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C-120 Added To My Herd

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#1 halseyn OFFLINE  

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 08:55 PM

Does anybody else have one of these? It is an automatic and I'm looking for some tips on this tractor.



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Posted December 22, 2012 - 09:18 PM

I owned one for about three weeks, the only thing I remember is how well it ran for it's condition & neglect and that you had to be gentle with the fwd/back lever. It was a little touchy.

:welcome: to GTTalk, Glad you found us. When you get a chance, we'd love to see the Horse.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:02 PM

Tips: Move lever Forward to go that way, Backwards to stop.
Use Brake ONLY if you have to stop quick.
Use Park brake when leaving tractor unattended! (it may creep away)
Adjust the nuetral position to prevent creep (see manual)

OK, funny's not going well! Welcome and they are great and strong little tractors!

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:34 PM

Welcome to GTT. There are some manuals for "C" series tractors that you can download in the manuals section. I wanted a C120 very much 30 years ago but never came across one that I could afford. I was given a Bolens, then several more so, I went with the flow. Good Luck

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 03:30 AM

I have a '73 Wheel Horse "no name" 12 hp Kohler with an electric PTO. My avatar is the Horse.

Great garden tractor, engineered to work. The C-120 is a great Stallion! :thumbs:

Edited by Tankman, December 23, 2012 - 03:30 AM.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 05:22 AM

Welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 06:02 AM

Welcome! Glad to have you join in the fun.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:11 AM

:wave: halseyn! Welcome to GTTalk! That's a great machine you've got there. I have one, but hydros aren't really my thing, so I haven't done much with it. I got it in hopes that the hydro trans would grow on me, but after years of shifting gears (cars and trucks too) I just can't get the hang of it LOL. They are a strong runner with a lot of power to spare. As far as tips go, I think glgrumpy covered the basics. Here is a copy of the manual in our archive, and once you get a few more posts under your belt you should be able to download it. There are other manuals that may be helpful to you as well in there. Feel free to join in any conversation that you wish, or you can start your own like you did here. We hope that you enjoy the forum and thanks for signing up!


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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:40 AM

:welcometogttalk: glad you found us! And :wewantpics:

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 08:27 PM

Hey everybody, thanks for your input, sorry I'm so late in getting back to this site, I've been hanging out over at Redsquare. Went to the Annual Wheelhorse show in PA and now I'm pumped up,

Here are a couple pictures of the tractor and mower (before and after I restored it). It's a very nice tractor, got it from craigslist for $250

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Posted June 28, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Nice tractor---and yes , they are a  little workhorse.

I have A '75 model C120A that I bought from a man's widow, down in N.C., who passed on at the age of 75.


She wanted it to go to somebody who would fix it and use it, like he had. :D  I got lucky on that one,.... and  got a parts C120 the very next week for, basically free.




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Posted June 28, 2013 - 07:05 AM

Nice looking rig!