The wheels have always been red, not that shade of red though. I repainted that tractor when I was in high school about 1978, used case alkyd paint and some red we had around. That tractor has done about everything a tractor can do on a farm,it was the prime mover on our farm for many years,plowing disking harrowing,it ran the grain binder,threshing machine, A-6 combine, it powerd the corn picker(low gear was too fast, so my grandfather would pull the case and picker with a C farmall), it pulled the manure spreader, hauled grain,ran elevators,augers,ground feed, For a longtime it had a farmers friend loader on it( driven with a flat belt, it was all winches and pulleys, always reminded me of a drawbridge), it cultivated,Made hay(I have a Case mounted mower for it). The only job that was more than it couldn't handle was running a Behlin portable grain dryer(not enough cooling, it would boil over) so dad bought W-6 and rebuilt it to 450 specs.for the dryer,it wasn't a handy tractor but it really did run. Now mostly it does plowing matches and farts around, I did put it on a dyno a number of years ago and it made 42 H.P. witch I thought was pretty good for it's age.