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Duff last won the day on December 24 2012

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About Duff

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  • Birthday 07/01/1950

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    '89 312-8, '88 310-8, '88 312-8, 3** parts machine
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  • Location
    West Lebanon, NH
  • Occupation
    College Public Safety administration
  • Interests
    Wheel Horse tractors (obviously!); playing bass guitar; concert management and promotion
  1. Transmission / clutch

    Good suggestions above. My bet is you've got a drive belt getting ready to snap - probably stretched out to the limit where the tensioner can't get enough pressure on it to make it engage. I've had this happen - the clutch pedal had normal travel but the tractor at first was slow to take off, then it would stall (not the engine, just forward motion) on hills, and finally simply wouldn't move at all. When I pulled off the belt cover it was cracked and partially shredded. A new belt and it ran like a champ! Good luck, and Merry Christmas!
  2. I'm a little late coming into this thread, but let me join the rest in saying ! I've done full frame-off rebuilds on two 312-8's and a 310-8, and a lot of work on another 310-8. All four are now workers. You'll find they're very easy to work on, and as was mentioned before, jump in here with any questions. From what I see in the pictures there's a lot of cosmetic work waiting for you, but these machines are built like tanks so the mechanicals may pleasantly surprise you once they're cleaned up. And most parts are still readily available on both the new and used markets. The electrics can be a bit snarly, so be prepared to be patient as your sort through the wiring. T1257 is right - don't push too hard on anything. Have fun, good luck, and keep us posted!
  3. Here we go again.....

    A whole bunch of us will be watching for pictures! Congrats on the new Horse!
  4. Prayers Wanted for JimD

    Been praying daily and am delighted to hear the prayers are answered, as they always are when we have faith and let God do His work in His own time. Great news, Jim! Best always, ~Duff
  5. Prayers Wanted for JimD

    Jim, been praying for you, buddy, since I first heard about your illness. I've been away from the forum for a bit but my prayers haven't stopped and won't until you're out and back to 100%! Very best wishes always from New Hampshire! ~Duff
  6. another horse added to the stable

    Nice machine! Enjoy! ~Duff
  7. When I was a kid, my dad and I rebuilt a snowblower on the kitchen table! Mom was amused. Nothing wrong with you, Jeff - just keeping up a good tradition! ~Duff
  8. Well it happened

    Or as an alternative, try what I did - I "gave" my wife one of my 310-8's to play with. She's now adopted it and I can't get it away from her long enough to drive it myself! Duff
  9. New Member & a Clutch question

    Hi, and ! You're headed in the right direction. When you make your adjustment, just be sure the forward travel of the clutch pedal is lelt with enough travel to let the "brake" on the belt guard on the right side stop the motion of the drive belt so you can shift without grinding the gears. When you download the manual this will maybe become clearer, but basically if you adjust the trunnion and then push in the clutch and the gears grind as you go from neutral into gear, you'll need to back it off a little so that brake-thingy can do its job. Someone else here may be better able to explain this....?. Duff (spent my first 18 years in Hartland, VT, a ways west of you!)
  10. Today's score

    Nice! I don't think you got hurt on the price, either! Duff
  11. New horse and cart

    In short, h*ll yeah, you got a GREAT deal! ~Duff
  12. Steering Box Grease Hog

    Now that is one great idea! As I get older, crawling under and reaching through equipment is getting harder. I'll give this a try! Duff
  13. 312 haul

    Nice addition, Will! Almost makes me wish I had another bass to trade with ya! Duff