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    Flora, IN
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    Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Wheel Horse D-180's, and tinkering, designing, and building things (as money permits).<br><br>Presently, I have a 1975 D-180 Automatic, 48" snowblower, and a 54" front-mount blade. Looking to add the PTO unit, a
  1. D-Series pto rpm/compatable?

    I have been nosing around on the TORO MPV, and the 60" finish mower doesn't use a gearbox, it's just the PTO shaft going back and attaching to the pulley/horizontal drive spindle that drives the three spindles that turn the blades, therefore there wouldn't be any problem with over-speed on a gearbox. The mower was likely built/designed by Woods, since it seems to use only one belt to run all three spindles, which is a Woods-hallmark design; I believe they used to call it "uni-belt" drive, but I'm not certain of that. (Woods mowers are darn good mowers, I know from experience. My dad bought one in 1970, and it was used under 2 different tractors, and I finally got it wore out in 2003! 33 yrs is a good long time to run a mower, and not exactly an easy yard to mow: 7 acres, with tree roots, rocks hidden just below the grass-tops, and a culvert hidden that got hit almost every time we mowed. It had been welded numerous times, but it still mowed almost as good as it did when new!!!) The tiller, on the other hand, had a gearbox/chain case driven by the PTO shaft from the tractor. Unfortunately, the tiller's schematic is not available. Hopefully, some one at TORO will get busy and find a schematic for those that may still exist and will someday need parts. They do list the parts, which I find a bit crazy (why list parts without a schematic to identify them against?), and one of those parts is a "reduction gear", but since there's no schematic, no one can make out just where it's supposed to be in the machine. Smooth move, Ex-lax (Toro)!!! Just thought I'd add the tiny bit of knowledge that I've gained lately! That's all, Folks!!!!
  2. Assembly Drawings

    I may be wrong, but it won't be the first time that's happened, but I THINK the way to post a link is to go to the place you want to show/take someone via internet, highlight the web-address, right-click on the high-lighted address, a little dialogue box should appear with some choices in it, pick "copy", then go to the section of typing you want to add the link to, right-click, again, only this time when the dialogue box appears, choose "paste". That should do it...I THINK!!!...no guarantees, mind you, but you can try that little system of mine. (I just hope you don't have any lawyers on speed-dial? Just in case I'm full of _ _ it!!!! (lol!!!) I know the members here, as well as on the other forums I'm also on, love pics, but I've not had any really good ones to show, so I haven't really tried that process out...YET!!! I have a few of my C195-D180 3pt hitch conversion I did last fall, but I didn't get any pics of the process, just the results after the fact! I also did a C195-D180 conversion on a 5' C195 mid-mount mower, which was a good bit of work, but also decreased my mowing time by 1/2 an hour...well worth the work for my way of thinking. I'm thinking about re-remanufacturing that one if I can find the parts to convert it to a 3pt hitch mower with PTO shaft-drive. Maybe I'll get lucky enough to get my 12 y.o. daughter's camera for the week, and snap some digital images, which I can then upload to my computer, then post them to wherever I choose to post them, provided I can figure out the sizing and the deranged-sicko's system of using Photobucket just to upload pics here. Happy link & picture posting!!! HarleyMan46929
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  4. Assembly Drawings

    Go to Toro's Master Parts Viewer, type in your model # (can use "1-0612" for the 1975 D-180, as they're all designed the same). Look on the right side of the page, under "Links", click on "View Assembly Drawings". This will get you to a list of the D-180 assembly drawings that ARE available. *For the PTO drawing: go down to the FIRST "14.040 Rear Power Take-off (fig.14b)". [i tried the 2nd listing, but it's just for the seat and related parts. I'm not sure why this is labeled the same as the first, but it is.] *For the 3pt Hitch drawing: go on down the list to "7.080 3pt Hitch (Fig.7c) Standard on D-200", click on this one, and you should be able to see what you're expecting to see. I hope this helps you get things sorted out. Good Luck!! HarleyMan46929
  5. 1980 D-200 CRAWLER / DOZER !

    I realize it is just a drawing, a downright realistic-looking one from computer-land, and I'm sorry if I seemed to be nit-picky. I was trained by my Father to be critical-minded...in ALMOST everything....but Women! Should have listened to the ol' boy on that one! But I digress. I was just looking at the drawing with a "realistic eye" more than the "enjoyment-of-fine-computer-skills eye". In reality, I wish I had the money and knew of a possible D-series frame and engine that I could put to "use" and make the REAL McCoy...just like your drawing, but with my little tweak with the lift cylinder location. Maybe use the mid-lift set-up like the actual Wheel Horse snow/dirt/stone plows, but use your dozer's connecting points on the outside of the rear tread-gears. I would definitely keep your blade-tilt cylinders and their mounting locations. I applaud your talent with the MS Paint program. I wish I could "paint" like you! Who knows, maybe you could supplement your regular job's pay just by drawing/designing things such as your D-200 Dozer. Keep these drawings/computer-generated Picassos. Remember: There's a sucker born every minute, sometimes more than one sucker!s (i.e.: eBay-cruisers) If you get some time before the next Wheel Horse show, print off a few of these, frame them, and see what people will pay for your drawings/"paint"ings. If I had the money, I'd offer you $10, at least, just for that D-200 Dozer print. I'm fairly sure where there is one sucker (me), there are probably a few hundred others out there waiting to be relieved of some hard-earned cash. What say you?
  6. 1980 D-200 CRAWLER / DOZER !

    I like the idea, would solve the problem of traction in the wintertime, but one thing worries me if this was to ever make it to production: that mounting point for the lifting cylinder for the blade-arm. I'm just looking at it from a logical point of view, but just in case someone ever decides to take your idea and make one of these, just for kicks and giggles, wouldn't you want him to have a solid design to work from? Where you have it mounted on the 1/4"(thick) x 4"(wide) shroud section, wouldn't that just get ripped clean off the tractor, and be sent rocketing to the"hot place" if you ever tried to raise the dozer blade? It looks nice mounted there (on the drawing), but I don't believe that piece is up to handling the stress the lift cylinder will put on it. Would it be possible to move it to the frame of the tractor, just behind the grille and it's hoop/shroud? I know my D-180's grille area isn't all that strong, and the D-200 is basically a D-180 with a 20 hp engine. It definitely isn't built for that line of work!!! The over-all design is good, just needs a re-vamp on that one area. I love the idea, really!
  7. Daylight Savings time is on

    Yeah, us "Crazy Indiana People who used to be too good for DST" finally had to be drug kicking and screaming into "modern times". It wasn't all bad though, now we have an extra hour in the evenings to play with our kids and our 'Horses! The hard part: last week we were just getting up to take the kids to school and the sun was shining; now, with the time change, it's dark when we get up, and the sun is just about ready to peek over the horizon after they're at school. Personally, I kinda like the idea of having more daylight at the end of the day than the beginning.....and, besides,who has time to work on anything in the mornings before work (unless you're on 2nd shift, possibly 3rd). I can see where it could make a difference for "first shifters", but if you adjust your bed-time back an hour (i.e.: if it was 10pm, now it needs to be 9pm) so you get the equivalent amount of sleep you got before DST kicked in. At least, the powers-that-be (and, No! it's not GOD!!-He loves us too much to do such a thing to us!!!) that control this DST-thing now have it so it lasts from March to November. I remember listening to my sister down in Tennessee railing about having to switch time when we up here in Indiana didn't have to...yet!, and she claimed she had barely gotten used to one time than it was time to switch back to another again., At least we only get S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) from November thru March. Winter is long enough anyway, so why not let us have more "usable daylight" when most people can actually get a benefit from it: the months with the best weather (I'm not sure March is such a wise choice for a 'better weather month', but they have to start it sometime, so why NOT March??!!! Just be thankful the "powers that be" didn't put DST from November thru March!!! Wouldn't that suck??? (Oops!! Hope I didn't give THEM any ideas???)
  8. Power steering

    Ian, I've been reading your power steering entries here on RS, and I'll have to admit, I have been wanting to add power steering on my 1975 D-180 Wheel Horse. I have a 5' mid-mount mower, 48" snowblower, and the 56" snow/dirt/gravel blade for the front. The Snow-blower is heavy, so I am definitely glad I don't have to lift it manually, however steering would sure be a heck of a lot easier....no matter what I'm using it for. If you could give me a ball-park figure of what it cost to add the power steering to your D-200, (even if you use your currency, I can find a conversion website here on the Web), it would give me an idea of what I can possibly expect to spend on putting power steering on my D-180. Also, do you have any way to add pictures of your project, so we may see how the power steering column is supported/braced on a D-series Wheel Horse? I seem to learn better with pictures than printed words. HarleyMan46929
  9. PTO shaft

    fdchief, the connection is 180-degrees different from the regular 540 RPM where the tractor has the male part of the connection, and the shaft has the female. On the Wheel Horse D-series, the shaft on the implement has to be "male", 1"outside diameter, 15-splined in order to fit inside the 1" inside diameter 15-spline FEMALE coupler on the PTO shaft on the tractor. Good luck!!! You're gonna need a lot of luck...especially on eBay!!!! I hope this helps clear up the confusion. I just wish Wheel Horse had used commonly-attainable parts instead of the specialized PTO parts they used on the D-series tractors (then); It sure would've made things a lot easier to use and find replacement parts for in the future (now).
  10. Quality time with a Horse

    Back in the 1960's, Volkswagen Beetles used to have a little vase with fake flowers in it, attached to the dash, between the instruments and the glove-box. When Volkswagen came out with the NEW BEETLE, they brought back the little vase with the fake flowers attached to the dash, just to the right of the steering wheel. I said all that to recommend this: Why not add a little vase with fake flowers on the right side of your Wheel Horse tractor? If you get red roses, or carnations, leave them out in the sun long enough they will fade to pink, and you now have the feminine touch added without painting that poor 'horse pink!! This way, you can have your 'lady's touch' without drawing so much ire from the male Wheel Horse public on here and elsewhere. Just a thought!!! HarleyMan46929
  11. More winter fun in Ohio

    Nice loader-plow setup...I'll bet you can push snow up into higher piles with that loader framing and hydraulics. Nice job plowing, too! Betcha' can't wait for MORE snow, can you??? But where are you going to pile it next time? Looks like you've filled most of the available spots with the snow from this storm, unless you have more room than the pictures show. HarleyMan46929
  12. is it true

  13. your favorite model

    My favorite model of Wheel Horse is the D-180, which was made back in the 1973 to the early 1980's era. It is a bigger tractor than the "b", "c", and others. I like it because I'm a fairly large guy, and I don't fit on small machines easily. Being a D-180, it has a 18hp Kohler horizontally-opposed twin-cylinder engine, Hydrostatic trans, and hydraulics to handle the lifting chores: 48" single-stage snowblower, 54" 3-position front blade, and a mower that fits under the middle. I've added the 3pt hitch, and red-necked a 60" mower from a C-195 Wheel Horse to fit underneath. It has plenty of power to handle the 5' mower. I'll also be adding the rear PTO drive-shaft system I bought from Refracman back in December, and am going hunting for the 60" rear mount mower when money and weather allow....mostly the money!!! Everyone on here has their favorites, and I'm sure all the different models have their pros and cons, but the biggest "pros" for me are the size and the power of the D-series tractors.
  14. Garage Update

    Just wondering....How much did all this remodeling cost? I'd love to do something like this with a section of my barn addition, but I'm a long ways from this kind of renovation, $$$$$-wise. I don't even have heat out in the barn yet, but I would love to have a "relief station" (My term for indoor bathroom) inside the shop. Nice job, I especially like the Red baseboards with Blue window and door trim with the white walls, VERY patriotic!!!! I'd want to move anything that might possibly leak on that Buick's paint-job to the other end of the loft. No sense begging for a new paint-job...especially at today's paint-job prices!!! Enjoy having more room to store stuff! Just remember: The more room you have to store stuff, the more stuff you will gradually acquire You are an inspiration to all men who need a place to escape anything and everything!!!!
  15. Decals

    Where did you find these "WARNING" stickers? I need some like those to keep the kids out of my tool chest. My kids aren't so bad, but one of my teenage son's friends seem to have Alzheimer's....they constantly forget where they got 'em, and I find the rusted remains of what were my tools laying outside the tool-chest and the whole blessed barn!!!! Maybe some of these stickers, namely the one that states: Warning: the last guy to borrow a tool is in the bottom drawer" might make a fairly strong impression on one kid in particular.
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