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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2013 - 08:45 PM

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I think it's an early Plow Hoss? The engine is a Clinton and is missing the tank and carb. The engine turns and has compression. The "tractor" goes when I turn the pulley by hand.The front guide wheel is missing. The owner is supposed to let me know the price. I'm thinking $50 at the most. Any more and I'll walk away.


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Posted May 09, 2013 - 09:26 PM

Boy you just find all these neat things thom! Lucky you



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 12:34 AM

the front wheel is nothing more than the push lawn mower one, so it would be easy to come by. You price is where i'd be at, since i dont see any tooling at all with it. I did some research on these a few yrs back and i think the earliest ones were green and white. Never saw one with a Tec motor, but it looks pretty orginal. Good luck.



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 07:53 AM

wat model clinton does it have on it. I got couple carbs sitting around



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 09:22 PM

I talked to the owner again today and still don't know the price. I don't know what model the Clinton is yet either.

There is a piece that attaches the front wheel to the frame that is also missing. If I wind up owning this thing I might need some help with dimensions.The original colors were red & white. I might also need a tracing of the graphics on the belt guard. We"ll see , I suppose.



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Posted May 11, 2013 - 04:15 AM

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Posted May 14, 2013 - 09:53 PM

I hope to buy it tomorrow or the next day. I plan to go to a show Saturday where I might find the missing carb and tank for the engine. I might even convert to a Briggs & Stratton engine if I find one. I learned before that if a walkbehind tractor came with a reduction gear engine you want a reduction gear engine back on or you will have to run fast to keep up with it!



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 01:30 AM

Def needs the gear reduction.



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 09:12 PM

I will not be getting this tractor. The "seller" decided the price was $100 . No thanks. Well maybe I will find something else interesting at the show this weekend.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 06:00 PM

Hello, I have a 1970's Plow Hoss that I use for my

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lawn and garden business.  This is a really cool machine made simple and very durable.  I like it so much I bought a second one  but it is a Wizard Brand that has a 5 hp instead of the 3 hp the early plow hoss tractors had.  I plan to refurbish it and use it while I refurbish my other plow hoss.  Again I really like these machines and am glad Maxim decided to start making them again.  By the way there customer service is great and if you ever need anything for your plow hoss they can help whether it be an old one or new one.

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 06:06 PM

Ledessie, Thanks for the posting, very helpfull, a lot of Plow Hoss owners really like the tractor, well built.

I see this is your first posting, wanted to welcome you to GT Talk.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 04:32 AM

Yeah, I like the Plow Hoss too. It looks like it would be great for working between the rows. It would make a good team with the two wheelers.


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 09:51 PM

The Plow Hoss is still there. I think I'll try again next week. I might offer $60.



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Posted March 01, 2014 - 08:30 AM

Would the Plow Hoss be the last American made walk behind tractor still made ?Or maybe Gravely ? I don,t know who lasted longest here in Canada probably done by the late 50,s .Thanks Mike



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Posted March 01, 2014 - 09:29 AM

Would the Plow Hoss be the last American made walk behind tractor still made ?Or maybe Gravely ? I don,t know who lasted longest here in Canada probably done by the late 50,s .Thanks Mike

The plow hoss tractor was built by Edco in Des Moines, Iowa.  They also built a two wheeled tractor called the "walking tractor", and a fancy roto-tiller unit, that I don't recall the name of. Ariens bought out the company, kept the tiller, sold the Hoss rights, and the two wheeler disappeared. All this happened in the mid to late 1970's, so the Hoss may well be one of ,or the last American built walk-behind power unit.






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