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About Achto

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  • Birthday March 12

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1960 Suburban 400
    1961 701
    1963 653/Mutt
    1966 1076
    1967 867
    1969 Raider 12
    1994 520H
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    Redgranite, WI

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  1. In Nov. of 2016 I spied this Raider 12 on CL. One thing that really caught my eye on this machine was the edition of a hydraulic lift. The hydro set up is a Century Fox, made by Hein Werner. So for about the price of the wheel weights, I drove it on the trailer and hauled it home. After I got it home, I drove it into the garage & that was where it sat until Oct. 2017. A local show was featuring and I wanted to bring all of mine that were in running condition. I threw a few band aids on the Raider and was able to take it to the show. Later that month @WHX14 was having a plow day so I thought it would be a good time to put this old girl threw some paces. After a few more band aids, a set of ag tires, & extra weights borrowed from @PeacemakerJack and a final inspection from my dog Sophi, she was ready to plow....? Before I was able to put the plow in the ground, the lift cable broke. Jim brazed a nut on the end of the cable & it was ready to go. Then the belt started slipping , a run to town for a new belt & away we go again.Then it was smooth sailing for quite a while until the charging system failed. At this point I gave up for the day. I also noticed that the right rear tire was covered in tranny lube. On a good note though the engine ran smooth and strong. After the holidays were over I decide to fix this thing the best way I know. Tear it down to nothing and start over. It took about 4hrs to get it to the point where Jim says it looks like a bomb went off in it. Then there was the steering wheel. After many hours, some colorful language, and some broken tools the wheel and shaft were finally separated. I have most of the small pieces ready for paint. The holes in the frame for the hood hinges were too far gone to even try to put a bushing in them. After welding them shut, I did some careful measuring and drilled them back to the correct size. Most of the sheet metal had some type of flaws that needed to be addressed. There were so many different seats on this thing during its life that the fender pan looked like swiss cheese. One of my favorite things to do is to make my own parts. After some fun time on the lathe I have a new front axle pin, pivot pin for the slot hitch, a rod for the hood latch, and bolts for the fender pan. Plenty of work left to get this tractor furrow ready.
  2. What is it???

    It's just a short 20hr drive @ebinmaine
  3. New Shop

    Count me in! Wait in mean Nice looking shop that you have there Professor.
  4. After I got it that far I spent many hours plus broke a few tools getting the steering wheel off of the shaft. I was successful & was able to save the wheel.
  5. Key ways are wobbled out to about 1/2"
  6. A few days late but, 4hrs before this pic was taken this pile of parts was a running driving Raider 12. Time for another resto!
  7. Hello from the great white north

    Looks like some of the guys have you covered so
  8. Newbi question

    If it is an older model the serial numbers will be below the dash. Looking forward to pictures.
  9. Made some bearing tools

    Those look awesome!! Should make the job go much easier.
  10. GT 14 new to site.

    William. Looking forward to your pics.
  11. wh

    If you need engine information you will need to down load the Kohler manual, which is also available here in the manuals section.
  12. k301 carbon build up under head

    It looks pretty normal to me. Your rings are defiantly not broken in yet. The top of the piston should also be mostly covered with carbon. I would put it back together and put some hours on it.