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.


TORO Wheel Horse Nelson Muffler Part 110661 312 A 314 A EXCELLENT COND
TORO Wheel Horse Nelson Muffler Part 110661 312 A 314 A EXCELLENT COND
$149.95

10 Hp Tecumseh Hh100 Complete Running Engine Wheel Horse John Deere
10 Hp Tecumseh Hh100 Complete Running Engine Wheel Horse John Deere
$249.99

TORO Wheel Horse 42 SIDE disch deck Taach o Matic
TORO Wheel Horse 42 SIDE disch deck Taach o Matic
$140.00

SIMPLICITY TORO WHEEL HORSE TRACTOR38 TURBO MOUNTING KIT 1694305 BROADMOOR 1600
SIMPLICITY TORO WHEEL HORSE TRACTOR38 TURBO MOUNTING KIT 1694305 BROADMOOR 1600
$88.79

Wheel Horse 8 Speed Trans Axle 1 1 8 Axles
Wheel Horse 8 Speed Trans Axle 1 1 8 Axles
$300.00

COACHING HORSES STAGECOACH OLD STAGE COACHMAN WHEEL HORSE HARNESS PRINT
COACHING HORSES STAGECOACH OLD STAGE COACHMAN WHEEL HORSE HARNESS PRINT
$65.00

Wheel Horse Tractor Mower Lawn Ranger Hubs NOS Look Transmission Transaxle
Wheel Horse Tractor Mower Lawn Ranger Hubs NOS Look Transmission Transaxle
$55.00

Wheel Horse Tractor Mower D 160 D 180 D 200 D Series 3 Point Hitch 3 Point
Wheel Horse Tractor Mower D 160 D 180 D 200 D Series 3 Point Hitch 3 Point
$215.00

8 PK Replacement TORO WHEEL HORSE 8X300X48866 Solid Wheel Assembly
8 PK Replacement TORO WHEEL HORSE 8X300X48866 Solid Wheel Assembly
$399.99

Wheelhorse Fender 112471
Wheelhorse Fender 112471
$75.00

Wheelhorse Hood Assembly
Wheelhorse Hood Assembly
$120.00

Toro Wheelhorse Tachometer
Toro Wheelhorse Tachometer
$125.00

Wheelhorse Fender
Wheelhorse Fender
$80.00

Toro Wheel Horse 15 38 HXL MAIN WIRE HARNESS 99 2977
Toro Wheel Horse 15 38 HXL MAIN WIRE HARNESS 99 2977
$89.95

Toro Wheel Horse Front Blade Pivot Mount
Toro Wheel Horse Front Blade Pivot Mount
$98.50

Wheel Horse 211 3 Lower Steering Gear
Wheel Horse 211 3 Lower Steering Gear
$75.00

Wheel Horse 211 3 Front Axle
Wheel Horse 211 3 Front Axle
$74.50

Wheel Horse 211 3 Hood
Wheel Horse 211 3 Hood
$99.50



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