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  1. The Tool Crib

    It stopped starting!

    Put a new battery in this old tractor and has been starting every time I turn the key and push the clutch pedal turn the key in and it would start. It would turn hard the first crank and then would start but now there's nothing. I jumped the solenoid and it would start that way. It has a new key switch and all the connections are tight. Any ideas ?
  2. First pic is the now. Second pic is when it was found in tall grass. Third pic is the tear down getting ready to sand and paint.
  3. The Tool Crib

    Light switch

    I have a 312-8 that I'm trying to get the lights to work. They work if I jump them off the battery but the hot going to the switch is not hot. The switch checks out OK. Any ideas ?
  4. DerrickH

    312-8 Headlights

    Still learning about my WH 312-8. Where do i start looking to figure out how to get headlights to work without buying new lights right away?
  5. Anybody had any success mounting Kenda Terra 502 tires on 7.5 x 12 Wheel Horse rims? Kenda says the tire needs a 8.5 x 12 rim. They spec. out as 23 x 10.5 x 12. My 318 rims measure 7.5" from inside of bead to inside of bead. So they just might work. Reason for all this being I have some steep slopes down to the lake. Yard has a toboggan run slope, a couple of 8 - 10 foot drops with flat areas in between. Total drop of about 20 feet in about 100 feet. Plus the soil is Michigan sand. Grass is thin and the old original Carlisles just aren't cutting it anymore. Looking for a more agressive tire for turf. Have read some goon reviews of the 502's on this forum. But not much detail on the rims they were mounted on. Any experiences good or bad would be appreciated. Thanks Old 5 Foot
  6. I bought a 1999 WH 312-8 last winter for my father. When starting it if it kills. When he tries to restart it. It won't turn over unless he removes the spark plug to relieve the built up compression. The engine has the OHV. How can we fix this?
  7. A couple months ago i got a WH 312-8 from my wife's cousin. I have mowed with it numerous times and i always had problems making it up my hill. I changed both drive belt and deck belt (he had 1/2'' on them) and put proper belts on from Toro dealer. I also replaced the spring on my clutch pedal (it does not have piston to slow it down). Now my 312-8 will only go up hill in low gears and will not go in 2 or 3 hi at all. 1st gear in hi will move but not up hill. My drive belt stops moving sometimes when trying hi gear. Please help this newbie!
  8. FrankenCub

    New to Wheel Horse

    I'm new to Wheel Horse, got a fair deal on a 312-8 this week. I have some questions for you pros here, I'm a Cub Cadet junky lol. I'm not positive of the year, thinking maybe '84-'85? Unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture of the serial tag and it's at our other property right now. Has a steel frame, not stamped, so I guess it's before Toro got involved? 12hp Kohler Mag, great engine! It also has a 42" rear discharge deck, rough shape but I like the rear discharge. Got it running yesterday and figured we'd give a test workout, went pretty well. Today got into some damp grass that bound everything up, figured that would happen. The PTO clutch started getting hot from slipping and spit out pieces of the facing so I'm sure it wasn't in great shape, and blew the PTO belt. Just to get it going again without spending huge cash for top tier belts, where can I get them other than Toro? NAPA maybe? If you guys know off hand the belt numbers or sizes for the PTO and the 42" rd deck that would be great. Also going to need a PTO clutch disk if you could point me in the right direction. If I get back over to our other property this weekend I'll get some pictures, she's a tad rough but not bad.
  9. In 1987 I purchased a new Wheel Horse 312-8 with a 37” side discharge mower deck. Two weeks ago the mower deck belt broke (belt was 5 years old). After I replaced it, I noticed (for the first time) the belt comes off the inside adjustable “V” idler pulley at an odd angle to the inside groove of the PTO clutch pulley. I cannot see a way to adjust the alignment of the belt. Belt life has been good – maybe 4 or 5 years between belt breakages. Could it have been manufactured like this and run this way all of these years? With the pulley support cover in place, the misalignment is impossible to see. I happened to notice it before I installed the cover. It gets a little better as I remove the slack, but not much. Any suggestions? Is this normal? Full disclosure – I had replaced the PTO clutch about 8 operating hours before this belt broke.
  10. Goldann520

    I'm back!

    I'm back @WV Hillbilly, @ACman, @horsenewbee. I'm once again a wh owner. You guys were right. Only this time it's only a 1990 312-8 classic. But hey, I gave $50 bucks for it!!!!! Kohler magnum runs like a champ and has a nice 42" rear discharge deck on it. Paint not too bad, pics to come. Of couse has normal hackery for this price, but im back in the game ! Gotta get back to work now, talk later. Goldann520
  11. RoosterVT

    1986 312-8 w/ Deck

    I have a 1986 Wheel Horse 312-8 in fair shape that I'm the 2nd owner of. At least that was what I was told in 1996 when I bought it. I've not used it to mow with for a while as I'm running a 314-8. I do start from time to time and run it around the yard. Last time it was started was last Sep '16. Has newer rear tires w/ chains. The chains are in fair shape. The mowing deck is 36" or 38". I'll be pulling it out to start soon as it's been a while. The seat needs new vinyl that's why it's covered. Instead of letting it sit idle maybe someone will restore it and run it around. I have it on Craigslist as well. Send along a note if interested.
  12. A short vid of my 312/417 in infrared. It's a FLIR one. Uses a smart phone, I have an old Note2. After looking at it I did notice the rear cylinder exhaust seemed to be running cooler. It will even show what wires are drawing more current and heating up Enjoy???? flir_20180123T111311.mp4
  13. Hello all, was wondering if anyone could help me out with info or advice on how to go about fixing my brake pedal on my '92 312-8. I don't know if it's just a pin/part that needs replacing, or there is more to it than that...I have hand tools, but am not really mechanically inclined---learning this stuff as I go. Pics/instructions to follow, would be appreciated. My machine is parked/put up for the winter, 'bout 120miles from here; going about lots of this backwards, I know, but I'm trying to build my store of knowledge, for now, Thanks for any and all help. Here is a pic for reference. Dad told me it is a common problem; we just didn't get to it lasttime I was back home, where it is stored currently (after going over fluids, cleaning, etc). I just like things to be "right"...he laughed when I found a replacement NOS hr meter for the pictured empty hole (now since installed),,,to him THAT was an uneeded "bell" (as in, ...whistle). If the mods need to move this post, no problem; I looked around, didn't see a "specific" place that fit better to post my question.
  14. Shooter67

    Got her goin

    I started the restoration in 2009. Had to stop (work and life) finally got it back together last week. It still needs some stuff here and there but the hardest stuff is done
  15. allen9878

    312-8 Pulley Wheel Question

    Afternoon! I am looking to adjust the diameter of the pulley on the engine and the one on the transaxle to speed up my tractor a bit. (For fun) I have decided to increase the size of the engine pulley by 1" and decrease the size of the trans pulley by 1". I have not been able to find the proper pulley in local stores, and am hoping anyone here might have some insight into where I could order them online, and maybe help me identify the proper side as I'm not exactly sure what size is on there currently (Do you measure the outer diameter of the pulley, or the inner diameter of where the belt lays? Base on outer diameter, they are 4" on the engine, and 6.5 inch on the transaxle.) The tractor is a 312-8 1985, with a 4 pinion 1" axle shaft transaxle. I greatly appreciate any feedback or help! Thanks! -Bert
  16. Hello all - I have a 1990 312-8 that recently started being a pain to shift, and eventually it stopped shifting into 1st and reverse and was hard to get into 2nd and 3rd. After looking at some posts on here I discovered the possibility that a loose shifter could cause this problem. My shifter definitely had a lot of play in it so I proceeded to pull the seat, rear plate and shift plate off the tractor so I could get to the area where the shifter goes into the transmission. I removed the shifter, reseated it and got the dog head screw lined up in the shifter donut and was hoping that would fix the issue, but after getting it all reassembled and trying to shift even into 2nd or 3rd the shifter, while not as sloppy, now just turns side to side - taking it back out and inspecting the shifter I have discovered that the pin which holds the donut in place on the shifter has sheered and the donut is now able to free spin on the shaft. Not too much of a problem as I plan on just pressing the old pin out and replacing, however I am concerned that the ball on the end of the shifter seems to be getting pretty flattened off on the left and right sides of the ball. I tried looking up a replacement on Toro and several other parts websites but I can't find one anywhere - I can get the boot, everyone has those, but no shifter. My question is, does anyone know where I might be able to find a new shifter and more important, is a little flattening on the ball anything to worry about? Also, with the shifter out, looking down the hole my transmission looks like it's full of mud! Definitely doesn't look like the gear oil I put in it - anyone know what could be causing the transmission gear oil to be sludging up like that?
  17. Can 2 312-8 transmissions be linked together?
  18. Hello. I recently purchased a 312-8 with blower and dozer blade. I cannot figure out how to hook it up. Please help me!
  19. My husband was a long time member of the forum, some of you might have known him. I am looking to sell his wheel horse. I believe it is a 1990 Toro/WH 312-8 Series with a 42" Deck. It has minimal wear and tear. Was running recently, but not now, however I don't know the reason. Otherwise in good shape. Beloved by my husband around our property. Asking for $500 or Best Offer.
  20. I have a 1985 Wheel Horse 312-8 and am going to be using it for mudding and other fun stuff. I want to put some ag tires on it, but am hoping any of you can chime in on good places to get them from, what size I can go up to without modifying the fender and such. Thoughts? Thanks!!! -Bert
  21. Qball312


    1992 312-8 1038 hrs Deck needs work Tractor runs great, no smoke firm, first come first serve
  22. Ambassador

    Tiller for 312- 8

    Hi, im new here so bear with me as I find my way around. I recently bought my first wheelhorse. It's a 312- 8. I'd really like to get a tiller attachment for it. I only found one on local Craigslist and the guy wanted $650 for it. Am i gonna have to pay that much for one? What is a reasonable price and are there other places i should be looking for one? Thanks so much?
  23. allen9878

    New Wheel Horse Owner

    Afternoon! I have heard many good things about Wheel Horse tractors, and recently decided to make my first purchase! My budget was pretty low, and I stumbled on one that needs some work so it seems like the right thing to do. Picked up a 1985 312-8 21-12K801 for $150. Overall not too bad condition and runs well, but the steering is completely broken. That is my first project to get this thing in working order and then I can worry about lesser items. I know virtually nothing about this tractor yet, so any tips, tricks, or overall advice is welcome! Especially if it has anything to do with getting the steering in order, as I'm not sure how much I can fix and what will need to be replaced, not sure if this is a common issue or not. I will post pictures of the tractor and the steering issue. Thanks, and happy wheeling! -Robert
  24. Red Devil

    Swapping k series into an m series

    Curious has anyone swapped a 12 hp k series into a m series tractor? I have a 312-8 that needs a motor and I have a k series 12 motor and curious how big a deal the swap would be?