953 and 414-8
12 hp Kohler, in Wheel Horse Tractors
1979 C 8 speed tranny model with 14 hp Kohler engine and plow attachment, Runs good but ignition switch doesn't work and have to jump start over solenoid. Right rear wheel hub lock bolt won't hold and hub slides in on axle. Not sure why, out of round hub axle hole? Still use it regularly though with hack fix. Plow blade is badly worn out along the knife edge.
I think I am selling my 1987 414-8 with plow, weights and chains. Now here’s the story on this one. A long long time ago, I was searching for a snow plow for my 416H. In that search I stumbled onto a forum which was one day old. There was no name of the forum, just whtractor.15.forumer.com. Trying to learn more about snow plows I started conversations with one of the active members on the site, let’s call him Mike. Mike convinced me I didn’t need a plow, but an entirely new tractor.
About a week or so later, I found this 414–8 for sale, and bought it. I now had my plow and could plow the driveway. So what happened with Mike @Sparky and this forum I spoke of? It grew a little bit, and we now call it RedSquare, and for sale is one of if not THE reason RedSquare exists today, so you can own a piece of RedSquare history!
About the tractor: 1987 414-8. Kohler M14, runs well does not burn oil. Everything on the tractor works as it should, but it is a worker. The plow is a 48” with a custom made scraper blade, made from heavier stock than original. For the past several years, this has been a dedicated plow tractor, so it hasn’t seen a lot of work, but has also sat outside (under a tractor cover) so lots of let’s say, patina going on.
I a, selling because I just picked up a 416-8, and that will become my winter plow / blower tractor. I am looking for $550, but like I said this tractor is a bit of a legend!
I have cleaned it up since the pictures were taken.
5 big wheels, in various forms or stages. One with melted wiring, one runner, one in need of an engine, one full project and one in the middle of nap time. @953 nut thanks again for turning on my big wheel switch!
By F. Marra 17
Gets the job done
By F. Marra 17
No problem cutting through