Ztr Wheel Horse Dinosaur From Yesteryear

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grass Man, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Grass Man

    Grass Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    ZTR WHEEL HORSE DINOSAUR FROM YESTERYEAR (1 of 10)

    .... Church member friend of mind runs a small lawn mower repair shop. I stopped in yesterday to say hello and saw this mower from a distance loaded on one of his trailers and asked him about it. So, we walked over to take a closer look and I immediately recognized it as a prehistoric dinosaur (Wheel Horse 718-Z). Apparently it's in good running shape and it's in for it's yearly servicing. So I asked if I could take some pics because I felt you all, here at the forum, would like to see what yesteryear was like and how they did and built things back then. From the rear with those chains on each wheel somewhat reminds me a little of a D9 Caterpillar tractor. What does this dinosaur remind or suggest to you?

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  2. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mowers have come a long way in a few years.
     
  3. Grass Man

    Grass Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    ZTR WHEEL HORSE DINOSAUR FROM YESTERYEAR (2 of 10)

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  4. Grass Man

    Grass Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Grass Man]ZTR WHEEL HORSE DINOSAUR FROM YESTERYEAR (3 of 10)

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  5. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    that highly resembles one of our dixie choppers
     
  6. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
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    It looks like the beginnings of Dixie Chopper!

    That chain drive is old school! Reminds me of a 443/743 bobcat skid steer loader. Nostalgic for sure!
     
  7. Grass Man

    Grass Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Grass Man]ZTR WHEEL HORSE DINOSAUR FROM YESTERYEAR (4 of 10)

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  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    My dealer has one of them but its a 7-22. Thing runs but it is really ghetto looking!!
     
  9. Grass Man

    Grass Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Grass Man]ZTR WHEEL HORSE DINOSAUR FROM YESTERYEAR (5 of 10)

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  10. Grass Man

    Grass Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Grass Man]ZTR WHEEL HORSE DINOSAUR FROM YESTERYEAR (6 of 10)

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