrote a letter to whomever at the school was responsible for carrying out this act and thanked them . I'm hoping that letter makes it back to the students so they can see that such a seemingly small act is really much bigger !
  3. 9 points
    About 20 years ago, a friend I grew up with & I stopped by my Uncle's house & this tractor ended up going home with him. He used it for his garden a couple of times but mainly his kids grew up enjoying riding it around the yard. By chance, my wife spotted him at a gas station about a month ago & he asked her what I had been up to, she mentioned the Wheel Horses & of my Uncle's passing shortly after Memorial Day last year. She said his stunned response was, "I have something that needs to go home to him". He called me the next day & we set a date for my Uncle's tractor to come home. I haven't looked her numbers up yet, but I'm pretty sure she is mid - to early sixties S14 Speedex, made by Elmer Pond's brother Harold. I'm happy to report that she has now joined her half sisters in the stable & they seem to be getting along nicely. The first pic is how she looked just after we pulled her out of the weeds.
  4. 9 points
    I responded to a CL ad for WH parts over near Pittsburgh PA. This is what he had - "Wheel Horse Raider10 10 hp Tecumseh engine torn down cleaned and ready to rebuild. Also another 10hp Techumseh torn down for parts, and an 8 hp Tecumseh that runs. Also a whole other tractor I believe to be a Commander 8. The only thing missing is the rear end". Besides the two tractors and engines, he is including everything in the pictures. Besides the Raider 10 with the high/low tranny, the number of tires and rims included caught my eye. Plus, the Raider 10 is sitting on a nice looking set of AG tires and rims. Got the whole lot for $150, supposed to drive over and pick everything up this Saturday. The Commando 8 does have the rear end, he said someone tried to open up the case, but I am going to pick it up as well just to see if any usable parts left in it. It also looks like someone cut slots in the Commando 8 frame for some reason. If I decide to salvage the frame, I will weld in a backer piece and fill the slots and redrill the mounting holes. Thought it was a pretty good deal for the money.
  5. 9 points
    Extra Teccy motors are a plus. I use them for door stops in my garage!
  6. 6 points
    Designed this to clean out a clear cut lot at a friend's garage. Should work well. Mostly brush and small trees. I tested it out across the road in some pesky knotweed after the township cut it back. I'm going to make some gussets at the hitch point. This was just an eager test run 😀
  7. 6 points
    Some of you may know I work a long way from home, and play the part of call centre for many family tech issues, as well as remote bicycle repair man and occasional mower won't start... Last weeks call was... 'dad, do you think this is fixable?' the part in question being a 1970 lawn ranger tow hitch. I'll let you guess my reply Apparently the trailer rolled with 400lbs of dirt in...
  8. 5 points
    Wow great story, a lil bit of kindness definitely goes along way. Very nice of you to write a thank you letter thanks for sharing
  9. 5 points
    Bring the whole load to the Big Show next month and you can pay for the trip with the profits and have a good time too.
  10. 5 points
    For $150, I'd say you got a good deal. That pile of tires alone is worth more than that.
  11. 5 points
    Here is an exhaust set up that I removed from a K341 on a C160-8 a couple of months ago. It is all 1-1/4 NPT. You can have it if you will pay for the shipping. The muffler and the long nipple attached to it are almost new. Regards, Bruce
  12. 4 points
    Hate to disagree with the thought that silica sand doesn't hurt anything.If you use enough without the right precautions it will seriously mess with your lungs.Sand blasting with silica can be very dangerous.Ever heard of silicosis?I agree that play sand works good for it's price but a standard respirator is not adequate protection.Coal slag or any non silica based product is safer but maybe not as effective.I only use non silica media in my blast cabinet and am looking at an air supplied system for true sand blasting.
  13. 4 points
    Well,I got a break in the rain today and worked on my C160 today. I fixed a few things and replaced the original crappy seat, got all three of the lights working, and replaced the battery cables. I finally got the push valve loosened up and removed it cleaned it and reinstalled it and to my surprise the transmission works great now! I replaced the trans fluid again and replaced the filter with a Wheel Horse/Toro filter. I took it for a ride and I'm happy to say it seems 100% better. Its a lot faster in forward and reverse, in fact it can pull the front wheels with a bit of heavy application of the direction lever. Before it couldn't even back up any kind of incline. A big thanks to everyone here for the advise,knowledge and support.
  14. 4 points
    First place to start is to check and see if ALL of your battery connections are clean and tight, including the connection to GROUND at both the battery and the frame. Put a multimeter on the battery with the engine running. If the charging system is working, you should have a reading of about 13.5 to 14.5 volts DC.
  15. 4 points
    Ok Guys ... I tried to do the running scoop the gun off the ground like they did in the old westerns ... well ok it was only a garden rake... garage wall came up way faster than it was supposed to & tractor tried to drive right up the side of the garage wall and was dang near vertical... flipped me right off the back and on my keester into the tub I was pulling. Would have been embarrassing if someone would have seen me! Put on nice dent in the garage side wall steel. Mrs gave me a real butt reaming when she got home. I think it busted when I hit the garage foundation and before the horse decided it wasn't going to move the foundation so decided to climb. Guess I should have been in 1st and idle when I tried that stunt. Sorry no pics! Send me one and let me know what I owe ya! Thanks fellas
  16. 3 points
    Thanks for sharing. If you send another letter, a letter to the editor of your local news paper, they may want to do a human interest story about it.
  17. 3 points
    Space limited on my trailer. Hoping to bring my 1267 and one of my 857's. I will be bringing a few things once I sort out what I have.
  18. 3 points
    New to the forum but not old stuff. Picked this up at an auction, got it running and threw a new starter on it. Got the mower deck too just need the belt for it. Been a lot of fun, just need to find the correct front wheels
  19. 3 points
    You did good.The tires alone worth $150.
  20. 3 points
    Good deal? Stash that stuff out of sight of the po po!!! You'll get locked up for theft!
  21. 3 points
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  23. 3 points
    Bye bye D250. On on the way to the corn husker state. Steve
  24. 3 points
    stevebo, I have them on hand. PM your mailing address and I will get one in the mail. $40.00 to your door. Genuine Cole-hersee. David
  25. 3 points
  26. 3 points
    Put a solenoid on it and don't look back. You can see mine right where the PTO bracket would be on my 1267. You can use one of the little 3 pole solenoids that most riders use and can be found anywhere.
  27. 3 points
    The Cole Hersee part number is 95520-B they are about $70. This would be a direct replacement. https://www.thewrenchmonkey.com/products/auto-parts/cole-hersee/95520b/ Nice looking cables Jim.
  28. 3 points
    I tried to post in wanted but was not available, maybe I need 30 days before the forum lets you? Edit: got it posted
  29. 3 points
    Anyone know off hand the difference in diameter between the 8 speed engine pulley and the hydro pulley? Is it a huge difference? If it is, I have a c120 Automatic engine and drive pulley on my bench, will that be a direct bolt in swap for the M10 that originally had the 8 speed, but now has the hydro? Is the diameter going to be correct on that, if so? It originally had a Sundstrand in it.. Mike Here she is now, all controls in the tower swapped over and back on four wheels. Just need a drive belt now...
  30. 2 points
    Trying to make some Cents, Since, Sents. of it all.
  31. 2 points
    Yeah that raider was in my cross hairs, too many projects here at the new home for me to pull the trigger. Well that and my wife... 😁
  32. 2 points
    Little act of kindness goes a long ways.From your post the smiles travel throughout the WH world and beyond.Thanks for sharing.
  33. 2 points
    Got my mower lift put together today so I lifted it up to check under the deck. The lift arm was rubbing on the middle spindle zerk fitting. So when I was turning right or pushing on the deck it was moving enough to stop rubbing. Tossed a couple extra washers on it and it cut like a champ.
  34. 2 points
    I should have mentioned that I had a complete hydro/transaxle shipped 900 miles for $ 125 .. about 160 pounds..by Fastenal ..hope that helps..
  35. 2 points
    OK, so you were dumped into the dump cart. I have been able to do the back flipper thing when pulling a trailer, but have yet to try climbing a wall. I'm laughing at the image .... glad only the pride suffered.
  36. 2 points
    Download the engine manual. it covers the diagnostic test for the charging system in section 8. as Bob said check all your connections. (Also make sure the regulator body has a good ground to the tractor). if you donot get 13.5v to 14.5 volts running then go to the manual
  37. 2 points
    I'd say you got a great deal!
  38. 2 points
    Were you that indecisive guy in the Busch beer commercial?? All the 341's I've dealt with were 1 1/4" like the drawing Paul posted. That's not to say some of them were 1" though
  39. 2 points
    Yes im wanting the thread size at the block . Im going with 1 1/4 . smile if its not right its just another trip to the hardware store. i have to go in there with my eyes closed ,or i come home with something i didnt really need . LOL
  40. 2 points
    Battery is ok. it doesn't have a problem starting ever. I have a Fluke multimeter just calibrated maybe two months ago so i know i'm good there. I have 12v to the hot side of the pto switch. when i engage it, only 5.5 or so volts come out going to the clutch. I couldn't wait this morning and ended up jumper wiring from battery positive straight to the clutch and WE HAVE MOVEMENT! gonna go with i need me a new switch! just very confusing when i had 14 volts coming to the clutch while the engine was running. Electrical..😤 Does anyone know of a new switch that will exactly fit or do i need to look used? thank you all!
  41. 2 points
    The 16 horse kohler I have has bigger threads in the block then a reduction fitting to the muffler.
  42. 2 points
    Dicks Wheel horse in Towanda ,Pa had a closing auction today I managed to get some nos parts and two lighted signs Brian
  43. 2 points
    I've got 3 '67s Steve and one has been coverted to solenoid, one has has your sticky return to run issue and one is about there. I have got replacement numbers for these 70 amp switches if you want to stay original but you might not like the price... none less than 70+. I tried all the usual lubricants and finally figured out that return spring in the switch is just 50 year old plain wore out. I fear to think what kind of carnage I might be doing to the S/G or reg. by forgetting to turn the switch to run. If the one on the 1257 gives up I will dissect it to see if it can be saved. Nothing to lose. Anyway maybe some one in the know more than I may disclaim this but my 1067 looks like it was retro fitted by possibly a dealer available kit to change it to solenoid start with the 3 pole switch. It was done in a manner that just doesn't feel PO done if you know what I mean. Factory looking connectors and hardware. I'm sure Garry would have a service bulletin on this tho? Pics on how it was done ...pay no never mind to the hardware and other wiring as this is a custom. Note that the wire going from solenoid to S/G is/might be orginal dealer kit? The bracket from the S/G holding up the solenoid just does not look POish unless the guy was really good but still doesn't fit into the other PO things that were done to this tractor? Mornlikely I am full of cow dung here but something to cud on?? BTW nice '67.. Not sure if the steering wheel is correct but no nevermind ....my favorite year!
  44. 2 points
    When I bought my first 857 two weeks ago, the owner had two of them. The one I took was the better tractor, but the deck bearings were shot. The second one was not quite as nice cosmetically, and totally wrong seat, but had a fantastic deck under it. To make a long story short, he offered me the second one for half of what I paid for the first one! (This would be the third tractor I bought from him) So I picked it up for $200! Only problem was, I did not have room on my trailer, and he lives a 7 hour round trip away. Well, just so happens, he is on the bridge crew rebuilding an overpass 1 mile from where I live. So last night he brought it with him and I picked it up today. Swapped out mower decks, and now my 857 mower is a joy to run and cuts awesome! Haven't decided what I am going to do with 857#2, it's motor may wind up in my 854 when it gets a total restore this fall.
  45. 2 points
    yeah I was just out in my garage and did a test fit on the C-120 and worked out slicker then snot on a sneaker LOL! just got to get about 3 chain lengths to pick up right on it dam this works out well so what I 'll do just concentrate on a snowplow and a brinly type unit for the 953 ...........nut and everyone else thank you for all the advice you guys are truly are a great bunch of guys !
  46. 2 points
    May be best to go with a three pole and a solenoid, the 70 amp starting current rated switches are few and far between. It cleaned up real nice; looks great with your truck.
  47. 2 points
    Jump a wire from you r battery + terminal to the PTO. If it snaps then you have a switch/wire problem Incidentally 12.3 is kind of low at the switch. Engine off good battery should be 12.6
  48. 2 points
    My brother David and I were able to get to A.J.'s Garden Tractor Jamboree this year held in Oregon, Illinois. We had a great time and were able to connect with fellow Red Square Members : Stevasaurus, Terry M., Shynon (Tom Prondzinski ), and Prondszy (Mike Prondzinski ) ! It was a very wet day and yet a warm day too with all the garden tractors, attachments, old farm tools and quipment and collectors and owners from Illiinois, Kansas, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and maybe a few more places.
  49. 2 points
    Could it be that....the grass has just become tougher in a preemptive stand against global warming.
  50. 2 points
    Please do NOT restore that one. That is way too nice to restore. Great find!
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