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Hi... Good following in Belgium... Factory for assembling B series and 100 RER's... Was built in Oevel and still there under the TORO banner.

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Hi,

Actually I've never seen a B-series wheelhorse for sale in Belgium. What you mean with RER's?

P-J from Belgium

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B-100, C-100 same thing. Andy (Wheeledhorseman) has one I believe... badged B-100. stickered C-100 !

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Hi.. B series is a formed sheet chassis... C series is the traditional gardening tractor with cast iron beam chassis.

From WH perspective, B series is a lawn tractor, gear box is Peerless. C series is Garden Tractor - I.e. ground engaging, where the full range

Of attachments can be fitted. :-)

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Hi,

I see now! I thought you ment B-100's. The formed sheet chassis like the B-111 and B-112 are plenty for sale over here. Rear engine riders also.

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B-100, C-100 same thing. Andy (Wheeledhorseman) has one I believe... badged B-100. stickered C-100 !

Ok so here it is.......(nearest to camera alongside my C-120 auto)

C100-2.jpg

and the Amnor ID plate

C100-5.jpg

In the US the model number 71-10K801 was a 1977 B-100 8 speed tractor but if assembled as a 71-10K8 in Belgium it was badged and marketed as a C-100. The C-100 model in the US had actually been dropped after 1975.

I hadn't given it a lot of thought till now and just assumed that it was a marketing strategy but having read this thread I suspect now it may have been to pave the way for the B-111 in 1978 at which point the B series became vertical shaft engined lawn tractors with a pressed steel chassis and Peerless transaxle. The Amnor B-100 badged as a C-100 was of course a traditional garden tractor with horizontal shaft Kohler and Unidrive transaxle.

Whatever the reason behind this masquerade it does kind of explain why you don't see many B-100 tractors in Europe. They hide behind a C-100 badge.

Hope this makes some sense.

Andy

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Hi ... Machines look good, B100 traditional gen tractor is relatively rare in Europe I think, I haven't come across many I must admit.

The B series vertical shaft was very popular and during the late '80's and '90's represented 30% - 35% of new sales... The unit that I really liked was the LCLT units produced (low cost lawn tractor), new chassis 212-5 & 212H using a Kawasaki engine, had an electric PTO....

Been restoring my 312-8 and using a new paint range, Farmline Paint.... They do Wheel Horse red, looks like the original red as well. I know we always used to suggest Ford Venetian Red as a near match for WH red... Trouble is my 36" RD mower has pitted shell... And guess these should be filled and smoothed over first before spraying... Any suggestions....? :-)

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I know the B's aren't universally accepted (not kohler syndrome) but my dads had a few, and the B-111 he has now for running around the garden starts on the first turn of the crank. The Briggs engine works great if not a little thirsty!

btw is that specific wh red? we are using international red as a close match...

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International Red will suffice, I know... as will Ford Ventian Red. I sell the Farmline Paint as the dist for the UK. What I did was supply the paint manufacturer a slither off of a Wheel Horse tractor and got them to match it. As a WH fan you'll probably know the change in colour from the old WH to the TORO WH red paints... At the end of the day -you pays your money and takes your choice, as the saying goes.

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Hi,

I also got two cans of old wheelhorse red from farmline. I'm not sure if I needed the new or old red but I don't like the old red that much.

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