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Here is my 1977 C-160 in mid-restoration. She purrs like a kitten. They don't sell blades for this deck anymore (as far as I could find) so I bought some close and had a machine shop drill the extra holes to make them fit. I should see tomorrow how well that works out.
I'm in SE TX, looking for garden plow and tiller attachments for this sweet girl.
Hope you enjoy the pics!
By Red Horse 76
Formerly a John Deere owner, I recently purchased a 1976 C120 Wheel Horse tractor.
I was looking for something more heavy duty. The JD was basically a lawn tractor.
I tried plowing and snow blowing with it, but it just couldn't handle it.
So I found someone with an older Wheel Horse. I went to see it and it was in really good shape for a 40 year old tractor.
The best thing was that it came with a snow blower that looks like it was hardly used. It was like 5 degrees out when I went to look at it and the engine was stone cold.
Choked it, turned the key and she fired right up. Sold !
I brought it home and checked it all out. it was all there and working great. So I decided to tear it down and restore it before I start using it for the season.
It did not come with a mower deck but i was able to find one 2 hours away. I will be restoring that next.
So it already had a new battery,fresh oil and new spark plug and wire.
I stripped it down and cleaned, prepped and painted everything. I used Krylon Super Maxx Gloss Banner Red. Really good match.
I also used gloss white for the rims and gloss black for a few things. I used Rustoleum high heat black on the head and exhaust.
4 new tires were installed. Hi Run WD1043 16x6.5-8 on the front and Carlisle Tru Power 23x8.5-12 on the rear. I found a new seat from Northern Tool which fit perfectly.
It is a high back Kubota tractor seat model 53,000bk. $99.00. I mounted a winch that I bought at Harbor freight under the rear seat pan.There was a dummy plug in the dash already so install was easy.I made 2 diamond plate foot pieces. The aluminum rods were removed and polished also.
I think it came out really good and now I have a great old tractor to snow blow in the winter and take care of my yard in the summer.
Just thought I would share with all you Wheel Horse lovers.