Wheelhorse lawn tractor

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by wit, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. wit

    wit LawnSite Member
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    My father has a wheelhorse lawn tractor that we are trying to find out the year of. All we have to go by is the serial number which is 71-08K801-1084-7069. If you can provide any info I would be greatful.:usflag:
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you have the model number off the tractor ?

    There is a better chance with the model and serial number off the engine if it's the original one.
     
  3. wit

    wit LawnSite Member
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    Restrorob, Thank you for your info. I have contacted Toro whom bought Wheelhorse and found out that the tractor was manuf. in 1977.
     
  4. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
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    71-08K801-1084-7069
    Manf in 77-

    From another forum-
    Model C-141
    Ser. 81-14K801-09073
    Which was manf in 78 & is 14HP.

    Apparently add the first digit to 1970???
    HP is in the second set of numbers???
    Wit, is your's an 8HP?
     
  5. Metalmacguyver

    Metalmacguyver LawnSite Member
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    on the same subject, i have a wheel horse c-85. cant find the tractor numbers but i have the engine numbers. its a kohler 8hp
    spec...30743d
    mod....k181s
    ser.....10213933
    it is an 8 speed model.
    how old is this?
    could i get a wiring digram for this?

    thanks for all the help!
     
  6. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
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    The engine is 1980.
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sorry, Couldn't find anything with the C-85 number.

    You can't find any other numbers on this unit ?
     
  8. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hmmm, Bill the 1980/81 is listed as C-81 instead of C-85 ?

    01-08K801
    1980
    C-81 8-Speed Tractor

    01-08K802
    1981
    C-81 8-Speed Tractor

    Here is the C-85;

    01-08K803
    1982
    C-85 8-Speed Tractor

    And this one;

    11-08K801
    1983
    C-85 8-Speed Tractor

    Possibly the engine was changed/replaced ?
     
  10. Metalmacguyver

    Metalmacguyver LawnSite Member
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    it is very possible that this engine is not the origional. i do not know the history of the machine. also the machine is very rusted so i believe that the tag fell off at some point.

    there is some delay between when an engine is manufactured and when the machine that it is installed in is sold. although this would be an extreme case of lag, perhaps it could explain this difference in model year and engine year. thoughts?

    the electrical on this machine is very messed up. it has been cut and has loose wires all over the place. the engine doesnt have spark. the points are fine. gap is no problem. there is still no spark. i would like to know where all the wires on this engine go. there are two heavier white ones. i would assume that these are for the charging circuit. then there are ones on the big ignition item that is shaped like a soda can. one goes to the spark plug. where should the other two go. i think one goes to what i believe is the condenser. the other is spliced together and is about 2 feet long this is not attached to anything.

    diagram???
     

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