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My first Wheel Horse encounter as a 12y old boy was with my grandads Solett A-81.

It was identical to WH A-81.

The Solett A-81 was hard work for a light 12y old, when it was in use and hot it was imposible to restart it after a refuel or after a shotoff and it had a mean repull kick by the startin cord.

It had for the Solett the distinct orange overall color, black steering wheel and seat, Briggs&Stratton 8hp engine w/o electric start, 5speed+reverse.

In the 70ths and 80ths the Solett was a lawn and garden hardwear marcue here in Finland that SOK then S-group sold to customers.

Another hardware trader Kesko-group that sold identical equipment to customers as Norlett.

Norlett and Solett were often asembled or made in Norway.

Also Stiga lawn and garden equipment was orange in color and sold as Solett by SOK.

 

Both grandad and the A-81 are by gones, then i wasnt interested in the thing, more in geting to driving it.

 

Im looking forward to get my WH 518HE to use.

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Sparky

:WRS:

  Post up pics of your 518 when you can. We have a 518H over here but not a 518HE...not sure what the E stands for.

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Oldcpecdr

E for export model ?

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Sparky
48 minutes ago, Oldcpecdr said:

E for export model ?

Hmmm....just might be right.

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gwest_ca

This may have applied to the A-81. Click on the picture.

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Richard_S
4 hours ago, Sparky said:

:WRS:

  Post up pics of your 518 when you can. We have a 518H over here but not a 518HE...not sure what the E stands for.

I asume the E stands for Europa as it reads on the right side cowl and Hydro on the left side cowl.

On the 512-d at work it reads Europa on both sides off the cowls.

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jay bee

:text-welcomewave: to :rs:

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