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Shed Machinist
12-08-2003, 09:00 AM
I just got my little wheel horse running, And it runs great. I drove it about the equivalent to 8 little blocks and it didn't even sputter funny. Thank you anybody who had helped me with tips and know how.

Al Messer
12-08-2003, 04:35 PM
Congratulations! What's your next project?

12-08-2003, 11:09 PM
Is this a real "Wheel Horse" or your take on the name? I picked up a chassis from an IH Cub (I think--no sheetmetal) from the salvage yard a few weeks ago. I think I might make a Tug or Mini Dozer out of it. It's got the hydrolic drive system but no motor. Just another project to add to the "pile".

Shed Machinist
12-09-2003, 09:14 AM
real wheel horse, it had everything but a mower deck. i have the hood and everything, i need to paint it but before i do that i am seriously going to need a battery charger or an ignition switch because my battery is brand new and always dead. then i am going to get some shains for thet tires.

12-09-2003, 10:26 AM

[This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 03-08-2004).]

12-09-2003, 11:16 AM

I don't know about the wheel horse, but the lawnmowers i work on use the magnets in the flywheel to creat current to recharge the battery. There are usually pick-up coils around the inside of the flywheel, with a regulator on the outside of the flywheel. that might help your battery problem


Shed Machinist
12-09-2003, 11:34 PM
it is the ignition switch that is drainging the battery, i am no longer in a shed but now in my shop, in my house.

12-09-2003, 11:50 PM
Gonna have to change your name to "House Machinist"

12-09-2003, 11:55 PM
That is a dangerous situation. Get rid of the switch or un-hook the battery all the time. Fire is the greatest threat when it comes to machinery. Some friendly advice, don't cut corners on this one