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New arrival.. Wheel Horse D-200

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Morning all, sorry I've not posted or even been on MOM of late, life has been stupidly busy to say the least!!

 

Anyway, a long long time ago there was a thread on good old RedSquare about which wheel horse would be on your "wanted hit list".

One of them was a GT-14 which thanks to Neil, one came my way.. A great machine which has now moved to pastures new..

The other I'm sure you can guess from the title was a D-200 :D

 

Nigel bought this machine from Harry with the thought of changing the engine (which had a knock according to the bloke Harry bought it from), to something a bit different..

Then Nigel made the mistake of saying something along the lines of "I expect you will end up owning the D eventually".    Which got me thinking :D:lol:

 

A bit of a play with the wiring  (The PTO switch had been badly by-passed) and the engine had a spark, and a temporary gravity fed fuel tank sorted out the fuel side of things..

Much to Nigel and my surprise the engine fired right up and sounded good with sign of any knocking sounds!

The trans is a bit noisy but that may sort it's self out with a bit of use as the Big D hadn't been used in a very long time..

 

A few photo's for you..

 

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And of course a video.... I hope to get an engine running and driving vid edited today, but for now here's an intro vid..

 

 

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Certainly look's in better health than Andy's (Wheeledhorseman) D200 that he covered in a Thread a few years back on RS. I remember he was also mystified with those tiny WH Stickers. Nice big old lump of a Garden Tractor. 

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On 26/07/2017 at 10:07 AM, Stormin said:

Lucky man. Road registered as well. That's a bonus.

 

Thanks Norm, yep road registered and still on the DVLA computer..

 

 

On 26/07/2017 at 10:27 AM, harryt said:

Great video Ian:thumbs:

what are you plans with the D?

 

Thanks Harry.. Plans are not much.. Fit a 3 point on the back, maybe make pallet fork, then just a wipe over with an oily rag once in a while.. I like how she looks :D

 

 

On 26/07/2017 at 11:49 AM, the showman said:

Looks a nice bit of kit, new seat and a couple of rearlight lens and a wipe over with an oily rag

 

Thanks Chris, a new seat would be good, one that will now backwards by a few inches would be better :D

I have plenty of new lights for the back, not sure if I want to fit them though..

 

 

On 26/07/2017 at 0:39 PM, Anglo Traction said:

Certainly look's in better health than Andy's (Wheeledhorseman) D200 that he covered in a Thread a few years back on RS. I remember he was also mystified with those tiny WH Stickers. Nice big old lump of a Garden Tractor. 

 

Hi Richard, yes the ol D is in quite good health, the trans whines a bit but so do I :lol:

I remember the tiny WH sticker thing on Andy's D, plenty of them on my D!

 

 

On 26/07/2017 at 9:06 PM, pmackellow said:

Nice addition to your collection Ian, bet the grin is a mile wide ! :D

 

Sorry I missed you last Saturday when I popped in, had a chat with Nigel :thumbs:

 

Thanks Paul, good to catch up with you Friday, I seem to remember you having a big grin as you drove the D around the carpark :D

 

 

Not much to report, the D gets better each time she is driven. The engine always starts first time every time :thumbs:

Speaking of the engine, a new vacum fuel pump was fitted so I could get rid of the "tank on a plank" that was clamped on the front and use the D's original tank..

The engine was also missing a cover, so I quickly folded one up from a bit of sheet steel.. Not pretty but does the job.

 

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The D's first official duty, carting some steel panels up from the scrap pile :D

 

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