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Posted June 25, 2014 - 07:00 AM

here is a photo.  i think it has a wheel horse loader on it?

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 07:27 AM

Your steering setup may be different than a regular 165.  I did not realize yours has a loader.  There was a heavy spindle setup if the tractor was to be used with a loader.  I have never seen the heavy spindle setup, possibly that is why yours looks different.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 07:45 AM

Check the frame area just above the front axle on the left side for a model tag. That may clear some things up. That may really be a Jacobsen. Or someone painted it Jacobsen Orange!

I'll see if I can research the heavy spindle option this evening. Off to work shortly!



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Posted June 25, 2014 - 12:53 PM

The paint looks to be original. Also the paint on the loader matches the rest of the tractor. I do not believe the tractor had been repainted. Although why would there be a wheel horse loader on a Jacobson from the factory? Something is funny.

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 01:54 PM

Tom,
The lack of decals on the sides of the hood, the black grill and the orange front wheels tell me it has been repainted.
I don't know that Wheel Horse ever built loaders. That may be an Ark, Kwick way or Johnson.
And I'm not sure they came with loaders from the factory. I'd expect loaders were installed by the dealers or owners.

Joe

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 04:28 PM

I think it was an option, the heavy front end for the loader.  It was 1" spindles instead of 3/4" and used a hub assembly for the bearings and then a wheel bolted to the four stud hub.  Noel


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 06:49 PM

They did offer a spindle kit for the loader. No pics of the parts, but it said nothing about the size or steering arm being different.

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 05:42 AM

A few more photos.  

ID tag which leads me to believe the loader is a wheel horse

 

Sorry, I never mentioned the tractor will be delivered in about 3 weeks to my house. 

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Posted June 28, 2014 - 03:28 PM

they used the same grill on the homelite/ jacobsen model as the ford . it also looks like the foot rest area was cut to fit the loader.

the front post supports seem awful steep too  should be more angled to the front. If you don't overload the bucket you should be fine. I would invest in a new set of front tires that are 4 ply, better load rating than the stock 2ply


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 03:29 PM

btw my 145 has similar issue with steering arm P.O. had welded it on so it wouldn't move.


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Posted July 26, 2015 - 01:15 PM

Could you get pictures of your sub frame. Looking to build a loader for a Jacobson. Same as yours




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