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This is my 1981 DC-105 "Black Hood" that has been re-powered with a Carroll Stream 10 hp single cylinder diesel engine. It is one of the good Yanmar clone engines and still sold today by them. The restoration and repower with a custom exhaust stack was done by another RS member. At that time it was completely gone through. It has a custom stainless steel plate in place of the recoil starter.I have added about 5-1/2 hours on the engine. Changes I have made since obtaining it have been: a Tiny Tach diesel tachometer, extension on the oil drain plug, new decals by Terry, stainless eye bolts to use as tie downs when being trailered, and painting the wheels silver.
The only work it has been used for is pulling my tow-behind spreader. The other hours have been just riding around the neighborhood. The nameplate is just on with double-sided tape.
It can be delivered to the show this week on Friday or Saturday.
The last two weeks we have been splitting time between our new home in VA, and finishing the little to-do projects before going on the market with our MD house. Juno has been helping me navigate the drive! It must be the breed as she stood by my shoulder for looking out the windshield most of the way for the 181 mile trip. Mrs. Sailor has to drive by herself.
Whittling the collection of tractors has been an interesting exercise. Different scenarios of equipment needed depended on which house would be our new one. Properties that we looked at ranged from 3-1/4 acres down to 0.4 acre, which is what we chose. After the choice was made in January, I have been divesting of the equipment that was used on our current wooded two acres. With only four trees compared to our grove of over 300, the log splitter, chainsaws, chipper/shredder, etc have been sold off. The primary tractors at the MD house have been my three 5xi. But I have decided that my three Black Hoods are better suited to the new house. Ironically the 1980 C-145 will become the primary mower at the new house - and the 1998 518xi will move on to another owner. The C-145 will receive a rebuilt engine and general refurbishment. In the meantime one of the other two Black Hoods will temporarily take over.
Happy Easter fellow Horse Junkies! I am not happy with my Raider 10 after I swapped out the Lauson for a K181. Its not so much the difference in power between the 10hp and the 8hp, its the fact that my other 2 tractors are a Bronco 14 and a 416 8 Onan. I hop on the Raider and even though its the most mechanically sound and aesthetically pleasing tractor, it has the least cajones. I have a low hour 14hp Magnum sitting around that I was saving as a backup but I think I want to drop it in the Raider. Anyone make this type of swap before? Anything that makes it not doable or ill advisable? As always I appreciate the input and your time in answering. Happy Easter!
Can any one tell me what this is, other than just a Wheel Horse? The identification badging is missing, unless I am missing where it may be. The engine is a 14 horse Kohler, it is a hydro (both drive and deck lift), but other than that I am not sure about year/ model/ type of hydro drive/ if the hydro drive is one I can tap into for other hydraulic attachments such as lifts (3 point), etc...
Thank you in advance to all you WH guru's,
P.S.-Is there a good way to get the steering wheel off without breaking it as I have another good one on the machine next to it.