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I'am posting this information because yes it did happen......and it is very interesting to us as wheel horse fanatics......

When you went to a wheel horse dealership in 1988 and ordered a wheel horse garden tractor model 31ptx801 this is what you got.

: 400 series frame

: 8 speed 8 pinoin unidrive transaxle with 1-1/8" inch axles

: hood with wheel horse decals

: rear fender with wheel horse decal

: hood stand

: 15 inch "sure-grip" steering wheel

: steering shaft and spindles

: cast iron front axle

: seat pan and springs

all these were components to kit sold by wheel horse so you could build your own garden tractor puller for just under $800.00. you needed to supply your engine,drive pulleys,wheels and tires to start garden tractor pulling.

Only 100 of these kits were sold by wheel horse.

This kit was a creation of bob hurley,an avid garden tractor puller and wheel horse dealership owner in durham,nc.

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May I ask where you got this information, and is there any documentation to back it up?

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Looks like you have a lot of info for us Wheel Horse fans Mark, great to have you on board!! B)

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May I ask where you got this information, and is there any documentation to back it up?

google search they are apparently out there....

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I believe Mr Hurley brought one of them to the Show several years ago. Now if we could only find the pictures.............

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I believe the H-D (Sportster) powered puller at the 2008 WHCC show might have been one of the kit tractors. Can anyone back me up on that?

There was a ton of pics of it floating around..... but none were mine. B)

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Do not remember were I seen it but one of these kits showed up and a guy put a Harley engine in it.

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As Johnny Carson once said ... "I did not know that!". Interesting. B)

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That is definitely cool! Would be great to add to any collection...........

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OK..... I "found" a picture:

CIMG0286.jpg

I can't help with any details, nor can I verify that this is indeed one of the "factory" puller kits.

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That tractor was on ebay for I think $5000 and Pohlig said it was a factory puller.

B)

I remember watching the Pohlig tractor that Bill drove at the show. It almost got away from Bill when he hit the throttle hard and it went into a wheelie while moving. It has Chevy Valves, Alky carb, bada** sound and power, high compression, etc.

I was amazed at the tractor when I saw it run..

Charlie

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OK..... I "found" a picture:

CIMG0286.jpg

I can't help with any details, nor can I verify that this is indeed one of the "factory" puller kits.

B) now thats a wheelhorse puller thanks for the picture TT

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I believe the H-D (Sportster) powered puller at the 2008 WHCC show might have been one of the kit tractors. Can anyone back me up on that?

There was a ton of pics of it floating around..... but none were mine. B)

you are correct TT

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