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Terry M

Any other "special" wheel horse models out there?

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Terry M

After showing some pics of a SPECIAL C-120 on bowtiebutler956's C-160 posts, I'm just curious and wondering if there are any other tractors designated as "SPECIAL" models.   If you have such a tractor, could you share what you know about why it's designated special and show a picture of it ?

 

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AMC RULES

So yeah...why is it some models such as the 603 have "special" in there title?     :scratchead:

I'm thinking it must have something unique to that individual model run...

like the 603's one year only steering wheel for example.     :dunno:

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"D"- Man

I don 't own one, nor do I have a picture of one, but I do know of a model named the 420 LSE (Limited Special Edition) that I think was only made for one year.

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55rj35jr

post-5315-0-07600300-1383355292.jpggotta include the INDY 500 SPECIAL

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Hammerhead

603 Special, 500 Special, A-90 Special. 800 Special. Ain't that special! The 603 was special because WH used their remaining stock of older WH parts from their inventory shelves. So they sold that Model for a cheaper price, basically a parts shelf clearing economy tractor. It also incorporated the new for 1964 styled parts. You can have a 603 with a lot of different parts on it from one 603 to the next. A 500 Special is special because it was associated with the Indianapolis 500 Race. The A-90 Special was special because it had the older parts from their inventory shelves like the 603 had. WH did that every few years to use up old parts in their inventory. My A-90 Special is a 1974 WH and it has the 1965 through 1969 style of square hood. It also has an older style of Briggs engine on it and some other parts as well. My 800 Special is a hydrastat drive and I don't know what makes it special as I quit using it a few years ago. So that is all I know about Special Models! LOL!  

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Terry M

603 Special, 500 Special, A-90 Special. 800 Special. Ain't that special! The 603 was special because WH used their remaining stock of older WH parts from their inventory shelves. So they sold that Model for a cheaper price, basically a parts shelf clearing economy tractor. It also incorporated the new for 1964 styled parts. You can have a 603 with a lot of different parts on it from one 603 to the next. A 500 Special is special because it was associated with the Indianapolis 500 Race. The A-90 Special was special because it had the older parts from their inventory shelves like the 603 had. WH did that every few years to use up old parts in their inventory. My A-90 Special is a 1974 WH and it has the 1965 through 1969 style of square hood. It also has an older style of Briggs engine on it and some other parts as well. My 800 Special is a hydrastat drive and I don't know what makes it special as I quit using it a few years ago. So that is all I know about Special Models! LOL!  

Thanks for the info Hammerhead!! :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Lane Ranger

I think the 800 Special was the Wheel Horse tractor the managers of Wheel Horse built during the strike the company had over a labor agreement.  It had Briggs and Stratton Motors, Peerless transmissions and several items in the design that Wheel Horse had not used before.  

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55rj35jr

I'm not sure if the 1045 was actually a WH "special" but in my opinion it should be considered as what I call the transition tractor. :)

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AMC RULES

 So, who's got a 420LSE?  :wwp:  

 That's a :wh: you don't see very often.  

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Martin

steve from o'fallon il (wh500special) has a 420LSE....

 

one of dennys pics from jacksonville il show.....

 

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953 nut

They are all special to me!  :ROTF:   :text-lol:   :ROTF: 

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