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  • South Bend connection.

    I just realized yesterday that my other mechanical interests, my Wheel Horse garden tractors, were also manufactured in South Bend. I have always wanted an old pickup to haul them around with, guess it needs to be a Wheel Horse Red Studebaker.

    Analog man in a digital world.

  • #2
    They were darn good tractors, all my dad would buy. He could get about 20 years out of them, and only bought a Craftsman after the Wheel Horse name disappeared.

    Chris Pile
    The Studebaker Special
    Midway Chapter SDC
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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    • #3
      They were darn good tractors, all my dad would buy. He could get about 20 years out of them, and only bought a Craftsman after the Wheel Horse name disappeared.

      Chris Pile
      The Studebaker Special
      Midway Chapter SDC
      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Chris Pile

        They were darn good tractors, all my dad would buy. He could get about 20 years out of them, and only bought a Craftsman after the Wheel Horse name disappeared.

        Chris Pile
        The Studebaker Special
        Midway Chapter SDC
        I mow my yard with a 1970 Commando V-8 and run my 1968 W-H snow blower on a '75 B-100. The '70 was rebuilt before I got it, the '75 although pretty sad looking is original, it was a gift from my late cousin. It will eventually get restored, I also have a '68 Raider 9 and a '71 CG-8 awaiting restoration. I had a couple others but unfortuantely had to get rid of them....... had to make room for Studebaker parts.

        Analog man in a digital world.

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Chris Pile

          They were darn good tractors, all my dad would buy. He could get about 20 years out of them, and only bought a Craftsman after the Wheel Horse name disappeared.

          Chris Pile
          The Studebaker Special
          Midway Chapter SDC
          I mow my yard with a 1970 Commando V-8 and run my 1968 W-H snow blower on a '75 B-100. The '70 was rebuilt before I got it, the '75 although pretty sad looking is original, it was a gift from my late cousin. It will eventually get restored, I also have a '68 Raider 9 and a '71 CG-8 awaiting restoration. I had a couple others but unfortuantely had to get rid of them....... had to make room for Studebaker parts.

          Analog man in a digital world.

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          • #6
            Wasn't Wheel Horse bought by Toro? I seem to remember hearing that.
            Rog

            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
            Smithtown,NY
            Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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            • #7
              Wasn't Wheel Horse bought by Toro? I seem to remember hearing that.
              Rog

              '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
              '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
              Smithtown,NY
              Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by raprice

                Wasn't Wheel Horse bought by Toro? I seem to remember hearing that.
                Rog

                '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                Yes, but before that, believe it or not, Wheel Horse was owned by AMERICAN MOTORS!!!

                <h4>Last Man Standing in Studebaker Indiana</h4>

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by raprice

                  Wasn't Wheel Horse bought by Toro? I seem to remember hearing that.
                  Rog

                  '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                  Yes, but before that, believe it or not, Wheel Horse was owned by AMERICAN MOTORS!!!

                  <h4>Last Man Standing in Studebaker Indiana</h4>

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                  • #10
                    Wheel Horse was part of REO.

                    I have a W-H and two Gravelys. I refuse to choose.

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                    • #11
                      Wheel Horse was part of REO.

                      I have a W-H and two Gravelys. I refuse to choose.

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by comatus

                        Wheel Horse was part of REO.

                        I have a W-H and two Gravelys. I refuse to choose.
                        I also have 2 David Bradley tractors, one is a 1948 my Dad bought new, I still have the original sales receipt. The other I just bought and haven't ID'd yet.

                        Analog man in a digital world.

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by comatus

                          Wheel Horse was part of REO.

                          I have a W-H and two Gravelys. I refuse to choose.
                          I also have 2 David Bradley tractors, one is a 1948 my Dad bought new, I still have the original sales receipt. The other I just bought and haven't ID'd yet.

                          Analog man in a digital world.

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                          • #14
                            quote:I have a W-H and two Gravelys.
                            Do either of the Gravelys have Studebaker serial plates, or are they too new?
                            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                            '33 Rockne 10,
                            '51 Commander Starlight,
                            '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                            '56 Sky Hawk

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                            • #15
                              quote:I have a W-H and two Gravelys.
                              Do either of the Gravelys have Studebaker serial plates, or are they too new?
                              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                              '33 Rockne 10,
                              '51 Commander Starlight,
                              '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                              '56 Sky Hawk

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