Wheel Horse C-120

Wheel Horse C-120The Wheel Horse C-120 is a garden tractor model from the C series, manufactured from 1974 to 1977 by Wheel Horse in South Bend, Indiana, USA. It was available in a two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Wheel Horse C-120 is equipped with a 476 cc (29.0 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 85.7 mm (3.39 in) of the cylinder bore and 82.6 mm (3.27 in) of the piston stroke, and one of two transmissions: a belt-driven gear transmission with 6 forward and 2 reverse gears or a belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The Wheel Horse C120 garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler K301AS gasoline engine which produces 12.1 PS (8.9 kW; 12.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Open operator station

General specifications

General Specifications
Model Wheel Horse C-120
Tractor type Garden tractor
Production years 1974-1977
Factory South Bend, Indiana, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,650 mm (65 in)
Width 910 mm (35.8 in)
Height 1,040 mm (40.9 in)
Wheel base 1,150 mm (45.3 in)
Weight 270 kg (595 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 11.5 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal)

Engine

Engine Specifications
Engine model Kohler K301S
Engine type 4-stroke, L-head (side valve), single-cylinder
Displacement 476 cm3, (29.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 85.7 mm X 82.6 mm (3.37 in X 3.25 in)
Max. horsepower 12.2 PS (9.0 kW; 12.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Cooling system Forced air
Lubricating system Splash type
Fuel system Carburetor
Starting system Electirc starter
Compression pressure
Normal: 7.7-8.4 kg/cm2 (7.6-8.3 bar, 110-120 psi) / 1,000 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance: 0.20-0.25 mm (0.0079-0.0098 in)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.43-0.48 mm (0.0169-0.0189 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system: Splash type
Oil type: API SF or SG
Recommended oil: Summer: SAE 30W
Winter: SAE 5W-20, 5W-30
Oil capacity: 1.4 L (1.5 US. qt, 1.2 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Spark plug: Champion RH10
Spark plug gap: 0.65 mm (0.0256 in)
Spark plug torque: 27 N·m (2.8 kg·m, 19.9 ft·lb)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Brakes
Transmission
Transmission manufacturer or model Wheel Horse
Transmission type Belt-driven gear
Gears 6 forward and 2 reverse
Speed Forward: 8.8 kmh (5.5 mph)
Reverse: 4.2 kmh (2.6 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 1.9 L (0.5 US. gal, 0.4 Imp. gal.)
Transmission № 2
Transmission manufacturer or model Sundstrand
Transmission type Belt-driven hydrostatic
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 10.0 kmh (6.2 mph)
Reverse: 5.0 kmh (3.1 mph)

Tires

Tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×8.50-12

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system
Charging amps
Battery 12V

Attachments

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Cutting width 910 mm (36 in)
Wheel Horse 5-1011: 42″ mid-mount mower deck with 3-blade
Width 1,060 mm (42 in)
Wheel Horse 5-1211: 48″ mid-mount mower deck with 3-blade
Width 1,210 mm (48 in)
Wheel Horse 42″ blade
Width 1,060 mm (42 in)
Wheel Horse 42″ snow blower
Width 1,060 mm (42 in)
Author: Sergei Wers
About: Co-founder and CEO of a multi-brand auto repair shop (engine repair, chassis repair, body repair and painting) for over 15 years. I have been developing internet sites with technical specifications for more than seven years.

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