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#1 SearsYellow OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 08:11 PM

I am not sure but I am drawn to the machines. I basically was given one and paid 60 bucks for the other. One has a 8 hp Kohler than runs great. I just recently replaced the fuel pump and I have to take the chain off the tines and oil it because it's froze (one on the left)

 

Right has a 6 hp Tecumseh. It doesn't run but I bought a coil, points and condensor for 25 bucks today. I hope to have it running by this weekend. It's the one in the pictures by itself.

 

I'll take better pictures tomorrow.

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 08:38 PM

I have an old Roto Hoe, but much much older.  It has a Lauson engine on it.  No handy pics.  It's behind some stuff in the old shed.  I got it running a few years ago, but talk about a smoker!!


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Posted March 20, 2013 - 08:42 PM

Never heard of a Lauson engine. I have a Troybilt RTT I can buy that has a Clinton engine on it and Im thinking about getting it.



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Posted March 20, 2013 - 08:53 PM

ive never seen one before im gonna have to keep me eyes out for them now



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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Lauson engine means it's very old.



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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:11 PM

This is not a very good pic but here is mine

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:19 PM

That's neat Littledeere because it's different. Do you know the brand name or is it a Roto Hoe?



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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:23 PM

Gumby whats the yellow car behind the one?



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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:25 PM

I believe it was a 240z. This is the pictures are from the the guys house that I bought it from. It was the pictures he used on Craigslist.


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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:42 PM

That's neat Littledeere because it's different. Do you know the brand name or is it a Roto Hoe?

 

Yep it 's a Roto Hoe



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Posted March 20, 2013 - 11:52 PM

I bought one new about 30 yrs ago. It did a great job tilling the garden. I bought the snowthrower attach for it and it worked great even in wet snow.
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Posted March 21, 2013 - 02:36 AM

Here's mine. This one is a 990-5

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 07:30 AM

That's one heck of a back getting that on the back of the truck. My next door neighbor and I barely got mine on the back of my truck yesterday. I would say I wish mine had electric start but it usually starts with one pull.  One of mine is 990R and the other is a 990-5. Not really sure what the difference is besides the controls. I tried finding some literature on this tillers but I can not find a whole lot.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 09:16 AM

I'd say he cheated. There are ramps in the picture.



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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:15 AM

I used ramps, the motor has been replaced on this one and the starter was added. I do know the 990-5 is a 5 speed model. They also a 4 and a 6 speed as well.




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