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PostSubject: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:35 pm

ladies and gents i have put the nephews mower way on the back burner and i have been itching to get the wheel horse back up and running, yeah its really late in the contest, but hey i kinda wanna try and place top three for a third year in a row, plus i wait until a week before the end and finish my builds any ways haha

well we have my wheel horse b-80

we will be putting a vangaurd vtwin 14hp on it
24 inch vampires all around
front and rear bumpers
some fancy pieces hear and there
upgraded steering components
pulley swapping
and some fresh paint
heres what im starting out with



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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:13 pm

Nice! Gotta love ol' iron. Those old Wheel Horse high/low range transaxles are pretty sweet, wouldn't mind having one someday haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:58 pm

There are a few old wheelhorses sitting near my house that I wouldn't mind getting my hands on...

But good ta have ya @redzz02 !! Better late than never!
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:26 pm

Awesome, a whirlwind build-off entry.

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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:48 pm

I guess I'll approve it Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:32 pm

Remember Redz... I still take bribes for votes! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:26 pm

thanks guys, hopefully i can pull off top three again this year and @thebeal we might have to take advantage of that this year lol











well i got the frame torn down and blew some black in her, started to fix the big hole the previous owner cut for a stack, made my light mount to put in the grill, the mini front bumper is built, put some washers behind the steering gear to get rid of some of the slop
i just got the 3/8 heim joints in the mail friday to finish off the steering

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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:15 pm

That thing looks like it will be a beast!

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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:44 pm

Looks pretty sweet with those Vampires all around. Should be a mean lookin' rig!

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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:15 pm

What trans is in these? looks boxier than a 2300/633
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:17 pm

I think Wheel Horse made their own transaxles for the garden tractors.

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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:54 pm

Those tires are mean looking. I like it haha
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:29 pm

im not sure what type of tranny is in it, a 3spd hi/lo if anyone knows the madel it would be awesome cause it needs some seals, and the tires do look good on it, but we got some paint on her and some mock up/assembly










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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:31 pm

Is that front axle steel or cast iron? Also, can you upload a pic of the steering setup at some point? I'm curious as to what makes these things tick lol

Paint looks great though! What color you thinking for the body?
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:48 pm

Looking better all the time man! I actually really like the light bar in the grille, I'm usually not a fan of that but it looks great on this grille

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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:53 pm

@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
Is that front axle steel or cast iron? Also, can you upload a pic of the steering setup at some point? I'm curious as to what makes these things tick lol

Paint looks great though! What color you thinking for the body?

front axle is cast iron, the two pictures up there^ somewhere re the steering gears, but i can get some more pictures and ill be uploading a video soon and ill also go over it. paint is a secret for now but itll be a little different
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:07 pm

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Looking better all the time man! I actually really like the light bar in the grille, I'm usually not a fan of that but it looks great on this grille

i had no idea what i was gonna do with it until the scrambler i have sitting next too it had two light bars stacked..... i robbed one lol and i actually really like the look of it i just wish it was wider to fit it perfectly
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:09 pm

Yeah it does look pretty cool, should be plenty bright as well!

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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:48 am

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Looking better all the time man! I actually really like the light bar in the grille, I'm usually not a fan of that but it looks great on this grille

i had no idea what i was gonna do with it until the scrambler i have sitting next too it had two light bars stacked..... i robbed one lol and i actually really like the look of it i just wish it was wider to fit it perfectly

Scrambler? As in Jeep Scrambler?
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:36 pm

Dude, that motor is huge, LOL. Hood going to fit back on?
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:01 pm

Thebeal, scrambler as in Polaris scrambler 400




And here is how the steering is set up,

Also the motor fits like a glove almost like it was made for it
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:23 am

Are there pillow blocks there at the end of the steering shaft?
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:30 am

Yes, they are little rubber pillow blocks on each end
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:13 am

@redzz02 wrote:
Thebeal, scrambler as in Polaris scrambler 400

Oh well thats boring... Sleep

I was all excited there for a moment. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Redzz02 "Sears Killer" Wheel Horse Mud Mower [2017 Build-Off Entry] [Finalist]   Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:09 pm

got a little more done on the wheel horse

sand blasted the engine pulley, and still have to weld the hub onto it, new tierods with hiems, the start of my aluminum fuel tank, and some more shiny pieces with the shiftedr plate







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