The RJ58 was the big hit for spectators this year at my local festivals here in Carroll County OH.
the children loved getting their pictures sitting on it, then they discovered the bicycle horn under the steering wheel. It’s always a joy even in parades. Just love showing off part of my collection every year and hearing all the stories from those that had WH in their lives at one time. Can hardly wait to get to retirement so I can get some of my other models back to their glory in working order and be able to attend other shows/festivals throughout the year. My fellow tractor enthusiasts always know when a spectacular starts asking about WH, they point in my direction. I study up on the history of the different models and always intrigue those that didn’t know much about how WH came to be. This website is one place that has helped me learn so much about the WH history and I thank you for sharing your knowledge that I am able to pass on to keep WH alive and well.
Illustrated parts list
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Illustrated parts list #A-7136
Includes PSB #023 #052 #058 #060 #080
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Engines used according to Toro
Electric start kit
Electric starter kit model EC-35 for Clinton engine - Listed for 1958 and 1959
Electric starter kit model EK-35 for Kohler engine - Listed for 1958 and 1959
6-12 tire chains model TC-12 - Listed for 1958 and 1959
Seat cushion Foam rubber with imitation leather cover model FC-24 - Listed for 1958 and 1959
Transmission drive belt 1567 - (4L x 29" or 1/2" x 29")
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1958 model RJ-58
1958 serial numbers that have shown up for the RJ-58
Early models used Kohler K90T-27107D equipped with a Schnacke recoil unit with a backup rope starter contained under the recoil assembly and an oil bath air filter.
01099 - No casting date on trans. Leather gearshift boot, large, round rear wheel hubs, "slab" hitch, replacement engine
01188 - Has round rear wheel hubs
01789 - No casting date on trans. Leather gearshift boot, 3-ear triangular rear wheel hubs, "slab" hitch, Clinton engine with Schnacke recoil
03501 - Located in UK
03796 - Kohler K90T-27107D with serial 364044 equipped with a Schnacke recoil unit with a backup rope starter contained under the recoil assembly and an oil bath air filter.
06528 - May be 16528
07649 - Transmission J12-8 October 12, 1958
09337 - Hard to read
11628 - # 3521 spline gear with 10 splines changed to 11 splines in 5003 and 5010 transmissions at serial # 11628 PSB #023
12221 - B3-9 trans casting date - Kohler K91 engine with Schnacke recoil
16528 - May be 06528
16868 - F4-9 trans casting date - Kohler K91 engine with Fairbanks recoil, solid pan seat without holes
18500 and lower
Late 1958 units came with a Kohler K-91T-31307A equipped with a Schnacke recoil unit with a backup rope starter contained under the recoil assembly and an oil bath air filter.
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1959 model RJ-59
1959 serial numbers that have shown up for the RJ-59
Early 1959 units came with a Kohler K-91T-31307A equipped with a Schnacke recoil unit with a backup rope starter contained under the recoil assembly and an oil bath air filter.
18501 and up - Possible 1100 units built
20078 - Located in UK
21900 - 1960 Suburban 400 began production at serial #21900 somewhere around Aug-Oct 1959.
Late model RJ-59 tractors with a Kohler would have a K-91T-31388A with the Fairbanks recoil starter and paper air filter element. The 31388A was also used on the 1960 Suburban 400.
K91T-31388A Serial 425251 found on RJ-59
Wheel Horse RJ-58 with RMR-32 deck and a slot hitch cultivator for sale. I got this cleaned up, motor swapped from a giant old 3hp Briggs (got rid of the spacers the previous owner had under the hood) and rebuilt the mower deck with new bearings, bearing blocks and gear covers, found two sets of NOS blade tips, mowed the yard five or six times and it's ready to go to a new home. Found that the model/serial were hand-stamped on the frame alongside the tag. Weld-repaired some cracks on the RMR-32 and the slot hitch. I don't have the room or time to do a proper restoration. As it sits, it's a solid mowing machine that's ready to work for another 50 years.
Great running Predator 212cc, trimmed airbox and routed exhaust to work with hood
Cleaned gas tank and new gas line/filter
New shifter boot
Fresh grease in all fittings
Flushed and fresh gear lube in transmission
New bearings in RMR-32 spindles
New bearing blocks for RMR-32 driveshaft
Solid deck, very few if any rust spots
NOS hi-lift blade tips less than a season old
Additional set of NOS hi-lift blade tips
Original BFGoodrich/Firestone tires
Tag/serial number still attached to frame
Cultivator has been freed up and adjusts properly
The not good:
Weld-repaired front wheels
Rear tire inner sidewalls starting to peel
Hood has a few extra holes cut in
No belt guards
Right rear hub had a bolt driven into the key slot and stripped the threads - I removed it and cleaned up the keyslot, added another threaded hole and put a set screw and fresh key in. The hub has been shimmed on the shaft with brass stock to take up some slack left by the old bolt and shaft wallowing it out slightly.
Has anyone got a WT-30 tiller they can send pictures if pleas? It’s the one fitted with a K91 engine for RJ models.