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My BIL's nieghbor has two D250's,one is in good running condition,the other is parts. Both have four cylinder Renault engines. The "good one" has a three point and new ags.He wants an old rusted out '50 chevy truck that I have in trade for the pair of tractors. My question is,Are they a decent machine? Are parts available for the Renault? Anybody have any expierience with these tractors? Any input is welcome.
P.S. He is retired and moving to Florida in the spring and having an auction soon. 30 some Wheel Horses he claims to have,I've seen more than half of them......
 

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IMO - Do the deal before he realizes he will be auctioning the truck too because he doesn't want to take it to Florida with him. This is assuming you don't really want the truck. Wheel Horse makes beastly tractors that are strong and reliable. I don't know the D250 specifically but am generalizing on the brand. My neighbor has a Wheel Horse and can get most parts still (although it rarely needs anything other than gas & oil and sometimes a belt). There is always this forum where you can get, or someone will get, parts (new or used).
 

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"P.S. He is retired and moving to Florida in the spring and having an auction soon. 30 some Wheel Horses he claims to have,I've seen more than half of them....."




Where in Pa is this auction going to be? If it isn't too far away maybe I can get there.
Joe
 

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I would say that is a good trade,a good d250 go's for at least 1500,Jake
 

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The D250's were built in Belgium & imported here to the states.
Early models had some transmission issues & parts for the early trans are....well "good luck".

If the D's your looking at have the dual hydraulic outputs at the front they are the later style.
Parts are tricky to locate, like most odd ball machines.
With the D 250's parts can be had, but you have to look harder to locate them.

The 250's were built by Gutbrod (google it) & imported here like a mentioned above.
So really nothing on a D 250 is really "Wheel Horse" other than the decals.
Implements from the domestic built D's will not fit.

Back in the day they were a very expensive tractor marketed more for commercial or estate use.
They were not very popular...I don't know if that was because of the price, linage, or model specific implements.

I'm not trying to sound negative about the D 250's, I'd like one if I could find the right one.
 

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Now just what do you suppose a 1950 rusted out Chevy pick up is worth? Think about that for a while.
You are getting a good D-250 which are rare and a parts tractor too.

Please!!!!!!!!

DO THE DEAL! :fing32::banghead3
 

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Mr. dmax, I can understand your delimna. When it is all over and done with, only you can decide if it is a good deal or not. As much as I like Wheel Horse's, I tend to avoid the D series models for the reason's stated above.
 

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I have (2) D-250's. Both have mower decks. The Big D series wheel horse snowblower
fits the rest of the D's as well as the imported D-250. (an adapter kit made by
wheel horse makes it possible).

Also the tow behind wheel horse 60" finish mower will work on the D-250. (with 3pt. and PTO) Not sure if there is a D series rototiller. (never had one).

Parts can be difficult to locate. I do have a contact in Belgium (Gutbrod).
"Bridget" She told me "You tell what you want.....no problem".
So at least she sounds confident.....lol
But if you have a parts tractor......you have it made. A parts tractor is soooo handy.
 

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Good info. I paid too much for the truck,more than he would sell the tractor for. I think I will back out of the deal knowing what I know now. The tractors come with no implaments. What really had me interested was the 3PTH and (I believe) 540 rpm PTO. They do appear to be beasts' of a tractor,but I can't really justify something so "useless".
I don't know spacifics of the auction,but he said in the spring and he lives in Lairdsville,Pa. Any wheel Horse junkies near wouldn't be dissapointed...
 

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Good info. I paid too much for the truck,more than he would sell the tractor for. I think I will back out of the deal knowing what I know now. The tractors come with no implaments. What really had me interested was the 3PTH and (I believe) 540 rpm PTO. They do appear to be beasts' of a tractor,but I can't really justify something so "useless".
I don't know spacifics of the auction,but he said in the spring and he lives in Lairdsville,Pa. Any wheel Horse junkies near wouldn't be dissapointed...
I'm not sure what the PTO speed is on them, but I do know they spin opposite of the domestic D's & rear mounted PTO driven implements from them won't work.
 
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