Wheel Horse D-180

Wheel Horse D-180The Wheel Horse D-180 is a garden tractor model from the D series, manufactured from 1974 to 1975 by Wheel Horse. It was available in a two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Wheel Horse D180 is equipped with a 781 cc (47.8 cu·in) two-cylinder gasoline engine with 82.6 mm (3.25 in) of the cylinder bore and 73.0 mm (2.87 in) of the piston stroke, and a hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The Wheel Horse D180 garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler K482S gasoline engine which produces 18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower.
  • Manual steering
  • Open operator station
  • Category 0 rear hitch (optional)

General specifications

General Specifications
Model Wheel Horse D-180
Tractor type Garden tractor
Production years 1974-1975
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,910 mm (75.5 in)
Width 1,135 mm (45.0 in)
Height 1,150 mm (45.5 in)
Wheelbase 1,270 mm (50.0 in)
Weight 430 kg (946 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 19.0 liters (5.0 US gal, 4.2 Imp. gal)


Engine model Kohler K482
Engine type 4-stroke, L-head (side valve), two-cylinder
Displacement 781 cm3, (47.7 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 82.6 mm X 73.0 mm (3.25 in X 2.87 in)
Max. horsepower 18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Cooling system Forced air
Lubricating system Splash type
Fuel system Carburetor
Starting system Electirc starter
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: 3.0 L (3.17 US.qts, 2.64 Imp. qts)
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
Transmission manufacturer or model Sundstrand
Transmission type Hydrostatic
Gears Infinite forward and reverse


Front tires Lawn/turf: 18×8.50×8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 26×12.00×12

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
Category 0 (optional)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system Alternator
Charging amps 15A
Battery 12V


Wheel Horse 48″ mid-mount mower deck with 3-blade
Cutting width 1,210 mm (48 in)
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Cutting width 1,270 mm (50 in)
Wheel Horse 48″ front-mount snow blower
Width 1,210 mm (48 in)
Author: Sergei Wers
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