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#1 brokenbudget OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 10:07 AM

nope, not the place:blush2: just my old yellow wheelhorse 312-8.
i picked it up a couple of years ago and went through it. the engine was excelent, as was the tranny and other important parts. the mower deck was in pretty bad shape rust and tweak wise, but ended up coming back fine.
the tractor was already a faded tremclad yellow when i ended up with it, didn't want to go through the whole re-redding thing so i decided to throw a proper glow of yellow at it. i'm a cat guy, and only cat yellow would do the trick:worshippy1:
here she is when i recieved it:

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here she is last summer after here dinner:smile1:
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she does a pretty good job and gets used quite a bit around the homestead and hasn't givin me amy problems or complaints about the work i've thrown at her.

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 01:39 PM

That's a pretty cool Wheel Horse. It is great to set the old tractors up as Caterpillars. I have a 1988 Craftsman Gt6000 that I bought with Caterpillar yellow paint and decals. I left it as is, freshened up some yellow, and have proceeded to make modifications. It is pretty convincing as a Caterpillar. I get lots of questions from people asking where and how I found a Caterpillar garden tractor, because obviously they want one themselves LOL. Gotta love the Caterpillar paint, makes a common GT rare LOL.

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 01:53 PM

That rascal looks pretty good in Cat Yellow.

I'm sure that the "Correct Police" will have a hissy fit over it, but I like it

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 02:06 PM

I like that slashed chrome stack! :thumbs:

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 02:28 PM

:smile1:thanks guys! yeah i have had some heated discussions about the color of my horse:shoot2::bounce: with purists.
i would have brought it back to red if it wasn't so much trouble. and didn't have a few gallons of cat yeller lying around:D but i've had a few red horses and thought it would be nice to see a different hue on one for a change.
the muffler is off of a honda goldwing. still has the baffle in there and has a nice sound. quieter than stock also.

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 02:50 PM

Neat looking rig, I like the yellow as well. You could always say it's an "Industrial Horse".


Or refer to it as your "Palomino" Horse.

Edited by MH81, July 04, 2011 - 05:51 AM.
Remembered what a blonde horse was called.


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Posted July 03, 2011 - 11:08 PM

I'm a purist with my own stuff...but you can have yours any color that you want! I think it looks OK. If you like it, that's all that matters!

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 03:55 AM

Looks pretty good in Cat Yellow. At least when you have it in a herd of Horses, you know which is yours.:rofl2:

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 05:50 AM

Looks pretty good in Cat Yellow. At least when you have it in a herd of Horses, you know which is yours.:rofl2:


Now where did I park my...........

I think it looks good, looks mean. I like Cat yellow because of having their heavy duty diesels.

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 06:19 AM

At least it's not as bad as this one ...

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Posted July 06, 2011 - 09:13 AM

:smile1:thanx guys! yeah i like the yellow. and i usually am pretty good at keeping things the proper color but i just couldn't resist on this tractor. i didn't want to go through everything and every little bit and piece to get the yellow out of it. and i wanted it done right away. sticking with the same color when repainting realy cuts down on time.
plus, it ticks off the purists when they see it.:D

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Posted July 13, 2011 - 12:10 PM

i like the d series horse. the cat yellow looks nice. if there were cat GT's with cat diesels in them, im sure there would be plenty of buyers for them.

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Posted July 15, 2011 - 06:23 PM

thanx j! i emailed a shop in brockville that does decals and stickers to get some caterpillar decals made up for it. should be in next week:smile1:




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