a Model 31-12K801 is a 1990 model 310-8 Wheel Horse with a Kohler #M10S-461521, a 10hp engine.
The Model C-125 Automatic Wheel Horses were only made in '80 (#01-12KS01) and '81 (#01-12KE02), they both had a 12hp Kohler (#K301AS-47723D, or 47742).
In the model numbers, for Wheel Horse, the exact placement of the Dash and the capital letters are very important in searching for serial numbers. On the sides of the hood, either the 310-8 or C-125 should be on the decal. The C-125 had a very squarish hood shape and the 310-8 was more stylish and roundish hood & fender shape (started 1985 to present) >>> There were five types of Wheel Horses made then, 1,2,3,4,& 500 series ('85 on) or A,B,C,D, & GT-series (pre '85), both the C-series and 300-series were heavy duty Garden Tractors that could take almost every implement made, and most are still very interchangeable, from 1973 to present, and many internal parts are the same on these two.
Could not find anything on the #13468, probably a series number, when made. Kohler engines were made 2-3 months before they were placed on the tractor, and in the Kohler manuals/net we can find the exact day that engine was actually made, it's another good way to date your tractor.
Sources: "Straight from the Horse's Mouth" by Mike Martino, (THE Wheel Horse book/'bible/), and the TORO "Help Book", 2005.
Welcome to GTTalk, and hope this helps . . . .be sure to look at the photos here:
A Model #01-12K801 is a 1980 C-125 8-speed (stick-manual shift) with a Kohler #K301AS-47723, a 12 hp engine.
did more looking at the numbers and like glenn pettit said it might be a 310-8 but its got a c-125 hood on it .I think that is what thrown me off ,still not sure if I'll get it or not. would like to thanks to all the info you'll gave me.
Depending on what comes with it and the condition, a 310-8 with a deck and in running condition, should be worth about $350-400.
The wrong hood is minor and the C-125 will work fine on there, but just a used 310 hood would cost at least $50.
The 310-8 is an excellent tractor, a 10hp motor is the absolute minimum to do snowblowing or tilling, but otherwise it can do and handle everything fine. You can't go wrong with Wheel Horse and a Kohler engine.
Perhaps the model number is 31-12KE01 making it a 1990 model 312-H and the 13468 fits in with the 1990 serial numbers. Those digital letters and numbers on the decal can be hard to read. An 8 and an E are almost the same.
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