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About D_Mac

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    Wheel Horse 308-8 and a REO RR65 Skiff
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    Rochester NY

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  1. D_Mac

    My first horse! C-100

    Welcome to the club. Wont be long now until you get your second one !
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    Restore or not

    Well I too like them original. Like they say in the motorcycle community is ... " paint and chrome dont get you home". I would spend the time and money on mechanics. Welcome to Red Square
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    New and looking for help

    Wow nice collection you have there! I still see some empty space where this little Skiff can slip right in. You can always tell the wife that you got this one for her < wink wink nudge nudge>. I spoke with the fella at A-Z he thinks he might have a tranny off an A50. He is going to call me back. My offer stands though, if you wanted to make the trip and take it home < for your wife of course> Im willing to part with it. If I repair it Im not so sure. I will add it to my collection of 1 making it 2..lol Hey you gotta start somewhere. I bet at one time you just had 2 in that garage of yours. Sad thing is my garage is so small 2 is 1 to many. Whats even sadder is that I live in the city have no use for either one I mow my lawn with a dare I say.......a push mower. I bought the 308-8 because it was in such nice original shape and my buddy was always telling me how great Wheel Horses are. Well now I know why. I also now why they say you cant stop at one. They are like tattoos. You get your first one and you want another. Here is a photo of my 308. Runs great. Only thing I cant figure out is when I engage the blades the belt wobbles like crazy. dosnt come off but wobbles a lot. Tightened and untightened the mule and no help. Mine isnt as shiney as yours, needs a good cleaning can I ask what you use on them . What kind of degreaser.... wax.... what do you use on the tires... etc
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    New and looking for help

    I did not know that about the year and horse power in the model number. I thought you wanted to come pick up mine and park it in your garage ! Looks like there is plenty of room there for another one. I am on the fence as to what to do with it. I know I personally wont be able to repair it. I have a very good friend who is willing to crack it open to see what he can see. With my limited knowledge and experience maybe I should pass it on to someone else before I make matters worse. As you can tell from the photos it is in excellent condition. Original paint, tires, and seat. Fires right up after one or two pulls. When I get a chance im going to pick up a dolly to set it on so I can at least roll it around the garage floor. I would love to find a working transmission from someone and swap them out. In the mean time it still looks cool just sitting there but ..... Horses are meant to run!!
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    1986 312-8 pto belt coming off

    I have a question. I have a 308-8. My belt dosnt come off but it wobbles pretty good when engaged. Making the belt tighter or looser dosnt seem to help. Belt is brand new. Is that normal ?
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    New and looking for help

    Well if you are in the area Don it could happen. But I am afraid thats all mine is good for is being parked ! Sad to because when I took it form the guys barn it ran and drove fine. I loaded it on the truck stopped by a friends house to show him my great find. We took it off the truck my friend got on it and drove it like 50 yards an it stopped. Engine still runs great, it looks great, it just dosnt move so great. I have another friend who is willing to take it apart over this winter and see what he can find it is at his garage now. Like i said its in to nice shape not to fix but I could see it parked next to yours as well. Yours is a little differant is it an RR47?
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    Rugged Horse

    Well as they say in the motorcycle community .... " Paint and chrome don't get you home"
  8. D_Mac

    Barn Find 1965 REO RR65

    Fresh out of the barn, not even cleaned up yet. Was running and driving but needs a little transmission work. Hope to have it repaired soon.
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    REO RR65 Transmission

    Looking for a working transmission for a 1965 REO Rear Engine rider. To good not to fix. Let me know what you have.
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    New and looking for help

    I am not sure as to what else uses the same transmission. I believe its 5050 or 5056. Maybe someone else knows?
  11. D_Mac

    New and looking for help

    I want to thank everyone for the welcomes and advice. I am not sure if I want to try to open it up and maybe do some more damage. I just dont feel comfortable in that so If anyone out there has a spare tranny im interested. The machine is just to nice not to get fixed. Took a good look at everything today and it all seems to be in order underneath. I knocked the roll pin out on the shifter to make sure the lever was moving all the way in and all the way out. It seemed ok and I could feel it knock into each gear but no luck getting the wheels to move.
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    New and looking for help

    No there are no safty switches. Not the blades either. The transmission is locked up. Hate to crack it open without any experience. Also I dont think there is any gear oil. There are just zerk fittings for grease. Is that possible?
  13. D_Mac

    New and looking for help

    No all the belts are fine. It does not roll. My friend was driving it and he stopped to engage the blades and thats when it decided not to move again. I can shift the lever easily between high neut and low but the rear wheels do not spin. The machine is in such great shape. It didnt get much use. Sat unused in a barn for many years. It even still has the little paper label around where you put the gas in. All original
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    New and looking for help

    No it is not the parking brake. I can shift it and feel it move into all 3 positions but the wheels do not move. I can even start the engine depress the pedal for reverse and forward and wont budge. I don't want to take it all apart having no experience in transmissions but I guess thats how you get the experience! Pretty much all the parts inside the tranny are discontinued so I really hoping it is something easy.
  15. Hey guys looking for help on this little horse I picked up the other day. It is an RR65 in very nice condition. I bought it off a older gentleman who had it in his barn a number of years. When I picked it up I was amazed at how nice it was and that it ran so well. He drove it around over to my truck and I loaded it up paid him and off I went. I had to stop at a friend of mine to show him what I just got. We took it off the truck he got on drove it like 50 yards and it stopped. UGHHhhh. Now the rear wheels are locked up and it wont roll. Anyone have experience in these transmissions? There is only high gear low gear and neutral. You depress the clutch half way to shift from those forward gears and push the pedal all the way down for reverse. If anyone can help or has an old 5056 transmission laying around I would like to hear from you. Thanks