Here's my new to me wheel Horse after a bit of clean up and a couple "upgrades"
This one sat for a few years because of a large hole in the gas tank.Thinking someone backed into a truck hitch or something similar sized.I replaced the tank with a good clean used one from Joes Outdoor Power Ebay store.Thanks again bud ;)
Originally it had narrow 23 8.50 12 tires and rims on the rear and 15 6.00 6 tires and rims on the front.Tractor sat unused in a garage for a few years and tires were flat.They cracked bad and would not hold air longer than a couple hours.
So it spend $40 on a good set of used 16 6.50 8 Front rims with good crack free tires with tubes in them.And put a set of 23 10.50 12 tires and rims on it that I had laying around off of an older Craftsman GT5000.Little cracked but they have almost new tread and good tubes in them.
Paint that I got for the rims was supposed to be Metallic gloss Aluminum but it's a WEEEEEEEEEE bit bright lol.I like the color though so it's going to stay that way.
New Battery,Drive belt,deck belt,oil,oil filter and she's a good looking and awesome mowing tractor. Only had 268 hours on the meter and it does work.Currently has 282.6 hours on it.I've been mowing every blade of grass I can find with it all over the neighborhood lol.
Still need to wet sand and buff the hood.Someone sat a can of some sort of Wood Varnish on the hood that leaked.It's not bad, should sand out and buff up.Little surface rust on the black parts,shifter plate and seat bracket that need a little attention yet but she's looking GOOD.
She mows very even and very flat and the steering is alot tighter turning than my old Cub 582. I think she's a keeper.
Edited by EricFromPa, June 03, 2017 - 12:37 AM.