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#1 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 05:15 PM

I haven't done much digging on this tractor (no pun intended) but it's new to me and pretty cool.

 

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 05:25 PM

That is a Howard Rotovator. They were English built.
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Posted January 30, 2013 - 05:31 PM

That is a Howard Rotovator. They were English built.

 

Wow, did it ever come with any other attachments or was it just a cultivator? That's a beast for sure.



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 05:34 PM

Looks like you got a nice find.  Does it run?  Congratulations!


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 05:49 PM

I just sold mine it was the same mod that one is.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Nice find, are you going to restore it?


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 06:06 PM

Sorry guys, I should have been clearer when I said "new to me". I just ran across it on Craigslist and had never seen one before so it was "new to me". Note to self....be more clear. I wish I had the time and money to make a purchase and do a restoration. Thanks for all the feedback.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 06:06 PM

I just sold mine it was the same mod that one is.

 

Might you have pictures of what yours looked like? Did it come with any other implements? I'm guessing nothing stopped it!



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 06:11 PM

Wow, did it ever come with any other attachments or was it just a cultivator? That's a beast for sure.


It was basically a rear tine tiller.
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Posted January 30, 2013 - 06:27 PM

Might you have pictures of what yours looked like? Did it come with any other implements? I'm guessing nothing stopped it!

 

 

I never had mine running befor it got sold it never came with any other stuff.

 

 

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 07:24 PM

That is a Howard Rotovator. They were English built.

So is it a right-hand drive machine? :bigrofl:


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 11:19 PM

I never had mine running befor it got sold it never came with any other stuff.

 

 

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Love the bandana in one of the pics above. Thanks for the pics. That looks like it could churn up some dirt for sure.



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Posted January 31, 2013 - 05:09 AM

That's a neat looking machine.


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