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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 10:32 PM

Picked up my D18 Wheelhorse today and also a Speedex 1240. Set the idle down and Mix changed on it and the three point needed 5/8 pins put in instead of the 1/2" some one else had used. Much nicer on that now. Will be looking it over soon.

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 10:54 PM

Nice! Congrats on them both. That WH looks like a nice rugged GT! :thumbs:



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Posted June 22, 2013 - 11:09 PM

GJ., Is the Wheel Horse a D-180 or an Automatic18? The Auto 18 was only built in 1973 and then WH change it to the D Series 180.

 

Both machine look great !! :thumbs:


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 12:58 AM

73 first year for 18 Automatic, also known as D18 Automatic. Later was D180.  Nice and heavy, yet smooth. Sure don't turn very sharp either.  Zat the way they were, or something wrong??  It also has the optional wide tire size on front, not sure I like those, may have to get smaller. Backs are 15" Ags, NLA, look small, but guess they'll stay on. Need to adjust or replace the turning brakes, they just go way down and no action.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:36 AM

That's a nice WH. They sure look like a brute of a GT. I like the wide tires on front! 



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 10:31 AM

both look like good finds some seams to be missing from the speedex though



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 12:48 PM

73 first year for 18 Automatic, also known as D18 Automatic. Later was D180. 

 

This is to clarify the model designation of the 18HP D-series Automatic Tractors built by Wheel Horse. Wheel Horse built the "18 Automatic" in only 1973 as was the 10 thru 16 HP Automatic. In 1974, Wheel Horse introduced the "Letter" Series of tractors. The 18 Automatic became the D-180 and continued being built as D-180 until it was dropped in 1976. Wheel Horse also added the D-160 and D-200 in 1974, all being powered by Kohler engines. In 1976 the D-160 went from being powered by a Kohler K-341 to being powered by an Onan BF 16HP twin. 1976 was also the first year for the Renault built D-250, 4 cyl, 10 speed tractor. 1980 was the last year for the D-160 and by 1982 all D-Series tractors were gone from the WH production lines.

 

I hope this helps with any confusion on the D-Series Tractors.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 02:04 PM

 Need to adjust or replace the turning brakes, they just go way down and no action.

I have a D-200 and the brakes are "non-existant". You may need to buy (or make) new brake pads.


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