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Found 19 results

  1. Bobbi Barroso

    Transmission fluid

    I accidentally added a 1/2 quart of SAE 30 in the transmission, is it ok or do I need to drain it out?
  2. Jackson3


    The 310-8 I bought new in 1994, the c100 I rebuilt the 10 hp with new valves,rod,piston and rings at .010 over, split trans and checked gears and bearings all good. The c81 I rebuilt the mower deck,bearings and belt, split trans checked gears and bearings all good. The dozer blade, 310-8 are original, the tiller I rebuilt,
  3. Hey folks - first timer and I love my new-to-me Wheel Horse. I just picked up a late 80s 310-8 with 42" deck and 17cu.ft. dump cart. It is in okay shape, and after performing 20 years worth of preventative maintenance last weekend it purrs like a kitten and is getting smoother. Previously, I had a 1984 Deutz Allis 917H 48" that was just too big and heavy to use at my house; I used it at my grandmas to mow her 2 acre lot. After grandma passed away, I didn't have much use for it. The brakes were lousy, it leaked from everywhere and was just plain worn out so I gave it away. I took a terrifying trip down my back slope on that tractor and that is when I learned a few things - those things aren't built for steep hills, hydro+open rear axle+one pedal=no brakes, they can roll over three times (without deck) land on their wheels, stay running and drive right back up the hill. I heat my house almost entirely with firewood for the past eight seasons. The hobby of getting the wood (usually helping neighbors cut down dead trees) has made me a lot of friends and I truly enjoy doing it. I really enjoy the challenge of all of it, and I keep telling my children that it builds their character. Every year the Misses allows me to buy a few items to help make the job easier. I bought this tractor mostly to help in all ways of moving logs out of other peoples back yards to the truck/trailer and then into my backyard for processing. It has already done great with a 1ft diameter x 50ft tall maple from my neighbors house. In the past I have used a lot of winching equipment to get the logs where I need them, but this is often very time consuming and impractical to use anywhere but my own two acre hillside. Sometimes in the course of this work, I run into some challenging terrain and that is where I'm looking for advice to do a few mods to make this beast more capable. I also want to live and not die from a tractor accident like most normal people. Since I don't have a lot of experience with using a tractor for this purpose, I thought I would ask for y'all's help. For the purists - I don't intend to make any permanent mods. Feel free to vote for or against any of these and add your own to the list if you'd like. I don't intend on spending much on this tractor until it passes a shakedown period - the engine oil was low and dirty and the trans was low and a pretty milkshake brown. Improvements felt immediately after changing both. Mods: 1. Tire chains - should be a massive improvement over the plain turf tires. Already ordered a set. 2. Ag tires - never felt an improvement on the deutz when I switched, are they worth it? I only used that thing on grass though - so my experience may not matter. 3. Front weights - Why would I need them? Because trailer? 4. wheel weights or filling the tires or both For safety concerns and tips: 1. Am I safer without the deck pulling logs or will the extra weight be a benefit? 2. Should I keep the deck on for navigating grassy hills 3. Is my thinking wrong and it is potentially safer to make the tractor lighter rather than heavier Maintenance help: Sometimes the trans has a little trouble getting into gear. I am always at a full stop when shifting, but I have to carefully do the "gentle wiggle" to get it into gear sometimes. I experience no grinding, but I've noticed that if I let my foot off the clutch a little helps it slip into gear. Can an adjustment be made or is this SOP? Seems more affected when not on flat ground. Thanks for all your help and I look forward to our discussion.
  4. Evil Archer 300


    Yesterday I filled the Rear wheels with RV Antifreeze, Got the wheel Weights on and mounted the plow. Today Grading the 1500 ft Driveway. I'm impressed the new Eaton 1100 pushed like a bear. The Hydro lift is great. For the last 12 years I've been doing all the work here with the 310-8. Huge difference, When I bought this Tractor it was in tough shape all rusty and no maintenance. After some sandblasting ,Paint and a new Hydro I love it
  5. 1989 Wheel Horse 310-8 Lawn Tractor for sale. Engine is a Magnum Kohler 10 HP. Overall the tractor and accessories are in good running condition. Engine starts every time. New battery. It is currently set up for winter use. I also have all the original manuals for the tractor and attachments. Includes the following attachments / accessories: 37" side discharge mower deck 37" mower rear grass bagger (5 bushel) 48" dozer blade 42" single stage snow thrower Wheel Horse Snow Cab - (rare and hard to find) Wheel weights Tire chains The only reason I am selling is we are moving to a milder climate and smaller house. Please email if interested or for more information. Thanks for looking!
  6. Bought this 310-8 for $100 came with a plow but no engine. Just want to put in the cheap HF $99 Predator 6.5hp. Searched on here and found that people have done this but I cant really find any information on what they needed to do to get it to work. Looks like about a 2" engine plate since the height of the PTOs are different and the mounting bolt locations are different. Besides that, any more tips or pointers? Just making this into a cheap plow tractor, I saw the linkage below the 310-8 is not like below my 312-8. It does not have a chain lift and just a straight bar. I mounted the blade to my 312-8 and it worked fine. Guessing the bar is so I can push down on the blade if need be? Is this something included in the plow package I missed before? Any insight there?
  7. Hi all: I am new to this forum and would appreciate any help you can give me on this. I have a Wheel Horse 310-8 that runs well and mows well. However, one of the front tires went flat the other day. There are no lug nuts on the wheel. It appears that it may be attached with some sort of pressure seal, but frankly, I really can't tell how it is attached so I can't figure out how to get it off so I can repair the tire. The only things I can see on the wheel are the grease fitting, a cap which is filled with grease, and the tire valve stem. Any thoughts or direction you can give me on this will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  8. This Toro Wheelhorse 310-8 has a 50" belly grader blade and a 42" rear discharge mower deck (not shown in the photos). I am the original owner, and bought it new in 1993. The tractor is in very good condition overall. The right rear tire has a slow leak - could probably use new tires all around. The parking brake does not work, but that is the only problem I know of. The Kohler Magnum motor doesn't smoke, doesn't use oil, runs great. The last few years I have used it only for grading my gravel drive, but we are moving to a new house that doesn't require the drive to be maintained. Includes all original manuals for the tractor, mower, motor, and blade.
  9. Hey guys, I'm sure the answer is somewhere on this site but for the life of me I can't find it. I have an '89 Wheel Horse 310-8 (210K806) and my mowing deck is 0542MR04. I need the belt that connects the two. The one that goes from the engine/mule drive (?) down to the deck. It kept poppin off. I thought I finally had it set right but then it came off again and I ran over it. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance. Dan.
  10. Joey_S

    Wheel Horse Stuff

    37 inch deck, no holes, works well 6 inch front wheels and tires, good condition, tires hold air left and right front spindles (long, 3/4 inch,) Seat (good condition, small tears in corners covered with black tape) rear tire chains all off of 310-8 first $100 takes all, pick up only.
  11. Hi everyone. Newbie to the forum here and newbie to Wheel Horse. Just picked up a 310-8 about an hour from home off Craigslist. She runs and drives and makes the snow blower spin. Came with side and rear discharge decks, snow blower, chains, wheel weights, and the mule drive (thanks Walt!) I'll be lurking around and searching the forums for info, but if there's anything anyone wants to share I'd be glad to hear it.
  12. r1jakecfd

    WH 310-8 Frame

    Hi Guys, I'm looking for a WH 310-8 frame in good working condition. It's for a 1988, 310-8 tractor. I live in Eastern MA. Thanks, John
  13. I have a 1992 310-8. Yesterday the engine started dying when I engaged the PTO (mowing) . I finished mower with my pusher. Don't want to do that again! Anyway I am trying to troubleshoot and understand I can 'jump' the seat safety switch to diagnose (only). Where is the switch or the plug located? What size wire do I need? If the seat switch is ok, can I do the same with the PTO switch? BTW, the belt moves the mower by hand when the mower is off
  14. Doing some yard cleanup today & put my 310-8 loader tractor to use. My wife got the shot of me in the dog pen with the corny smile....notice the hat? I had a pretty decent load of lime stone rocks in the bucket & wanted to see how bad the steering would be....not bad. Once I upgrade the front tires & add the gear reduction steering I got from Kelly it should be really nice. I picked up the Kwik-Way at Steve Myers Service in OH, friend & member Nick857 let me know about it. The weight box came from another friend & member, Derek Workman. The 310-8 was one I gave my dad years ago to mow & plow snow with. He's not able to do the work anymore so I brought it home last summer. It's all dialed in now...well except the front tires & eventually the easy steer. Should be real handy with snow removal, mulch, river stone & whatever else needs done. Maybe build a set of forks for it next spring too?
  15. I have a wheel horse 310-8 and I'm really interested in restoring it. I would love to repaint it and make it look original but I don't have a paint gun. Any ideas?
  16. Hi, Im Tim and somehow I have ended up with a pair of Wheel Horses. Thanks for the information you post here, I find myself searching these forums often for help. The tractors: The 310-8 has 278 hrs on it but hasn't run in many years, mice were living in it and ate the wiring harness and it had some exposure to the elements and has a lot of peeling paint and some rust issues. I bought it for $200 with the idea of restoring it but it turns out that parts aren't so easy to find and a running 414-8 came up for sale that had a 48 inch deck that looks like new so I picked that up. The 414-8 needs some work as well. I will post pictures in this thread and hope to get some idea of what I am up against in trying to keep the 414 alive. I have found that quite a few parts from the 310 fit on the 414 so I have begun using the 310 as a donor. Here is the 310-8 it is from 1990: Here is the 414-8:
  17. The lower steering bracket has broken on my 1993 WH 310-8. I hit a tree while turning and the left ear that attaches to the frame has sheered off. The local Toro dealer wanted $97 including shipping. A guy at work has offered to weld it for me. Will remove and try to weld it. Not sure if it is cast iron or steel. Any advise? Anyone else have this issue ever? I'll post an update next week to let people know how it turns out.
  18. I need some guidance. I have a 310-8, and I am setting it up to plow snow this winter for the first time. I will buy chains and put them on. I am also shopping for wheel weights. Do I need to get Wheel Horse Wheel Weights or will another brand work? I have seen some used weights on CL and found Craftsman weights at Sears. Will any weights with a 12 inch diameter work? What do I need to do? Thanks
  19. razu

    another newbie

    Ok so im another new guy on here, although ive been somewhat of a stalker for a while started out lookin for somthing a little tougher as i keep rippin trannys and rear gears outta mowers ,i have pretty rough/hilly yard but after lurkin around here i can see this goin to another level!!! I just bought a 310-8 model 21-10k806 yesterday I think original 42" deck from 1989 and i would like to find a backup belt or at least part# mine looks a bit rough Thanks Rusty