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About cruisnblue48

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  • Birthday 03/02/1956

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1955 RJ35
    1958 RJ58
    1959 RJ59
    1961 551 Suburban
    1961 551 Suburban (hot rod project)
    1962 502
    1962 552
    1967 857
    1972 Commando 800 puller
    1977 C-120 8-speed puller
    1990 520-H
    1995 314-8
  • favoritemodel
    my dad's 1962 502

Profile Information

  • Location
    York, PA
  • Occupation
    Material Handler, Cemetery Caretaker
  • Interests
    Oval dirt track race cars, Pulling garden tractors, Wheel Horse tractor collector.

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  1. VINTAGE PICS

    I had documented right here in the RedSquare forum, many photos of the restoration process that I went through. This is a collage what I started out with in 2011 and what I ended up with in 2014. I have been bringing my dad's restored 1962 Wheel Horse to the Big Show in Arendtsville, PA each year since 2014. This is a photo MrsRules took of me riding around at the WHCC show last month. ... And this is a photo that my sister took of me riding in the tractor parade just this past weekend at the Menges Mills Historic Horse, Steam and Gas Show near Jefferson, PA.
  2. VINTAGE PICS

    Today, my mom found found an old photo of my dad's brand new 1962 Wheel Horse. I was six years old and my sister was five. My dad sold it to a neighbor sometime in the 1980's. My uncle found it in 2011 and returned it to me. It was in really bad shape when I got it back... Took me over three years to completely restore. I am so proud to own this tractor again and have the opportunity to ride it again at tractor shows.
  3. What did you take home from the Big Show

    I picked up a nice mower deck with the mule drive and belts for my 520-H from WHX20 Jim. Easy mount in 10 minutes and ready to roll. Now I have three really nice WH mowing workers to play with. ... And a Wheel Horse racing banner from Vinylguy Terry... Awesome!
  4. It’s Mug-Shot Monday guys!!

    Me with my work horses... 1967 857 and 1995 314-8.
  5. 2018 Group Photo; please identify yourself.

    #15 cruisnblue48 - Dave Trump
  6. 2018 BIG SHOW SUPPORT MEMBER TRADING CARDS

    Thank you Terry for doing the trading cards this year. It definitely was a great idea!!! I still have about 16 of mine (cruisnblue48). So, I didn't get around to meet everyone on the list. If you didn't get my card and you still want to trade for mine, contact me at cruisnblue@aol.com. Otherwise, I intend to share the rest of mine with family.
  7. Well, it's mowing season once again... definitely my favorite time of the year as I get more seat time. I got my two worker horses out last week for maintenance and first round of mowing. Mowed again today for their second round of mowing duty this year. The grass always seems to be greener on my side of the fence. When I get my horses out, all of my neighbors' deeres and cubs run back into their sheds and hide. Just can't say enough about these old Wheel Horse garden tractors... still run great after all these years. My primary worker 1995 314-8... I stole this one about six years ago, local craigslist find... only paid $500 for this tractor with mowing deck and single stage snow blower. This is my really nice 1967 model 857 that I bought from Bob Maynard three years ago.
  8. 2018 Big Show Buy/Sell/Trade Thread HERE!!

    I will be looking to buy a 48" side discharge mower deck with a mule drive to mount onto my 1990 520-H. Dave Trump York, PA
  9. 60" deck for 520-H

    Any possibility you could have this deck available for pick up at the WHCC Big Show in Arendtsville, PA in June? I would be interested.
  10. What are your other interests?

    Yes, we do. Chad Trout is a real nice guy.
  11. What are your other interests?

    I owned and drove this early 1960's era modified race car from 2004 until I sold it in 2016. This was some of the most exiting fun that I have ever had in my life. I have loved dirt track racing all my life. In recent years, I have been helping sponsor one of my buddies and his sprint car racing team. He even put my name on his race car and lets me put a Wheel Horse sticker on the top wing side panels.
  12. Here are a few more pics from a few days ago the last week of September...I recently put a first coat of Rust-o-leum metallic speck red paint on the sheet metal parts. These pictures do not do justice to metallic red paint. The sparkle in the red is pretty cool in the sunlight. I also mounted the Predator motor. This hot rod tractor build is still a work in progress, but now that I am finally back on it, I like where this is going.
  13. Just curious at this point... Have any Redsquare members ever tried or actually created a Wheel Horse adult pedal tractor? I have an idea how to do one. Just wondered if it's been done before.
  14. A couple years ago, I bought a new 6hp Predator engine at Harbor Freight. It's still in the box unopened. But since then, I had the framed stretched about 4". And now that I'm in the roller/assembly stage, I think there is plenty of space for a larger/higher hp engine. Still thinking about that 🤔
  15. I previously had another thread going when I started my hot rod project. But here now is an updated thread. I pulled what was left of a 1961 model 551 Wheel Horse out of a wooded lot about five years ago, May 2012... Craigslist find about 30 miles from my home... Since then, I been working off and on rebuilding this tractor into a hot rod project. This past year, I completely disassembled the transaxle and replaced all internal bearings and seals. Anyway, this is where I am now... The frame and transaxle are now painted metallic black. The frame was "stretched" about 4". Custom items mounted so far include a go-kart racing steering wheel, quarter midget front wheels/tires, and aluminum rear wheel spacers for mounting Cragar rear wheels. Just yesterday, I temporarily bolted on the seat, fenders and hood to check for fit and clearance before those items get a final coat of metallic red paint... So, this project is now on the front burner and I am hoping to get more done to it in the coming weeks. Stay tuned...
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