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  1. Things to check after inquiring a used WH tractor. First is the tab holding the front axle pivot pin, it's usually broken. The next is the transmission mounting plate for cracks, they are a lot easier to fix if they haven't cracked all the way across. Next would be the steering fan gear they can be shimmed to fix loose movement in the steering. On all models with the gas tank under the seat check for cracks or broken tabs under the front of the fender where the fender mounts. These are a few things that show up in used WH tractors from use. The cracked transmission mounting plate comes for hard used with the snow plow.
  2. With out seeing the drive way, I wouldn't make any recommendations on how to load a tractor. As for where to tie it down a 600# Wheel Horse isn't going to make much difference. On my 5'x10' double axle trailer weighting 1350 #. I pull all the way to the front this puts the the tractor in front of the front axle. There is still 4' of tongue in front of the tractor. It we are talking about a full size tractor with wheel weights and loaded tires. I would load froward and place the rear tires between the axles.

    The demo decals might have been made for when they first came out with Hydro's.
  4. large black mule drive knob?

    Check out Glen Pettit Restoration Parts in vendors below.
  5. I have a broken spring on my 312. I just bent the last coil out and made a short loop of heavy wire attached to the rear mounting point to make the length. It's been on their for a couple of years and I haven't noticed any difference in operation. They usually brake off on the attachment loop.
  6. I got mine from "PartsTree". I call down there first to see if they were open, this was a week or so after they got hit with hurricane in Texas. I then ordered the parts on the computer. There part number Is TLB 105763-03 Hubwheel $96.62 the shipping to NC was $7.95 I think the price is going to be about the same, maybe a couple of dollars difference. I checked a couple of places and found some a little cheaper but farther away so I guessed the shipping would be more.
  7. The 1977 8 speeds had 1 1/8" axles. New 1 1/8" hubs with the key and set screws is a little over $100 each. I bought one back a couple of months ago. I was for my 1977 C-120/180 it's been modified, and repaired over the years to the point of it being rebuilt with out a complete tear down. Any lose fit of a hub is going to cause future problems be it a worn key, key way, or bore. They will cause the hub to shift and ware off the point of the set screw from their every thing gets worse. The C-120/180 has been my main working tractor for the last 40 years and I plan on keeping it until I don't need one any more.
  8. Decals

    That decal goes on a hydro. I bought a C-120 8 new, nothing even similar on it, and it has all the original decals with the exception the Gold National Mowers Association on the left side plate next to gear shift plate .
  9. New Shop

    I saw an old electric range with two screw in fuses. One had blown and it was causing the ceiling kitchen light to turn on, with the light switch off.
  10. Backing a one axle trailer on rough ground is always tough, it never goes where you want it. A two axle trailer on rough ground isn't great but it's better the the one axle.
  11. The clutch peddle jerking is caused by the loose motion of the worn holes for the clutch shaft. I fixed mine on my C-120 by boring out the holes to 5/8" and adding oilite bushings. Check out my post below on "Bushings on the PTO and clutch shafts".
  12. 310-8 gear lube level

    There is about a half quart difference between the plug on the side and the 2 quarts required for the 8 speed transmission. I found that after having the 312-8 apart and refilling it.
  13. Kohler balance gears.

    You can remove them from a K-series with little or no difference in vibration. They can not be removed from the Magnum series as they all used the same weight crank shaft and the balance gears are there to counter the lighter weight crank. The 16 HP Magnums have three balance gears. Check " Brian Millers site for more information on Balance Gears".
  14. Thee phase compressor what to do ?

    I haven't read the complete tread. My guess is that if there is nothing wrong with your wiring on the 20 amp circuit, it's either your head pressure release is working right, or the check valve between the head and tank isn't holding and letting the pressure back to the head.
  15. The snap ring groove missing on the housing was broken off changing the bearings at some point. I've done the same changing bearings. The middle spindle is a metric spindle the bearings are 6203 2RS (the 2RS is the shielding on the bearing this will be different with different manufacturers. The bearing dimensions are 40mm OD, 17mm ID, and 12mm thick. The outer spindles use the same housing with 6203 2RS 12 bearings it is 3/4" ID. The bearing numbers shown are with shields on both sides they are easily removed if you want to remove the inside shield to grease. The center bearing being all most impossible to grease with the deck on a lot of us just leave both shields on those bearings.