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cat man

i bought my first WH its a C120 automatic its for cutting grass i put 4 new tires on it and a new head light lens and a good bath but id like to get a puller later on and wondered what WH tractor is used the most and why and are the standards best over an automatic

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Maxwell-8

The standards don't slip and they don't get hot.

best to find a Wheel Horse  with a 8 pinion diff and 1" 1/8 axles. 

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Pullstart

Most any 8 speed will do the trick.  An older 6 speed however (both had 3 forward gears+reverse+hi/low.. but nomenclature changed) will find you with limited slip in the differential.  When you’re super weighted down for pulling, I’m not sure how much that matters...

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Lee1977
On 4/11/2021 at 9:21 AM, pullstart said:

Most any 8 speed will do the trick.  An older 6 speed however (both had 3 forward gears+reverse+hi/low.. but nomenclature changed) will find you with limited slip in the differential.  When you’re super weighted down for pulling, I’m not sure how much that matters...

The pullers found out that the limited slip was not as strong as the 8 speed.

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fast88pu

An Early 90s 312-8 is a good start. 12 hp magnum and 1 1/8" 8 speed. Good starter machine for all weight classes depending on club rules

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fast88pu
9 hours ago, Lee1977 said:

The pullers found out that the limited slip was not as strong as the 8 speed.

Yeah 10 pinion limited slips were known to break often

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kpinnc
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When in doubt on 6 or 8 or whatever it says on the hood, AND provided you have 1.125 axles- 

 

Raise both rear wheels so they can spin freely. Roll either rear tire by hand. If the opposite wheel spins the opposite direction, it is NOT limited slip with the weaker diff. If the opposite wheel turns slower in the same direction, you have a limited slip diff. 

 

 

 

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Maxwell-8
14 minutes ago, kpinnc said:

1.125 axles

Not only better axles, hubs are stronger, bearings are stronger and off course the diff is twice as strong.

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wheelhorsedude

get a c 121

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Jimdad85

I posted in the general topic forum and they suggested that i swing by here. I got this at an auction yesterday..i know it needs some work but was interested to know how well she would do as a puller. Any comments or advice would be appreciated. Also looking for a hood i guess. Im told its a 64 1054 c series. Thanks

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