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#1 adamjd200 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2014 - 09:59 PM

I just purchased a planet jr super tuffy walk behind today at an auction today with a locked-up briggs 6s for $17.50. I have another 6s if I need it, my main question is what implements were offered, all I have is a cultivator. No pics, still no camera.

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Posted April 19, 2014 - 10:24 PM

I have a Tuffy (not a Super) with a 5S on it in line for TLC.  It has to stay tucked safely in my shop and not out in a shed with the wood handle.  My handle is original, and I want it to stay that way!  The Tuffy had one piece wooden handle with a T at top for your hands.  The Super Tuffy had a V shape handle that was a littler sturdier. 

 

$17.5 is a good price.  I paid more than that for mine. 

 

All I have is a cultivator.  Supposedly it could have had in addition:

 

~Rotary mower

~Tiller of some sort

~Some kind of trailer

~Snowplow/grader (although with the smooth solid tires mine has, I could see that being just wonderful.  Just wonderful.)

~Garden seeder/planter (naturally with Planet Junior)

~Lawn seeder/broadcaster

~Hitch to push a ground drive reel mower around. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 19, 2014 - 10:45 PM

You mentioned yours has wooden handles, which is what I always thought they all had but mine has metal handles, it does have hard tires, except with ag tread.
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Posted April 19, 2014 - 10:53 PM

You mentioned yours has wooden handles, which is what I always thought they all had but mine has metal handles, it does have hard tires, except with ag tread.

 

My impression was that the Super had metal in the V shape, while my little plain Tuffy was the only model with wooden handles. 

 

At least your tires have tread.  I was told the way to get traction a Tuffy with smooth tires is to lean down and let 'er pull.

 

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 12:57 AM

Hummmmm. Looks like a Super Tuffy with a Briggs 6s, but with solid AG tires and a metal handle.  Are you positive it is a Super Tuffy and not a Waterloo Boy?

 

Waterloo 20-40 Brochure_Page_5.jpg


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 06:25 AM

Hummmmm. Looks like a Super Tuffy with a Briggs 6s, but with solid AG tires and a metal handle.  Are you positive it is a Super Tuffy and not a Waterloo Boy?

 

attachicon.gifWaterloo 20-40 Brochure_Page_5.jpg

 

Interesting... were they related at all?

 

The Super Tuffy had the handles in a V shape, like this:

 

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:22 AM

Interesting... were they related at all? ...

 

 

Great question.  Maybe we will hear from someone who remembers the answer, or has a Waterloo Boy.


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:41 AM

Check out the fork lift option for the waterloo boy


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 09:04 AM

The "forklift" cracks me up! 

Here is some info on attachments....

 

http://www.simplicit...etJr/Tuffy.html

 

Dad has a wood handled, slick tired standard Tuffy that has sat in the same place OUTSIDE for probably longer than I been on this earth.  I'm 44.  I remember playing with it when I was little.  I ran it a few times as it was what I cut my teeth on as a young "mechanic".   One time he caught me with the head off the engine - I just to see what it looked like inside.  He chewed on me pretty good for that and assured me he would see it run when I was done putting it back together.  Well, I put the head back on, started it, and showed him it still ran and that I hadn't "destroyed" it.   He told me to never mess with it again.   Many years later I noticed the wood handle had rotted off and that caused the unit to tip forward allowing rain into the muffler.  You guessed it - locked up tight.  At least I  didn't destroy it....   :mad2:

 

I have a pretty nice original Super Tuffy that I sometimes take to shows.   The only attachment I have is the toolbar with cultivator shanks.  I can stand on the toolbar and bury the shanks, fire it up and tighten the belt letting the ag lugs spin.  There is not enough weight to do much more than dig out the grass but it draws lots of attention sitting there spinning both tires.


Edited by Gtractor, April 20, 2014 - 09:23 AM.

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