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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 07:56 AM

Got the thinking this morning about the Huffman "huffy" tractors we had as a kid

 

We had a fairlane, and another one that had a bigger deck, 32" maybe, 2 round head lights and the right pedal was the throttle.


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 09:53 AM

My dad had one when he was growing up. I'm not sure what model it was, or if it was ever used for mowing.
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Posted March 08, 2014 - 01:59 PM

And I thought, the girl was named Huffy  $%28KGrHqUOKisE17Eiqgd,BNuImv!UWw~~_35.J


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Look like Junk, just a push mower with a seat!   Find it Odd that a foreign fella would find that info first!  :smilewink:



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Posted March 08, 2014 - 08:19 PM

They were lawn tractors. I had a blast with ours. Dad took the blade off and I road it around as a go kart
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Posted March 08, 2014 - 09:34 PM

My dad bought me a used one sometime in the late 60s. I mowed yards in the neighborhood for 2 or 3 dollars and had money left over after buying the gas. We decided to paint it , t was green and white , I believe. Dad showed me how to mask off stripes and lettering by smearing them with grease before spraying the surrounding paint then wiping off the grease after the new paint dried.I turned it over backwards by trying to climb a hill that was too steep. I walked away , actually ran away, unscratched but shaken up.I'd like to have another one now for old times sake.


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 02:08 AM

a22457.jpg Hi thom, was it one of this series your father bought you?


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 08:03 AM

Those look like "high end" models compared to what I remember. The hood and grill was one piece of bent metal with a big decal for the grill. Seems like the front tires on mine were hard rubber and hollow like hand-trucks often have. The rears may have been the same. The front and rear tires and wheels were the same size or close. I believe it had a three speed trans under the seat with chain drive to the rear axle. I don't believe the deck floated. It was bolted solid to the frame. This is making me want to find one like it now.


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 08:14 PM

Not trying to be dumb here - is this same huffy that made bikes?

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Posted March 09, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Those look like "high end" models compared to what I remember. The hood and grill was one piece of bent metal with a big decal for the grill. Seems like the front tires on mine were hard rubber and hollow like hand-trucks often have. The rears may have been the same. The front and rear tires and wheels were the same size or close. I believe it had a three speed trans under the seat with chain drive to the rear axle. I don't believe the deck floated. It was bolted solid to the frame. This is making me want to find one like it now.


this is what we had when I was a kid. Exactly.

I found out at 4 that if I slammed it into gear I could ride a wheelie.
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Posted March 09, 2014 - 08:30 PM

huffman3.jpeg

mine looked like that as far as I can remember

the hood seemed much simpler though....more square boxy

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 09:04 PM

Yeah that looks like what I had, I think.


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Posted March 11, 2014 - 12:35 PM

About 50 years ago, I was around 12, I bought a Huffy 4 h.p. chain drive, forward and reverse only, rider, from Moore's Home Improvement. I think I paid around $139 for it, bought it with grass mowing money.


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:53 AM

Yeah that looks like what I had, I think.

I haven't seen that thing for 25 years...really racking my brain trying to remember..



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Posted March 12, 2014 - 08:12 PM

Grampa had one but it had rear fenders if I can remember correctly and larger tires,I should have grabbed it when he bought a new one in the late 80s.


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