Depending on the age of the one you're looking at they were in fact a real Wheel Horse product. Wheel Horse made them for several years in the late 60s after they bought Reo.
yeah I have seen a few Reo units out there, since I started asking about this one. It's about 1-1/2 hours north east of me
YA know, back in '79 my Dad bought his 1st snow blower a 4hp/20" sears, brand new. Up til a few short years ago, while I know that plows and buckets have been around forever, I thought that snow blowers in general had only been around a few short years before the late 1970s. over the last couple years I have seen a lot of snowblowers that come from the late 50s/early 60s.