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#1 victor3ranger OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 03:57 PM

Not sure what these are, all I know is they are a wheel horse.

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 05:22 PM

A "Nut Roaster" and the chopper for finishing them off! :smilewink: 



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Idunno, it sorta looks like an early Lawn Ranger.  Good looking old gt iron.  someone will be along that can id it.....in the meantime, welcome to GTtalk, glad u found this site!


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 06:11 PM

Cool stuff there! Congrats!



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 06:14 PM

The tiller Wheel Horse too?  Tiller looks to have a late Lausen or early TEC engine.



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 06:28 PM

You have yourself a 1961 551 which looks to have the original H-55 on it still.  The tiller is a Wheel Horse attachment as well.  Some good old iron that you acquired there!


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Mine, if you don't get it under cover!  :D



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 08:52 PM

You have yourself a 1961 551 which looks to have the original H-55 on it still.  The tiller is a Wheel Horse attachment as well.  Some good old iron that you acquired there!

 

I agree, I just got beat to the line, Thanks whfan :thumbs:

 

And you don't see very many of those tiller attachments, nice score!!



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 08:32 AM

Thanks guys.

 

I pray that I can get the thing going again.  I really want to get the tiller running first if possible.

 

The guy I got it from was the second owner and got them years ago, they have set since 1989 is what he told me.

 

How hard is it going to be for me to find parts for this motor that is on the tiller??

And how hard is it going to be to find good front wheels for the tractor??

 

Oh, and YES the tiller is a wheel horse as well. :thumbs:

 

 

The tag on the motor for both had V55D on it, the tiller tag on the front of the tiller had A-21104


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Posted October 24, 2013 - 09:11 AM

Ah...so both engines are Lausen!  Great vintage stuff!  Far as parts, I have no idea, but surely they can be found if you need some.



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 09:46 AM

As far as I can tell both are totally original pieces.

 

As for the parts, I will for sure need two front wheels, one is rusted into two pieces the other is almost there.

 

I am really hoping that the motors aren't froze up, at least that would be a plus.

 

But for the price I can't complain, traded two boxes of 380 auto shells for item. :rocker2:



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 11:07 AM

  traded two boxes of 380 auto shells for item. :rocker2:

 

 

What!!!!!!   Man, what a deal!  I'm no Wheel Horse collector, but I know one sweet deal when I see/hear it!   :thumbs:



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 01:23 PM

Yep, picked up the two wheel horse parts then went to pick up a GT 18H that the guy had listed, after getting there and talking for a little bit he said "heck, just take the thing and get it out of my yard" I said I would so I loaded it up, took it home, charged the battery, put in some gas, a little starter fluid and it fired right up. :rocker2:

 

Aired up the tires and drove it around for a little while.  I couldn't believe it.  Two great scores in one day.

 

The GT 18h has a 18horse Magnum Kohler, hi/lo rear, and hydro. Been working on that one first getting its repairs done. :thumbs:


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Posted October 24, 2013 - 06:20 PM

Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but what you have isn't much of nothin'. I'll give you scrap price for both. :thumbs:

 

 

What? . . .      I'm just trying to help the guy recoup his loss.


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:20 AM

Nope, I will pass :smilewink:

 

The son-in-law is already lusting after the little thing, as soon as he gets the grain bin cleaned out at the farm it is going in for a make over. :dancingbanana:






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