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Wheel Horse 953 Diesel Plow Tractor

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Looking good James:handgestures-thumbupright:

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:text-coolphotos:          That is quit nice. I would think you will need to have one machined to fit your needs, the "3L" for the hydraulic lift pump and a 5/8 for the drive is not a stock configuration. Chances are you will need to space the belt guard out a little too. Another option would be a "2B" pulley for the engine and a "B" belt to the pump, but that would move the belt guard out a bunch.

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There is plenty of room for a wider belt and pulley. The belt shroud sits out pretty far. So I'm thinking of buying the two pulleys I need then cutting and welding them how I need them. Just have a little more measuring to do before I order the pulleys. 

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2 hours ago, Shynon said:

Looking good James:handgestures-thumbupright:

I Agree...Looking good James...:)

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Looking forward to seeing that at Le Sueur this year! :thumbs: 

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Looks good, hope you put a brace on that tall stack!   The cast alum block isnt gonna like all that weight hung off of the exhaust manifold area!      Cant wait to see video of it rolling coal pulling that plow.    Mike

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7 hours ago, JamesC-120 said:

There is plenty of room for a wider belt and pulley. The belt shroud sits out pretty far. So I'm thinking of buying the two pulleys I need then cutting and welding them how I need them. Just have a little more measuring to do before I order the pulleys. 

Hope you are an accomplished welder, heat will do some crazy things to steel.  

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4 hours ago, CasualObserver said:

Looking forward to seeing that at Le Sueur this year! :thumbs: 

Better yet lets see it this fall at our little plow day.

Don't remember if that one still has the bevel gear. I'm going to pull mine out of the 1054 and put in an 8 pinion.

 

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2 hours ago, Shynon said:

Better yet lets see it this fall at our little plow day.

Don't remember if that one still has the bevel gear. I'm going to pull mine out of the 1054 and put in an 8 pinion.

 

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Yes I did swap out for an 8 pinion. 

 

Also I took apart a punch of the PTO and the belt shrouds and decided I will just leave the 1/2" belt for now because it will require some trimming of some metal. I don't really want to do that so I will just see what happens. I am going to get a really nice heavy duty belt from a shop near my house. They have really good belts. The next thing I'm debating if I should do or not is the trans under a hard load with pop out of 3rd gear. I won't be plowing in 3rd gear but when going up hills I have to be careful or I will go flying down backwards if I don't have my foot on the clutch. It has happened. To fix that though I will have to pull apart the transmission that I just rebuilt last year but it does have a leak in the main seal so I may be doing that soon. 

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5 minutes ago, elcamino/wheelhorse said:

@JamesC-120 What brand Diesel and HP do you have in the 953 ?

It is a Chinese 10hp and mine was made by Keepler and a guy had a couple pallets of them and sold them for $350 brand new so my friend and I bought two. 

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James, the 953 looks great! What size and brand rear tires do you have on it? They look great!

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2 minutes ago, Borncountry10 said:

James, the 953 looks great! What size and brand rear tires do you have on it? They look great!

The rear tires are Carlisle farm specialist. They are 7-14. The rims are from Miller tire and are identical to the original rims but 14". 

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If you ever take a video of this one plowing, I want to see it! This is a very interesting custom to me...

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