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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 07:46 PM

Hi all, just got a call from an old guy wants to know if i wanted to buy his old tractor, i have a lot of fixer uppers on the go now and was about to tell him not interested but he told me the motor runs  but has been partialy taken apart to paint but he lost interest i could hardly hold back my teenage girl giggles when he told me its a 1949 wheel horse and would it be worth (are you ready for this) $100 to me. gaining my composure i calmly said yes and would be down to look at it tomorrow, well i have never see a 1949 does anyone have a pic? or know what i should look for?   thanks  respond at any time i probably wont sleep tonight


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 07:55 PM

I probably won't sleep either! Are you sure you want to wait that long? I can't exactly tell you what to look for. They look kind of like the RJs that have the engine between the operator's legs.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 07:56 PM

I would be sitting in his driveway when the sun comes up with a picture of Ben Franklin in my hand!


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 08:01 PM

I found this video of a restore of what your looking at.

 

By the road, in 1949 the tractor was called a Pond.

 

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 08:07 PM

I wouldn't get too excited! They didn't use the Wheelhorse name till about 1957 or so. It could be a 1969! This guy could have a 1979 sears and just think its a 1949 Wheelhorse! Good luck with it anyway! And please take a picture!

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 08:12 PM

well during the conversation he did say pond so my hopes are up even if its a rj i would be very happy he did say it was a nut roaster so who knows



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Posted April 24, 2013 - 08:18 PM

That sounds promising! I'd expect it may be an early sixties model. At that price I'd do it!

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 08:25 PM

i would buy any wheel horse for $100 but i will post pics when i get it no matter what it is, and if its a 49 i'll post lots just so i can show off ha ha!!!


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 09:09 PM

I really hope you are going to pick up a Ride away Senior, RS 83. It should look something like one of these with or without the hood, as it was optional.

 

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 05:59 AM

Well, just about any wheel horse is worth 100 bucks! I wouldn't get too hopeful about it being like the ones brian posted pictures of but if it is....you hit the jackpot! The had the walk behinds at that time period too. It is also likely that it might be a rj and the seller could have the year wrong.

 

when you see it. POST PICTURE PLEASE!!!



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Posted April 25, 2013 - 07:40 AM

I love the hood on that ride away senior



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Posted April 25, 2013 - 12:19 PM



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Posted April 25, 2013 - 12:22 PM

heres what 49 will look like but with a steering wheel instead of a lever, if it does have the lever like this one it could be either a 46 or 47 

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 12:31 PM

This is an example of one with a steering wheel but no hood.  mine is a 54.  Let me see if my memory is good.  Pond started building 4 wheelers in 46, right?  Started with variations of the tractor you see here only with a lever steer.  The last year for this model (which became the RS-83) was 1956 I believe.  Again, correct me if I'm wrong please.  I've heard that between 46 and 56, only 600 of these tractors were produced.  Makes that $100 look fairly insignificant now, doesn't it?  Anyway, good luck and, yes, do please post some pics WHEN you get this tractor home.

 

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 06:16 AM

any updates???






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