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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 04:39 PM

This is my friend Bill's GT that he uses to mow his lawn with, he got this 10 12years ago in not running condition, dealer said not worth fixing cost too much. At the time I worked for a landscaper and the boss said fix it. Bill grows flowers which the landscaper buys.
Anyway to get this running it needed 1 coil, 1 spark plug wire, and the intake manifold gasket, manifold is 2 piece and the gasket that joins them together was no good, I remember all this because back then I had never seen or worked on a Onan engine before. I got it all fixed up and working good, tractor now has 1600hrs on it and is still in use today.
There are no model #s on this thing anywhere, tractor, mower deck and the engine sticker is unreadable. It's a 16hp Onan has 3sp + reverse + high low range (8speed). Has 23" rear tires and 47" mower deck.
I am trying to date this thing and get a Model# for it but I'm stuck.
I saw another one once just like it and noticed that the idle circuits on the carbs were different one has idle mixture adjustment the other didn't, Bills has the adjustment so I think it's any early model.
Anybody know what Model this could be and when it was made???

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 04:45 PM

That's not a bad looking Wheel Horse your friend has.

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 06:18 PM

I am probably wrong but I will take a chance and say it is a 416-8?

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 06:20 PM

I am probably wrong but I will take a chance and say it is a 416-8?


That's what I think it is but I don't know for sure, thought someone might have one like it.

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 06:54 PM

Yes, I believe it is a 416-8. The 520looks identical, except for the 20hp instead of 16.

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 07:03 PM

I always remembered this as having 16hp engine, there were #s on the hood before it got painted but what they were ??? I can't remember
I would love to have a 520-H

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 07:22 PM

Decal set for a 416-8
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Posted June 06, 2010 - 08:05 PM

It looks too small to be a 520 unless the pics are making it look that way.

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Posted June 07, 2010 - 09:28 AM

This one seems to look almost identical to me:
Wheelhorse 4-16-8

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Posted June 07, 2010 - 06:46 PM

This one seems to look almost identical to me:
Wheelhorse 4-16-8


Ya I think it is, that one has a rear discharge deck on it.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 07:35 PM

I had to go over check out my neighbors mower, they were complaining about it squealing and smoking???
I found that the deck was all plugged up, the drive belt for the deck a little loose and worn.
Cleaned out the deck tightened up the belt then I went to test it, on a large patch of grass they hadn't cut for a while. Made a couple of passes and no problems, cut the grass good.
So it was a great day sun shining and I decided to finish cutting patch of grass.
1+ 1/2hrs later it's done and realized that this machine really is a KICK XXX grass cutter, lots of power at the blades. The grass was heavy, 8" to 12" long, this thing went through it like nothing in Hi 2nd gear, you could hear the motor working but not too hard, lots of power.
This is the first time I really pushed or worked this thing, any other time I'm on it, which is not to often it's just cutting light 3"or4" of grass.

I just thought it deserved some recognition for what it is. Wish I had taken some pictures today, these are from before.

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Posted November 06, 2011 - 04:09 AM

Good to hear it's still chugging along. Caseguy has a 314-8 and I've always been impressed with it's power.

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Posted November 06, 2011 - 03:17 PM

If you're still wondering, this 416-8 looks like a 1989 model. (31-16O801)
Up until that year, the 416-8s had Kohler singles, and starting in 1990, the engine would have the "Power Plus" stickers (instead of Onan) and the steering wheel cap and flywheel cover would be embossed with "TORO".
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Posted October 04, 2015 - 07:14 PM

Update

 

5yrs later this is a hurting unit, not running for almost 2yrs now, 3 flat tires, the front  tire that holds air needs bearings, no battery and sunk in the ground.

Owner says he wants to get it up and running for next spring. Hr meter says 1800 +/- hrs on it, I'm not even sure if it was working back when tractor was in use. Took a good look at it today, some small parts are missing eg battery cable, hose clamps, +???. Motor turns by hand and the deck turns but is real stiff.

About a yr ago we were considering replacing the tractor with one like it but Hydro drive, thought of finding another one and making the best of the 2, but that never happened. I remember when it was in use the motor was using some oil, not enough to smoke but you always had to ad some every now and then.

Not sure what to do with this thing, fix, part it out, repower it, use it as parts for another one, turn it into a pull tractor for use at his greenhouse operation???



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Posted October 05, 2015 - 07:51 AM

Sounds like a parts tractor would help a lot!






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