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artfull dodger

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About artfull dodger

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    Aspie tractor nut case
  • Birthday 03/12/1973

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1968 Wheel Horse Commando 8, Autism Awareness special, Yanmar Diesel powered!
  • favoritemodel
    Commando 8

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  • Location
    Kokomo, IN
  • Occupation
    factory worker
  • Interests
    Model trains, antique garden tractors, RC cars and promoting autism awareness and acceptance.

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  1. Portland summer 2018

    Tell me about it, will post a few pics later once I get them downloaded off my phone. Got the Horse stuck once, was unable to go down many isles of the swap meet due to the mud bog it was. Needed my Honda Recon 250 to get around if those were not outlawed(yet massive lifted golf carts and super wide gator style things are OK????) Definatly need some bar tires on the Horse. Almost put on my snowchains but it would have made for a rough ride on the city streets from the Boy Scouts parking lot to the show. Only bought one smal thing, a red flashing barricade light for the last car on my ride on scale train(required at most club tracks that last car have red light or lantern) Mike the Aspie
  2. Portland summer 2018

    I am loading up now, will try to get a few pics while driving around. Thanks to a shutdown week at work next week, I have nothing to spend, so just there to enjoy the sights. Mike the Aspie
  3. Dark Blue K-Series

    I have a ride on scale train in my back yard, the little switcher engine we have has a K91T that came new from Kohler in that color. Pic taken at a club layout, my track is a really small loop in our back yard Mike the Aspie
  4. Portland summer 2018

    Ok, its the week of Portland, Indiana show, any reports or pics. Been awfully quite on this one. This is the BIG one for the Indiana/Ohio area. One pic looked like a bit of a mud bog in the swap meet area. A friend sent me that one on facebook. Curious if I need to put the chains on the back of the Horse so I do not get hung up pulling my friend on his sulky
  5. Tipton, IN Threshing show, 2nd weekend of Aug 2018

    I dont and I cannot find one online to cut/paste or link. Its the 44th annual show but I cannot find much more info online. I go every year. Nice small town show with plenty to see, both farm tractors and garden tractors.
  6. The Tipton, Indiana Threashing/tractor show is coming up in 2 weeks, held at the 4H fair grounds right along state road 19. They many times have ground to plow with GT's, and with the wet weather we have had, maybe this year it wont be like plowing concrete. Mike the Aspie
  7. Looking for one of the small Wheel Horse moldboard plows that was sized to the Suburban and short frame tractors. I do not want a Brinly or other walk behind brand that is converted to a slot hitch. I want the actual WH baby slot hitch plow. I will be at the Tipton, IN show and the Portland, IN show/swap in August. on Friday for both events as things stand right now. Thanks Mike the Aspie
  8. Oil from breather kohler

    Agreed, seen and ran many Kohlers that would have oil running down the block from the breather vent, yet still quite healthy on leak down and compression tests. One of the GT pulling companies offer a different style breather plate that has a tube you can plumb down below the frame level to keep the engine cleaner. Seen that on a few restored tractor that still get worked to help keep the block cleaner looking. I have also seen the breather plumbed into the air filter housing, as is done on all Magnum and newer Kohler engines, then the oil/fumes get burned off.
  9. We might try to come up to the show today once this rain passes and if my wife feels up to. We like to go to Baileys Discount Center just to the north of the show aftewards as they have killer prices on snacks and other stuff. Looks like its a bit wet up that way right now on the radar. Mike the Aspie
  10. American made...American proud!

    Thats a wee bit better. Sun glare off the custom decaled hood cant be helped till later today. Need to get Redo you Horse to make me new graphics for that side of the hood since the intake cut out changed things, and a custom dash decal to reflect the change to diesel power(preheater controls and indicator lamp). Thanks for the crop, looks better! Mike the Aspie
  11. American made...American proud!

    Happy 4th of July everybody. 1968 Commando 8 6 speed, custom diesel powered Autism Horse, still on duty, still cutting grass and moving winter snow. American made.....American proud! crappy sun glare right now, will get a better pic later today when its shady there.
  12. I agree, one of the best shows outside of the monster Portland summer show. And they dont charge you to use your horse as a butt buggie, or try to. Will be there on Saturday if all goes well. Mike and Michele T
  13. Kohler K91T showin' off

    Very nice, I need that type of dip stick set up on the engine mounted to the wood display platform. Getting to the screw in type is a PITA on my little 7.5 gauge ride on train engine that uses the K91T for its power. Mike
  14. Any interest in a large Indiana WH event?

    Not going to be pushing for this to be big horse event. Some poor decisions by the powers that run the show, like trying to charge an additional $10 on top of the $5 to get in just so you can ride your display lawn tractor around is just asinine. Now at the huge Portland show in August where you have to have your defensive driving skills honed to get around the throng of gators, golf carts and garden tractors I understand charging. But at this show with very sparce amount of attendees and plenty of space is just a crock. I highly doubt we will be back. There were some nice garden tractors there, looked to be nice farm tractors, but with the heat and not wanting to be bitched at again, I did not go appreciate those owners efforts. I did pick up a locking throttle cable for my horse and a new muffler for another non tractor project. Maybe another show will grow to be come the Indiana Wheel Horse gathering, but its not gonna be this one IMHO. Maybe when some better attitudes happen in the controling museum that owns the ground. I am not alone in the opinion about the way this show is run from speaking to vendors and other long time attendees among the lawn tractor group. Mike the Aspie
  15. Any interest in a large Indiana WH event?

    Loaded up and ready to head up to Rochester. Gonna be a hot one, stay hydrated for those that are going. Wont be able to miss me on the autism horse and its one lung diesel knocking away. See those that will be there soon. Mike the Aspie.
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