953 nut

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About 953 nut

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  • Birthday 04/30/1945

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1957 RJ35 project
    1958 RJ58 project
    1960 Suburban 400
    1963 953 Survivor # 41784
    1963 953 Hot Rod
    1963 953 to be restored # 62-780
    1965 1055 #108214
    1970 GT14 with Johnson front end loader
    1987 312-8
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    953

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    Navy
  • Location
    Western NC
  • Occupation
    Retired
  • Interests
    Church, Old tractors, Street Rods, NASCAR, Habitat For Humanities, Wood working

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  1. Several years back we drove the Blue Ridge Parkway all the way from Cherokee NC to Fort Royal VA, two beautiful days of stress free driving.
  2. Take a look at these bushings. https://www.mcmaster.com/#wheel-bearings/=188rvwx
  3. Jay, knowing how mush blood, sweat and tears went into making that hood a show stopper I can only imagine how sick that made you feel!
  4. Any motor oil you will find on the shelf today is superior to the top brand oils available fifty four years ago when the majority of my engines were built.
  5. This was my second year and it was even better than the first one. The pictures we all post are just the tip of the iceberg, "Horse overload", well said!
  6. I think he is on his way to Megalopolis with @AMC RULES.
  7. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you and thank you for having hauled the 953 down to Van's house a couple of years back. Last year I was a first timer and in that 90/10 ratio but this year I've come closer to 50/50 tractors and people. Next year I hope to get to know a lot more people!
  8. That sure isn't the picture I anticipated seeing when I opened this thread. Glad no one was hurt. Hope your insurance agent will be a strong advocate for you. Take both of your to your friendly local auto body shop for an estimate. I did this with a mail box I had built in the likeness of an small block Chevt V8 with headers years back; got six times what the insurance first said they would pay! Hope the friend who loaned you the trailer comes out with a stronger trailer as a result too.
  9. I guess we all took it for granted that "Someone" would do it, next year we need to be a bit more proactive. @rmaynard has done a great job of organizing this in the past and we need to learn from this over site.
  10. No way am I smarter than Stevebo, but here is a little food for thought! I guess "Anniversary edition" could be defined in several ways. 1946 was the year Pond Tractors started with two wheeled walk behinds; 1954 began the production of four wheeled tractors, but 1953 seems to be the first year the "Wheel Horse" name was used for a Pond Tractor though the 1957 RJ had the Pond name cast into the chain cover and Wheel Horse on the hood. 1958 was the first year for Wheel Horse without the Pond name. Soooooo....... based on 1946 a 1956, 1966, 1971, 1996 OR based on 1953 a 1963, 1973, 1978, 2003 OR based on 1954 a 1964, 1974, 2004 OR based on 1957 a 1967, 1977, 1982, 2007 OR based on 1958 a 1968, 1988, 1993 , 2008 could be considered an "Anniversary edition" Cecil Pond was an American businessman, inventor, and entrepreneur. He was the founder of Wheel Horse Products Co. Inc., and was the primary inventor of the modern American Garden Tractor and riding mower. Pond was born in South Bend, Indiana, to Elmer and Ann Marie Pond. He graduated from South Bend's former Washington-Clay High School, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1946, Pond returned to South Bend and in June of that year, married Betty Alber Pond. Mr. & Ms. Pond were the parents of three children: son Gary Pond, and two daughters, Linda and Constance. 1946 saw the beginnings of Pond's manufacturing future. Pond joined his father Elmer, who at the time was building two-wheel lawn tractors (which the operator would walk behind) from angle iron, surplus motorcycle and automotive parts in his garage. At first, the Ponds' company was simply called Pond Tractor Company; however, they discovered another family member owned a similarly-named company. "Wheel Horse" was then chosen, and the name stayed with the company even after its acquisition by Toro. In the late forties, military veterans returning from World War II began moving to the vast new suburbs then transforming the American landscape. Their suburban homes had larger lots that demanded more attention—and the Ponds' riding mower found many ready buyers as a result. In 1954, Pond introduced his first 4-wheel lawn tractor, an event which altered substantially the lawn care manufacturing business.
  11. Glad you got it going, the belt guard helps stop the belt when you push the clutch down.
  12. It was great seeing you again. Glad you were able to sell off some inventory but missed seeing you out in the field. Seems time flew by too fast, show needs to be a week long!
  13. Left the "Big Show" with another early 953 (thanks @A-Z Tractor) and a 418-H parts tractor (thanks @fast88pu) and lots of great friendships rekindled. My return trip was great, hope everyone made it home safely.