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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 08:27 PM

Before my Dad passed, he stopped to talk to a guy who had a snow blower on the bank in front of his house. It was red, but almost buried in snow... Turns out it was a WH blower. He wanted a pretty steep price, so we passed. Turns out I've known him for years thru the business I work for and he did tell Dad that the tractor wouldn't start and was also for sale.

FFWD to now, I finally got the chance to stop and talk to the guy. He had no takers at the price he was asking, so he drug it back to the weeds and let it sit. Since it was Dads Last Find, I was bringing it home. We got to dickering a little and I came away fairly well. The supposed issues with the tractor were sluggish rear end and electrical issues preventing starting. I rolled the dice and loaded it up.image.jpg

And here it is less than an hour later. No electrical issues found & the tranny issues seemed to be sticky linkages.
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And a short video.


It needs a seat and the light bucket. I'm working on the seat stuff already and have a line on a light assembly. Next year, I may put a sleeve hitch on it, we'll see. The blower chain was a little stuck, I lubed it up. Hoping the noise is just it working the kinks out, but may be a baearing. I will investigate more next time I'm up there.

Total investment:
1.5 gal of gas,
3 hair pin clips,
4 Franklins.

I hope I'm not upside down in it, but like I said, it was Dad's last find... And it's home now.
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Posted September 07, 2014 - 08:32 PM

Great score Alan, so is that going to be an upgrade for KK? :)

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 08:34 PM

Not yet, we shall see... Kinda nice to run.

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 08:37 PM

So you are leaving sears and going to wheel horse lol

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 08:59 PM

Great tractor. I bet you'll enjoy blowing some snow with it


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Congrats on bringing it home! The C and D series WH are nice machines! I think you got a great buy on it!


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 09:11 PM

I can't tell, is it a C-160? The arm rests on the seat are worth $100.00 - 150.00 by them selves. You did very well in my opinoin..


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 09:23 PM

Alan....ummm....that's grass not snow...you been hitting the sauce again?  So happy to hear you brought home your Dad's last find.  That has to be a good feeling, albeit a little bittersweet.


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 09:32 PM

Yes, a c160 auto with hydraulic lift

And Daniel, you pretty much nailed it.
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Posted September 07, 2014 - 09:35 PM

Yes, a c160 auto with hydraulic lift

And Daniel, you pretty much nailed it.

 

Alan, you can make money on that one anytime you want to. Very NICE Deal and your Dad's last find makes it even better !!


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 09:42 PM

Once you own a horse or two, cept the D's, you will always want to have one around. Easy to steer and run and work on, with plenty of power in those hydro rears. I pushed alot of snow couple years ago with my 12hp Charger. Blades are easy to find. Never had a blower, never cared much for them, cept when it is too deep to even get out a blade, then I have a walk-behind for that.


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 09:59 PM

Alan....ummm....that's grass not snow...you been hitting the sauce again?  So happy to hear you brought home your Dad's last find.  That has to be a good feeling, albeit a little bittersweet.


Daniel, I think Alan wants to come and help you chop silage! Think he can get corn stalks into that blower?

All kidding aside... great find Alan. I'm sure it would have made your Dad happy!
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Posted September 08, 2014 - 04:17 AM

You did fine on the C-160....You will love it!

Never thought of "blowing the grass" ! :poke:


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 04:33 AM

Great find Alan.  I've always wanted a C-160 but I just haven't been able to justify it.  Any C series really as they are nice tractors.  Not sure you can use a blower where you are though... this month anyway!


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 04:41 AM

Great score on that one, Alan.


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