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  1. 16 points
    Looking at all the WHs set up for winter i got to wondering how much they all have to do. There is some impressive equipment out there..520s with 2 stage blowers and cabs etc. I get by with a Charger 12 on Plow duty and an Electro 16 with a short chute single stage blower. ( I have a back Blade on my DC3 Case but haven't used it much in the last few years. Hard getting on and off to re-angle the blade and having to twist around to see what you are doing, Horses are easier.) The yellow circle to the extreme right is where the horses spend their "off" season. Looked at google map and figured out the old Horses have to clear about 1,150 linear feet. Road down to the barn (larger yellow circle). Then in front of workshop and around to the basement door on the end of the house so the L107 can haul in coal and take out ash. The barn is about 35 feet lower than the house and the open fields mean your plowed path gets refilled frequently. The two horses cleared that whole thing last year after the blizzard dropped about 28". Also real men don't use cabs
  2. 10 points
    Just got back to the " civilized world" after spending 4days with my BIL in his new cabin high atop the Appalachian Mts. No electric or cell phone service. Access by 6X6 Polaris Ranger. Main menu was left over turkey, deer sausage and the latest batch of shine.
  3. 6 points
    Oh my Ed.... sounds like my past week! No phones no Internet just woods and hunting! Know you won't mind the pics...nothing special as far as horns but I am a meat hunter. We ended up with 4 on the buck pole.
  4. 5 points
    We know what you are getting from Santa! Back in '15 when I joined RS I had three horses ... needless to say I have 12 + now! and I'm not counting the vertical shafts anymore. ...Round hoods & RS will do that to a fella! Only way I can keep decent track of them with having to take my shoes off! Going to see a collector who is selling so may be I can skip the unlucky 13!?!?!?
  5. 4 points
    I burn very, very, very old wood (at least I think it was wood at one time...)
  6. 4 points
    The C120 had it's turn doing yard work today pulling the yard sweeper.
  7. 4 points
    Thanks guys. 53 now but feel great. This site and all the great people on it, and of course my Wheel Horses make me feel good. Cleat
  8. 4 points
    WTG Jim. I gotta ask though, did that buck try to rip off your right leg.
  9. 4 points
    Wow. That is a lot of great information to try to get through. This is how i did my tractors . I started with transmission then engine then frame. Transmission (remove finder) Check hubs bolts and hex bolts that hold hub to axle. Inspect axle seals Raise transmission up and use jack stands Drain transmission oil Check shift boot for damage (most are) Flush trans with diesel fuel run 5 mins if possible let set for 1 hour then drain. Refill with 80/90 gear oil. Engine (remove hood) Change oil 10w30 Check points or replace and replaced wire up to coil. Replace spark plug Remove head. clean carbon, check for flat or worn .replace with new head gasket. Remove carburetor, remove bowl and spray or soak to clean all jets and passageways.( Do not Replace filter and foam until after its started last) Remove the breather plate clean and check valve adjustment then replace. Check choke and throttle cables. Replace carburetor . Frame Remove all electrical connector one at a time and clean with sand paper each . then electric grease each one. wires check for broken or bare spots or replace if bad with same color wire. Grease all fittings until old grease is expelled. Remove front wheels clean out old grease and repack with fresh grease. Check brake seal and lining. Remove gas tank clean out with soap and water. Replace gas lines and filter to carburetor. Then I put gas in tank full tank. Replaced finder removed jacks try to start. I spray gas in carb a couple times to get gas moving through lines. When it starts on its own I put filter on carburetor and reinstall hood. THIS IS WHAT I DID TO MY B80. I know there's more I forgot but it will get you up and safely running.
  10. 4 points
    Here are photos of my DC-105 with a Carroll Stream 10 hp diesel. Actually the stack is about the same height as my face when driving it and doesn't bother me. I do have the tip pointed slightly forward and out. I wear ear protection with everything now, as I have a case of tinnutis from the noise of the enginerooms and FD days.
  11. 3 points
    I figure a lot of you guys are like me with the tractors and other interests. I am wondering how many of you guys like chainsaws,splitters and the whole firewood scene. I like to go on arboristsite once in awhile and learn some new things. I have a Stihl MS250 and an Echo 330EVL along with my John Deere splitter ( made by Didier). I like having the security of knowing I have a way to keep my family warm if the power went out for whatever reason. I have plenty stacked already and just split this pile in the last two days. My wife says I'm obsessed with my wood!
  12. 3 points
    Really nice c-145 that's was restored years back . Runs well. All brand new tires firestone fronts . Has all 4 original wheel weights . You will not be disappointed very nice machine .high back seat is Perfect . $1450 (860) 681-3610. Possible trades rj/suburban
  13. 3 points
    i got the snow blower tires on front of 753. i forgot about these rims. i recently got a sears gt14 and well in process of getting things gathered up i figured i would take the goodyears turfs that was on these rims and put them on the sears and use rims with the snowblower tires. i am not sure what model wheel horse these rims went to but hey a few washers to spacer them out and they look good and grip good true test will be in snow. took 3 pulls to fire up this 1958 k160 kohler today. runs really good
  14. 3 points
    Funny thing is, I have a bunch of them but I don't even burn wood. An old Homelite Super XL-12 takes care of any cutting duty whenever it's necessary. No plastic for me but no cutting all day either.
  15. 3 points
    Once the frigid winter weather sets in I will be in there building a coffee table and pair of end tables from some black walnut we harvested on our property. Probably a TV stand too, the one we have now is oak and won't match then, My wife wants everything to match!
  16. 3 points
    Picked up a project the other day that had a sticker on it for "Dombrowski's Sales and Service, Florida, NY. They are still in business as a Toro dealer. http://www.dombrowskis.com/about.html The founders sold the business to their mechanic a couple of years ago and he kept the name. This project will retain it's work clothes and I will send them pictures when it is ready. Our Story Check out our article in the Florida Focus! (Page 7) The Dombrowski's Lawn & Garden Center Difference Dombrowski's is a company that has always been family-oriented. The business has been a staple part of the community since the 1950's. Since changing ownership at the beginning of 2015, new owners Mike and Amy have been thrilled to see many returning faces and have made it our mission to continue growing and improving. We offer a great variety of power equipment services ranging from basic maintenance to heavy repair. With competitive rates and efficient service times, we’ll give you the best value for your money and have you back up and running in no time! We believe in treating our customers fairly because we want your business now, as well as in the future. When you decide to shop local, you're supporting your friends and neighbors. Keep more money in the towns you love by thinking local first! We are proud to be a part of this community and we look forward to serving you for years to come! Home About Brands Services Used Equip. Contact
  17. 3 points
    I have enough oak and poplar scraps left over from building out utility room cabinets that I can heat my shop most of the winter. Mine is a 10" Craftsman!
  18. 3 points
    Locked n loaded, bring on the white stuff...
  19. 3 points
  20. 2 points
    With all the stack posts, here is my Commando 8's exhaust set up right now. Nice and quiet and blows the fumes foward and away. But, I am getting the itch for one of those chrome turnout style exhaust stacks/muffler set ups. I have another flange mount for the diesel engine that is just a pipe nipple, so I can do something similar. Just have to make sure I am not riding in a plume of diesel exhaust. Mike the Aspie.
  21. 2 points
    On the carb quite a few of us get the cheap knock off carb commonly found on Many here have had good results with them. Just search on k301 carburetor and you should find hoards of them. Double check to make sure you order on with the correct choke lever/configuration. A K301 will be a 12 HP but the tractor model number you gave suggests a K241 or 10 HP. No matter carb is the same, somebody did an engine swap?
  22. 2 points
    Finally got around to installing one of the stacks I bought off @Aldon (thanks again!) at Stevebo's meet/greet. These are the smaller sized ones built by Bud Andews...perfect for a short frame tractor like my Commando 8. The old muffler looked ok but actually had rotted out on the bottom. The old exhaust pipe has been in the K181 since new so unthreading it was out of the question. I cut it off with a sawsall and then gingerly made two cuts on the inside till I could gently whack it with a chisel, collapse it and it then spun right out! Used a 6" nipple coming out of the block and a 3" for the vertical piece. Shot it all with hi-heat black and tightened it all up. Sounds great! Quieter than the old muffler, perfect for putting around shows.
  23. 2 points
    @cearles to Try http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/forum/141-wheelhorse-parts-and-more/ from our vendors section.
  24. 2 points
    I heated with wood for 12 years. Had an old blue XL12 Homelite, and an ax. Don't miss it a bit.... By the way, what's a log splitter...
  25. 2 points
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