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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:08 AM

Hello all ; I received a call from Roy Stewardson, he is apparently getting up in years and selling his collection he has many different makes of garden tractors but his focus is on wheel horses, he has ponds, early wheel horses ect (84 fully restored gts for sale) his web site shows his work, randbwheelhorsestables, with the American dollar giving you members that live south or the boarder a 30% advantage you my be able to pick up a deal or  3, I do know he wanted around $6000 for the fully restored 55 pond which would be about $4500usd, rjs where in the $1500 range. or for those of you with deep pockets start a world class collection today as he did prefer to sell it that way, possibly someone could put a link up as this dinosaur does not know how to do it , thanks john


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#2 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:17 AM

I have been to his place and seen his collection, it's amazing what he has. So many really nice Wheel Horse and a few other makes as well. Truly something to see.


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:30 AM

Here 'tis http://rbwheelhorses...om/personal.php


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:42 AM

wow...

I have seen pics online before I always liked the 61 with the steel wheels.
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:48 AM

seeing pictures is one thing, but now their '' FOR SALE'' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted November 22, 2015 - 08:24 AM

That is some collection! I'm a little surprised that he doesn't have a lever steer in that mix. Just shows us how hard they are to find I guess. What beautiful work!
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 09:49 AM

That is one amazing collection! besides all of those awesome tractors, did you see ALL of those implements??!!!  :love: 


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 10:35 AM

Goodness...I'd just like a chance to go see it all, before it gets scattered in the breeze.  Some sweet machines in his 'other' collection.



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Posted November 22, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Any bolens?



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Posted November 22, 2015 - 11:25 AM

yes a 1966 1050 check his site under "other models"



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Posted November 22, 2015 - 11:45 AM

   Ok so I will be the fool and ask, what makes it a "pond" tractor.  I see a few of those like that and don't see what the difference is.

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 12:15 PM

One of Pond brothers was making tractors and later had to change name because "other" pond brother was doing same??  He came up with Wheelhorse name then.  Same designs carried on, just name change.  Other pond was the starter of Speedex and they had similar ideas on the early models.  This is my "factless" history comment!


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Nice collection, but too steep $$ for my blood!



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Posted November 22, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Ok so I will be the fool and ask, what makes it a "pond" tractor. I see a few of those like that and don't see what the difference is.
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Ok so I will be the fool and ask, what makes it a "pond" tractor. I see a few of those like that and don't see what the difference is.


Pete


Harold and Elmer Pond were both working for Speedex when Elmer decided to build his own tractor. He used the Pomd name for the first few years before coming up with the Wheelhorse name. Speedex may have been Harold's baby, I don't recall. I believe both worked for Shaw before Speedex came along. When my Pond was built in 1954 they were starting to get the public used to the new Wheelhorse name by putting green decals on the frame. Mine is one of the last tractors made that is a true Pond but they stuck it with those stickers when my neighbor bought it for dad.
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