Well now that I can post pictures we wanted to share this with all of you! Here is the beauty that my husband is really proud of and now owns after a year of wishing and wanting lol. He picked it up last part of January 2020!! The old man bought it a few years ago from the original the owner we understand. Now the guy my husband bought it from, said his health wasn’t up to it so he set this tractor inside his shed strapped on pallets and covered up! He posted it for sale several times over the past year, but we felt it was out of price range at the time. Then it disappeared so we figured it sold then it came up again different pictures! However many conversations later we have it in our heard! They both settled on a price both could be happy with! So our youngest daughter made the trip with her Dad to get this 854 and have some quality father daughter time as I couldn’t get off work. It’s a surprisingly well kept surviver, having the original paint. The blade has its decals, original paint and the mower deck the same plus it has new wheel horse brand belts on it...! It was a day in travel time but the following day he was playing on it.. Replaced the battery, added gas! Then noticed gasket on the fuel tank had dried out and was leaking and the fuel pump was leaking against the engine as the gasket was placed up side down. That has now been replaced and a gasket for the fuel tank ordered but it stopped leaking so the gasket is on hand if it starts again. He added rear weights and chains and it’s now his go to tractor! The HY-3 lift allows him precise height of the blade! Has used it twice moving snow and comes up with excuses to use it for other things!
Another interesting score here today. So I get a text from the nephew the other day about some horses for sale on FB. The ad was put up Monday the 3rd sometime in the evening. Mr. and Mr. Seller said the computer start smoking and phone was getting texts so fast it went dead. More on the Sellers and approaching a potential buy later.
Seller and I we really hit it off, more on that later too, so he threw in a nice little complete AND unmolested L167 AND a brand new square pan seat cover... . Will fit in nice with my '67 line up & now don't feel so bad about missing the 702 labeled 701. (701 with a 702 belt guard).
I gotta get crusin cause Dan is coming over to pick one up but here is a few that I got. Missing a few things and POized for sure but both savable. Smokin deal.... 3 bills for the whole load!
1964 Wheel Horse sales brochure
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This tractor has very close to all its original parts. Has its original Tecumseh/Lauson HT55c 3088. The hood has a minor repair at the top front seam. The engine valves have been replaced. Carburetor has been rebuilt. It ran great this spring but now acts as if the carb needs to be cleaned. The hood was painted poorly when I got it so I started to strip it and that is as far as I got. The rest of the tractor is the original paint. Transmission shaft seals have been replaced. I have a new set of decals from Terry for it also. It has the original dealer decal.
By Bear G
Design by Nathan Amyx & Barry Gundlach
started as a basket of 854 parts.
powered by 6.5 predator with build kit. Currently produces appx 11-12 hp.
The larger wrench on left side is hand clutch.
This has right foot throttle control.
Yes, it’s pretty fast.
I’m really happy with the way this turned out.
My entire collection is Wheel Horse Custom Modified’s. This fits right in.