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#1 steve b OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 10:06 AM

Hi All!

I've been gone for quite a while but here I am again.

 

I picked this up yesterday along with a Midland and a Simplicity 2 wheeler. I will post pictures of them later. I hope one of you have seen a piece like this before. I know nothing about it other than for 100.00 I couldn't let it sit there. Started on the second pull too!P4060054.JPG

 

Also, I am in need of several tires. Can somebody name a good place to find affordable rubber.

 

Thanks!


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 10:10 AM

:wtf: :anyone:



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 10:27 AM

It's a McLean Huskee big wheel. There are a couple threads about them here.  http://gardentractor...eel#entry222671


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 10:35 AM

I don't have a clue what it is. But the wife thinks it's cute. Thanks for the picture.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 10:44 AM

I love it! Fantastic piece.

Now to go back and read those other threads.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 11:27 AM

 But the wife thinks it's cute.

That is exactlly what my wife said! It is "cute", but I would be caught in the belt & pulley in no time!


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 02:17 PM

That is an awesome piece! Congrats!! I have never seen one either, and Like Alan I'm off to read those other threads :D



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 04:43 PM

Are you people making this stuff up? Really? I think the meter maid in DeKalb used to drive something like that.

 

Is that strip of metal going around the big pulley a guard or a brake band???



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:58 PM

Looks like a "guard" to me.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:20 PM

I like it!

 

That's what I love about garden tractors.  You post a farm tractor to a forum, and everyone says "seen that, owned that, or sold that."

 

You can always find something new in the garden tractor world!  I'll be hooked for awhile.

 

Ben W.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:54 PM

You guys are right about the guard... I think it had a sheet metal cover over the pully and the strip you see is a  home made replacement. Looks easy enough to fabricate to me.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:08 PM

I checked out the links... It is none of those. Check the pictures and you will clearly see the differences. But please keep trying. By the way it is only about 4 feet long, weighs about 100 pounds and it tips over very easily. IE it either needs training wheels or needs to be used on a level surface only. I think it might have had a reel mower on the front at one time- not sure though. It is also not a "Little John" tractor either.

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Posted April 08, 2013 - 06:43 AM

The first link I posted was wrong. Try the 5th post in this thread. http://gardentractor...-up/?hl= mclean  I still say its a Mclean product. You're missing the hood. The earlier ones had hard rubber tires on the front. I imagine a lot were changed out for air tires.


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 06:49 AM

Looks the same to me, minus the snaky guard. Even has the same brush guard over the rear wheel.



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Posted April 08, 2013 - 11:32 PM

Doug,

I think you have it! The photos in that link look the same to me as well. I do not know if they made different models. The tire sizes are different in the post you refered to. Mine has 5x12 rear rubber and something in the neighborhood of 2x8 in the front. I keep running into tires with wierd sizes on them... like they are measuring the height of the tire and not the rim or width. The rear on mine is about 17" tall. I wonder if the Husky was a bigger model. Mine also has a 2 HP Briggs on it, not a 6 HP. Pretty cool unit though- even if it tips over easly...Once I got on a incline and turned the wheel to come down I was on my side before I could blink! the little guy righted it self and then ran in circles while I tried to catch it. So as a warning if you are on a hill have the clutch lever in your hand so you can disengage if you start to roll. ( I was laughing the whole time though, even if my 53 year old back don't take to kind to being dumped ). I think it may get some kind of removable outriggers, and will for sure get something to keep your pant leg out of the pullys. She's a keeper for sure though.

Steve


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