This 953 that we have dubbed “Hot Wheels has quickly become a go to tractor for myself... and my kids especially! The increased visibility, the feeling of a big tractor, the hydraulics, who knows what really makes it so different from the rest. Now that the Magnum 12 roars to life so easy, it’s that more attractive to jump on and take a stroll or do some chores!
Here are some pictures from this morning, checking my food plot after some sprinkler time and a few days of good soaker rain showers. I’ll try to keep this thread active as photo ops present themselves.
I wanted to show off my 953 i bought last year from the original owners son. I am very proud to own this piece of great american engineering. It was bought local in kendallville indiana the building is still standing where this tractor was sold. I got the greatest deal on it. It came with a snow blade, snow blower and a mower deck. i have since sold the snow blower because it was for a much newer horse. i am an originalist. This tractor i was told has only had an axle seal fixed and his dad many years ago slapped a new coat of paint on it. that is it never been rebuilt or anything else. It is one of my prizes horses.
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Boys, having problems with the front wheel alignment on my 1054a. Seems as tho the tie rod is about 1/2" or so too short causing the front tires to pigeon toe. Tore everything apart can find nothing wrong or bent. According to WH parts diagrams, the 953 and 1054 tie rods are the same part number. Perhaps one of you good fellas could give me the measurements of your tie rods so I can verify mines the correct length? Maybe something else Im missing here?
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Dated November 8, 1963
Belt 1592 replaced by 1592A which is made to tighter tolerances and longer
1963 model 953
I found it on Facebook and I bought it. I believe I over paid a little, but I wanted it. She has a leak in the hydraulics, I haven't investigate that yet but I think it's coming from the pump. Missing the plate below the gear shift that covers the pump. Needs new headlights lenses, I sent a check out this morning to Mr. Glen Pettit. It's also missing the tag that shows the shift pattern along with the serial number. Can the serial number be found someplace else on the tractor?