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#1 Devron30 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 11:06 AM

I need some help on what tractor to buy. I have a chance to buy either a 75' Wheel Horse C-100 or a early 2000 Craftsman gt3000 with 23hp Kohler. I am wanting this for small garden plowing, deer plots, pulling cart and little things around my property. Any advice on that would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 11:21 AM

If you are going to use it to plow a garden get the Wheel Horse. Tough as nails and built for ground engaging attachments.


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Posted June 14, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Thank you! Wasn't sure because WH has a 10hp Kohler and GT3000 has a 23hp Kohler.

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Pay no mind to the giant horsepower number numbers on late model engines. An old 10hp Kohler has more than enough torque and HP to plow a garden and to pull a loaded garden cart. The old Wheelhorse is designed for the type of work that you are looking to do.
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Posted June 14, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Perfect! I'll be purchasing the WH tomorrow!!

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 12:09 PM

I vote Wheelhorse too for heavier built machine. Is this the "Black Hood" year?  Top and front of hood (grill) are sunken in and black?  Seems that might be close in year, not sure. Easy to work on and tons of implements available for them.


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Posted June 14, 2016 - 12:22 PM

First of all welcome to GTtalk glad your on board. Ditto on the WH. Make sure you follow up with some pics of your WH & don't be a stranger lots of info & good people on here.

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 12:29 PM

How is getting parts for these beasts?? Guy is asking $375. If you guys see anything of concern please let me know as this WH is older then I am so any help would be amazing!! Thanks again!

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Edited by Devron30, June 14, 2016 - 12:46 PM.

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 01:32 PM

Does the tractor  come with any attachments. I don't think the price is out of line at all if the machine runs good. 


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Posted June 14, 2016 - 02:15 PM

Seems like a fair price to me, especially if it is running. That K241 Kohler is probably my favorite engine, lots of torque to handle any job. My 1979 C-101 (just a little newer version of the C-100) works on a weekly basis including all of the towing and mowing. I think you have made a wise decision. :thumbs:  Post more pics when you get it.

 

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 02:28 PM

Be sure to share photos with us! Does it have implements?


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Posted June 14, 2016 - 03:57 PM

No implements or mower deck come with this WH.

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 06:02 PM

Then I take it that finding them in your area is not a problem?


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Posted June 14, 2016 - 06:06 PM

No they are sold on Craigslist a lot here. I don't need the mower deck just attachments. Any suggestions on a sleeve hitch for this?

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 06:34 PM

No they are sold on Craigslist a lot here. I don't need the mower deck just attachments. Any suggestions on a sleeve hitch for this?

 

Wheelhorseman1000 sells hitch lift kits as well as sleeve hitches for your tractor, http://www.wheelhors...egory-s/160.htm

 

From the pics it looks like yours already has the rear axle brackets installed which are a must for a snow/grader blade and tiller installations.


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