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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2013 - 07:01 PM

I know its a planet jr. But what model is it? I believe with the research I've done its a model b 1. Its missing the handle bars. Originally they were wooden. Were would I get them? I think the motor is a replacement as well. There is a Clinton on it right now. I think a briggs is the original motor.

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Posted December 18, 2013 - 07:25 PM

If the wooden handles were the standard size handles used on horse drawn plows, they are still around. Good Luck, Rick

This is for sale in my area: http://newlondon.cra...4243318883.html

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Planet jr walk behind tractor w/Sickle mower - $150 (eastern ct)






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Posted December 18, 2013 - 08:51 PM

This one was for sale at a flea market.  It had the wooden handles.

At least, you will know what to look for.

Good Luck,

Candy

 

 

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Posted December 18, 2013 - 09:06 PM

I'm under the impression every Planet Junior used a Briggs. 

 

That Clinton is a nice one, though.  Looks like an early model.  If you want to get rid of it, I guess I could get it off your hands.  :wave:

 

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Posted December 19, 2013 - 07:27 AM

I'm under the impression every Planet Junior used a Briggs. 

 

 

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Wrong impression, Ben. A lot of the early ones used Toro engines.


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 09:22 PM

Wrong impression, Ben. A lot of the early ones used Toro engines.

 

Thanks for the correction, Doug.  That information came through an unprovable source, and I never followed up to know more about it.

 

http://www.gasengine...ro-engines.aspx

 

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Posted December 19, 2013 - 09:56 PM

Ben, its funny, some people complain about not being able toi find a Toro engine. I seem to have a have a hard time finding one with a Briggs. It may have been a location/dealer thing. Who knows at this point? I think all the later series had the Briggs but you never know. Somewhere along in the timeframe of the B series tractors, Briggs was having a problem supplying engine and a bunch of manufacturers were using Clinton engines short term. Another one of those "who knows for sure" things.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 07:32 AM

Doug, I have/had two Planet Junior tractors, later series, both with Briggs 8R6 engines on board.  That particular setup is all I have seen around me.  I have heard of Toro engines, I had a guy email me for parts on a Toro, but I have never seen one in person.  I would love to mess with one, though.  :thumbs:

 

I agree that it was a locality decision.  Dealers may not have wanted to carry Planet Junior with Toro because of supplying parts for another engine line, while after Planet Junior went to Briggs they may have decided it wasn't as great an investment to support them later.

 

Other brands are the same way.  There's always the oddball that makes everyone raise their eyebrows: "That engine can't be original." 

 

Contracts weren't as tight back then.  Small companies were sourcing from the best guy with the best price. 

 

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