Wheel Horse Mower


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Got the blade belts replaced today, put the deck on, it wouldn't cut. Pulled the deck back out, I put the blades on backwards and the dull side was leading.

Flipped them around and it cuts great. Now I just have to deal with the leaking hydro pump.
 


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We dun did some mowing today.
Aint it cool lookin out over a real hood? Instead of that slopey plastic shit every lawn "tractor" uses today?
 

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I have a 1967 110 John Deere--first ever consumer model Deere. 8hp Kohler and steel rear fenders. I also have an old Swisher Ride King--a 3-wheel thing with a 5hp Tecumseh. In my own yard these aren't serious machines, but I love them. I have a Toro 345 with a 72" deck and a new Cub Cadet zero turn with a 60" to cut grass. I still rely on a Craftsmen garden tractor I bought months before my oldest (19) so was born to cut trails and tow things. It has a 25hp Kohler and a Hydrogear 3010 (I think) but the rest of it is mostly welding rod by now. For serious stuff, I have a hammer-knife mower on my track loader that will mulch a tree.

I always wanted a Wheel Horse exactly as you have there. I love those things.
 

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I like the classics, but I need something bigger than they will do, I've been tempted... I ended up getting a '97 gear drive big wheel Craftsman with 18.5hp Kohler and 46" cut a couple weeks ago from a CVT belt drive MTD that wouldn't take the abuse...

I did just get a couple classic Snapper 28" riders though today, kinda silly but will cut my rough terrain decent while being able to go around dang near anything

Your mower is pretty sweet, one day I'll get something cool but right now I just need to get the grass down reliably... a month ago my rider broke and my finish mower for the tractor lost a spindle, with ~3 acres of grass I needed something, was down to the brush hog but it's rough on the yard...
 

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Your mower is pretty sweet, one day I'll get something cool but right now I just need to get the grass down reliably... a month ago my rider broke and my finish mower for the tractor lost a spindle, with ~3 acres of grass I needed something, was down to the brush hog but it's rough on the yard...
Been there done that. Getting under trees is not fun, my bush hog is a pull type so it isn't that maneuverable too.
 

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We've trimmed around 2 miles of fence row so far with that little saw, so we can get all of our tractors and the Gleaner closer to the edge of the fields by our houses. It really was a good buy for the price. I do advise to only have the one battery for it unless you're young and full of spit and vinegar. By the time the single battery is dead, you're pretty much done for the day after wielding the saw and dragging/piling brush.
 

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I have 3 of the Lynxx tools, pole saw, leaf blower and now the chainsaw... all through open box deals, I have $200 in all of that and one of them came with an extra battery that it wasn't supposed to have... :) I've only had the chainsaw for a week but the other two for a few months and they are both great, I used the pole saw for an hour trimming apple trees and used one bar of the battery... The blower is amazing for bonfires :)

My tractor is a '74 Kubota L260 so it's vintage but it has a 3 point and PTO (4 speed at that) so it's a workhorse... last time I was mowing apparently my tractor chain escaped out the bucket so I gotta find it before I mow again this weekend...
 

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My tractor is a '74 Kubota L260 so it's vintage but it has a 3 point and PTO (4 speed at that) so it's a workhorse... last time I was mowing apparently my tractor chain escaped out the bucket so I gotta find it before I mow again this weekend...
"Vintage" :sneaky:



I have three point for it, it is on the WD-45 right now. I have been tearing out fence with the three point boom.



Those two tractors don't sit very much, if I am not running one I am usually doing something with the other. Ran 3/4 of a tank of gas thru the '45 pushing snow this winter.
 

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My brother has 3 super A's, an M, a handful of AC B's, and some walking tractors from who knows when. I don't consider the kubota vintage but some people think 90's is vintage... I'll see if I can acquire one of the B's one day and put a belly mower on it, that'd be pretty sweet and functional.
 

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My brother has 3 super A's, an M, a handful of AC B's, and some walking tractors from who knows when. I don't consider the kubota vintage but some people think 90's is vintage... I'll see if I can acquire one of the B's one day and put a belly mower on it, that'd be pretty sweet and functional.
Usually "Vintage" means something is old enough to be an antique. 1990 was 29 years ago already, the cutoff for an antique is 25....

:dunno:
 

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Yeah, I know, it seems like the 90's were just yesterday but they were nearly 20 years ago... what a simpler time :). Also that means I am getting older... To many at least in the tractor world from what I've found it isn't vintage unless it was made in the 50's or older... but then there's the younger crowd that think anything from the 90's is too old and not reliable...
 


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