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Very nice. Those are tough machines. Back then Sears, bolens, IH Cub, simplicity, JD all made a real garden or estate tractor capable of ground engaging work. Today unless it’s case or a 700 series JD it’s just a riding lawnmower. I have a 96 3/12-8, has the bigger 1 1/8” axles. I put a 5/20 swept axle with reduction steering on it also the 8” wide wheels off an 84 workhorse. Cast iron in the wheels and suitcase weights on a bracket I made that goes in a 2” receiver I made too. Push/pull no problem. Some shots found dozer grading at my parents. And drag harrowing for a customers lawn A96CF20B-C6F2-4275-A0E3-2803EEED07D3.jpeg CF10F859-4A7B-462A-A424-876C4D062A3B.jpeg B400B690-204A-4291-9AD5-3EF49DB3C82F.jpeg 0C61D514-93BD-4CE7-BEAF-D3878910E744.jpeg 8EBE3C20-34F3-4A29-A2B6-A7BE135E2648.jpeg
 
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Very nice. Those are tough machines. Back then Sears, bolens, IH Cub, simplicity, JD all made a real garden or estate tractor capable of ground engaging work. Today unless it’s case or a 700 series JD it’s just a riding lawnmower. I have a 96 3/12-8, has the bigger 1 1/8” axles. I put a 5/20 swept axle with reduction steering on it also the 8” wide wheels off an 84 workhorse. Cast iron in the wheels and suitcase weights on a bracket I made that goes in a 2” receiver I made too. Push/pull no problem. Some shots found dozer grading at my parents. And drag harrowing for a customers lawn View attachment 881504 View attachment 881505 View attachment 881507 View attachment 881508 View attachment 881509
I literally just scrapped out a wheel horse that looked like one of these. Had a hydro trans that gave up the ghost. Never knew they were worth anything, sold the engine out of it and scrapped the rest.
 
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I literally just scrapped out a wheel horse that looked like one of these. Had a hydro trans that gave up the ghost. Never knew they were worth anything, sold the engine out of it and scrapped the rest.
I never scrap any older GTs. All worth more even in salvage shape than the scrap value. You can’t get most of the parts anymore
 
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I'm not really a wheel horse guy, and it seemed too new to be worth much, hmm live and learn.
Signed,
A cub cadet guy lol
IH Cub guy here too. Here's my 1450 I picked up a couple months back. Although I had a '84 Bolens Eliminator for years that I love too!
 

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RED-85-Z51

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At one point around 2007...i had

Sears GT18 with Tecumseh OHH180
Cub Cadet 1200
WH 702
WH R26
WH 502
WH 310-8
WH 416-H
WH B100
WH C105
WH Raider 12
WH 16 Auto
Deere 316
Deere 110-H

I had a real problem

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Wow, I have not updated this like I should have! In order, I had a 2100 that's as good as mine hit the bench for a new green weenie and a new oil line, I custom-fabbed a setup to pull the inner races off of the 3120's crankshaft, another 2100 hit the bench for a going-over , my 1-42 hit the bench for a new clutch drum but it was set aside due to a rotted out gas tank, I re-assembled the 3120, and I swapped the tank on my 048 'cause the old one was busted and leaky. IMG_5803.jpeg IMG_5804.jpeg IMG_5805.jpeg IMG_5822.jpeg IMG_5823.jpeg IMG_5825.jpeg IMG_5841.jpeg IMG_5842.jpeg IMG_5844.jpeg IMG_5845.jpeg
 
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After all of that, I was out cutting with my brother's 2101W when the saw suddenly started making a high-pitched shrieking noise. Long story short, the bar nuts were backing off and the chain tensioner had broken in half so my 562 had to take over for the rest of the day. Once I got back I shelved the D196-mount bar that was on it (brief side note: ALL of the pro-used 2100's I've seen have D196 or D025 bars on them! WTF?) and put on a nice vintage D009 mount 42 inch .404 bar, a new sprocket, and spun up a new loop of #52 chain for it.
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At one point around 2007...i had

Sears GT18 with Tecumseh OHH180
Cub Cadet 1200
WH 702
WH R26
WH 502
WH 310-8
WH 416-H
WH B100
WH C105
WH Raider 12
WH 16 Auto
Deere 316
Deere 110-H

I had a real problem

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My dad purchased a Wheel Horse B-80 in 1976. He still uses it to mow 2 acres and plow his driveway. I can't imagine he changes the oil more the once or twice a decade. Its amazing.
 
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My dad purchased a Wheel Horse B-80 in 1976. He still uses it to mow 2 acres and plow his driveway. I can't imagine he changes the oil more the once or twice a decade. Its amazing.
The old K series Kohler engines were tanks

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Use mine every storm. Has the magnum 12 (k series with a electronic ignition). I swapped a swept front axle off a 520 with all the goodies, 10” wheels, 1” axles, big tie rods, reduction steering. It has the 8speed with creeper and 1 1/8” axles in the rear. I load it with 75lb cast iron in the wheels and 180lbs of suitcase weights off a rack and 2” hitch it fabricated. I’ve used it as a dozer and it just works. 92C2FD0A-5C3C-4E8C-A71F-45AC6C87D9E0.jpeg 688267C4-42E2-4DBC-BB8C-E38D60805BB9.jpeg
 
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Wheelhorse got it right with the blade attaching to the rear axle.

603 Main - Montgomery Ward edition of the McCulloch 310

It was dirty.

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It is now clean.

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220 West State - Test fitting a bar and chain on the 77 to send to my nephew in Alaska. He is working for a tree service in Kodiak and his boss lost the bar and chain from his 77.

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Mark
 
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Time for my infrequent update! First up is my 181 which had its weenie fall off while I was bucking up a cedar log. Having your weenie fall off is a big no-no, so I put a nice new one on as the old one was kinda beat. Then, I tried my hand at porting my 1-43. As soon as I run it I'll find out how I did, but the project has stalled for now. Then I installed a new chain on my dad's 372 in preparation for a minor logging job. I also drilled out a bar to mount on my mill so I can do a milling job for a buddy, and bought, mounted, and used a chain grinder to make the milling chains for that job.
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Mac 15, bad magnesium corrosion outside, but looks good inside, passed pressure/vacuum test
Mac 10-10, seller said good compression and spark, was stuck when I got it. Looks like rings rusted to cylinder from seller washing it before boxing it to sell. Freed up now, not scored. Needs bar guide plates, air box mounting stud/bracket part.
 

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Woodslasher

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Mac 15, bad magnesium corrosion outside, but looks good inside, passed pressure/vacuum test
Mac 10-10, seller said good compression and spark, was stuck when I got it. Looks like rings rusted to cylinder from seller washing it before boxing it to sell. Freed up now, not scored. Needs bar guide plates, air box mounting stud/bracket part.
I might have one of those, I'll try to check in the next few days.
 
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