Wheel Horse


Wheel Horse is a well known producer of garden tractors and lawn mowers that is about as American as apple pie. It was started from humble beginnings by former owner Elmer Pond in 1946. He began building two-wheel, self-propelled "Walk Away" garden tractors. The Walk Aways were constructed using a channel iron frame in conjunction with various combinations of spare car and motorcycle parts. A few years later in 1947 the company produced another line of wheel horse tractors called Ride Aways. They were to first of his creations that sported four wheels and were made from crude parts and without a hood for easy service access.

At the onset of the 1950's Pond's wheel horse tractors really began to take off as they became much more inexpensive, increasingly useful, and easy to maintain. By the second half of the decade Pond's Wheel Horse tractors were selling throughout the country extremely well. This helped fund the creation of a new and improved generation of Wheel Horses which were much more consistent and standardized then any of the company's previous creations.

The most popular of this new generation of machines was the RJ-58 Wheel Horse. Released in 1958, it came without a mowing deck, but allowed customers to later add the decks as add-ons if they so desired. This cutting edge machine featured a three speed transmission. It took Elmer Pond only 60 days to create the Uni Drive transmission that defined the RJ-58. The RJ-58 Wheel Horse boasted a powerful Kohler k-90 engine. Its cousin the RJ-35 was powered by a Clinton B-1200. Another later line of tractors based on the RJ-58 was the RJ-25, which had a 2.5 HP engine manufactured by Briggs. Each of the RJ models featured the same assortment of attachments, but during the second half of the decade their wheel colors changed slightly.

The desire for Wheel Horses grew so much that by the end of 1959 they couldn’t keep up with the influx of orders. Since the two-car garage would no longer accommodate Pond's thriving venture, he soon moved the entire operation to South Bend, Indiana.

In 1960 two new models of Wheel Horses were introduced. The new additions included the Model 400, which sported a four-horse power Kohler engine and the Model 550, which packed a strong punch thanks to a 5.5 horse power Techumseh-Lauson engine. The Model 400 and 550 were such a hit with with suburban homeowners that they quickly became known as the quintessential Suburban garden tractors.

Pond's company was eventually acquired in the 1970's by the American Motors Corporation. In 1986 Wheel Horse was purchased by Toro, who owns the company still to this day. They have since produced the next few generations of wheel horse tractors and lawn mowers.


Wheel Horse 1054 Tractor 48 Mowing Deck Belt Guard
Wheel Horse 1054 Tractor 48 Mowing Deck Belt Guard
$60.74

Wheel Horse 1054 Tractor Kohler K241 10hp Engine Block
Wheel Horse 1054 Tractor Kohler K241 10hp Engine Block
$80.99

TORO WHEELHORSE GAS SPRING PART 114343
TORO WHEELHORSE GAS SPRING PART 114343
$50.00

237550 KOHLER OEM MUFFLER 235945 wheel horse john deere
237550 KOHLER OEM MUFFLER 235945 wheel horse john deere
$99.99

NEW OEM Toro Wheel Horse Weldment Brace RR 117390 Garden Tractor
NEW OEM Toro Wheel Horse Weldment Brace RR 117390 Garden Tractor
$56.00

NEWOEM Toro Wheel Horse Guide Bracket Assembly 114419 for 37  42 Deck
NEWOEM Toro Wheel Horse Guide Bracket Assembly 114419 for 37 42 Deck
$65.00

Wheel Horse 308 8 Tractor Kohler Magnum M8 8hp Engine Block
Wheel Horse 308 8 Tractor Kohler Magnum M8 8hp Engine Block
$80.99

6 Gator Style Blade for Toro Exmark Wheel Horse 116 6358 03 116635803 30 Cut
6 Gator Style Blade for Toro Exmark Wheel Horse 116 6358 03 116635803 30 Cut
$75.97

4 Gator Style Blade for Toro Exmark Wheel Horse 116 6358 03 116635803 30 Cut
4 Gator Style Blade for Toro Exmark Wheel Horse 116 6358 03 116635803 30 Cut
$56.97

TORO WHEELHORSE 95 3836 03  95 3836 SHAFT NEW OEM
TORO WHEELHORSE 95 3836 03 95 3836 SHAFT NEW OEM
$53.88

TORO WHEELHORSE 79 4840 01 OEM NEW
TORO WHEELHORSE 79 4840 01 OEM NEW
$140.00

TORO WHEELHORSE 113320 01 SHAFT OEM NEW
TORO WHEELHORSE 113320 01 SHAFT OEM NEW
$79.88

TORO WHEELHORSE 95 3867 03 SPROCKET 38T OEM NEW
TORO WHEELHORSE 95 3867 03 SPROCKET 38T OEM NEW
$138.88

TORO WHEELHORSE 116919 SPROCKET 33T OEM NEW
TORO WHEELHORSE 116919 SPROCKET 33T OEM NEW
$101.88

TORO WHEELHORSE 117338 03 SPROCKET 15T OEM NEW
TORO WHEELHORSE 117338 03 SPROCKET 15T OEM NEW
$66.88

Wheel Horse B 80
Wheel Horse B 80
$350.00

Genuine OEM Toro Wheel Horse Lawn Boy Upper Radiator Hose 43 3350
Genuine OEM Toro Wheel Horse Lawn Boy Upper Radiator Hose 43 3350
$52.99

TORO Wheel Horse 48 SIDE disch deck Taach o Matic
TORO Wheel Horse 48 SIDE disch deck Taach o Matic
$150.00



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