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
ModelWheel Horse D-180
Tractor typeGarden tractor
Production years1974-1975
Dimensions and weight
Length1,910 mm (75.5 in)
Width1,135 mm (45.0 in)
Height1,150 mm (45.5 in)
Wheelbase1,270 mm (50.0 in)
Weight430 kg (946 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity19.0 liters (5.0 US gal, 4.2 Imp. gal)


Engine modelKohler K482
Engine type4-stroke, L-head (side valve), two-cylinder
Displacement781 cm3, (47.7 cu·in)
Bore and stroke82.6 mm X 73.0 mm (3.25 in X 2.87 in)
Max. horsepower18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Cooling systemForced air
Lubricating systemSplash type
Fuel systemCarburetor
Starting systemElectirc 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
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
Transmission manufacturer or modelSundstrand
Transmission typeHydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse


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

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
Category0 (optional)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging systemAlternator
Charging amps15A


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