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"