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#1 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 06:53 AM

Okay, I've seen some tractors in my short "GT" life but not this one. Pretty cool. Anyone know anything about this machine?

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A quick (or not so quick depending on where you live) road trip and $500 and she could be yours.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 06:57 AM

Pretty nice shape . I don't know anything about the mower but I do rememebr Hechinger was like a smaller version of Home Depto or Lowes in the northeast . Al

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 07:14 AM

We sold them plants back when they were in business in the 80's. Not sure when they went out of business but guessing the late 80's early 90's.. I made a few presentations to the garden center managers. They had a few locations in NC, but mostly in the Mid Atlantic states from my memory.

He has had this listed on craigslist last year, so it has been around for a while. It is a nice looking unit. I just don't have the room......but would be a nice addition. Anyone know who made it for them??

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 07:17 AM

Not very 'vintage' to me. That engine decal and the transaxle date it pretty well. 90's?

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 10:53 AM

Looks like an LT. It doesn't have hubs on the rear wheels. I wonder who built it for them.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 04:44 PM

Not very 'vintage' to me. That engine decal and the transaxle date it pretty well. 90's?


I'm thinking you're right Kenny.. Here's a company history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hechinger

They were built by MTD..

Edited by WNYTractorTinkerer, November 20, 2012 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted November 20, 2012 - 09:08 PM

WYN, Thanks for the research. Kinda a depressing story.




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