As indicated in prior posts, I have been considering the purchase of a Wheelhorse 18 automatic.
I finally saw this machine yesterday:
has a lot of patina, decent decals (pic attached below)
has a good running K482 Kohler engine, no smoke at low, mid and high throttle (engine was cold when I arrived)
when seated on the tractor there is an oil leak on the left side near and above the oil filler pipe (probably leaking from higher above)
leaking rear oil seal on the left side, gas tank had pin holes but repaired
a brazing fix on the tranny
one muffler was chewed in half while using a rototiller and reattached to the exhaust pipe
the other muffler has a fracture on the body of the muffler about the size of a quarter
some slop in the steering
has 3 point hitch
has front and rear PTOs
has wheel weights
good looking headlights, but not operational
rear fender lights had lenses missing
mower deck not attached but blades turned with a minimal amount of effort, no evidence of patches or holes
Owner has had it for ten years and only used it to roto-till and plow.
I wanted to operate to see how the hydro responded, but could not, the battery was too large for the holder, and had it sitting on the ground with cables running to the terminals.
Offered at $1,000.00 but was quoted $600.00 after I passed on it.
Should I reconsider??