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PostSubject: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 16th 2021, 7:46 pm

This is the wheel horse 210-5 I picked for 50 buck a couple weekends ago
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This is the custom rocker plate clearance mod someone did to it when ever they replaced the engineWheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Img_4411
The foot throttle I rigged upWheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Img_4410

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 16th 2021, 8:23 pm

Took it for another rip today- first time i've driven it without something major breaking
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 16th 2021, 8:46 pm

More info on the foot throttle please.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 7:40 am

The cable is off of and old MTD hand throttle so I don't have to have a spring on the engine side and the pedal is a piece of 4" angle iron (or whatever) cut down to about 1.5 to 2 inches, welded to a door hinge (I won't show you those welds, mine in general are pretty brutal) and bolted to the frame, and the spring I found lying around in my junk so no idea where that came from.
Anyway, didn't spend anything on it so I guess it's pretty OK
Also had to "reupholster" (With duct tape) a seat off an MTD because the old one was missing all the foam so you had to sit on 4 bolts holding them up
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 7:44 am

Also I was looking on Kijiji for quad tires and there are a few that are cheap but they would all be too big, (About 25x8-12 vs my 18x9.50-8)where do you guys get your tires?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 9:40 am

That looks a like a good solid machine to start off I like it! My tires came off a 200cc offshore quad that I bought off Kijiji for $100, ironically the rears are the same size as the original turf tires (which are the same size as yours) and I find them a little small so I've been keeping my eyes open for more.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 12:38 pm

Yeah, I would love some 12 inchers but they wouldn't fin under the fender... I found a pair of 18x8.00-8 tires for 25 bucks, do you think those would work on the 18x9,50-8s
Here's more pics of the belt setup, still need to add guards, really annoying that I can't post more than 3 at once

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 12:48 pm

quad tires are always better then factory my current rally tractor has stock turfs that grip real well and i do mostly street driving so i dont really need atv tires. the turfs are deep tread and can be found for pretty cheap but id still go for atv tires. and if you ask locals i bet a set of atv tires can be cheap or even free i got 3 sets of wheels and they all fit an 8 inch rim but are HUGE balloon tires
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 2:34 pm

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Yeah, I would love some 12 inchers but they wouldn't fin under the fender... I found a pair of 18x8.00-8 tires for 25 bucks, do you think those would work on the 18x9,50-8s
Here's more pics of the belt setup, still need to add guards, really annoying  that I can't post more than 3 at once

I had to learn how to post pics too. Post your stuff, save and then edit it. Then you can add 3 more. It is possible to fiddle around and get more without saving, but I find it easier for me to just post and then edit. Then you can put as many as you need in the post.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 2:57 pm

here's the pics for real this timeWheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Img_4418
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 4:52 pm

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Yeah, I would love some 12 inchers but they wouldn't fin under the fender... I found a pair of 18x8.00-8 tires for 25 bucks, do you think those would work on the 18x9,50-8s
Here's more pics of the belt setup, still need to add guards, really annoying  that I can't post more than 3 at once

Well maybe they would... depends on the tires' design.
Measure from the inside of the fender down to the axle, multiply by 2 and subtract 1 inch. That's your approximate max tire size, unless you have 4 bolt rear hubs your rim size is limited.

I'd imagine those tires would work, I'd measure the rim width first to be sure.

How I post more than 3 photos is to upload and insert your 3 photos, hit the "remove all" button then upload and insert more.

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 4:58 pm

Just realized they are about 2+ hours south so not really worth going to get
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 5:02 pm

That's a bummer but are you sure they're not worth it? Tires ain't cheap and if they're in good condition $25 plus some time and fuel seems okay to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 8:38 pm

I don't think they'll work after having a good look...
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2021, 9:39 pm

That's too bad, I figured they would as most lawn tractor rear wheels are 8" wide. I'm keeping my eyes out for tires as it is so if I find new ones for myself or any for you I'll let you know but.... so you have any salvage yards around you that deal with tractors and atvs? I have around me and they have piles of tires!


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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2021, 6:49 am

I don't actually have a ton of cash to throw at this, but I got an STX 38 for free a while back that I will but some cash into, and whatever i get from that I will probably put toward this

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2021, 3:48 pm

The seat with just a touch of duct tape-still leak water onto my butt a little
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The front pulley is actually off an mtd, I basically did the "front flip" but had to add in the pulley
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]Any ideas for what I should name this thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2021, 7:59 pm

Hi-ho tinfoil hehehe (Looney tunes gag in case y’all didn’t know)


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]Any ideas for what I should name this thing?

Need to figure out what suits it "personality"! Crazy Horse, Wheelie Horse, Horsin' Around... I dunno. Lol. Watch some tractor pull videos and maybe you'll see something you like!
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 19th 2021, 7:00 am

I was thinking Titanic II but I don't know if that would look good painted on the side-sure suits it though...
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If she's sunk you'll never see it anyways! Lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 19th 2021, 10:57 am

TechnoChicken wrote:
Also I was looking on Kijiji for quad tires and there are a few that are cheap but they would all be too big, (About 25x8-12 vs my 18x9.50-8)where do you guys get your tires?

I’ve gotten a good price from Napa on my front tires. Might be worth calling around to the auto shops for ya.

Neat rig by the way, I like how the valve cover sticks out Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower Icon_minitimeDecember 19th 2021, 4:13 pm

Yeah, me not so much, if I whack it into a tree I have a very excellent chance of bending the valves or causing other substantial damage to the engine
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