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#1 Wheel Horse Kid OFFLINE  

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 07:13 PM

Today I went and picked up the Wheel Horse 753 that I bought on Ebay earlier this week. I was not expecting much, but I got to say, it is in a lot better shape then I thought it would be in! This is my first Wheel Horse round hood, and after having had it for 2 hours, I have got to say that it is probably the coolest Wheel Horse that I have ever had!

It is really original with only a couple of things missing, like the seat cover and a couple of other small things like that. A lot of the tractor's parts look to be in really good shape. I found out after I got it home that the transmission is broken, so that is a bit of a bummer, but I am sure that I can find another one easily.

Plans are to do a total restoration on it (going to try to keep it as stock as I can) and then use it as my mowing tractor/show piece. I will start a new thread on it once I being the restoration.

I have attached a couple of pictures of it.

Hope You Enjoy,
Taylor

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 07:20 PM

Very nice looking horse taylor! :worshippy1: Looking forward to seeing the resto of it! :dancingbanana:
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Posted November 02, 2012 - 07:33 PM

Very nice, it's to bad about the trans though. I always liked that style of 'horse, really like the snow tires on back!
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Posted November 02, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Looks great. Good find there. I like that style and it seems you will have alota fun working on it. Thanks for the pictures!!
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Posted November 02, 2012 - 09:52 PM

Very nice Taylor! That looks like a very solid 753, and the deck looks fantastic! :rocker2: Very nice find! :thumbs: I'm always ready to see another Wheel Horse resto. :dancingbanana:

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 03:13 AM

Serial number should be on the shift decal. Would you mind posting that?

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:45 AM

Taylor,nice looking WH.
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:50 AM

Very nice WH you got. Good luck with the tranny issue!
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:46 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments guys! I am really excited about this one as it will be my "first" total restoration. Like I said before, once I start the restoration (which might be today), I will be sure to start a thread on that.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:46 AM

Serial number should be on the shift decal. Would you mind posting that?

Garry


Garry, the serial number on my 753 is #39750.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Great score Taylor! Don't write the transmission off yet. If it's broken anyway, tear into it and see what's wrong. It could be an easy fix and you have a golden opportunity to learn something! Congrats on the purchase and we'll be waiting to see the restoration process as you go!
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 03:13 PM

Thanks for the nice comments case guy! I actually did a little more looking on the tractor today and I don't think the transmission is broke after all. However, I do think that is is going to need new seals and bearings at a minimum.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:30 PM

Garry, the serial number on my 753 is #39750.


Taylor,

Thanks for posting that. I have been recording Wheel Horse serial numbers in an online Database Table for about 7 years. Have a little over 4000 now. 1963 is an interesting year. They started the model year out using the serial number decals left over from 1962 which read 62-xxxxx. The highest 1962 number in the list so far is 62-21107 and the lowest 1963 serial is 62-00137. These ran until serial 62-25718 so guess they ran out of old decals following this as the next recorded is 26210 without the 62-.
Have 36 753 serials that so far were built in 15 batches. Your 39750 falls in batch 14 so must be late 1963 production. The highest 753 serial so far is 47957 which so far is the highest 1963 serial number.

Garry
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Taylor,

Thanks for posting that. I have been recording Wheel Horse serial numbers in an online Database Table for about 7 years. Have a little over 4000 now. 1963 is an interesting year. They started the model year out using the serial number decals left over from 1962 which read 62-xxxxx. The highest 1962 number in the list so far is 62-21107 and the lowest 1963 serial is 62-00137. These ran until serial 62-25718 so guess they ran out of old decals following this as the next recorded is 26210 without the 62-.
Have 36 753 serials that so far were built in 15 batches. Your 39750 falls in batch 14 so must be late 1963 production. The highest 753 serial so far is 47957 which so far is the highest 1963 serial number.

Garry


WOW! I am stunned by your wealth of Wheel Horse serial number history. Thanks for sharing the insight into the 753's history and also when my tractor was produced. That is always cool to know! Keep up the good work! Taylor




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