Fire Sale TRACTOR


| February/March 1993

  • Wheel Horse tractor
    After I bought the Sheffield, I noticed a Wheel Horse tractor in a carport that had been set on fire by an arsonist. The wheel horse was not burned as badly as it looked. I knew if the tires were not burned off the wheels, the body and running gear would
  • Tractor


  • Wheel Horse tractor
  • Tractor

5950 Wilson Drive Huntington, West Virginia 25705

The engine had been removed for an overhaul before the fire. The engine is a Tecumseh H 55 B, serial #0137619. When I took the engine apart, I placed one of the old piston rings in the cylinder bore, and it had over 3/16' end gap. Everything else checked out okay.

I had to clean up points and install a condenser for a chain saw, because I could not find the original parts I needed. (#28524 contact assembly, #29559 condenser, and #28889 decal.) It runs fine after the overhaul.

I would like to have decals for the hood. I took a picture from the operator's manual and made a stencil, but a factory decal would look a lot better.



The pictures show what the tractor looked like before and after. The Wheel Horse is a 1960 model 55, with a 30' mower deck.