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#1 jerseyeyes24 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2013 - 03:59 PM

I've never posted to a forum but have seen that a lot of great information can be collected through one. I purchased this Wheel Horse and was wondering if anyone has an idea as to what year and model this might be. I can try to answer any Questions that might help to identify it. Thanks in advance,DickIMG_2356.JPG IMG_2354.JPG IMG_2355.JPG



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Posted May 13, 2013 - 04:13 PM

Dick Welcome to GTtalk.  I'm sure one of the WH fans will be able to help you ID your tractor.  Thanks for joining our little community.


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 04:25 PM

Welcome to the forum, Dick! From what I can tell, that is one of them there RED tractors (at least supposed to be). Other than that, I haven't a clue. :bigrofl: The guys will be along shortly to help with you dilemma!


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 04:43 PM

Since Kenny has you pegged, I will pass on giving away all my knowledge on identifying Wheel Horse models in one shot!  :D

 

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Posted May 13, 2013 - 04:50 PM

Welcome to the forum. I believe that is an RJ series but not sure exactly which one. They are commonly called a nut roaster due to the proximity of the engine to your crotch. It looks to be in good shape.


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 05:05 PM

That's an RJ35 or an RJ58 from the late fifties.

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Posted May 13, 2013 - 05:15 PM

It appears to be a 1958 RJ58
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Posted May 13, 2013 - 05:56 PM

I believe that is the "Nut Roaster" garden tractor. You will be as RED as the tractor after hour or so! :smilewink: 


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and enjoy. Check out the manuals and photos. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 08:05 PM

Maybe it would be advisable to wear a fire retardant cup for prolonged usage........protects against heat and the rare event when you through a rod through the side of the engine block. Welcome to GTT by the way.


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 08:51 PM

I agree, with the other posters, I believe its a RJ58  .... nice find, looks to be all there, with straight sheet  metal...good restore project!!


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Hello there and welcome! :wave:


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 10:12 PM

That is either a 1958 RJ-58 or a 1959 RJ-59. The very early '58s had leather shifter boots and no casing numbers on top of the transmissions. They also altered the lift arm in late '59. Other than those differences almost all the '58s and '59s were so close to being identical that the identification decal was the only way to tell. That decal was originally on top of the frame, on the left side, just behind the grill/hood front. The fendeers and toolbox were an option on both years. Reproduction drive belt guards are available if you can't find and original.


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Posted July 10, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Here it is all done!IMG_2385.JPG IMG_2381.JPG IMG_2382.JPG


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Posted July 10, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Nice machine!


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