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#1 Bill56 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 06:27 PM

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This little Craftsman was at the Tractor Show in Sandwich, Illinois this past June. I can't remember the company name, but it was made by someone else for Craftsman. Look at the size of that pulley under the hood! The slot, in the top of the hood, is where a v-belt goes through to drive the optional table saw that could be mounted on the hood... how about that for a tractor attachment!!

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 06:31 PM

That's pretty unusual.
never seen a tractor and table saw all in one LOL

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 09:03 PM

Wow neat looking rig

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Posted July 28, 2010 - 12:56 AM

i want one!!

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Posted July 28, 2010 - 04:19 AM

Well that's different.That's a neat looking grill and hood.What year might that be ?

Edited by mjodrey, July 28, 2010 - 06:16 AM.


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Posted July 28, 2010 - 06:30 AM

Well that's different.That's a neat looking grill and hood.What year might that be ?


I knew, at the time of the show, some of the history of this little machine but, by the time I got around to posting the picture, I have forgotten it all. Maybe someone will come along that know something about it.

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Posted July 28, 2010 - 08:14 AM

That is quite different thats for sure.Kinda wondering if this was made for lawn work or to use on the construction site's were there was no power avaliable.You know before the portable generator's that we have today.LOL Larry

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Posted July 28, 2010 - 08:50 PM

Kinda looks like a pedal tractor with a motor. I saw one like it at the Ashtabula OH show last year. Cute ain't it?

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Posted July 28, 2010 - 10:45 PM

That was made by the Hiller Engineering Corp. in Redwood City, CA around 1950. Most were badged as a Hiller Yardhand, but some were badged as a Craftsman. They had a Power Products two cycle engine and were designed to actually do work, not just a rich kids pedal tractor. :bounce: You might do a search for "Hiller Yardhand" and find more info.


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Posted July 28, 2010 - 10:47 PM

That was made by the Hiller Engineering Corp. in Redwood City, CA around 1950. Most were badged as a Hiller Yardhand, but some were badged as a Craftsman. They had a Power Products two cycle engine and were designed to actually do work, not just a rich kids pedal tractor. :bounce: You might do a search for "Hiller Yardhand" and find more info.

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Posted July 29, 2010 - 06:06 AM

Thanks for the info, Gtractor. I figured someone would know the manufacture name.

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Posted July 29, 2010 - 06:31 AM

Here is some more info from a 1954 Hiller Yard Hand ad :
Power Gardening by Hiller. Yard Hand - the modern multi-purpose gardening tool. Yard Hand is designed specifically for the fractional acre and suburban home owner. A mobile power source for most gardening jobs. While the operator rides in comfort Yard hand is a self-propelled mower, sweeper, fertilizer spreader, garden cart, roller, spiker or saw. The all-purpose riding powered garden tool. The Yard Hand is powered by a 2 cycle Power Products engine with recoil. Tractor did not come with brakes but was available as an option for $14.95.



Dimensions: Length - 45" Width - 27" Height - 36" Weight - 131"
Power:
1.7 HP Power Products Engine
3400 RPM
2 cycle air cooled
rewind starter
v-belt transmission
200 lb. static draw bar pull - maximum
Other:
10 x 3.50-4 front tire
14 x 4.50-6 rear tires
2 stage speed reduction
42-1 in low, 25-1 in high
2 forward speeds
low = 2.4 MPH, high = 4.1 MPH

Edited by mjodrey, July 29, 2010 - 06:36 AM.


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Posted July 29, 2010 - 06:41 AM

Thanks for all the specs, Maynard... some neat information! Even going just 4.1 MPH might be a little scary on that critter!!

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Posted July 29, 2010 - 06:45 AM

I agree Bill,4.1 MPH would likely seem way too fast on it.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 07:16 PM

I have the grill for one... Here in Pa. we call them Bantams...

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