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#1 RichNJ OFFLINE  

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Posted April 09, 2014 - 05:24 AM

am new here and with a move coming up in June I will be pretty busy.  I recently closed on a small farm here in Central jersey and spent the weekend cleaning out the garage which was originally a pig barn.  This lil barn was crammed with goodies and I am asking about this one item, an Eshelman 3 wheel riding mower.  Everything spins freely and from what I see, I have everything except the spindle bolts, the belts, the throttle cable and any safety guards (ha!). I am looking forward to making this work and then making it pretty.
I have not found any information or photos on this unit and my search brought me here.  I hope you guys (and gals) can help.
Rich

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Posted April 09, 2014 - 05:39 AM

That's a very interesting find you have there.

Welcome to GTT. I hope you find the info

you're looking for, and bring it back to life.


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 06:49 AM

:welcometogttalk:


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 06:53 AM

That's the first one of those I've seen. There can't be many of those that survived. You can find a manual for it here.

http://gardentractor.../4443-eshelman/


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 07:34 AM

Welcome.

That is a cool little find, don't think I've ever seen one of those before.


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 07:39 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! That's a neat find.


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 09:57 AM

  :thumbs: Hi Rich  Welcome to GT Talk  I have only seen ads from Eshelman with your mower ,I don`t know of any others that exist.Eshelman didn`t seem to make a lot of anything,even their walk behind tractors are not common.Personally I don`t think his products were very well designed compared to what was out at the time,but to me that`s what makes these collectable. Chuck

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Posted April 09, 2014 - 08:31 PM

WELCOME!


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 12:08 AM

That's definitely on top of the cool factor scale :thumbs:


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 11:33 AM

Thanks for all the positive feedback and esp. to Doug for digging up that manual. 



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Posted April 10, 2014 - 11:34 AM

  :thumbs: Hi Rich  Welcome to GT Talk  I have only seen ads from Eshelman with your mower ,I don`t know of any others that exist.Eshelman didn`t seem to make a lot of anything,even their walk behind tractors are not common.Personally I don`t think his products were very well designed compared to what was out at the time,but to me that`s what makes these collectable. Chuck

I'll have to keep an eye out for some of this stuff.  I have a collection of stuff like this for other "stuff".



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Posted April 12, 2014 - 07:36 AM

:welcometogttalk:

 

It reminds me a little of a Heckendorn or a scooter, looks like it will be a fun project.

Good luck


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