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#1 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 04:19 PM

On Saturday, we were just ready to leave home for a 4 year old's birthday party when the phone rang....

The caller said he had been "yard-sale hopping" and saw a Wheel Horse for sale.

The caller said he knew I was "into" Wheel Horses and wanted me to know about this one. I asked if it was a horizontal shaft engine and he said "yes" and the guy was asking $100 or OBO!

 

Well this yard sale was an easy stop, as we were headed in the general direction.

I looked at the Wheel Horse and an older fellow said it and a JD were both already sold...I almost cried, but a middle-schooler (that lived there) said they were both still for sale, and to "make him an offer". I looked another couple of minutes...the boy said it ran 2 years ago..."all it needs is fresh gas and a new battery"...Well, we have all heard that story!

Anyway, I offered $80 and the boy studied for a couple of seconds and said, "deal". I had the truck, but no ramps, but the boy put a sold sign on it and I said I would return Sunday morning with my trailer.

 

I woke up at 2 AM but thought that may be a little too early, so back to sleep....Woke again at 6:45 AM. I got dressed, hooked up the trailer and headed out for a 10 minute drive. Picked it up and was back home and had it in the garage before 8 AM.

 

Actually, a battery charger and a spray bottle of gasoline and it fired right up...It will need a little carb cleaning, but that is minor.

 

Well, enough babbling, so here are some photos....Oh, the 4th photo is a metal tag that was on the front axle and says, "Wheel Horse Prod. 6507"

 

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 04:42 PM

Nice find!

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 04:59 PM

Congrats! Sweet deal on that Horse! Don't forget to thank the guy who put you onto the deal! 



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 06:41 PM

WoW, You got a good deal on the hubcaps.   Now go back and pay the man for the tractor !      :watching_you:   Really you stole that one. 



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 07:39 PM

WoW, You got a good deal on the hubcaps.   Now go back and pay the man for the tractor !      :watching_you:   Really you stole that one. 

Yep! The hub caps are worth the selling price.



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:35 PM

The price was right! 

 

For once a seller described what it needed accurately.   There must have been a blue moon up in your area.  But it was a K-series Kohler, so what else do you expect?

 

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:51 PM

Yep   You got a good deal on the hub caps and the tractor for free!!! :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:            Rick



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 12:43 AM

If that is an original headlight kit,its worth more then the hub caps.You got a smoking deal.



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 05:39 AM

Now, best deal I've seen in a long, long, long time!

 

Oh well, we all get taken once 'n awhile.  :wave:



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:56 PM

Thanks for the comments...Yes, I think I got a good deal.

Cleaned the carb tonight and drove it around. The hydro is strong, and the steering is pretty tight.

I put a 36" mower under it and borrowed a belt from another mower and mowed part of the yard!

 

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