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Hi folks!! 

I've just purchased my first wheel horse garden tractor!! They're hard to come across in Northern Ireland, it's a C81. 

Really pleased to have tracked one down. In reasonable condition. I'm also new to forums so trying to find my way about

I'm hoping to track down a plough for cultivation. I believe a need a slieve hitch to attach the plough. Since these will also be hard to find is it possible to make your own. 

Thanks in anticipation!! 

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953 nut

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We have several very industrious European members here who seem to be able to make anything under the sun. They will chime in to welcome you soon.

This drawing may be helpful to you.

 

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Learner

Hi 953 nut!

Thanks for welcome. Drawing is fab. Really appreciate that. 

I had visited the forum about 1 maybe 2 years ago. At that time I thought I'd tracked down a wheel horse in Scotland but it fell through:( Now I've finally got one I'm delighted! Doubtless I'll have more questions. Thanks again

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pullstart

:text-welcomewave: to :rs: @Learner!

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Learner

👍😊

Thanks for welcome!

Looking forward to learning about and using what are fantastic machines. 

Only wish there were more of them about here! 

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Learner

Pic of my machine. 

Plan on draining, flushing and replacing all lubricants in first instance. 

Points are missing a cover so plan as a priority to track that down. Is it a standard cover on kohler engines or is it engine model specific? Starts on turn off key. 

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Tractorhead

Welcome to :rs: from the European Site.

 

You choosing the best forum for Wheelhorses and it‘s parts and Attachments.

 

 

 

 

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Learner

👍 Thanks. Plenty to learn! 

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SALTYWRIGHT

Welcome to Red Square.  I have a daughter living in Northern Ireland since 1989.  We have been over to visit.  Hope to hear more from you.  You will find this forum to be very helpful.  

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peter lena

welcome learner, that point cover should be available on the internet , i think they are a common size and shape,in addition i would take advantage of your easy starting , and enhance it , with lightly sanding all electrical contact slide on points ,and using a small amount of  DIELECTRIC GREASE  on every connection. easily available at your auto parts store . when starting on a new project i take advantage of its strong points , and verify them, that lets me go on to to the other needed repair areas. as you said you are going to replace lubricants , you probably will also need a shift er boot  , that will let water get in your transmission. keep us informed if you can, and don,t be afraid to  ask , pete 

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peter lena
 
little red riding horse

welcome to the mad house lol , nice machine matey....

 

Phil

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Learner

Thanks folks

It's a small world!

Thanks for all help and advice! 

Really appreciated. Thanks for info Pete! 

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SylvanLakeWH

:text-welcomeconfetti:

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Stormin

:WRS: Learner. I'm just over the Irish Sea.

Here's a link to the slot hitches I made.

 

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Learner

Thanks Stormin

Really appreciate the info. 

I've a lot to learn. Would like to try to get my WH to do a bit of work in the garden in due course aside from pulling a trailer. Will be keeping my eyes out for some implements or possibly do some improvising! My skill set is basic but will give most things a go. Thanks again. 

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Tractorhead

Independently on your Skills,

 

i think a good Start for a Trailer was an Automotive Trailerhook.

 

usable for some different things...

Car Trailer (leight weight) or some other Gardenimplements...

 

ah, wait i have a small Video of what i

it just needs a bit of adapter and here we go.

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Learner

Thanks for that. Improves versality. Starting to look for implements already! 

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Learner

Hi folks, got wheel horse home! Already looking for another one, with my wife's approval of course! 

Wee query, I appreciate that I need clevis hitch at back to attach some implements etc but what do I need to raise the hitch. Thanks again in anticipation. 

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Stormin

 The lever on the left of the tractor, is the lift lever. That is attached to the hitch, clevis or slot, by a cable.

 

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WHX24

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If you like to plough this is how us lads halfway around the world do it!  

 

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Learner

Thanks Stormin, appreciate that!

I was born on the wrong side of the pond!! That ploughing event looks fab. Is be in my element there. Thanks again

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Stormin

WHX24 posted that. Wouldn't have minded being over there mesel'. Though the black tractor above is mine.

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Learner

👍 Tidy looking machine Stormin! 

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Learner

Hi folks

Anybody any experience of shipping a WH from GB to Northern Ireland or how to go about it and what sort of cost involved. Considering getting a second WH, scarce in N. I. 

Thanks in anticipation

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