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July 2013 - 1965-1979 (All models EXCEPT for D series)

Wheel Horse of the Month (July - 1965-1979 models exept D)  

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  1. 1. Vote for your favorite for Wheel Horse of the Month for July!!

    • Nylyon's C-160
      25
    • Lane Ranger's B-80
      3
    • octfst's B-145 Electrak with forklift
      2
    • Martin's 1057
      3
    • whfan74's Commando 8
      4
    • Terry & Andrew's L-157
      8
    • squonk's c-160
      2
    • formariz's Electro 12
      1
    • Racinbob's Commando 800
      2
    • jay in nc's C-161
      2
    • wh1257's Commando 8
      2
    • 55rj35jr's 500 special
      5


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Time to nominate your tractor for the July Wheel Horse of the month!
Please include at least one clear image, a short description and history, and any other information or stories you'd like to share.

A maximum number of twelve (12) nominations will be accepted until 7/22/13.
Voting will begin when either the maximum limit of nominations or the date has been reached.
The winner will be announced on 8/1/13

Current nomination models are anything from 1965-1979 (except the "D" models... those are coming later)

One entry per person, please.

Good luck! :handgestures-thumbup:

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My 1974 Wheel Horse B-80.  The work horse tractor of the house!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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My Spirit of 76 C-160. Smoked like a chimney when I first got it. A little Seafoam in the oil and working it hard cleared it up. It does all my mowing and most of the snow removal. Customized lift lever for one hand operation. Electric fuel pump installed. Killed the hydro pulling a fertilizer 3 yrs ago. Rebuilt with E-bay parts. Nice comfy seat. No tear downs on this tractor, just work. 817 hrs.

 

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Here is my 1969 Electro-12. We have a habit around here of naming everything and this one is affectionally named Kenny. Named Kenny because I got it in 2010 in a trade with Ken B. I still have in my mind the picture of Ken driving away with a basically empty trailer with only a little Suburban in it, while I had tractor and tractor implements basically falling off of my truck. I never got over the guilty feeling.

 

This is the work horse around here. Absolutely invaluable.Runs beautifully and starts every time.It has power and its fast. The entire property  is maintained with only this tractor.I now pull a gang mower with it instead of using the deck. Its major advantage however is plowing in the winter since the Hydro is easier and quicker to operate the plow than a regular set up. This is a machine that definitely changed how everything is done around here.Thanks again Ken.

 

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Here's a Commando 800 I rebuilt for my grandson. Pretty much stock except for a set of 22-750 rear tires from a 76 B80 and a seat bracket from an older Raider to allow for a bit more leg room. My Mother used this tractor since about 1980 until health issues forced her to stop. I hauled it down here to Florida to rebuild and then hauled it back to northern Indiana for my grandson. A sharp eye will notice quite a few tweaks done to it during the rebuilding process.

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I want to nominate my c161 8 speed. It was a P.O.S. when i bought it on E-BAY around 2005. It was painted med. metalic blue. & didn't run, I striped the paint ,rebuilt the engine, widened the rear wheels & put on new decals,  I know the ones on the hood are on the wrong side but too bad! I put a complete NOS. sleve hitch on it & it's my plow, disc, dirt tractor. one of my favorites! As you can see im not afraid to get it dirty or work it hard. thanks Jay In NC

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That's ten guys.... let's get two more in here and we'll open the voting!!

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My bad - I missed the date for tractors so I removed my post...  :)

 

Thanks!

Bill

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Here is my entry - a 1997 314-8 w/ 36 inch RD deck on it.

 

Thanks!

Bill

 

Sorry Bill... not qualified.  Those models are coming another month.  July is for 65-79 (non D-series) models only.

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here my wheel horses from 1968-1979

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1967 857 and 1975 c 120 hydro

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1968 commando 8

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Ok, we've hit our 12 nominees.....

 

Let the voting begin!!!

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Thank you all who voted for the tractor, it's a special machine for so many reasons and this just added another reason!

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Everyone of those are awesome. Living in SW Florida. ..I never see WH tractors other than mine. Thanks for showing them off!

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I feel your pain C-160 Auto. I had a barn full when we lived in Indiana. Had to sell everything because we decided to travel in our motorhome full time. That got old and we settled down here in central FL. It took me forever to find a Wheel Horse within a days drive. I was about to go up north and haul one down here then I finally found one in Pinellas county.

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I feel your pain C-160 Auto. I had a barn full when we lived in Indiana. Had to sell everything because we decided to travel in our motorhome full time. That got old and we settled down here in central FL. It took me forever to find a Wheel Horse within a days drive. I was about to go up north and haul one down here then I finally found one in Pinellas county.

 Yup, most everyone who moves to FL sells everything before they move down.  I got lucky and found my C-160 in Brandon 6 years ago.  Now if only I could find a tiller & plow close by.....hahahahahaha, yea right!

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