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  1. 8 points
    This is 4 wheel horses combined to make one. It has a raider rear end, with D axles and a D Differential, 520 swept forward axle and gear reduction steering, and a B&S cast iron 16hp. It has the frame stretched 6 inches in front of the motor. and it will handle a 60inch deck. I am going to put a ark 550 loader on it. It is a beast. It has a D hood and grill, and a early 80's dash. and it will also handle 16 rear tires. A friend of mine built this. I got it yesterday.
  2. 6 points
    Just wanted to start a thread for a place for anyone to say "thanks" to other members. Ill start it off by saying huge thanks @Chris G for going above and beyond to sell me a great tool box for my 701. I wasn't happy with the condition of the toolbox so he improved it! Most people Ive ran across would have just said "take it or leave it". Great member and representative of Red Square!
  3. 4 points
    Thanks! Your welcome and it was not a problem by any means.
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    PBR is how you get all that stuff put together. I knew I was missing something. Looks really cool. Love custom builds like this.
  6. 3 points
    Johnny Cash would be proud! Looks like a great project. What is your supervisor's name?
  7. 2 points
    Did a little seat repair
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    Loaded up my Mrs Rules, and our two twins(Suburban models 400&401) & headed over the mountain for a ride around West Point's Morgan's farm today. We were just in time to catch a few minutes with Ace, a little American miniature horse boarded there & his owner Cathy. Made for the perfect photo opportunity...capturing Ace, the mini real horse & two of our little Suburban Wheel-Horses checking each other out. And here's Ace taking a little bite out of the competition.
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    Just to add to that - the aluminum body of that voltage regulator must be grounded to the system to work correctly and is generally the culprit if they don't want to charge the battery . Remove the regulator noting the location of the wires , clean the bolt hole areas and it's a good idea to use a ground wire back to the battery and the engine block - the system will be a lot more consistent and stable . When re-installing the bolts I like to use internal tooth lock washer (stainless is best) to help keep the connection clean and tight - some dielectric grease helps as well . Sarge
  11. 2 points
    Just picked this up today, looks like the belt is maybe around 63 1/2" anybody have a number for the belt?
  12. 2 points
    WOW...It looks like it was well thought out. Should be a good loader tractor. Need to get rid of the PBR evidence though!
  13. 2 points
    Me too! Thanks for following along. Its a journey.
  14. 2 points
    Thanks for all your posts on this project. I came across it looking for some info for my GT14. I'm really curious to see how it turns out. It seems like your customizing ideas nicely address some of the shortcomings of this model. Keep up the good work!
  15. 2 points
    Wait one Terry...trying to see if I can find a pict to post here. Finally found it... factory black Work Horse GT-1800. If I remember correctly, was told it was special order, & you could choose your color.
  16. 2 points
    I have recently had a few customers who painted their Work Horse gt's red instead of the original color. They used the american series but I was just thinking maybe doing the original red decals in black. Pretty decent looking GT by the way.
  17. 2 points
    Getting close! Measured my axles from hub to hub and it is really close to stock gt14 width maybe even a hair wider. So hopefully if I can get my son over here this week, there may be an Eaton 1100 transplanted into Skittles soon.
  18. 2 points
    Toro acquired both Wheel Horse and Lawn-Boy, hoping to keep those high-end brands alive. They covered market segments where Toro wasn't as strong; Toro didn't have any garden tractor presence, and Wheel Horse also brought a line of smaller but well-engineered lawn tractors and alternate rear-engine riders to their lineup. Lawn-Boy was kind of its own special segment with two-cycle push mowers and a strong brand loyalty that extended into the commercial sector. (I usually saw more commercial Lawn-Boy mowers than Toro trimmer mowers in commercial service back in the day.) Toro supported the engineering efforts to carry the Wheel Horse line into the 300, 400, and 500 lines plus develop the 5xi, and they were the ones that brought Lawn-Boy into the modern age with the oil-injected/piston-ported "M" series 2-cycle mowers. They were very much trying to grow and build those brands. Unfortunately, economic downturns that favored the rise of cheap commodity equipment, a decline in popularity of gardening on a scale big enough to induce people to need GTs, engine emission regulations, plus the rise of zero-turns across pro and homeowner use, all really turned the market upside-down. Today, SCUTs have eaten into the garden tractor market and cheap commodity lawn "tractors"/riding mowers have gobbled up the homeowner market. Zero-turns dominate the turf care industry. Emissions regulations killed 2-cycle mowers. In the end, Toro's two big acquisitions went from being important assets to a mostly dead market. Toro actually protected the Wheel Horse brand by not applying it to anything that didn't have a genuine Wheel Horse engineering legacy. Unfortunately, there's no way to fit genuine Wheel Horse into Toro's modern lineup. So the brand remains dormant. Lawn-Boy still has name recognition, and just survives as re-branded Toro homeowner mowers. The "M" series deck lives on though, in slightly modified/updated form as one of Toro's (expensive) pro line trimmer mowers. Toro spent money and had plans to cultivate those brands and build themselves into a "family" of reputable names. Economics and outside market forces changed all that.
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    The arm is a primer arm like the later Bubble ones on new motors.
  21. 1 point
    I am looking for a grill, and I might just leave it a rat look. Time may change my mind, what's left of it.
  22. 1 point
    Happy Birthday @Tankman, we are all glad you were born.
  23. 1 point
    So far I have disassembled the entire thing. I have 98% of the outside of the housing stripped down to metal. I have a new chain already, new auger bearings, new idler sprockets, new drive shaft bearings and a new decal kit on the way. Will be replacing the old shoot collar washers and most nuts and bolts. I like the marine rate grease idea. Won't the SFL bearings go bad eventually?
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    Some people prefer "sealed for life" bearings over "relube" but IMHO on a snow thrower relube style because you can "push" the water out while regreasing...doesn't hurt to use "marine" rated grease either, Jeff.
  25. 1 point
    I love the look and idea of this. Are you going to do anything with the grill? Do you plan on keeping it like a beast or dressing it up?
  26. 1 point
    I'll plus one that. There are gasket sealants that will work on a - temporary - basis against ethanol. You will be back in there within a year or much less. Maybe half that. If you're using Straight gas like a lot of us already do, you might be able to get away with it, somewhat longer term. .... If your pump is not repairable, someone else on here may have one.
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    Never had one, but I think you could dress it up with a couple good files. There should be 3 balls that lock the coupler to the shaft and the outer collar should be spring loaded to hold them in place. There looks to be enough good left in the coupler to work, or at least until you can find a replacement.
  29. 1 point
    You are quite the Mad Scientist, Mr. Larry! Can't wait to see the final product!
  30. 1 point
    In November of 1997 I bought my first new vehicle. Today, that old friend no longer belongs to me. It always was a bit of an unusual truck. You don't see many of these 7700 lb gvw Fords out there with their bizarre 7-lug wheels. Heavier than an f-150, but lighter than a heavy duty 3/4. I guess it was more of a 5/8 ton. It was a 1997 F-250 light duty 4x4 with the 4.6L v8. I paid extra for the automatic transmission thinking my then fiancé (still my wife today ❤️) who couldn't drive a manual would drive it periodically. It was the first vehicle I ever drove with an automatic transmission. In 20 years, she probably drove the truck 5 times. the things we do for love! It could carry 2700 pounds and it did that and more many, many times. It probably has hauled over 100 separate wheel horses in its 8-ft bed. Until 2003 it was my daily driver until I grew tired of the 17 mpg it gave. Since then I added another car and only used the truck as a truck. So the last 50000 miles or so were usually loaded with something...rock, dirt, tractors, drywall, etc. or pulling a trailer. In reality, it's worked pretty hard when called upon for the last 14 years. It moved me and my belongings from Illinois to Missouri to Indiana and back to Illinois. A friend borrowed it to move his stuff and ended up making multiple back and forth trips to West Virginia. its its been registered and titled in three states all under the same name -mine. Never an accident and until a hailstorm last spring that claimed the headlamps and windshield it was still 100% factory. It's going to be weird not seeing it around anymore. Hopefully it doesn't get crushed soon as I think it has quite a bit of life left in it. I'm sure it's bound for an auction as the next part of its life. age was starting to take a toll and rust was making weird things happen. The engine and transmission are still sound but it had been decaying around the edges. The exhaust manifolds are both rusted, the 4x4 system only works 75% of the time, the AC is dead, and general rust was making it somewhat unreliable. I had good luck in the last 20 years with this truck, but it did make me pucker the time the brake line ruptured at a rail crossing with a train careening across the road. Had I not got that sucker to stop by throwing it in park and flooring the emergency brake the day would have ended differently. Another er time it wouldn't start after launching the boat with the trailer still in the water. That was fun. And there was that 10-degree winter night between Decatur and Springfield Illinois when the heater core blew leaving me with no heat and a puddle of coolant on the floorboards. Thank god Home Depot was still open that night so I could cut the heater hoses and isolate the heater core. That last 120 miles to mom and dads house was cold and my poor dog kept looking at me with confusion on why we were freezing with the windows open a crack (to keep from fogging up)instead of running the heat. But it was still a good truck for me. Some time ago it hit that valuation that made anything beyond regular maintenance an undesirable investment for me. Filling the 30 gallon tank increased its value by 25% The new battery this spring kind of broke the camel's back so I kept it through the summer to get some work done around the house and decided to sell it before the plate expired in November. No regrets letting it go, but it's going to be missed for a while. replacing it and my wife's car is a Honda Ridgeline that better suits our current needs. We're back to two vehicles which just makes more sense. I'm sure others have old trucks or their first cars with which they parted and it might be neat to hear some stories. Farewell old friend! steve
  31. 1 point
    Here are the decks listed for the GT-1100 in 1984. Click on the fuzzy pictures and the page that comes up has a list of the decks in the order they were produced. Look for your deck in the list. What the list does not tell you is which decks used blades with a 5/8" x 3/4" center hole which are no longer available and which ones used a 3/4" blade center hole which are available. Older decks could have had the spindles replaced to use 3/4" center hole blades. 05-36MR02 - 36" rear discharge 05-42MR02 - 42" rear discharge 05-42MS03 - 42" side discharge
  32. 1 point
    I never use the lift tube. It very difficult to install and remove the tube. I bought a cheap, small 4 wheel movers dolly that I set the generator on. When I’m ready to install I just roll it in to place, line up the attach-a-matic hitches and latch them and pull the dolly out. When I’m done I roll the dolly under the gen, release the latches, and roll the gen into its storage location. I never have to lift it or lug it around. And, I don’t have to crawl under the tractor and mess the the flag/lift tube.
  33. 1 point
    The lift is to keep the generator stable. It weights a lot. A very good attachment .
  34. 1 point
    Wires burned off stator, wiring harness cooked... cables burned and now rusted. But she will live. It was only 2nd degree... Tony
  35. 1 point
    Drive belt 107740 (4L x 63.0" or 1/2" x 63") Garry
  36. 1 point
    any wheel horse is a good deal
  37. 1 point
    TO The decals look fake. But all-in-all a nice looking machine. So the deck is not included or it is. Based on the pic with deck and grader box included in the deal, well that seems like a deal at that price.
  38. 1 point
    Id like to find a mower for the 3 point hitch but don't even know where to start.
  39. 1 point
    Traded a wood splitter I had 500 bucks into
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    Same here. Found this thread while pokin' around for something else... I'm Very impressed !!
  42. 1 point
    Just thought I'd pop on my '79 C-81 fitted with '62 finger bar.
  43. 1 point
    1960 Suburban Model 400... & 1961 Suburban Model 401.
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    LOL..... I'll take the pretty red one with the "rooster comb" on the side!
  47. 1 point
    Late to the party here but Sounds like the guys got you off to a good start other than Dick's typos and Dan giving bum dope on plugs A 701 is on my bucket list and if I ever get into Mr Harrison's @hcminis herd of 701's it's gonna be like a fox in the hen house! Don't worry about bugging us about questions most guys here live for questions! I also try to incorporate a magnet in my drain plugs since these gals don't have a filter. may not help but sure can't hurt. I have the drain plug on most of my Kohlers piped strait down in my eternal quest for an oil change without a mess. I don't run decks on any of my round hoods tho
  48. 1 point
    I'm sittin here with tears in my eyes being thankful for the wonderful people of this forum. I thank you all for your good wishes and especially the prayers. You have made me stronger just knowing you are with me in spirit. Thank you all, Jim D.
  49. 1 point
    Something to keep in mind. An engine can run real nice but lack power if the exhaust is restricted. Had one that I thought was carburetor icing. Same symptom. Let it sit a minute, restart and good for a while. What happened was an internal baffle disintegrated inside the muffler and it would move around until it covered the exhaust outlet. Exhaust pressure would hold it there reducing performance. Shut it off and the baffle would fall away from the outlet. Power restored after a restart. Tapping the muffler with a rubber mallet one could hear the loose baffle. Garry
  50. 1 point
    Well...with a beautiful weekend behind me, and another beautiful day today. I actually think I may have this one ready for the show. I painted the belt cover, fender pan, and hood Saturday and Sunday. Both the belt cover and fender got dust in the paint, so I hand-worked them with 2000 grit paper and compound and they turned out nice. That's the good thing about using an acrylic paint. It's hard enough to sand and polish in less than 12 hours. On Sunday, I painted the hood. Put two coats on and came back to find a family of gnats doing the back stroke down the middle of the hood. So I got my tweezers and gently removed them, sprayed a third and final coat, ran the hood into the garage where I was hoping to keep it out of harms way, but no. Check on it last night and at lease four more gnats had found their way into the back of the garage, only to land on the hood. So this morning, I carefully picked them out and spent 3 hours wet sanding with 1000, 1500, and 2000 grit sandpaper, followed by an hour of compounding. Anyway, I guess all is right with the Wheel Horse gods as I am proud to present these pictures. Couple of other items of note. I rebuilt the engine back during the winter, but never had a chance to start it and see if it ran. So last Thursday, with 3 of 4 grandsons standing with fingers in ears, I cranked it over, it started immediately, and ran like it was brand new. No smoke, and only a small tweak of the main jet. As you can see, there is no seat. Dave Burley (Funengineer) sent me some custom-made two-piece seat covers, so tonight while relaxing in the recliner I will finish assembling them. But otherwise, it looks like a go for Thursdays journey.
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