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#1 coldone OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 03:40 PM

I am in contact with a man that has a non running d160 up for sale. Tiller , 48 inch deck included. The D160 doesnt run, he claims its not getting fire. I have not seen the tractor yet so i have no idea of the condition.

With it not running I have no way to check out the hydro tranny. I understand that this is the weak link in the D series. Is there anything to watch out for and look for that I can find without the engine running?

I have also read about the sloppy steering, so I will be on the look out for that also.

I hope this turns out well, I need a this for mowing and the tiller would be great.

Thanks for the tips guys.

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 04:10 PM

Do you know if it has the K=341 Kohler or the 16hp Onan twin? Usually the steering can be fixed by adding shims where the axle pivots. I have not heard about hydro issues with the D-series, but that doesn't mean much,lol. All the D-series tractors I have owned, the hydro performed as they should. I hope this helps.

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 06:16 PM

I dont know which engine it has in it at this time. The guy is supposed to call tonight but my alergies are killing me, going to bed soon. I dont have my hopes to high on this because the add (no pic) has been on CL for about a week now. I am guessing it is a rust bucket or it will be sold before I can get it..

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 06:56 PM

Keep us posted coldone and let us know if you get some pics of it. One of the D series tractors is definitely on my want list! Were they all hydros?

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Posted May 17, 2011 - 11:42 AM

I talked with the guy today and we are trying to setup a time for me to come and look at it. It does have the Onan engine in it. I asked about the tiller and he said that it had been on a D120 but he never put it on the D160 and did not know if it would work with it. Anybody have any idea if it would or not?

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Posted May 17, 2011 - 11:53 AM

Don't believe WH made a D120, but they did build a C120. Can't say if the tiller will work with either or not.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 01:32 PM

The D-series tiller is a shaft driven PTO, like a farm tractor. The C-series is belt driven from the engine PTO clutch, and routed under the rear axle. Wheel Horse never made a D-120, but did make a rear PTO kit for the C-175, 195 Twin tractor to use the D-series rear attachments.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 01:34 PM

Keep us posted coldone and let us know if you get some pics of it. One of the D series tractors is definitely on my want list! Were they all hydros?



Yes, the D-series tractors were all made with hydro tranny's
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Posted May 23, 2011 - 11:51 AM

The time and date is set for pickup. Hopefully this weekend I have a new tractor. PO has said that he has changed the battery, points, condensor, starter and ignition switch. I hope it is just a stuck plunger shaft (read about that one a few times) but I am guessing that its the coil. Anyway I am excited and even talked the wife in going to pick it up with me. I still have not seen it yet so I am still a lttle worried that it will be a basket case. I did let the guy know that I was not looking for a resto, just something taht needed a little work to use.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 02:57 PM

Good luck & safe travels to you Coldone! Hope it's a decent unit!




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