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#1 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 07:22 PM

Over the years, I have seen several newbies ask the question: Where do you find tractors to buy?

 

The normal answer is CL, Ebay, local trader & classified ads.

Once, some responded with, "If you look long enough, they will find you"!

 

Well, I have come to this point in my collecting!

This evening a guy calls (I know his wife) and said he had a Wheel Horse he got from his brother and didn't want it anymore. Lots more to the chit-chat between us, but I asked, "Do you know what model it is"? He said yes, "It is 10 horsepower"!

 

I still don't know anything about it, but will look at it tomorrow!


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 07:34 PM

   You wont sleep a wink!!!!!  I guarantee it.

                                                                   Pete



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Posted September 23, 2014 - 07:42 PM

   You wont sleep a wink!!!!!  I guarantee it.

                                                                   Pete

I don't sleep that well to begin with!

Slept better BEFORE the CPAP machine!


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 07:42 PM

I was going to volunteeer to go look at it for you, and save you all that trouble.  :D  :D   but I see you live too far away.  :D  :D   Rick


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 07:45 PM

I can tell you it's probably Red, less than 40 years old, and has a Kohler engine  (my ESP tells me so).

Good Luck,     Glen

 

We might all get to really see it at Scotts Show in 10 days . . . in Leesburg, IN ?


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 07:50 PM

I can tell you it's probably Red, less than 40 years old, and has a Kohler engine  (my ESP tells me so).

Good Luck,     Glen

 

We might all get to really see it at Scotts Show in 10 days . . . in Leesburg, IN.

Wow!!  You are good!      Rick



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Posted September 23, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Cool find i had a similar one this week i was at a place showing a driver where to drop off. About 50 yards away i see the top half of a red gt in the weeds. I asked the property owner later and told its an old wheelhorse from the early 60s. So i asked the question how much??? A deal was struck and i bought a wheel horse i know nothing about other than what i saw out the window!
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Posted October 08, 2014 - 07:24 PM

I had a call, couple of weeks ago, a freebie. Just pick it up, "We don't use the tractor anymore. Parked it in the barn eight, maybe ten years ago."

 

Well I went, now a project for the grandsons and myself (I supervise).

 

The Horse had been in a bit of an accident. 42" SD deck wasted, lucky me, a new 48" SD deck and a new, in the box, mule drive.

 

We've been workin' on the poor Work Horse (my only ever gray) for a few weeks now.

 

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Posted October 09, 2014 - 12:32 PM

Very nice, it's really Red inside.  The "Work Horse 800" is a standard lighter Wheel Horse (model 1-0100) with a Briggs engine.  All WH attachments will fit it easily.  Your 48" SD deck is probably the nicest and most desired/valuable decks, and 'new', WOW!

Hopefully you could get the manuals too, and also looked around for any WH parts or attachments laying around in the barn.

Very nice . . . and nice WH collection.






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