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#1 coldone OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 04:27 PM

I figured since I had them both out working I would take some pics for comparison. Both are great tractors, both are hydro. The D-160 uses a hydro coupled to the engine with the Hydraulic outputs piped back to a drive motor on the transaxle. The 1855 uses a belt driven drive shaft, the shaft connects to the hydro which is direct coupled to the 2 speed transaxle. The D160 is hand operated, the 1855 is foot. ( I like foot better). Both have the ability to have 2000 RPM rear PTOs (niether of mine have them atm). I dont have the 3PTH for the D160. The D is a 16HP Onan, 1855 has been repowered to a Kohler 18 Magnum.

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ETA: Is it obvious in the pics that i have children. :smilewink:

Edited by coldone, March 12, 2012 - 04:29 PM.

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 04:32 PM

nice pictures thanks for sharing
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 04:40 PM

Those are 2 strong looking GT's. I'm not really familiar with the 160. Does it have a 2 range rear end like the 1655? Thanks for the pics.
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 04:50 PM

You've got a couple of tough looking tractors. :orangecool: Thanks for letting us look.
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 06:48 PM

I'm a Wheel Horse collector, so I'm partial to that shade of red, but I'm not a big fan of Hydros of any color (nothing against them, just a personal preference), although I suppose it's the best way to get hydraulics. You have a couple of great looking rigs there! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 07:03 PM

Those are two tough looking tractors. you gotta just love that D160.Thanks for the pics coldone :thumbs:
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 07:47 PM

JDBrian, The D dosent have a 2 speed rear in it. The D is growing on me more and more. I had alot of problems with the onan when i got it. It took me a long time to get that straightened out. It was supposed to come with a 3PTH but instead it had the cobbled together "whatever it is" on it. The deck looks like swiss cheese but it leaves my yard looking like a golf course when I am done mowing. It is a strong tractor but I think the 1855 is laid out better for tractor use. The D has the hydraulic controls on the lower left side of the dash, which makes it a little rough trying to control them, drive and use the direction lever. The 1855 has the controls on the right fender where your hand falls naturally plus being foot operated I dont need the third hand. I havent mowed with 1855 yet, I got a 1650 being restored, and only had enough deck pulleys to do one deck. So the 1650 is getting the deck redone and hopefully be mowing in the next month or so. Maybe later I will mod the 1855 deck for non timed blades.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:41 AM

Those are two great beasts there. Very powerful looking machines. Thanks for sharing those great pictures.
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:46 AM

Man those things look BIG. They've got to be a couple of work horses.
Thanks for the photos.
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Posted March 19, 2012 - 10:51 AM

What is that is Case in the back ground of the last photo?

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 02:20 PM

My Bush Hog JBI's have a single speed rear end, and I sure wish they were 2 speed. 2 speed rear is way better for tilling & plowing, set of course to low. Having both hydro to hydro, and hydro to gear motor style tractors, I've also found the hydro to hydro is much more efficient at laying the power to the ground.
Having said that, both systems are good. I've never had a chance at a D series Wheel Horse, but maybe some day.
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Posted March 19, 2012 - 02:25 PM

What is that is Case in the back ground of the last photo?


Its a little case 220 that I had to save from the scrap yard.

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 03:46 PM

looks like a couple tough GT's to me. I wouldn't mind having either one. Thanks for the comparison.
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Posted March 19, 2012 - 09:10 PM

That is a strong pair you got there, thanks for explaing the reasons why you prefer the 1855 regarding the hydro lift and drive petal and the pic's.
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Posted March 20, 2012 - 04:42 AM

Those are some rugged looking tractors.Thanks for the photos.
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