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A trailer full of Wheel Horse tractor


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Old 09-09-2006, 05:52:36 PM
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On my way out of Lake Charles, La, found me stopping at the smaller town of Iowa while I was heading East on Hiway 90. A friend told me of an old heavy Wheel Horse lawn/garden tractor with a few attachments that the owner was going to give away or junk after he removed the engine.

I stopped and was amazed at the shear size and weight of the tractor. The thickness's of sheet metal for fenders and engine coverings and the frame itself.

There was/is some disassembly of the engine and dust coverings etc., but it looks all to be complete, just in need of some extensive TLC.

Long story short, it was loaded up, (took 5 of us, as it would not roll), into the trailer and made the trip to Indian Bayou to the country/farm home.

I'll take pictures this afternoon and figure out how to post them here. I'm am in need of how and where to find the model numbers and such of the tractor and engine.

The engine is of a twin cylinder, horizontally opposed nature, looks like a Kohler type.

Tractor appears to be hydro-static in nature, as I see an aluminum pump of sorts with fins attached to the rear of the engine.

More to follow......This appears to be a nice "in the near future" re-bild and restoration. Seems that some of these can be out-fitted with front loaders and back-hoes. Might be fun to play with.

Thanks for allowing my new membership here.

LW
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:42:32 PM
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Nice Find, My Dad Has One Of Those. Pretty Good Cond. But No Acessery's. Still Has The Original Mufflers Like Yours.
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That's a 20hp Kohler, but not sure of the model #.
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:56:39 PM
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Yea, it should make for a nice easy project to get back into usable shape.

I'll post back the numbers and specs as I find them, here on this thread.

I'll update the work on this thread as well.

LW
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:24:32 PM
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The engine would be a Kohler 582 or 585 ? It's been 12 years since I worked at the dealorship and the numbers are starting to fade away on me

I do remember hydro parts were starting to get very hard to get and pay for.. Good luck! Randy Hart Ohio
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The engine would be a Kohler 582 or 585 ? It's been 12 years since I worked at the dealorship and the numbers are starting to fade away on me

I do remember hydro parts were starting to get very hard to get and pay for.. Good luck! Randy Hart Ohio
Yep, K582 if I'm not badly mistaken. Almost bet money on it. You can download a complete service manual at following link. PDF format & may take a minute or two to download. Then click "save copy" at upper left, then save to file on your computer.
http://www.kohlerengines.com/onlinec...lsfam=K-Series
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They have both Owner's & Service manuals there. Once there, click on "K482 thru K582".
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Thanks so much for the link for the manuals. That will save a large amount of time and leg work. That much is now done.

I do wish I would have had more time to work with it this weekend, but time was at a premium and barely had enough time to unload it off the trailer well after dark Sunday night.

Thanks again for your helps.

More to follow.

LW
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Isn't the internet such a HUGE help when it comes to info! Of course if there were no internet, I wouldn't be buying as much vintage stuff to NEED the information! Many have helped me, so I try to help others as much as possible. I'll surely need more info in the future also. Did ya check differential further yet?
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:07:39 PM
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I'd say you done good. That will be one good work horse.
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