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#1 Dieselcowboy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2012 - 09:36 PM

Nice site. I am new here, can't wait to see it all.
I am excited about a new purchase today.... A McLean Huskie #1.
I know they are not very common. The one I got come with a blade and mower deck . This one is mostly original with low hours. It seems not to have much wear on anything. Does :anyone: have any knowledge on these mowers?

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Posted January 16, 2012 - 09:49 PM

First, Welcome to GTtalk Dieselcowboy.
I am not the Guru here on Mclean bu someone will be by soon.

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Posted January 16, 2012 - 09:56 PM

I am no help on that brand. But welcome to GTTalk, Place your pin on our member map. Feel free to join in on a chat sometime! I would love to see some pictures of that machine. Shawn

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Posted January 16, 2012 - 10:20 PM

Downsized 1.jpg Here are some quick pics as I know everyone will want to see.

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Posted January 16, 2012 - 11:29 PM

Welcome to GTTalk!! I've also seen these called a McLean big wheel. Don't know if that was just a slang or what. I've seen more of the tractors than attachments. Don't think I've ever seen a blade for one.

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Posted January 16, 2012 - 11:57 PM

Again let me say Welcome to GTtalk. And proud you found Chat.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 01:41 AM

Welcome to GTT.
That's a cool ride you've got there.
First I've ever seen.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 02:18 AM

Welcome. That's a pretty cool looking tractor. Hope it works out okay for you. Thanks for the pics.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 01:41 PM

Welcome! Hope you find help, but seems you have something pretty hard to come by there.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 03:25 PM

From what I can find they only made 500 or under of these machines right here in Indianapolis, IN. Of course that is 15 miles from me. This one has sat in a barn for probly around 20 years till I got it. I put gas in it last night and with 3 pulls it started and ran like brand new. Amazeing what good quailty and relieability we had a mere 50 years ago.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 03:51 PM

Welcome to the forum. That is a very unique and interesting tractor. Was that produced for the commercial market? The fact that you got it running so easily is certainly a tribute to it's quality. As the saying goes- They don't make them like they used to!

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 04:31 PM

What engine does it have. Is it hydrostatic? Inquiring minds are restless.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 04:58 PM

Dieselcowboy,welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.


I can't say that I have ever heard of they.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 05:31 PM

here is a couple of photos I had in a file of odd mowers. of course the rusted thing is mine. The other 2 photos I took of a unit at the Portland Gas and Steam
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Engine show last year. I think mine came from what yours and the ones in the photos use to look like. I was told it was called the Big Wheel. Very close but may not be the same mower?
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Posted January 17, 2012 - 08:32 PM

redcarkids - What you have is the Mclean Huskie. If you look close at yours and the other there are some differences. Like the plates under the seat angles. Also the steering wheel angle. The other is a Big wheel made after Mclean duo sold out.




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