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  1. 36 points
    I did not get photos or video in which I wish I would have. But we got about 12 to 14 inchesof snow last night. So I went out this morning and fired up the old 60 suburban 400 to plow. Well she did her job amazingly as usual. But as I'm wrapping up my last couple swipes to the dog cage, I hear someone calling my name. So I turn to find a close by neighbor asking if I could help him quick. So I say sure and to my surprise he got his John deere stuck in the snow. He was so proud of this investment during the summer. It's a gt 235 I believe. Either way he's got a snowblower and weights on it and it was buried. Well instead of firing up another tractor. I hooked a pull strap to the back of his tractor and to mine. And the old girl pulled it out in first gear about half throttle. I was laughing inside pretty heavily. But he was amazed on the power of the wheel horse. I drove away smiling. I get inside and my better half says you enjoyed that way to much, I could see you grinning from three houses down.
  2. 36 points
    Men Are Just Happier People! What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress - $5,000. Tux rental - $100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Two pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck. You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes - one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look... You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes. No wonder men are happier!
  3. 33 points
    So as some of you know all too well, I have recently upped the stable quite a bit. Most of it was taken in to pass on to new owners here in Denmark, which was also the case with this little horse. It all started a few months back, when I was sorting out all the jump thru hoops of getting horses corralled in the US, and herded into a container bound for Europe. One day my phone rang. It was a young lad, about 10-12 yo, and he said to me: Mister, I have heard that you are getting a s...load of horses send home from the US. Would it be possible for me to get a horse in there among yours?. Damn! that was a boy with some spunk. (don't know if I'm allowed to say that, but I did anyway ) Then he finished it of and said: You should know that I do not have all the money, and that you may have to hold on to it for a short while until I get my dirt bike sold!.............. Well what do you say to a young boy that calls you up like that? Of cause I said yes, and he told me what he was looking for. Meanwhile, the resident forum dinosaur was helping me getting a foot to the ground on this whole deal, and as if it was meant to be, this very helpful friend of mine said: Eeeerrh you wouldn't want my old Raider 10, would you? That Raider was spot on for this kid, and he was ecstatic about it. Time went, and this whole thing became a reality. That Raider 10 was of cause the first tractor I picked out and began prepping. I had promised him he could have it at cost, but I couldn't bear handing him a tractor that would not start, so I ended up giving him a little Christmas present. He is not aware of it, but the look on his face when he saw it, and fired it right up was perfect, and all I hoped for. I started by cleaning the fuel system and carb. It had not run for years, so it took a little elbow grease. Gave it new fuel filter, checked hoses, redid some wiring, swapped out the front plate on the starter (the old one was worn out totally in the bushing), gave it a new bulb in the headlamps, checked fluids, gassed it up, gave it a new battery, adjusted the points, had the wife sew a few tears in the seat cushion, cleaned it up nicely, and heck, I even put air in the tires. After letting it run without spark plug a bit to get some fresh gas thru the pump, I connected the fuel line to the carb, and let it fill up the bowl. In with the plug, and it fired right up. Minor adjustment to the carb, and it ran nice. I took it for a little spin to make sure everything was OK, and parked it when I was satisfied. That same evening, the kid calls me up: I'm selling my dirt bike tomorrow!. Can I come pick it up? Talk about things happening in just the right order....... Next morning I took it out to shoot a few pictures for the PO, and that was when this strange thing came crawling in the back of my mind. This little tractor was not even close to anything that suited my needs nor desires, and even though the kids laughed at me, and the wife figured i looked like a giant buffoon on a toy tractor, I couldn't help taking it for another spin, contemplating what it would be like to keep it, and if I had room for it, and if I really did have to let it go. ...........Strangest thing. Must be a bug. But as you may have guessed, yes of cause the kid got his horse, and he was proud as could be, and I do not blame him one little bit.
  4. 30 points
    Played around on the lathe today and turned out some dies for pressing bronze bushings into 3pc differentials and axle tubes. This way i minimize the amount of mushrooming when i press them in vs beating them in with a hammer and socket. Going to use them on my upcoming suburban transmission rebuild.
  5. 27 points
    1257 finally complete! Here is a link to a video......... https://youtu.be/_zh7xgJaWWY
  6. 27 points
    Was ready to buy a new truck 4.5 years ago but ended up helping with some family/church projects that ate up my budget. But that’s coming to an end so I have been shopping for a new truck for a while and waffled between new vs used vs newused as well as gas vs diesel and of course brands and finally whether 3/4 or 1 ton. In the end, i ended up with this F-350 6.7 STX 4x4. Should go nicely with the trailer i bought yhis summer.
  7. 26 points
    Had to haul out the ashes and bring another load of coal up today...been burning it at bit faster rate of late. Has warmed up to 9 degrees and the faithful ranger fired right up and was ready to go to work immediately. She has been making the ash and coal haul run every 10-14 days in the winter for 18 years now. She is my only horse that get used year around Added to the years working for my Father I would say the $435 he spent on her in 1967 was a decent investment.
  8. 25 points
    My daughter spotted this Elmo on a Wheel Horse on display at Kraynak's store in Sharon Pa. today. It's a popular store know widely for their In store Christmas displays. I was just wondering if this tractor belongs to one of our members here.And of course what exact model it is. My daughter was so excited to show this to me and she set it as my phone background pic.
  9. 24 points
    Seems there are plenty of other chores for a work horse in the snow even without blades and blowers. Sure have hauled and burnt the wood the last 10 days! Gary
  10. 23 points
    I haven’t received the this yet but it’ll soon be on its way . My cousin who is a vet suffering from PTSD keeps busy drawing and painting. He’s also a very good tattoo artist and it looks like he found a new talent , wood burning . I thought something was weird one day when the wife asked me what my favorite Allis-Chalmers tractor was . I told her D-21 and she went about her business. Yesterday she showed me this picture of a new transfer board he made me with the images of a D-21 and a D-12 wood burned into it. I don’t think my rear end will be sliding across this one . I’m thinking I’ll be needing one with a image of a RJ and a 520 too for my birthday.
  11. 22 points
    I built this Street Rod '48 Ford F1 pick up thirty years ago. In it's day it was a trophy winner and was in a few magazines and was even in the brochure for the Charlotte Motor Speedway in '96. It has over 100K on the odometer and doesn't get out much any m,ore. We drove it the the NSRA Street Rod Nationals about twenty times and it has never been on a trailer or tow truck.
  12. 22 points
    Well, Emory was very excited with his lawn ranger shirt, Wheel Horse hat, Wheel Horse Story book, but couldn't figure out why he got a shirt with my tractor on it! Well, he danced around the tree and finally found his keys. Still couldn't believe it might be something for him. He was actually speechless when he saw Road Runner. Here are a few pics, the wife photo bombed my video, so not sure it'll get posted. Will try to post more later tonight or tomorrow.
  13. 22 points
    Final update until later today. Santa just finished his work. Emory's surprise is ready (still need to install cables for choke and throttle, wire lights, and fix battery tie down and tray). Had to install a set of Road Runner graphics since that is its given name. Whew, I'm pooped!
  14. 21 points
    12-16" of the white stuff. Had the 520 out first with the blower but no pics. Throttle froze after the first 5 min of blowing. Seems to be freezing where it loops under the engine. It froze on me last year too. going to have to try to figure out why. But got it knocked down enough to get the C-160 out to scrape it down. Lots of ice under it and it made it heavy. Had to move the piles with Elvis. This lovely couple hung out on my porch warming up from the dryer exhaust.
  15. 21 points
    Thought I'd share these interesting tractors SE Michigan propane model, may be hard to see where you're going with the tank in the way Ford Gray 552, I like the gray and black look
  16. 21 points
    hi men, after about 4 hours of blowing snow with my 312-8 equipped with a tall chute single stage blower and my C160 equipped with a 48 inch plow i finally had my snow clean up chores done..... or so i thought. my neighbor who is an older gent came over and wanted to borrow some tools. he bought a new carb for his craftsman blower months ago. he waits til we are having a noreaster to change it???...... REALLY! so since both tractors were warmed up off we went to clear his driveway. about one hour later we were done. he was VERY impressed with the capability of our wonderful little red tractors. it amazes me how most folks just do not see the value in these awesome machines. i'm sure glad i have them. stay warm everyone mike in mass.
  17. 21 points
    Dec. 31, 2017 8 AM 11 degrees F The only sound was the dry cold snow squeaking under each foot step. Three deer bolted when I entered the woods...look close, I got the last one with the Cannon. The critters were busy searching for a meal during the night, but the tracks showed Mr. Fox returned to his den with an empty belly. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
  18. 21 points
    Well its here again the snow time to put the D-250 to work
  19. 21 points
    A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. As he sits, the waitress comes over and asks for their orders. The man says, “I’ll have a hamburger, fries and a coke,” and turns to the ostrich, “What’s yours?” “I’ll have the same,” says the ostrich. A short time later the waitress returns with the order. “That will be $6.40 please,” and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment. The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, “I’ll have a hamburger, fries and a coke,” and the ostrich says, “I’ll have the same.” Once again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change. This becomes a routine until late one evening, the two enter again. “The usual?” asks the waitress. “No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and salad,” says the man, “same for me,” says the ostrich. A short time later the waitress comes with the order and says, “That will be $12.62.” Once again the man pulls exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table. The waitress can’t hold back her curiosity any longer. “Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change out of your pocket every time?” “Well,” says the man, “several years ago I was cleaning the attic and I found an old lamp. When I rubbed it a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.” “That’s brilliant!” says the waitress. “Most people would wish for a million dollars or something, but you’ll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!” “That’s right. Whether it’s a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,” says the man. The waitress asks, “One other thing, sir, what’s with the ostrich?” The man sighs, pauses, and answers, “My second wish was for a tall chick with long legs who agrees with everything I say.”
  20. 21 points
    Well, I've gotten some more done today. Engine is bolted on and detailed. Seat is on. Installed a new rubber grommet and shut off valve. Emory had to sit on it and informed me that it looks like an old man's tractor. He says he really likes it and wants to drive it. He even asked me if he could have the front tires for the tractor I'm going to fix for him. Second pic was the other day when I pushed it out to see what the color looks like. Darker pic is what it looks like in the shade - big difference!
  21. 20 points
    Here's a picture of my driveway looking from the house down to the road where it goes down the hill And this is the circle to all the buildings There was no snow last night at 5 pm and it was 50 degrees
  22. 19 points
    Hi all Brand new member here.... I've been using my Bolens for the last thirty years but saw these last week and they were asking to come home with me... brother and sister Wheelhorses. A 1975 B100 8 speed and a 1975 C100 hydro... with a deck and a plow...the trailers appear to be older Harbor Freight bolt togethers but I'm sure someone will want them, nice size for a garden trailer. Brought them home New Years day... had a VERY crowded trailer... I'm sure I will have a lot of questions ...this looks like a fun and friendly and knowledgeable forum !!!!! Happy New Years all Mike B
  23. 19 points
    Caleb purchased this package deal about a month ago. We brought it home, cleaned off the road salt and changed the oil. Since then we haven’t had much time to work on it. It is a solid one owner tractor but still has some rough spots here and there. Came with several nice implements including a tiller and 48” blade. The wiring is cobbled and will need some work to get it functioning like it should but I love a challenge and with this one it means time with my son! Caleb was a happy boy and now is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work! We needed a heated space to work in, especially since this cold snap is keeping high temps in the single digits or less. I finished insulating the shop last week and tonight we started on JackRabbit... The seat was rocking and rolling all over the place. Thanks to you guys, we picked up a 520 seat bracket. Caleb pulled the seat and I began working on there seat slides with Deep Creep to free them up. Then we pulled the filter and drained the rear axle oil. Caleb was excited to get under this thing and get his hands dirty. He was upset with me if I tried to take something apart! I like that—I want him to learn to do it and no better way than hands on under the watchful eye of a tutor. After taking the tank off, we completely drained the old fuel out. Do you guys have any recommendations on cleaning it out other than pouring some fresh fuel in, sloshing it around and dumping it out? As expected, lots of debris in the “trap spots” that will be cleaned out. To be continued...
  24. 19 points
    I know that I will never catch up with the @squonk but I am celebrating my 9,000 the post. Not all of mine have been intelligent posts chock full of whitty banter like Mike's!
  25. 19 points
  26. 18 points
    Well not exactly .... but got my latest issue of LG&T magazine and this was in it .....Kudos and hats off to writer @grnlark and @stevebo and those acredited for the pics and supporting our hobby and Steve's M & G. I had recently picked up another 520 and PO asked me why I had so many tractors and couldn't fathom the fact that ther was a such a following of these (fine) vintage machines. I just told him if I have to explain you wouldn't understand! Thank you Matt, Steve and Staff @ LG&T Sorry Kate I don't remember your handle here! Craig @AMC RULES this is where you insert a youtube of Dr. Hook @tunahead72 what are you listening to?
  27. 18 points
    Ok, the weather forcasters are saying 6" to 12" inches for where I live. We will see how accurate they are. I have been in the garage the past couple hours, checking oil, belt, chains, tensions etc. After I post this, I am heading back out to put the chains on the 416-8. The C-175 has been pulling duty so far this year. I took the ponies for a cruise up and down the driveway a few times. Get their juices moving. There backed into the stable in start off positions, ready to go. We have super lo temps (frostbite conditions), and high winds coming in. So GLAD for the cab this year. Thanks Ed, for selling me the cab. Its cramped, but cozy and it will keep me dry. Snug as a bug. I will be putting pictures up tomorrow to. We all enjoy pictures, so here are a few from tonight. Nothing fancy. Enjoy. Glenn
  28. 18 points
    Cool thread Josh. I wish that I had digital pics of my old Chevy Luv that I had built in the early 90's. I had removed the 1800cc 4cyl engine and shoe horned in a 283ci engine with a 4 speed. It was really good at roasting a set of 295/50-15 tires off. Instead I will share a pic of my the last classic truck that I owned. I bought this truck the same way that I like to buy most things, on its last legs & begging to be rescued. It had sat in a field for many years but after a little tinkering I was able to drive it onto the trailer and haul it home. It was a very low mileage truck that was fairly solid, my plan was to set it up as a show hauler. I started gathering parts and then I was offered a good amount of money for the truck & parts that I had gathered. There will be other trucks I'm sure.
  29. 18 points
    The Kids stockings are hung. The trees are trimmed. The table is set and the food is in the oven. Time to kick back for a few minutes before the clan arrives this Christmas evening and wish a Merry Christmas to all my Wheel Horse friends. Best Wishes from the Kennells Ed Nan
  30. 17 points
    Found these yesterday on craigslist. Picked them up that afternoon. The guy had bought a used JD x240 from an older gentlemen and these came with it. He didn't need them. They couldn't find the other front weight, but I just need the backs. Never been used. Guest I'm gonna have to paint them.
  31. 17 points
    There have been some great threads in this section of the forum lately. All of us understand that what initially brings us to Red Square are these little red tractors that we care about so much. Sometimes we are looking for help, sometimes to help others, sometimes to find parts or obscure machines, and the list could go on. I came on here to document for future generations the restoration of a tractor that had been in my family for over 40 years. But I think what most of us have found, is a group of great guys that really are fun with whom to share our lives! Sometimes close enough that we can hang out in person, like my local circle of buddies here in Cheese country! Other times we only get to connect via phone calls, texts, private messages, etc but we build friendships. I really have enjoyed this unexpected benefit to the RS. So, topics like @Professor1990 started about what we do for a living or some of the cool ones that @ebinmaine has started about pets, machines, life have really been interesting to me. I have decided to share with you guys one of the coolest activities that our TeenGroup does every year called “Share the Joy”... All of us know that humans can be pretty selfish and as a youth pastor, I’m looking for ways to challenge my teens to look beyond themselves to help others. About 15 years ago, when I first started helping with the teen ministry at our church, the young youth pastor we had at the time instituted an activity that we continue yearly called “Share the Joy”. He challenged the teens to save up their own money, at least $5, and bring it prepared to buy gifts for a less fortunate family. It showed them the true spirit of Christmas which is giving without expecting anything in return. The activity blessed my heart so much that every new youth pastor we had after him, I’d encourage to keep it as an annual tradition. Once I became the youth pastor, I determined that we would always “Share the Joy” before Christmas! So, how do we determine what families to choose? We look for a special needs case, and in today’s society you don’t have to look far to find those. Last night was our annual “Share the Joy” and here is how it runs and who we chose... We start with the selections. The families must have children because it is the parents that we are trying to encourage but the KIDS that we are trying to bless. Here are the three families we chose: FAMILY 1: they are acquaintances from the community. I had hired the father and his father in law to subcontract some work for me about 12 years ago. Apparently, he had been going through some very difficult times in life lately and decided that life wasn’t worth living about a month ago when he attempted suicide. His family was home when the gun went off and I can’t imagine the trauma that they all went through that night and every day since. Dad survived and is recovering but has a long way to go. They have two older teens and two younger children. FAMILY 2: They are new to our church. A young family with two little children and one on the way. They have had a very Difficult year financially and moved up here close to her parents to see if they could get a fresh start. They know very few people here and are trying to get settled in. We felt that a special Christmas encouragement was in order. FAMILY 3: The father if this family is the employer to one of our teen youth workers. He is only about 30 years old but was diagnosed with a brain tumor about a year ago. It was a scary time for the family but he underwent surgery and all went great. About a month ago, he again started having some weird symptoms. He went back in to see his doctor and he found another tumor, this time more aggressive than the first. If things don’t change under the Great Physician’s hand, I don’t believe that he will be with us next Christmas. He has two young children and a lovely wife. Once we have the families selected, we write the age/gender of the children on the white board in the TeenRoom and as our teens come in to start the activity they write their name under who they would like to buy for. Sometimes we have to move a name around because everyone wants to buy for the 14 year old! We keep it anonymous to the teens at this point. We don’t want their judgment clouded by who they are specifically buying for. Next we all hop on the bus and go to a local retailer. I tell them to sit by the other teens that are buying for the same individual as they are... And discuss what to get. Sometimes they pool their money and buy an expensive gift. Other times they buy smaller individual gifts. We only give them 15 minutes to shop which makes it more of an adventure. After arriving back at church, it is a wrapping frenzy, much like Santa’s workshop the days before Christmas The kids pick some really cool stuff. At this point we give them the first name of the child that they bought for to write in the gift but in the from spot they write “TeenGroup”. They enjoy the whole atmosphere of this activity—lots of singing, laughter, and joy! most have told me that it is their favorite activity of the year! Once all gifts are wrapped, we practice three or four traditional Christmas carols acappela and then head out for our destinations It is hard to describe the spectacle that ensues when over 25 teens invade a house bearing gifts! Santa doesn’t have anything on us! We may not have a flying sleigh, just an old church bus. We may not sneak in and out at night—quite the opposite really! But the gifts are anonymous and often fill the area under their tree. I of course have called to make sure that the families will be home. Then we arrive, singing as we enter, place the gifts, I say a few words of encouragement, give a card to the family signed by all teens and workers, then I pray with them, we sing two more carols, wish them merry Christmas and we are off to our next stop. The last stop of the night was at our gentleman with cancer. He was apologetic but couldn’t invite us into the house for fear of catching something. He starts chemo next week. The Lord had caused it to snow lightly and the air temp was a perfect 25 degrees with no wind. We stood out there in the glow of those Christmas lights watching the tears well up in the eyes of the wife as we sang Silent Night in harmony. I thought to myself, “Now this is Christmas in the spirit of that Holy Gift come down from above about 2000 years ago to a stable in Bethlehem!” Before we knew it, the night was over but I pray that we were an encouragement to those families dealing with struggles this Christmas season. I also hope these teens never forget this special activity and make it part of their adult lives in some way, shape, or form. God Bless them, EVERY ONE!
  32. 17 points
    Had a niece and two nephews over for some good ole toboggan racing on our street... The big kids - My son and his girlfriend...(the college kids) are the ones who fell off!!! Couldn't be my "no-hands" driving while my niece took the wheel... After some basic instructions to the little guys ("hold on"): We were off to the races (Which of course the little guys won by a wide margin!!! Good Times!!!
  33. 16 points
    So recently I sold a gentleman a transmission rebuild kit that was from Finland and it struck me odd at first on why he was asking for parts because it was not a Wheel Horse tractor so after reading through his email and looking through the manual that he sent me he wanted parts for a MinkOMatic which is a livestock feeding machine/tractor overseas and if you read through the PDF file that I attached and go to the last couple pages you will find a parts list and exploded view of a wheel horse eight speed transmission you will notice on the parts list that the part numbers are mostly all wheel horse numbers, the transmission does have a few variations on the input shaft and on the right axle. And you will also notice the tractor has a Kohler engine in it . So I communicated back-and-forth through email with the gentleman and he told me the company is still in business today and actually has two or three brand new wheel horse transmissions in their warehouse which are very expensive, in US dollars there around $1200 each. Here are some pictures of his tractor it does have the feed hopper removed he says that he’s turning it into a tractor now. So it got me thinking what other brands used Wheel Horse parts in them???? 107SL - 109SL[62].pdf
  34. 16 points
    Pictures are from the collection of Ed Cole. Help was provided to identify group photo participants by Don Kane, Cindy Kane, and Charlie Culley. Thank you all. The WHCC show has grown from this relatively small size group of participants to the massive size group we have today twenty years later.
  35. 16 points
    Have had my eye on this '70 model K20, 350, 4sp, 4x4... as the lease on my '15 Silverado is almost up.
  36. 16 points
    Love all old trucks...but kinda partial to Ford...though I did learn to drive in a 61 Chevy. Some of you probably recognize this one from some previous posts...but here's my all original 66 F350 with right at 100k original miles on it And here is the 62 Ford C600 I had when I was doing construction work...sure miss that old truck
  37. 16 points
    Thanks for the great pic's Ed. We haven't gotten much snow here just cold, cold, cold. Truly, once you get acclimated.... below 0 is still cold! We were blessed with this fantastic sun rise yesterday.
  38. 16 points
    Well, I decided to take the inline fuel filter that I installed for the Briggs out. That coupled with the filter already on the engine seemed a little too restrictive. Seemed to help. I checked to see if I could adjust the carb and adjustment screws are sealed off with metal plugs from the factory! Might try to remove the caps and adjust the idle ratio a little. I took Emory out front for a ride this morning. He had a blast after he got used to it and discovered that it isn't really any different to drive than any of the other horses he's driven. Below is the video of his first ride.
  39. 16 points
    Thanks for all of the great responses! I had to share our journey with everyone. So many of you I know personally and have shared our struggles. Emory is really a great kid. His resilience and drive to do whatever he wants are really an inspiration. Even with limited mobility in his right hand, there's nothing he won't attempt. I'm very proud of him and love our time together. Wheel Horses have become an excellent way for us to spend time together and a great source of enjoyment for us both. Merry Christmas to all of our Wheel Horse family! I'll post a video when it warms enough for Emory to take his first ride.
  40. 16 points
    What a miraculous transformation, your $ 50.00 auction find has definitely gone from rags to riches. Job well done and a project you will both remember fondly.
  41. 16 points
    Wheel weights for Wheel Horses, are not very easy to get hold of this side of the pond. Also can be silly money if you find some. So I decided to make my own. From my local Land Rover specialist, I rescued the handbrake drums off a Freelander from the scrap bin. I also got a cast iron pulley from another source. The pulley just the right O.D to fit into the wheel. Pulley. Pulley fitted to the back of the brake drum along with studs to fasten to wheel. The opposite side filled with 35lb of lead and a bucket lid as a cover. More lead will be added when I get some. Don't look bad for £10 and a bit of work.
  42. 16 points
    Named my two 'Wallace and Gromit'. Gromit (foreground) as the 'Grafter' and Wallace that has done very little, apart from hauling a Trailer/Cart occasionally and just takes me for leisurely rides nowadays-
  43. 15 points
    What else do you guys do beside collect Wheel horses? My family enjoys going camping, plus we do some camping at tractor shows. We collect wheel horses, antique tractors and implements(between me and dad we have roughly 30 old plows). I have 2 old engines and we have some cattle. We are involved in our local tractor club.i also have an old pull type combine that I enjoy playing with in the fall. My family also has a large farm toy collection
  44. 15 points
    Feel free... post it if you've got it.
  45. 15 points
    My 520H's ready for duty. This was last year. I put the two stage and cab on my 95 this year. Also added a 522xi and two stage, but its not ready for action. In action this year
  46. 15 points
    21 years later, she still throws it clear across the front yard! This is the first winter with the ags and tri-ribs....i can't believe the added performance even without weights and chains. Love this tractor! Enjoy!
  47. 15 points
    Here are some pictures of my old truck now my oldest sons truck he is now 19 years old, it is a 1986 K-20 I bought this truck used when I was 18 years old and I’ve had it ever since. My oldest son showed interest in restoring it and now it is his and currently has the engine tore out of it this winter because we are doing a LS swap in it and now it is currently getting a 2000 5.3 engine. The plan is to have it running again in the spring!
  48. 15 points
    Story of the Plum Tractor WHEEL HORSE 312-8 Classic Tractor 1990 Mod# 31-12K801 We named Biddeford. Purchased locally in November 2015. Ran out well, but the P O informed me that several years ago the tractor was rolled over. The only noticeable damage was a twisted hood and bent steering wheel. So with a 42” R D deck, single stage sno-tho and the right price I snatched it up. As you will see in the pictures battery acid had its effect on the tower, tunnel and gauges, requiring a frame-up repaint. The wife, checking in on my progress asked if tractor rebuild #5 could be any color other than red? I replied that there were not too many optional colors used. She proceeded to walk across the garage and pointed to the post card on the wall, what about these colors? Getting the flames right could be an issue, was my reply. Don’t want the flames. By the way Terry has a Carbon Set with flames on it (someone has been looking over my shoulder). I get to pick the shades of Plum & Yellow, you do what you need to do to make the tractor look good. Let’s see,Don-t Scare Me.pdf one purple paint job for an unlimited budget? WooWoo, new tires all around. And that’s the story of the plum tractor.
  49. 15 points
    Yes, tell her you just need to buy one more. If that doesn't work, perhaps another will definitely do it. Do that a few times and if that doesn't work, tell her the cure must be in the attachments and proceed with buying those. Once you get that far and have an attachment for every tractor, report back and show us all your cool stuff!
  50. 15 points
    My snow plow lift rod broke while clearing the driveways here in Michigan. Of course it always happens when you're at the farthest distance from the barn. I have a C160 made in the mid 70's. It's a plowing machine. Once I managed to limp it back to the barn... I had to get it repaired. I made a trip to the True Value hardware store to buy some 3/8" steel rod; figuring I'd make one on my own... a sales assistant suggested a cement anchor bolt that is 3/8" in diameter, threaded on the correct end and bent on a 90 degree angle on the other end... Well, I compared it to the original and it matched perfectly !!! So instead of buying one off Ebay for $30.00 +/-..... it worked great and cost me less than $3.00 and that is buying two so I'd have a spare! All I had to do was drill the bent end for a cotter pin or whatever you like to use.... It worked great. Just my 2 cents to help you all and save you some serious $$$ .
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