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Posted February 09, 2012 - 09:19 PM

im rebuilding a bolens super handi-ho (10cb) with that sweet aluminum grill, got a good bit of it restored and im trying to figure out a market value and a little more info on these cool old walk behinds. i should have pictures of the build to post when im done. i already have the manual for both the handi-ho and the b&s 2.5 hp engine but any info i cant find in there would be great. thanks everyone!

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 09:48 PM

Cant wait to see the pictures!

What are your plans for it?

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 10:00 AM

well i picked it at the dump and it was all crusted up with no spark and 60 years of dirt cacked on so i pulled it apart and restored almost every peice individually still needs some lovin though. once i finish it ill probably be selling it if i dont keep it around as a toy :)

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 10:17 AM

handi-ho 006.jpg
this is where im at right now i got more pics to dig up from when i first got it and there are certainly going to be more when im done

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Great so far!
Are you using a paint gun to do the painting?

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 11:09 AM

That looks good, Ben !

Have you seen the info posted at this link: Bolens Handi-Ho - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

What other info are you seeking?
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Posted February 10, 2012 - 06:33 PM

im trying to get a good idea of what its worth mainly, and thats actually where i got my manual hahaha

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 06:33 PM

Great so far!
Are you using a paint gun to do the painting?

no i actually do better work with a rattle can our gun tends to get clogged up to easily

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Posted February 14, 2012 - 01:15 PM

got spark last night! trip to the hardware store and a few decals and im almost done!

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Posted February 14, 2012 - 04:04 PM

Looks good, keep us posted.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 06:39 AM

I have a 3 of these, they don't seem to be to desireable and seem to top out about $200 depending on attachment. I have the Super and reg and both the cultivators and the weeders.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 08:01 AM

Nice looking walk behind !

I do agree with you that these walk behinds dont really sell for too much.
The highest I ever seen one sell for was around $395 and that was for a 2 wheeler with lots of attachments
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Posted February 15, 2012 - 08:25 PM

I have a 3 of these, they don't seem to be to desireable and seem to top out about $200 depending on attachment. I have the Super and reg and both the cultivators and the weeders.


To someone like me they are, i missed out on one in the fall and is waiting for another, like those cute simple little things,

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Nice little Handi ho! You are doing a great job!

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 02:06 AM

Nice!
I am still looking for a Handi ho for myself.
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