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JAinVA

The first Wheel Horse I ever owned was a C !20 just like your barn find.I loved it.Tough and dependable..You have a keeper there.

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ebinmaine

Agreed.

I have 2 from 1974.

 

Yours isn't a 71...

That should be either a 76 or 77 C120. (No hood ornament and a forward tilting seat)

 

Still a GREAT tractor!!

 

Nice find.

 

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dkg520

Thank you for the information. The daughter thought her Dad purchased it in 1971.

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ebinmaine

On the side of the steering tower by the lift handle there's a tag.

That'll give you the numbers to identify it.

 

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JCM

One of my favorites for sure.  Pictured is a 1977 as delivered and now cleaned up as original from the original owner complete with owners manual. Good luck with it, Great tractor.

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Jims Camera uploaded 2019 Nov 120.JPG

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JAinVA

JCM

Nice machine.Don't see many of the solid rear wheels

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dkg520

The tag on the column starts with a 71-     What numbers identify the year?

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JCM

Mine is a 71-12K801 = 1977     Can you read the rest of the  #'s . @dkg520    From what I can gather info it appears if your #'s start with a 71 it is a 1977, if it started with a 61- it would be a 1976.

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dkg520

It reads 71-12K801.  4894

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Lee1977
58 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

On the side of the steering tower by the lift handle there's a tag.

That'll give you the numbers to identify it.

 

If that number on the side starts with a 61 it's a !976. If it starts with a 71 it;s a 1977.

 

I have owned a 1977 C-120 for 43 years has been my main tractor mower. It's seen a few changes over the years.

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WHX24

No matter the year dkg ... '77 is the year I gradiated from high school so a fav.. '67's are my fav model year ... either way yer hooked.... our job here is done! :lol:

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dkg520

Yes. It’s a 1977.  Thank you all for your help.

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gwest_ca

There is a good chance the 3rd set of numbers on the plate are 7310 and that is wrong.

Should be 6310 for a build date - 1976 310th day

Friday November 05 1976

 

Garry

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ebinmaine
7 hours ago, JAinVA said:

solid rear wheels

Well I'll be... I Never noticed that....

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scWHhauler

Give her a good clean up dump old gas wipe the dip stick fire it up and let that horse feed 😁

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953 nut
11 hours ago, dkg520 said:

Well it finally happened to me with this 1977 12hp Wheel Horse that sat in a barn in southern Virginia for the past 12 years.  There are too many mice nests to count as you can see but it’s all original

:text-coolphotos:      Those barn finds do come up now and then.          :woohoo:         Hope the wiring hasn't been chewed up too much. Chances are the engine tins are hiding a few more mice condos too.

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dkg520

How rare are the solid rear rims and what years were they used?

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chip61

Looks like a nice machine! Did you find it in Powhatan??

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pullstart
30 minutes ago, chip61 said:

Looks like a nice machine! Did you find it in Powhatan??


He mentioned Southern VA, Powhatan looks to be central?  I love the geography of the world and didn’t realize there was such a place.  Cool to link modern day stuff with historic fact and understand the distance of travel by foot, or animal, etc!

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12Horse Paladin

C-120.

One of WheelHorse's Finest...if not THE Finest of, machines; dependin' on who's doin' the talking/admiring😉

Awesome score; it'll serve you well.

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chip61
41 minutes ago, pullstart said:


He mentioned Southern VA, Powhatan looks to be central?  I love the geography of the world and didn’t realize there was such a place.  Cool to link modern day stuff with historic fact and understand the distance of travel by foot, or animal, etc!

 

lol I missed the southern va part. 

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elcamino/wheelhorse

@chip61 you know as hard as WH are to find around here much less the costs , he may not let us know his secrets. Ha ha

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dkg520

Lol. For those of you who live in Virginia you know we speak of Northern Virginia being much different than Southern Virginia.  The C120 was found in southern Chesterfield County. 

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chip61
15 hours ago, dkg520 said:

Lol. For those of you who live in Virginia you know we speak of Northern Virginia being much different than Southern Virginia.  The C120 was found in southern Chesterfield County. 

 

LOL that's for sure!! You didn't have to go far at all for that one. I've had to go all the way next door for 3 of mine down in Mathews. 

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