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T-Mo last won the day on February 20 2017

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    1961 401 (prior)
    1961 551
    1961 701
    1962 702
    1963 753 (prior)
    1975 B-100 Automatic
    1979 C-141 Automatic (prior)
    1979 C-161 Twin Automatic
    1980 C-125 Automatic (prior)
    1988 416-8
    1995 520-H
    1998 314-8 (prior)

    The list includes prior Wheel Horses I've owned, as well as current ones.
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  1. ID? Or is it home made? Curious parts...

    Ad for a Model 50 engine from Gladden.
  2. ID? Or is it home made? Curious parts...

    Busy Bee was an engine manufactured by Gladden Products Corporation. I don't know much about them, but a small search did produce some hits. That one, as can be seen on the id plate, is a model AB engine. As for the tractor itself, I'm thinking homemade.
  3. ? on demise of Wheel horse

    Steve, As always, very well said (and thought out).
  4. ? on demise of Wheel horse

    You do realize that the John Deere models sold at Home Depot and Lowes are made in a John Deere factory in Tennessee? These models are also sold at John Deere dealers and they are in John Deere parts system, which means you can go to a dealer and order parts for them. Also, a John Deere dealer will service and repair these models. Yes, they're not as good in quality as the X-series John Deeres which are made in a JD plant in Horicon, Wisconsin, but they were designed to be either.
  5. ? on demise of Wheel horse

    Yes. I have been in contact with Ingersoll, but it's been a couple of years ago or close to it. They shut down, temporarily, production at one point.
  6. ? on demise of Wheel horse

    There are a lot of factors that contribute to this. Take a look at Case/Ingersoll. Case sold their L&G line to Ingersoll back in the early to mid 80s. Ingersoll did not change the design of the tractors, but kept them pretty much intact except for engine upgrades throughout the years. The tractors became more and more expensive and therefore, less of them were sold. Ingersoll went into bankruptcy a few years back (circa 2005 or so). A few years later, Eastman Industries bought them and kept the design intact and began manufacturing them again. Right now, I'm not sure where they're at. Dealers are sparse and few and far between. They had eliminated some unique attachments and prices are still very high. But, the tractor is pretty much bullet proof like they have been since day one back in the early 60s. The problem is, no one can afford to buy them or don't have the understanding of what they're getting for the price.
  7. ? on demise of Wheel horse

    When Toro shut down the Wheel Horse Classic production line in 2007, they also stopped making lawn and garden tractors altogether. They still make zero turns, commercial grade landscaping equipment, walk behind mowers, and a few other things, but they got out of manufacturing L&G tractors. When they did this back in 2007, they turned to MTD to make a line of lawn and garden tractors. They have since then severed that contract with MTD, or let it expired and are (Toro) no longer a player in the L&G market. Their decision to get out of manufacturing L&G tractors probably had a lot to do with manufacturing costs and return on investment. Whether we like it or not, the Wheel Horse Classic was expensive to buy compare with Husqevarna, Sears, MTD, Murray, etc., and it was expensive to make the Wheel Horse Classic since it's design was old, and probably had a lot of expensive manufacturing processes. They probably look at their market share, their business plan, where they want to be in the future, and decided the L&G market wasn't it.
  8. C160

    Changed Status to Pending
  9. We Lost A Great Member and Friend

    Sorry for you loss, Rich. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.
  10. Super C

    Steve @wh500special sold two C-195s back in the fall of 2016. They were at his dad's place near Alton, Illinois.
  11. C175 repower

    @Bowtieguy, a member here repowered his C-175 with a 22 hp Predator engine from Harbor Freight.
  12. I merged your two threads and deleted your duplicate post.
  13. Looking for a copy of RIde away senior brochure

    Yeah, that would be neat to add to our Brochure's section of our Manual's section. I would love to see it myself.
  14. My '47 Farmall Cub

    I'm on the eastern side of the state, about 60 miles south of the St. Louis area.
  15. My '47 Farmall Cub

    I actually thought about getting rid of some Wheel Horses and picking up another Cub. But, it comes to which Wheel Horses to sell? It ain't easy deciding which ones you are willing to part with.