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Cat Balou

Gday all

I have just entered the previously unknown (to me) world of wheel horse.

Today i picked up this garden tractor . i am told it may be an early 60s model and that it was re-powered at some stage with an 8hp Kohler.

Its in fairly good nick considering its age.  Serial no is 62-24420

It came with an unused grader blade, a pair of 4 tyne rippers( unused) , mower deck and a home made trailer.

Quick questions 

What model do i have here?

Is there a resource showing the build dimensions of the main guard belt (missing). or where to buy repro?

 

im am learning fast

thanks in advance

Steve

 

 

 

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oliver2-44

:text-welcomeconfetti:Some of our Guru's will be along to tell you what model that is, but it looks like a very nice one!

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Racinbob

A 653 or 753. The 653 came with a Tecky and the 753 a Kohler K-series not Magnum. Nice tractor. :)

 

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gwest_ca

Welcome to the forum.

My guess it is a model 753 based on the fact there is another one down under. Added your serial to the 753 list. There may be 13 more of them there also.

Click on the picture

Garry

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Sparky

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SylvanLakeWH

G'day and :text-welcomeconfetti:

 

Nice tractor!

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Marv

I like it. nice! :text-welcomeconfetti:

Marv

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Cat Balou

thanks for the welcome. I'm sure i'll have more questions to come.

regards

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JC 1965

Great lookin tractor.  :WRS:     

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jay bee

:text-welcomeconfetti: to :rs:

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clueless

I'm think'in 1963, that was the only year with the AM radio option :rolleyes:.

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The Tool Crib

 I don't think I've seen one yet with the radio mounted  in it. That gives me a great idea! 

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Cat Balou
8 hours ago, The Tool Crib said:

 I don't think I've seen one yet with the radio mounted  in it. That gives me a great idea! 

 

Yeah he had the speaker mounted under the seat. radio is cactus but  i might replace it.

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posifour11

Oh. My. Goodness! 

 

Welcome! You have a unicorn I've never heard of with the radio mounted. 

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953 nut

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:text-coolphotos:             you have a very nice looking :wh: there.      The most important thing you need to obtain is a belt guard. The guard will stop the belt when the clutch is pushed down allowing you to shift into gear without grinding the gears.

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Cat Balou

UPDATE....

 

Taken a while but the 753 is a go-er.   

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rjg854

Thanks for the update!  Looking good :handgestures-thumbupright:

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AMC RULES

Teactor looks spectacular...

like those headlight mounts.

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953 nut
6 hours ago, AMC RULES said:

Teactor looks spectacular...

like those headlight mounts.

Got any idea what those fender braces came from? They do make nice headlight stands.

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Cat Balou
3 hours ago, 953 nut said:

Got any idea what those fender braces came from? They do make nice headlight stands.

 

They are actually cut down headlight stands off a Fiat 615 or 513 tractor. it was an easy fix.

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Stormin

What's the bar for sticking out the front?

 

BTW. Whereabouts in WA are you?

 

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jay bee

Thanks for the update.  You did a beautiful job on that Horse.  By the way, where did you relocate the radio to?  You did a nice job of concealing it!!!  :ph34r:

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