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#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Well I picked it up today, and WOW it is MUCH better than I expected. It appears to have been well maintained.

Here it is being loaded.

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8HP Tecumseh with electric start!!!

She didn't tell me that.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-bqXPTt7pM


OBP Episode 57 - The RotoHoe 990-5 Part 1 - YouTube

Here is the little Yard Machine Tiller.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 11:06 PM

Wow, they both are in great shape. Nice find on the roto, price is right too.

Thanks for the pics.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 11:25 PM

I used to have one just like that a few years ago. Good little tiller. Just be VERY careful when moving it around and make sure the tines don't hit the ground, it will take off and buck like a wild bronco! LOL!

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 05:23 AM

Thanks for the pics.Nice looking machine.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 05:39 AM

I'm going to try to start it this morning. It a bear to push, and I need to move it.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 05:49 AM

Lucky dog! That is a great looking Roto-Hoe. Yard Machine doesn't look that old.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 06:51 AM

Nice Roto-Hoe! Looks like it's in good shape. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 07:27 AM

Those both look like they are in good shape for the expected age of them. That Roto-Hoe looks like a BEAST:thumbs:(downloading the video in another tab so this assumption is just based on the pictures, darn dial-up). Another good example of when the manufacturers made things to last.

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I see I had the same thought you did, I kind of snickered when I seen that you had put the BEAST word in your description of the video. Keep us up to date as you get into that machine. Nice Freebee:thumbs::dancingbanana:

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 07:52 AM

It had flat tires when I loaded it. I had to use a chain fall to winch it into the truck. The PO drained the gas out of it, so I am going to hook the fuel line back up, drop some gas in it, and give it a pull.

I may take it to the garden for a quick test.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 07:57 AM

I didn't take pictures of them, but I removed the little plastic caps from the wheels and they say RotoHoe on them. The caps were about to fall off, as far as I can tell the only thing missing is the knob on the depth guage.

I had a hard time sleeping last night thinking about it.

It's sad when a new toy gets you more excited then your wife!!!!!

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 08:16 AM

I didn't take pictures of them, but I removed the little plastic caps from the wheels and they say RotoHoe on them. The caps were about to fall off, as far as I can tell the only thing missing is the knob on the depth guage.

I had a hard time sleeping last night thinking about it.

It's sad when a new toy gets you more excited then your wife!!!!!


I feel your pain brother:smilewink:

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 10:26 AM

That is one heavy duty tiller! My father in law has one similar, or maybe just like it. I'll try to remember to take some pics of his when I'm at his place next.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 10:39 AM

I didn't think to take pictures of it but these are the little hub caps that were on it, I took them because we're cracked and I didn't want to loose them.

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And as far as I can tell the only thing missing is the knob for the depth gauge.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 02:42 PM

Sure is a nice looking pair of tillers. Congrats.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 02:57 PM

Another update.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pXKLiXD_zw

OBP Episode 58 - The RotoHoe 990-5 Part 2 - YouTube




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