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About WheelHorse_of_course

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    1969 Charger 12
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  • Location
    Annandale, Virginia
  • Occupation
    Sales Assoc. at Ace Hardware
  • Interests
    Wheel Horse tractors

    Cushman 3 wheeled vehicles (maybe a Horse Hauler some day)


    Vintage telephones

    Telephony in general
  1. Charger 9

    9 HP is not much for a 42" deck on a hydro tractor. If you are likely to let the grass get long, you may be disappointed. That said, you can do 50% overlap when the grass is tall and you would probably be fine. My Charger 12 came with 36" deck and I upgraded to 42" and in some ways was disappointed. Your mileage may vary!
  2. 3KW ST Generator Head

    Price reduced. Heavy duty 3 KW generator head. If you search "ST Generator" on eBay you will find info on this item. It is the 3 KW version, needs 6-8 HP. Also includes a metal frame that connects to the front mount off a Wheel Horse and a box of electrical goodies to complete the project. The pulley I bought for it should be correct to run at slightly below full throttle. The plan was to run this off my Charger 12 (now sold) which should be more than adequate horsepower. If I calculated correctly, the pulley on it means you will need to run about 2/3 throttle (because I was planning on running it off the 12 HP engine). Plenty of info on these generators on the web. Lots of folks using them for various home power projects. They are built to be maintained and serviced, not just thrown away. I used to live in a house where the power went out every year or two for at least 12 hours. I really like the idea of using the tractor to run a generator because you use your tractor year round and know it is running and reliable. A stand alone generator sits unused for long periods and you never know if it will work when you need it. Here are the details from the eBay seller from whome I bought it: THIS IS A NEW ST 3KW GENERATOR/ALTERNATOR FOR DIESEL, GASOLINE ENGINE, OR MOST ANY POWER SOURCE Specifications: 3,000 watts continuous, surge rating approximately 10% of rated output 4-pole 1800RPM for 60Hz Shaft diameter is 38 mm Weight: 120 lbs Sealed bearings Bearings are packed with high temperature grease 2 bearing unit Western style rectifier Diesel engine requirement approximately 5 HP Gasoline engine requirement is approximately 6 HP 120Volts at 25 amps (120VAC only) 120/240 volts at 12.5 amps Has 4 brushes Comes with the operations manual Bearings can support vertical installations Color:Green The ST series single-phase A.C synchronous generators are of the dripproof salient 4 pole rotating field, self-excitation, and constant voltage. The insulation rating is class B. These generators are very heavy and rugged in construction and are easy to maintain and are built to IEC standards. The generator can be coupled directly to diesel or gasoline engines or by v-belts to maintain the generator at 1800 RPM at 60 Hz, in either clockwise or counterclockwise direction. It can also be connected to a PTO of a tractor. These units are used for heavy duty backup power and primary power for small towns, villages, ships, and mining operations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I am open to offers over $50. No trades.
  3. Charger 12 in DC area (package)

    Changed Status to Closed
  4. Charger 12 in DC area (package)

    I am being forced to move to a new location, and it looks like I will have to part with "Secretariat" my trusty 1969 Charger 12 (direct predecessor to the C-120 Auto). 1969 Charger 12 in good working condition. K301 12 HP Kohler is in good shape and runs well. Never had any problem with Sundstrand transmission. Previous owner did a hand-brush paint job, so rust is very minimal, but she's a worker not a show horse. Comes with the following: -42" side discharge deck -32" Snow Blower (short chute single stage) -42" Dozer/Snow Blade -40" Dethatcher Attachment -MacKissic Hammer Mill/Shredder -A variety of spare parts including an extra fuel pump and belts. -Manuals for all of the above All of the above are ready to use. The following items no 100% ready, see notes -Brinly Spreader/Aerator modified to have sleeve hitch (to use this the tractor will need a list cable) -Brinly Leaf sweeper (needs significant work to make a new hopper) With a little TLC this package is perfect to maintain your property year round! I would strongly prefer to sell the above as a lot. I will consider reducing the price if you don't want all of the implements, but only slightly. The buyer of the Tractor gets first refusal on the following item: Craftsman "trip bucket" and custom mount. $50 in addition to the above package. NOTE: I used this bucket on the Charger and it is pretty nice. Not as nice as a Jonny Bucket, but still a really nice attachement. Between this, and the dozer blade, I moved a lot of dirt rather efficiently. However, if you want it to work properly for heavy material like dirt, you will need to drill/enlarge two of the holes in the frame of the tractor. I had planned on doing so, but never got around to it. I don't know when I will get around to posting pictures. If someone is seriously interested in buying sometime in the next month, I will certainly send you pictures to help you decide.
  5. 36" Deck mower blades (2 sets) Clockwise rotation (viewed from above)

    Still trying to get rid of these!!
  6. I am now working in the city of Arlington and the cost to park is really taking a bite out of my budget. The parking lots allow bicycles and motor scooters (licensed or not) to park for free. So I am looking to get rid of my precious Cushman. This is a 2000 model and was originally used by the city of New York parking police ("meter miads"). It has a 3 cylinder water-cooled fuel-injected Suzuki engine and a 3-speed automatic transmission. It is considered a motorcycle and you do need a motorcycle license to drive it. A lot of fun in both the winter and summer since it has doors (they can be removed for the summer if you wish. I would like to trade this for a working brand name motor scooter (NOT a little 50 cc moped). Scooter needs to be in running condition, but need not be pretty.
  7. 48" Plow/Dozer NEW cutting edge

    Good of you to offer these. Too bad my blade is a ~36 incher!
  8. 36" Deck mower blades (2 sets) Clockwise rotation (viewed from above)

    Changed Price to $26+ Shipping per set If anyone knows what these fit please let me know! Vertical shaft? Electric series? ??

    please set to inactive
  10. Bound Reproduction Manuals

    Now that is really weird. Until I logged in somehow there were all kinds of links embedded in the text of my ad. I logged in to write this comment but that is really weird. One went to an ebay ad for WH stuff, another went somewhere else entirely?????
  11. What is destroying my belts?

    I agree....
  12. Just Noticed Something Strange.

    This observation is a common one, but this is perfectly normal. As long as fuel is going in, and fuel is coming out there is no need for there to be fuel in the filter per se. Just one of those weird things!
  13. sk 486 shifter question

    Sure it isn't a roll pin? If so, they are available at most hardware stores.
  14. What is destroying my belts?

    A few things to consider. The spring and/or idler may not be original. I just looked at a bunch of stuff pertaining to belt failures on the web and it seems your problem could be related to not enough tension. If so you may now have a solution.
  15. What is destroying my belts?

    I cannot seem to find it but somewhere (and I think it was Wheel Horse related) I have a ap note about pulleys and belts and lays out different failure modes. It is probably on Red Square...does this ring any bells folks ?