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#1 LTD OFFLINE  

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 03:08 PM

or so he says. I don't know what a Ride Away Senior looks like.
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 03:22 PM

Those are both RideAway Jr's. Not a bad price for 2 of them, if they were closer..

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 03:24 PM

Here is a Sr.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 03:51 PM

Are the engines on those placed way back near the seat or am I seeing things? Still learning about the earlier WH's and never noticed that before.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 04:22 PM

JD., They are correct, Wheel Horse didn't move the engine forward until the 1960 models.

Those early one's were also called nut roasters. :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 04:24 PM

Like Texas Deere and Horse said, neither of those are ride away seniors. They are however nice looking juniors! Priced pretty fair too! And yes, alot of the earlier WH tractors did have the motor in front of the seat between a person's legs.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 04:24 PM

JD., They are correct, Wheel Horse didn't move the engine forward until the 1960 models.

Those early one's were also called nut roasters. :bigrofl: :bigrofl:


LOL Brian!!!

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 05:49 PM

Not something I would care to be on all day in this heat!

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 09:11 PM

Very important to keep the heat shields and tin in place. Funny thing, they put the engines back there and then ran the exhaust all the way to the front.

Oh, and thanks for correcting me Brian, I'd always referred to them a B--- Burners.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 09:16 PM

The Pond's built them that way because they just extended the frame of the Walk Away and put a front axle under and added a seat. The little tractor performed so well that it was several years later before Cecil Pond redesigned the tractor with the engine up front. If you ever get the chance to see one of them with the hood off and the seat off, you will see resemblance.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 11:33 PM

It was 1961, the 701 was the first "front" engine.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 12:08 AM

It was 1961, the 701 was the first "front" engine.


Yes, that is correct... :thumbs:

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 06:48 AM

The Pond's built them that way because they just extended the frame of the Walk Away and put a front axle under and added a seat. The little tractor performed so well that it was several years later before Cecil Pond redesigned the tractor with the engine up front. If you ever get the chance to see one of them with the hood off and the seat off, you will see resemblance.


Thanks for sharing that info Brian! I did not realize that until now.

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Posted July 02, 2012 - 10:10 AM

It was 1961, the 701 was the first "front" engine.

Yes, that is correct... :thumbs:

Yay! I got one right, lol!
1961 was notonly the first year for the front engines, it was also the last year for the "roasters" !

OK, now I am out of knowledge.....




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