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C-85

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About C-85

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  • Birthday 01/13/1961

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1981 C-85 w/ 42" dozer/snow plow, front and rear wheel weights, rear weight box, custom made front weight carrier, and vbar chains on the rear. Rebuilt engine w/ 0.10 oversize piston.

    1982 C-105 w/36 rear mower, chrome hub caps on front, rear wheel weights, rebuilt engine w/ 0.20 oversize pistion.
  • favoritemodel
    C-195

Profile Information

  • Military Member
    Army
  • Location
    White River Jct. VT
  • Occupation
    Library - Circulation/Reserve assistant. Part time security officer, part time mechanic.Past- 15yr Army Guard/Reserve, Desert Storm Vet, Worked at Ford/ Hyundai Dealer for 14yrs.Worked at family owned outdoor power equipment since birth to 28yrs old.
  • Interests
    All outdoor power equipment, esp W/H. Snowmobiling (Ski-dooing), Family, camping - not necessarily in this order!
  1. Loaded tires

    Gees good catch, maybe those chains were made of liquid metal? C-85
  2. How to prevent throttle shaft wear? Kohlers?

    I believe this is mainly caused by a having a dirty or plugged air filter. When the air filter is dirty or plugged, air is sucked though anyplace it can, and it's often dirty air with abrasives. Once it starts doing this through the throttle shaft hole it starts wearing it. Some manufactures started using a felt seal on the top of the shaft to prevent this from happening. Oiling it may help, but I think it's a restriction at the air intake that causes most of this wear. That's my C-85
  3. Just Black Hoods and 5xi Now!

    Goodness, it appears that there is a Wheel Horse 'wrecker' here C-85
  4. VINTAGE PICS

    I thought I'd seen it all, until I saw 'ride em cowboy,' from Neil! I'm wondering if there are any better pictures of this gang of W/H tractors? It would also be good to know if this fleet was just stationary or did all this actually move? If it did move, how did they do it and how was it controlled? Was just one tractor running and the others were just being pulled? I wish I could read what the stage coach wagon says on it, I can see that it reads Wheel Horse, but I can't make out what the rest says. This is super great stuff!!! C-85
  5. We have had mouse problems, particularly with our snowmobiles, but also in the Wheel Horses too. I used to put moth balls in old nylons under the hoods with moderate success, Last year someone advised to put dryer sheets in under the hoods and I tried it and they seem to work great at keeping mice out. Oh, and I should add, we have 2 cats, but they are useless, they catch everything but the mice!
  6. What are your other hobbies?

    I decided to stay within the AMC family and got this AM General Jeep! We've been taking this for trips and several parades and it's been a lot of fun, a real crowd pleaser! C-85
  7. Needle Scalers

    I have a $40 one from IR and although it is noisy, it does work well on the end of my air hammer. I like this and it is a lot less messy than sand blasting. I've used it to remove heavy scale and at very low power on some delicate sheet metal. Just the vibration itself has removed some of the rust I was trying to clean up. So I think these are very useful good tools to have. C-85
  8. Some will and some won't like it

    This is great to see, a real trip back to the '80s! We sold these, as well as Ariens and Toro (before they bought W/H) rear engine riders. The A series bath tub design was good, but Ariens was our top sellers for rear engine riders back then. Thanks again for posting this for all to see! C-85
  9. Front tires for snow plowing

    tallen4392 Thanks so those are adding weight to the front of your tractor good for pushing snow ?? Thanks Hi tallen4392, please forgive, I didn't provide all the info. I have a large weight box on the back of this tractor and with just an 8hp engine it was light in the front end, so I added a lot of weight to front of this tractor to help this. All this was to get better traction and steering. After I put the rear weight box on for traction, it created a light front end, so all the front weights were to counteract the weights on the back. This had nothing to do with the actual plow itself. Hope this helps. C-85
  10. Front tires for snow plowing

    tallen4392 Are those weights on the frt of your blade if so how do u raise it up? Answer, nope if you look carefully these weights are independent of the blade and are on a weight carrier, held on by the front 'Tach a matic' point. Here's picture of the carrier - Thanks for asking C-85
  11. Front tires for snow plowing

    Before I learned about the roller chain trick or considered rib type tires I put Carlisle Snow Hog tires on my rig. I think these other snow tire solutions are as good or better than doing this, but this works pretty good in helping it to steer in snow. C-85
  12. ONLY IN A JEEP!

    I just wanted to show off my new Jeep. This is a 1971 Deuce and a Half. My wife and I have been fighting with empty nest syndrome since our kid has gone to college, so we thought this would help! One of the main reasons that I joined the Army back in '79 was due to seeing all the convoy's of trucks that went passed our place. I knew then that I had to drive those trucks, and I've missed that ever since I got out of the Army. So this craft will help with all of these problems! This new to us Jeep is like a 'rolling museum' and we've already had in a few parades and is a lot of fun to drive. She gets around 7 mpg! So in addition to our '79 Jeep CJ-5, we now have two Jeeps, Big Jeep and Little Jeep! C-85 Somehow the pictures went away when I hit 'submit,' so hopefully this will work properly this time.
  13. ONLY IN A JEEP!

    I just wanted to show off my new Jeep. This is a 1971 Deuce and a Half. My wife and I have been fighting with empty nest syndrome since our kid has gone to college, so we thought this would help! One of the main reasons that I joined the Army back in '79 was due to seeing all the convoy's of trucks that went passed our place. I knew then that I had to drive those trucks, and I've missed that ever since I got out of the Army. So this craft will help with all of these problems! This new to us Jeep is like a 'rolling museum' and we've already had in a few parades and is a lot of fun to drive. She gets around 7 mpg! So in addition to our '79 Jeep CJ-5, we now have two Jeeps, Big Jeep and Little Jeep! C-85
  14. Vermont wheel horse

    Welcome St. Albans! As far as 197 goes, I'm pretty sure they've gone out of business or at least moved. I'm from White River Jct. and was through Essex Junction a couple of weeks ago and went by where 197 was and it's some other kind of store, but nothing to do with lawn and garden equipment. When my family was a dealer we used to do some dealer swaps with 197 and I believe it was owned by a guy named Randy Parker. Not sure what happened to them, which is sad they sold a lot of red tractors! I wish your location was closer because I would like to have more Wheel Horse neighbors! C-85
  15. Why RED tractors?

    From the time a lot of us were born we saw the farmer on his red tractor in our story books that were read to us, so I think we are programed at a early age that tractors should be red. Now a days I suppose this has probably been switched to green That's my worth! C-85
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