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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 06:16 PM

Im looking at a sears handiman. I haven't got any deal worked out yet but just wana ask a few questions before I go and look at it. Its got a briggs z engine one it. I believe its the original engine. It does run. Is the motor serviceable? Ignition parts and stuff like that? It doesn't have any attachments other than the tool bar for like cultivators. Any hope in finding attachments for it? I found a brochure that says it weights in at 900 plus pounds. Anyone else have one?


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 06:56 PM

Well no, it wouldn't do to just have one. I have a 33,34, 2 35's and a 37. Attachments are not common but if you keep your ear to the ground you can find them. Most engine parts can still be had.

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 07:18 PM

Well no, it wouldn't do to just have one. I have a 33,34, 2 35's and a 37. Attachments are not common but if you keep your ear to the ground you can find them. Most engine parts can still be had.

Next question is how do they handle? Ive researched and found out they have steering assist. Would that be steering brakes?



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Posted January 08, 2014 - 07:27 PM

35's and up have steer brakes, 36 and up have reversers, in 38 they went to a 2 speed with built in reverse gear box. There are is also a 39 tractor that was built like the older models, but it uses a different gear case that has a place where brackets bolt on for the handles.  I'd just get it bought, before it disappears,  your going to like it,  worry about all the small things later on. A lot of the tooling fits on the tool carriage which seems to be what's with yours.


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 08:26 PM

I love the way a Handiman looks, and the way a Briggs Z sounds.

 

Parts can still be had rather easily, although coils and points for the Briggs Z ignition can get a little scary. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 09:05 AM

Hi Bob did you get this Handiman? I`d love to see pictures Chuck




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