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racerjohnbf

Here are a few more pics..... 

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haydendavid380

400 hours? That thing is brand new.

 

My 312 has 1,000 hours....more than that

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Ed Kennell

Beautiful machine.     Check with the PO, he may have the plow angle lever.

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DennisThornton
8 minutes ago, racerjohnbf said:

Here are a few more pics..... 

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All looks great!  I loved my 36" rear discharge!  Just wanted to get it done faster.  I might still set it up again for mowing just around the house.

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ebinmaine
34 minutes ago, DennisThornton said:

All looks great!  I loved my 36" rear discharge!  Just wanted to get it done faster.  I might still set it up again for mowing just around the house.

Again I bring up the reason to have multiple Horses. 

 

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racerjohnbf
1 hour ago, haydendavid380 said:

400 hours? That thing is brand new.

 

My 312 has 1,000 hours....more than that

Yeah I figured it will last me forever lol. I'll likely not put more than 50hrs a year on it. Things will last a long time if properly taken care of. I have a couple mowers at work with 4000 to 5000hrs on them with the original engines.

58 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

Beautiful machine.     Check with the PO, he may have the plow angle lever.

Thanks! I might ask him, but he was selling it for his Aunt who lives 4hrs away from me. He was nice enough to go pick it up and meet me 1 1/2hrs away. And I think he lives a few hrs away from her.

58 minutes ago, DennisThornton said:

All looks great!  I loved my 36" rear discharge!  Just wanted to get it done faster.  I might still set it up again for mowing just around the house.

Yep. I was happy it had the 36inch. I want to use it to mow around the house myself. 

23 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

Again I bring up the reason to have multiple Horses. 

 

I'm just happy to have one right now!

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DennisThornton
29 minutes ago, racerjohnbf said:

Yeah I figured it will last me forever lol. I'll likely not put more than 50hrs a year on it. Things will last a long time if properly taken care of. I have a couple mowers at work with 4000 to 5000hrs on them with the original engines.

Thanks! I might ask him, but he was selling it for his Aunt who lives 4hrs away from me. He was nice enough to go pick it up and meet me 1 1/2hrs away. And I think he lives a few hrs away from her.

Yep. I was happy it had the 36inch. I want to use it to mow around the house myself. 

I'm just happy to have one right now!

Can't have just one! 

You will tire of changing implements, even though the Ponds made it about as simple as possible AND you will find another for $200-300 and justify it.  Plus, tires and chains front and rear are for plowing not mowing.  Mower doesn't need the chains or the wear that might go along with mowing.  Later you will want a cab and you will NOT want to be swapping it on and off and storing it.

 

You'll see.  But enjoy what you have for now!

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Ed Kennell
1 hour ago, racerjohnbf said:

he was selling it for his Aunt

No wonder it looks like new.   It belonged to a little old lady that only drove it to .......

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racerjohnbf
55 minutes ago, DennisThornton said:

Can't have just one! 

I'm sure you  are right. I would love to have one with a small loader and one with....... Well it sure didn't take long for y'all to corrupt me. :D

 

8 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

No wonder it looks like new.   It belonged to a little old lady that only drove it to .......

Well that's the story at least.

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DennisThornton
45 minutes ago, racerjohnbf said:

I'm sure you  are right. I would love to have one with a small loader and one with....... Well it sure didn't take long for y'all to corrupt me. :D

 

Well that's the story at least.

We've offered you vision and salvation from drudgery!  And you've accepted it!

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ebinmaine
11 minutes ago, DennisThornton said:

We've offered you vision and salvation AND CORRUPTION!  And you've accepted it!

:ROTF:

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11 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

:ROTF:

Shhhsh!  Corruption comes later!

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racerjohnbf
1 hour ago, DennisThornton said:

We've offered you vision and salvation from drudgery!  And you've accepted it!

Yes. Yes I have! Thank you! 

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DennisThornton
2 hours ago, Ed Kennell said:

No wonder it looks like new.   It belonged to a little old lady that only drove it to .......

Never drove it!  Look at the seat!  He even got a good seat too!

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1 hour ago, racerjohnbf said:

Yes. Yes I have! Thank you! 

Well, it just dawned on me that you contributed too.  Your money and a lot of your time and effort as well.  And the good sense or fortune to come here!  I think WE did good and I guess we all make a good team!

 

Seriously, you did good!  Now, when you have time, go to a Cub or JD dealer and price all that new.  Don't waste a ton of the dealers time, but if they offer to quote and write it down don't be rude either.  Then you can show SOMEONE what a brilliant buyer you are and how MUCH money you saved on THIS deal for the NEXT one!  And really, now that you are watching and DON'T NEED one you'll find something for $200 or so, maybe not as nice as yours but so what!  Then it has truly begun!  AND!  Even an 8hp will power either the blade or that fine 36" deck just fine!  I know first hand!  Cheap on gas too!

 

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wheel Horses!

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pullstart

Nice score @racerjohnbf!  
 

I bought an older Wheel Horse last winter... 10 horse.  Came with a snow plow.  Something like the tune of $400 and a day of driving.  The next weekend my brother told me about the smoking deal he got on a plow for his 500 cc Honda side by side.  $650.  I says awesome, high fives, and whatnot.  Then I told him about my purchase.  He wasn’t so impressed with his deal any more.

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racerjohnbf
50 minutes ago, pullstart said:

Nice score @racerjohnbf!  
 

 

Thanks! And yes you definitely made the better deal on that one! 

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1 hour ago, DennisThornton said:

Well, it just dawned on me that you contributed too.  Your money and a lot of your time and effort as well.  And the good sense or fortune to come here!  I think WE did good and I guess we all make a good team!

 

Seriously, you did good!  Now, when you have time, go to a Cub or JD dealer and price all that new.  Don't waste a ton of the dealers time, but if they offer to quote and write it down don't be rude either.  Then you can show SOMEONE what a brilliant buyer you are and how MUCH money you saved on THIS deal for the NEXT one!  And really, now that you are watching and DON'T NEED one you'll find something for $200 or so, maybe not as nice as yours but so what!  Then it has truly begun!  AND!  Even an 8hp will power either the blade or that fine 36" deck just fine!  I know first hand!  Cheap on gas too!

 

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wheel Horses!

Thanks Dennis! I couldn't have done it without all of y'alls help!

 

And I see where you are going with that and I like how you think sir! 

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tom2p
8 hours ago, racerjohnbf said:

Here are a few more pics..... 

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wow - congrats - great deal !

 

not a fan of a 36" deck on a 300-500 series - but with no deck it was still a great deal 

 

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racerjohnbf
31 minutes ago, tom2p said:

 

wow - congrats - great deal !

 

Thanks!

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