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Differences between the WD and WD-45

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10-24-2002 15:37:04

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Hi, I'm looking for some information and I'm hoping someone here can help. Can anyone tell me the differences between a WD and a WD-45? Did the WD also have a hand clutch? And does anyone know for sure the range of serial numbers for these two tractors? I've gotten some info off the internet but who knows if it's accurate. Any information you could give me would be helpful. Please pass along those resto tips! Thanks.

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Diesel Don

10-24-2002 16:40:57

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 Re: Differences between the WD and WD-45 in reply to Kelly, 10-24-2002 15:37:04  
They both have hand clutches.WD's are about 35 engine Hp and WD45's are about 45 engine Hp. The WD serial numbers start with WD_____ and WD45's will start with 45______ .Both have power adjustable rear wheels.WD's have a plate bolted to the side of the block and WD45's don't.WC's had the plate on the side of the block too.Pa and I had a WD and we loved it.It had a lot of pulling power for its size.Nice tractors!You will enjoy yours!

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Bryan Smith

10-25-2002 12:12:24

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 Re: Re: Re: Differences between the WD and WD-45 in reply to John (C-IL), 10-24-2002 18:46:13  
And one more note - the WD had at straight gearshift up to sn 127006 in 1952. If you see a straight gearshift it's a WD. The constant-mesh transmission had a curved gearshift and was in the last WD's (sn 127007 and later) as well as all the WD45 tractors. I use the gearshift for an initial ID, then if it's curved I look at the side of the engine for the plate already mentioned - if the plate's there it's a WD, if not it's a WD45.

They were very similar tractors - the WD45 had a slightly larger engine (226 cubic inches .vs. 201 cubic inches).

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10-25-2002 17:36:50

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Differences between the WD and WD-45 in reply to Bryan Smith, 10-25-2002 12:12:24  
And there is other smaller less important differences, such as the seat brackets, curved for 45, bent in one place for WD, and other ones like this, but not important to the performance. Going through the parts book is a real education in the differences and there are quite a few.

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