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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2014 - 06:15 PM

I have never been around wheel horse hydrostats much. Is this a good system? Im looking at a wheel horse with a 10hp and hydro. Has manual lift. Nice looking. Suppose to run good. If I get it im gona get a blade with it. I thought about pushing snow with it.



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Posted December 18, 2014 - 06:26 PM

Yes, good system.  All I have owned or been around were hydrostatic pump to gear motor.  Not quite as efficient as full hydro, but strong.  I've owned three C120's, and one GT14.  All would lay a black mark easily...that or pull a huge wheelie!   I mowed with 2 of mine for years with NO hydro issues at all.


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 06:28 PM

One of best hydros, all self-contained, not a lot of linkages. The linkage is in the tunnel and kinda complicated with the drive drop-out for parking that loosens belt. The whole lever linkage moves a small ball link up/down on the motor and changes directions and speed. There is a nylon block there that the ball follows and it can wear or bind some. Should clean and grease it if you have the cover there on top of tunnel to take off and look. Also adjusts there for "creeping" or  Nuetral centering on same area. Find a manual to do that, easy to get those.  With chains these things push like a Dozer and have good back-up speed then. Horse blades, even tho manual are some of best with the ability to unlock and turn while sitting in seat, and they have good leverage to lift. You'll like it. Best part of Horses is the easy steering and tightness of the arc you can turn in. Have fun. ONe note, make sure you get the mount that goes on axle in back to mount the blade. Many times it is left behind on tractors when people sell the blade. Can't mount it w/out one! Seperate manuals for the blades too, get one.


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 06:34 PM

Here it is. Havent got it yet. But I kinda hope it works out.

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Posted December 18, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Looks good! You'll be turning into a Wheelhorse guy after having one for awhile!  Lots on epay for them and be sure to join Red Square forums, all wheelhorse info and guy's there.


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 07:52 PM

I have heard the same thing. The wheel horse that I have still is goin strong. Would like to pick another one up at somepoint.
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Posted December 18, 2014 - 10:02 PM

I've got a big single cylinder diesel hammering away on mine with no problems. This same engine destroyed a WH with standard transmission. 



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Posted December 19, 2014 - 06:55 AM

I have a c160 that was supposed to have tranny issues. Haven't found any after lubricating that nylon slide GL is talking about.
If you get it, do a fluid change. I went synthetic when I changed mine.




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