My Elec-Traks - The Wheel Horse Models

After the 1974 acquisition of the Elec-Trak line by Wheel Horse, the company took over the plant in New York and continued producing the electric tractors but with a much more limited offering of models. There were only three models of Wheel Horse "Elec-Traks" which were equivalent models to the ER8-36, E14 and the E20. They were of course painted Wheel Horse's classic red in color. They continued production for only a year before they moved production to South Bend, IN. Wheel Horse continued to experiment with electric garden tractors beyond the first G.E. Elec-Trak models for a short time until ending production of them enitrely in 1983. Each of these Wheel Horse models are pretty rare as they manufactured very few of any of them. All but one of the pictures here are not my personal tractors but again are here for reference purposes for now until I get time for another photo shoot!


The Wheel Horse A-65 - equivalent to the G.E. Elec-Trak Model ER8-36


The Wheel Horse B-145 - equivalent to the G.E. Elec-Trak Models E14


The Wheel Horse C-185 - equivalent to the G.E. Elec-Trak Model E20

Wheel Horse was about to introduce a competitor to the Elec-Trak when they ended up purchasing the company instead. The Wheel Horse A-60 appeared in 1975 and lasted only a couple of years, reappearing in 1977 as a gas rider. Their interest in electric tractors rekindled in the early 1980's and in 1981 they introduced the E-81 rider and E-141 tractor.


The Wheel Horse A-60 (1975-76)


The Wheel Horse E-81 (1981-83)


The Wheel Horse E-141 (1981-83)