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Thegearhead0324

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About Thegearhead0324

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  • Birthday March 24

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1967 wheel horse model 1257 w/ sickle bar and plow
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  • Location
    Herkimer NY
  • Occupation
    Parts sales manager
  • Interests
    Fixing and tinkering

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  1. What have you done to your Wheel Horse today?

    I just installed the front tach a matic on my 1257. Had to trim the sides of the hood bracket like instructions said. I plan on touching up the tractor in the spring can't really do it when it's 14 degrees.
  2. Front hitch 8-5551

    Ahh... that makes more sense now. I was looking all over the diagram for the front hitch thinking where does this go. Thank you for clearing that up.
  3. Front hitch 8-5551

    My next question I'm prolly just not seeing it but from the pic above where does that threaded angled rod go?
  4. Front hitch 8-5551

    I gotta big furry orange and white cat too but runs away from little El Gato lol. He ran right into the box when I opened it. He prolly caught the WH bug sniffin in it.
  5. Front hitch 8-5551

    That's my cat El Gato dressed in the tux
  6. Front hitch 8-5551

    Fleabay. Caught it on first day lol. Very reasonable as well.
  7. Front hitch 8-5551

    Hmm.... I saw I'm the manual that the sides had to be trimmed on the earlier long frames like mine I didn't know if there was another way.
  8. Front hitch 8-5551

    I recently just purchased a 8-5551 hitch for my 1257. Do I have to trim the hood bracket on the bottom?
  9. What can the older generations take on?

    I've seen some horror stories on here and have always worried... so it must take a pretty hard hit to get a frame to get like that.
  10. I've redone my 1257 a long while back and use it only for plowing the driveway. I have a sickle bar I restored and have installed once but don't plan on using it due to how rare they are. I know there's a ton of attachments for these awesome red beauties. I love my 1257 and never want it to bust or break on me. My questions are how much can a tractor like mine take? As in rear end pulling or pushing, weight, like how much pushing and pulling can a rear end and frame do til making a "boo-boo"? Just curious is all... not that I'll ever put a 50 year old tractor to a test I put too much money and time into it. Just a driveway plow.
  11. Lets see the snow rigs!

    My 1257.... got inside wheel weights and weights behind the rear hubcaps. Just yesterday broke the shifter pivot screw so shifter is loose. Other than that she runs great and plows like a champ.
  12. Happy New Year Red Square

    Happy New Year to all my Wheel Horse friends!
  13. Red Square 2018 Calendar Project

    1967 WH 1257 w/ 50" sickle 7 1312 7 Same 1257 but with the 54" plow
  14. Long frame tractors

    I love my 1257. Something about the longer hood and frame that I enjoy sitting on. I only had a 54" plow I restored for it so I thought I'd dedicate it for snow with chains. But then a gentleman reached out to me in the want ad on here and drove a long ways for the sickle bar mower. After taking off the dozer assembly and hooking up the sickle, I told myself yep it's staying on there.
  15. Long frame tractors

    My WH 1257 is a long frame and got a 1312 on it. Fit like a glove.
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