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#1 grumpy221966 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 02:37 PM

looking to buy a wheelhorse that is by my house ,the numbers on it is 3112k801 .

cant find anything on it. the other set of numbers is 13468. can someone help with some info please

all I know is its a c-125 automatic ....

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 02:43 PM


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 03:08 PM

Welcome, I am sure there are Wheelhorse guys here to help. I don't know any thing about them. Noel

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 03:32 PM

a Model 31-12K801  is a 1990 model 310-8 Wheel Horse with a Kohler #M10S-461521,  a 10hp engine.


The Model C-125 Automatic Wheel Horses were only made in '80 (#01-12KS01) and '81 (#01-12KE02), they both had a 12hp Kohler (#K301AS-47723D, or 47742).


In the model numbers, for Wheel Horse, the exact placement of the Dash and the capital letters are very important in searching for serial numbers.  On the sides of the hood, either the 310-8 or C-125 should be on the decal.  The C-125 had a very squarish hood shape and the 310-8 was more stylish and roundish hood & fender shape (started 1985 to present) >>>  There were five types of Wheel Horses made then, 1,2,3,4,& 500 series ('85 on) or A,B,C,D, & GT-series (pre '85), both the C-series and 300-series were heavy duty Garden Tractors that could take almost every implement made, and most are still very interchangeable, from 1973 to present, and many internal parts are the same on these two.


Could not find anything on the #13468, probably a series number, when made.  Kohler engines were made 2-3 months before they were placed on the tractor, and in the Kohler manuals/net we can find the exact day that engine was actually made, it's another good way to date your tractor.


Sources: "Straight from the Horse's Mouth" by Mike Martino, (THE Wheel Horse book/'bible/), and the TORO "Help Book", 2005.

Welcome to GTTalk, and hope this helps . . . .be sure to look at the photos here:



A  Model #01-12K801 is a 1980 C-125 8-speed (stick-manual shift) with a Kohler #K301AS-47723, a 12 hp engine.

Edited by GlenPettit, March 24, 2014 - 07:29 PM.

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 03:45 PM

Welcome to GTT. Check out the galleries for pics of WHs and the Manuals Section for 3 free downloads per day. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 04:32 PM

Welcome to GTTAlk! I'm not a WH owner but I'm sure there are lots of folks here to help you out. 

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 12:30 PM

did more looking at the numbers and like glenn pettit  said it might be a 310-8 but its got a c-125 hood on it .I think that is what thrown me off ,still not sure if I'll get it or not. would like to thanks to all the info you'll gave me.

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#8 GlenPettit OFFLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 04:58 PM

Depending on what comes with it and the condition, a 310-8 with a deck and in running condition, should be worth about $350–400.

The wrong hood is minor and the C-125 will work fine on there, but just a used 310 hood would cost at least $50.

The 310-8 is an excellent tractor, a 10hp motor is the absolute minimum to do snowblowing or tilling, but otherwise it can do and handle everything fine.  You can't go wrong with Wheel Horse and a Kohler engine.

Good Luck.  Glen

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Posted March 26, 2014 - 06:41 AM

310 and 125 use different hood stands also. Both bolt on using the same bolts.  The 125 hood and stand are stronger along with looking better.....

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Posted March 26, 2014 - 01:13 PM

Perhaps the model number is 31-12KE01 making it a 1990 model 312-H and the 13468 fits in with the 1990 serial numbers. Those digital letters and numbers on the decal can be hard to read. An 8 and an E are almost the same.



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