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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2017 - 02:26 PM

We all know that our hobby can become addictive. This weekend, I could have bought 3 good deals but I passed on two.

 

The first was an MF14 with mower and tiller. It ran last fall but overheated because of a mouse nest. It looked nice and was $250 in the town next to me. He described what happened and I figured that it was just a blown head gasket. He really liked the tractor. I told him how to fix it and recomended that he keep it. That was the first deal passed on. 

 

I had aquired a Bolens Huski Gardener with a Wisconsin ABN engine earlier this week. It was a freebie and the guy took a Craftsman with him so, it was a wash. The engine needs work. Cl had an ABN on a pump for sale in the town north of me. I went to look at it, and the guy recognized me from selling me a 110 deck at Zagray in the spring.  We talked for quite a while. I just wasn't sure about engine and passed on it.

 

Today there was this ad on CL:

 

Wheel Horse C175 - $100

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Wheel Horse C175 for parts or repair. Hydrostatic transmission, hyd lift deck and plow. $100. Call or text

 

I called and went to look at it. There was an older bearded guy(not as old as me) there who recognized me. It took me a minute to realize he was an old friend from the 80s. The seller was his son. The engine runs and it came with a plow and big mower deck. I bought it and we talked for over an hour. Maybe I shouldn't have bought this but I have a parts tractor for it already.

 

For this weekend, I rejected two and bought one.  Good Luck, Rick


Edited by boyscout862, August 13, 2017 - 05:31 PM.

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Posted August 13, 2017 - 02:36 PM

Those custom fenders are really something. Was he using if for a flatbed to haul hay?


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Posted August 13, 2017 - 03:08 PM

What's wrong with your AB engine on the Gardener Rick?
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Posted August 13, 2017 - 03:31 PM

What's wrong with your AB engine on the Gardener Rick?

He told me that the magneto was shot and the carb needed replacing. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 13, 2017 - 03:35 PM

Those custom fenders are really something. Was he using if for a flatbed to haul hay?

Those WHs had plastic fenders/seat mounts. Most broke fairly quickly. I like that it could be a good base for a cab. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 13, 2017 - 03:39 PM

I probably have some spare parts to get them both in working order. Look over what you think you might need and I'll take a look. I'm pretty sure that your carburetor is a Marvel Schebler vh14.
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Posted August 13, 2017 - 04:36 PM

Not familiar with that model. The plastic fender thing sounds like a Toro idea. WH made a stout machine. I dont understand the plastic fenders on a GT, hell even the walmart riders dont even do that


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Posted August 13, 2017 - 04:55 PM

The Eaton hydro is worth a lot more than you gave for it and I like the boiler plate fender, somebody put a lot of work into it.  :thumbs:


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Posted August 13, 2017 - 05:34 PM

Not familiar with that model. The plastic fender thing sounds like a Toro idea. WH made a stout machine. I dont understand the plastic fenders on a GT, hell even the walmart riders dont even do that

I believe that they came out in the late 70s or early 80s. I have a B115 that still has the plastic fenders. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 13, 2017 - 05:36 PM

I probably have some spare parts to get them both in working order. Look over what you think you might need and I'll take a look. I'm pretty sure that your carburetor is a Marvel Schebler vh14.

Thanks. I don't know when I will get around to it. My van is now having trouble. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 13, 2017 - 06:20 PM

Nice Find

I know what you mean about 2 out of 3 isn't bad

I'm FILTHY STINKING Rich...........


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