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 Toro 37 Mower Drive Belt 111178
Wheel Horse Toro 37 Mower Drive Belt 111178
$55.00

WHEEL HORSE B 100 AUTOMATIC TRACTOR DECAL SET reprocduction
WHEEL HORSE B 100 AUTOMATIC TRACTOR DECAL SET reprocduction
$59.99

6 New Lawn Mower Blades for Toro Wheel Horse 62 Cut 44 6250 51 3177 94 019
6 New Lawn Mower Blades for Toro Wheel Horse 62 Cut 44 6250 51 3177 94 019
$56.69

1965 WHEEL HORSE TRACTOR WITH MANNUAL BUCKET
1965 WHEEL HORSE TRACTOR WITH MANNUAL BUCKET
$1,300.00

9 New Lawn Mower Blades for Toro Wheel Horse Dynamow Steiner 51 3567
9 New Lawn Mower Blades for Toro Wheel Horse Dynamow Steiner 51 3567
$74.69

5 New Lawn Mower Blades for Toro Wheel Horse Dynamow Steiner 51 3567
5 New Lawn Mower Blades for Toro Wheel Horse Dynamow Steiner 51 3567
$53.09

Monster Seal Tire Sealant for Wheel Horse Lawn  Garden Tractor Tires Gal 01005
Monster Seal Tire Sealant for Wheel Horse Lawn Garden Tractor Tires Gal 01005
$57.95

Kohler KT17 Series 1 Crankcase Wheel Horse C 175 KT17s Spec C 175
Kohler KT17 Series 1 Crankcase Wheel Horse C 175 KT17s Spec C 175
$199.99

6 Lawn Mower Blades for Toro Wheel Horse 51 4505 85 6040 Mulching Mulcher
6 Lawn Mower Blades for Toro Wheel Horse 51 4505 85 6040 Mulching Mulcher
$55.79

Toro Wheel Horse Lawn Boy Gear 78 3740
Toro Wheel Horse Lawn Boy Gear 78 3740
$99.99

wheel horse lawn mower plow blade
wheel horse lawn mower plow blade
$150.00

Wheel Horse Round Hood
Wheel Horse Round Hood
$300.00

Wheel Horse Round Hood Glider
Wheel Horse Round Hood Glider
$225.00

TORO WHEEL HORSE 212 H HYDRO ONAN 125 HP HYDRO REAR FENDER
TORO WHEEL HORSE 212 H HYDRO ONAN 125 HP HYDRO REAR FENDER
$75.00

TORO WHEEL HORSE 212 H HYDRO ONAN 125 HP HYDRO HOOD
TORO WHEEL HORSE 212 H HYDRO ONAN 125 HP HYDRO HOOD
$200.00

WHEEL HORSE 520 GARDEN TRACTOR HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION
WHEEL HORSE 520 GARDEN TRACTOR HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION
$149.99

WHEEL HORSE 520 GARDEN TRACTOR REAR FENDER PAN
WHEEL HORSE 520 GARDEN TRACTOR REAR FENDER PAN
$54.99

TORO WHEEL HORSE 212 H HYDRO ONAN 125 HP GAS FUEL TANK
TORO WHEEL HORSE 212 H HYDRO ONAN 125 HP GAS FUEL TANK
$50.00



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