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canam1991

Restore puller c81 in c120

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I got this tractor from kelly.

so fliped the front axle but figure out i could not do this due to no oil pump in motor

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the axle is sitting 2'' of the floor.

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Heres the frame after painting

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Now i added a 3/16 steel plate along with 1/2 thick (traction bars) :thumbs2: to keep frame together during pulls

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Put steering counsle in and foot rests

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here she is put together note front tires will be different and the wheels on the wheelie bars are now wheels off wh snowblower

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the seat my dad made from snowmobile seat seen in background above

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new 3 rib tires along with hub caps (dad painted the horse)

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Good job. Looks like it is time for some fun. :thumbs2:

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Looks good. To bad the front axle idea did'nt work out. Hope you have fun with it.

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Hi All. I'm new here today. I am in the middle of restoring my first Wheelhorse, a 1977 C-120. I want to primarily do yard work like snow plowing, and drag a few logs around my small woodlot. I also want to try competing in the pulls at the fairs in the area. One of the things I noticed while looking closely at my C-120, was that the frame did not look very strong where it bolts to the transmission. I have seen these tractors with their front tires off the ground during a pull, and the very back of the frame looks to me like it could fail with that heavy Kohler twisting down on it. I was thinking of doing EXACTLY what Canam1991 did to his frame....adding the extra "stiffeners" and backing plate to address all the torque that is trying to bend the frame at the back corner of it when the front of the tractor is hanging in the air during a pull. My question is this: Is it really worth the time and effort? Has anyone ever heard of a wheelhorse frame failing at the back where it bolts to the transmission? Am I worried about nothing? Thanks in advance to any and all that respond. ---Jon H.

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Are those ag tires Nanco? And how do they do pulling? I need to get a new set so any advice is appreciated.

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Jon :hide: if you do some searching on here you will see some frames that riped like paper. i went kinda over board are you really need to do is add 1/8" plate to the front of the orignal one. :scratchead:

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Jacob nice job on the puller!

Just an idea, some of the vertical shaft tractors from Horse had a front axle with no arch (flat) that can be swapped in for that lowered front raked look.

Nice job on the seat cover too.....my wife will like one of those.

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