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September Tractor of the Month-1985 to Present

Vote for your favorite !!  

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  1. 1. Vote For Your Favorite

    • Timo4352's 310
      5
    • Kenb's 417
      6
    • Whfan74's 522xi
      1
    • Kaiser's GT1600
      2
    • Tankman's 520
      4
    • BuckRancher's 314 50th Anniversary Edition
      3
    • RMCIII's 518xi
      0
    • 312 Hydro's 312
      4
    • Slammer302's 308
      1


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I'll start it off with my new toy.

It aint gonna win but I like it.

1985 310-8

Hey if nobody else enters anything I could win by default! :ychain:

Tim

 

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I guess I'll throw my hat in the ring. From this to this in 8 hrs flat. I know I have at least one doubter out there but it can be done, and this tractor does look nice. I don't even know what yr. it is, don't care. (1985?) She has almost 2000 hrs on the clock and still purrs like a kitten. I cut at least an acre of grass a week with it, haul firewood,pull the sweeper, all the kinds of things Wheel Horse's were meant to do she does no problem. No trailer queen here, just an honest hard workin refurb.

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Complete with an AMC sweeper!

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Well it is nothing real fancy but it is my worker.  Love, love, love this machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

2000 522xi with a 60" deck.  Has power steering, cruise control, tilt steering and is one beast of a snow plowing machine.

 

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i'll try mine this month, even though it's an 84 i didn't think it fit in with last months c-series.

 

84 workhorse gt1600 repainted red by the previous owner. it's my wannabe 416-8 lol.

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Grandson loves our '90 520-8, don't we all!

 

The renovation bits 'n pieces still in progress but the Horse performs.

 

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After viewing the entries, my '90 520-8 included, I had to add just one more.

 

My '85 416-8 is a champion Stallion too! Loves the snow and turf grasses too!

 

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I guess I will add my 1996 314-8 50th anniversary model

she's a worker and mostly original I added a seat lift and 520 rims with 23x10.50x12 super lugs and three rib fronts tires

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Brian

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I guess I will add my 1996 314-8 50th anniversary model

she's a worker and mostly original I added a seat lift and 520 rims with 23x10.50x12 super lugs and three rib fronts tires

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Brian

Great lookin' Horse Brian! One item needs attention though, just don't like the decals.

 

Better PM the Vinyl Guy!  :ychain:

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Ok. Since 1 XI has entered. Make it 2. Way better GT's have already entered. Older and really look great. Here it is. 1998 518xi - just over 180hrs.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Guess I'm old enough (66) to say, "I'm all pre-TORO."

 

The XI's just don't appeal to me. Look kind of MTD'ish. Are the headlamps bulbs? I've seen a few with bulbs where grass buildup behind the lenses was ugly or whatever.

 

I'm well settled into the all steel fenders, hoods, no TORO decals. Before changing the decals on my '90 520-8 it was a little embarrassing to show the Horse in public. Now I need to find a steering wheel center, non-TORO.  :angry-chillpill:

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Submitting the 1991 312H Bought it new,rebuilt it in 2011 with inspiration provided by this forum.

 

Here's before-

 

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Here's after-

 

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You can read about my rebuild here-

I see that for some reason ,pictures are missing until post #36. Here is the link to those pictures-http://s7.photobucket.com/user/thebrnas/library/?sort=3&page=1

Just pick any folder labeled 312H ,I took quite a few pics to document the rebuild and it made it very easy to reassemble.

There's also the "Infamous Roll Over" here-

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Great work Rich, the images tell the story. A Perfectionist!

 

I remember the infamous rollover and thought to myself, "Ouch!"

 

Nice to see no fatalities, Horse is up too. Thanks.  :)

 

PS. The Vinyl Guy has great decals for the finishing touch.

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good look'n tractors.

 

brian, i hope you mowed after you took those pics. :ychain:

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Guess I'm old enough (66) to say, "I'm all pre-TORO."

 

The XI's just don't appeal to me. Look kind of MTD'ish. Are the headlamps bulbs? I've seen a few with bulbs where grass buildup behind the lenses was ugly or whatever.

 

I'm well settled into the all steel fenders, hoods, no TORO decals. Before changing the decals on my '90 520-8 it was a little embarrassing to show the Horse in public. Now I need to find a steering wheel center, non-TORO.  :angry-chillpill:

 

Kinda know what you are referring to. I feel the same with the new "Steiger" named Case IH tractors. The HP may very well be there, but the look, lines, ect. is just not to my likings. As for the fenders, XI's are all steel. Nothing plastic about them that I have found.<Really. The lights are bulbs. Xenon actually. I have not had the difficulties of getting the grass build up in mine. Seems that the bracket, that sits behind the lenses, may the missing link as to why it was happening with others.

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I would have to say me and my dads 308-8 is the little horse that could kinda the under dog of compared to it big bothers with magnum 8hp. but we work it hard when we got it someone tried to overhaul the motor and then left it sitting outside. now its back to work dad breaks it I fix it.

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You'll have to have this contest again someday :handgestures-fingerscrossed:....My 1985 310-8 is in the process of a rebuild right now!   :tools-hammerdrill:

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THIS IS 1999 314-8 I BOUGHT A USED IN 2007. IT NOW HAS 300 HOURS ON IT. I DO NOTHING BUT MOW GRASS WITH IT. IT IS A GREAT TRACTOR

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Congrats Tim. That's a nice looking Wheel Horse! :handgestures-thumbupright: :handgestures-thumbupright:

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