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Bliksem

Hi All,

Just wanted to introduce myself and my newly acquired 1990 Toro Wheel Horse 512-D (well almost, I pick it up in a couple of weeks!)

I've been researching these for some time and managed to find one in excellent condition. From what I have read these were only supposed to have been sold in Europe, but apparently they must have also been offered in Australia too. I also noticed it seems to have the seat option with arm rests... not sure if this is a retrofit or an additional option, maybe someone on the forum knows?


Anyway looking forward to learning a few things on here and getting to know a few people!

Bliksem

 

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C-101plowerpower

welcome to the forum Bliksem, that's a nice horse and a very dutch sounding name:lol:

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Sparky
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Great find!
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AMC RULES
Great looking :wh: there.  :handgestures-thumbupright:
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muz123

Nice horse! :text-welcomewave:

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Bliksem

welcome to the forum Bliksem, that's a nice horse and a very dutch sounding name:lol:

haha ja precies, dat is omdat mijn Opa kwam uit Nederland. But I rarely get to practice, Dutch :(

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C-101plowerpower

We should talk sometime then, get you some practice:flags-netherlands:

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WNYPCRepair
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JC 1965

Great lookin  :wh: tractor.   :WRS:

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shallowwatersailor

Welcome to Red Square, mate! What part of Oz do you live in?

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Bliksem
Welcome to Red Square, mate! What part of Oz do you live in?

Hi, I'm from the Riverina, in Southern NSW

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Digger 66

Welcome to Red-Square .
Nice tractor , congratulations .

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shallowwatersailor
Welcome to Red Square, mate! What part of Oz do you live in?

 

Hi, I'm from the Riverina, in Southern NSW

I came close while riding the XPT, stopping in Wagga Wagga, to visit my friend in Melbourne on my first trip there in 2003.

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Bliksem

Nice! I have a few friends over in Wagga, its around 2 hours from me :)

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953 nut
:text-coolphotos:                     :WRS:                 Very nice :wh:, glad to have you with us.              :text-welcomeconfetti:   to  :rs:
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DennisThornton

OMG!

Ahh, hey!  2 pictures is NOT enough!

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Bliksem

Hey Dennis, as soon as I pick her up I'll get to work with some more detailed pics ;)

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Racinbob

A warm welcome. It's so cool to see Wheel Horse crazies from all over the world. I didn't have a clue Australia had them. 

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Digger 66
 

 Wagga Wagga,

I have to visit ^ 
Just to say " Wagga Wagga is cool ! 

I hope they sell shirts saying  
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Bliksem

Hahaha there's always a chance they do!

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muz123

Is that a Honda 2000 series in the background? There great lawn tractors!

Thanks, Dave

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Bliksem

Not sure to be honest these pics are from the advertisement :)

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can whlvr
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Bliksem

And here she is! only 288 hours. The previous owner was meticulous with servicing, greasing etc which was good to know. Everything works, and he even sharpened the blades, fitted a new battery and replaced one of the original tyres which had didnt hold air anymore. No rust on the deck, it looks like it has always been washed out after use. The deck also has new bearings.

He also gave me a little insight into the history of the 512-D in Australia. Supposedly these were only offered for around 6 months in Australia at the RRP of Circa AUD$5000 in 1990. Toro/Wheel horse pulled the Diesel line off the market as they were unable to compete (I imagine Kubota, Iseki, etc where already established well here in those days)

Enjoy!

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DennisThornton

Nice!  I'm busy downloading your pictures!  I'll get back to you later!
Seriously!  What a machine!  Would love to have that!
Thanks for the pics!

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