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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Well atleast he pushed it up the ramps. He only half way cheated. Its hard to make it run without the gas line connected.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 01:47 PM

Well not really, it had a flat tire and I used a come-along to pull it up with.

I still don't have it running.

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 01:47 PM

If you need a manual on it. I have a PDF of one.

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 02:34 PM

Sure. I'd like to have a manual.



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Posted March 21, 2013 - 05:59 PM

Let me look for it. I have a couple I think.

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 06:43 PM

Ok I have uploaded the service and parts manuals for the Rotohoe 990-5 qnd 910-3 and for the Power unit on the back. Look in the Manual section under Outdoor Power Equipment.

 

This was about all I could find. 

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 09:12 AM

I got my 990r running yesterday. I put a new coil, points, condenser (because I got it all on eBay for 25 bucks) and it ran like a charm. It does need a new belt to pull the transmission. This one is a 4 speed with reverse. Gravity feed gas tank and a H60 Tecumseh engine.

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Posted March 25, 2013 - 09:37 AM

I have a few of the early Roto-Hoes with the early Lauson engine around too. I have 3 and they are all a little differrent from each other. They do all have the Lauson engine. The later ones look to be a more useful machine. Are they still built in Ohio? Here are a few pictures of an early edition.

 

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This is a tag fro a second one. It's about all you can see of it at present.

 

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This is an attachment that you don't very often find. It's in rough shape though. If you notice the axle is chain driven to make it self propelled. I don't think there is a drive to the wheels on the early tillers.

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 06:48 AM

That's neat! I guess the 'finish mower' was a option back in the day?

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:47 AM

Great thread guys! Once again I have learned something here,I've heard the words tiller and roto hoe used to describe garden tillers for years but never new Roto Hoe was an actual brand name until now. Thanks! :thumbs:



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 08:45 AM

I'm glad you learned something from this post!


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 09:38 AM

That's neat! I guess the 'finish mower' was a option back in the day?

That's the only attachment I've ever seen for them. Don't think I've got any paper on them either. One of the machines was a donation and when I went to pick it up the owner asked if I was interested in the mower that went with it. Was the one you have made in Ohio? the ones I pictured were made in Newbury, OH.



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:42 AM

I heard they were bought by TroyBilt.

 

Here is a RotoHoe Chipper Im looking at buying.

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Yeah, It was made in Ohio. Every Roto Hoe that pops up on craigslist around here I go buy them. I haven't found a chipper, snowblower or mower. I'm looking though.



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 02:30 AM

More pictures, what I like about this one is, I can add a bigger motor. I have a shredder, but it has a 5 HP vertical shaft Briggs and it seems to be under powered.
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