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Posted January 22, 2011 - 09:21 PM

For all the world, that looks like a Planet Jr. Might try looking online to see if you can find some info under that name.

                       

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 09:34 PM

For all the world, that looks like a Planet Jr. Might try looking online to see if you can find some info under that name.


planet jr.??????, Mine has Handiman written on the gas tank

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 09:46 PM

Found a vid I did on youtube for this thing....i start showing it at about 6:45....It shows everything...all attachments, as well as the handiman itself....

YouTube - Updates on F150 Chrome Swap David Bradley Handiman and The Shed

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 05:31 AM

Never seen a AC starter on small engine before !!:confuse:


I have a friend who has an old.........I think it's an Ariens ,with an AC starter on it.

Thanks for the video.

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 07:53 AM

After seeing the pics I think its a match to the manuals I posted.
Definitely a Handi Man

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Posted January 24, 2011 - 06:02 PM

Heres some pics from today, i tried to take some pics of where the attachments attach, but i still havent figured it out....

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Posted January 24, 2011 - 08:21 PM

It appears that the attachments should just slide right in the front....... Could you be missing parts :confuse:

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Posted January 25, 2011 - 04:01 PM

It appears that the attachments should just slide right in the front....... Could you be missing parts :confuse:


not sure but that crossed my mind too

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 07:09 PM

Nascar, Hi, I just joined the site today & spotted your post...that is Most Definitey a DB Handiman Power Unit. I have one that is a 1956 model 91760101 Picked it up at a swap Sale years ago but was never able to find the original B&S engine for it. I still have it, with a snowblower & reel mower attachments, also have a copy of the original manual for it. Most of the attachments mounted from the front but i believe there were a couple that mounted from the rear like the cultivator. Anyway, If there are any specific pics from the manual you want to see I can try to post them. It's a neat little machine and it is very much like the Planet Jr. Brand equipment in size & appearance but it can do a lot more. Good Luck with it. DanO'

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 08:51 PM

Nascar, Hi, I just joined the site today & spotted your post...that is Most Definitey a DB Handiman Power Unit. I have one that is a 1956 model 91760101 Picked it up at a swap Sale years ago but was never able to find the original B&S engine for it. I still have it, with a snowblower & reel mower attachments, also have a copy of the original manual for it. Most of the attachments mounted from the front but i believe there were a couple that mounted from the rear like the cultivator. Anyway, If there are any specific pics from the manual you want to see I can try to post them. It's a neat little machine and it is very much like the Planet Jr. Brand equipment in size & appearance but it can do a lot more. Good Luck with it. DanO'


DanO welcome to GTT, thanks for posting here, I never owned one of these before but I need to figure out just how it attaches, if i had pics of how to attach it...a diagram or instructions that would be great, I really dont know if im missing parts or anything because I got it at an auction. So anything you can post is greatly appreciated, maybe even pics of your just so i can compare....I am a Bolens guy so.....DB's are a first for me...

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 07:12 AM

Nascar I'm still trying to figure out how to Post Pics on here, having problems with that.... but in the meantime, go to this DB site, all the way on the bottom you'll see POST WAR HANDIMAN it will show you the tractor, with brief info and then there is also a section showing all the attacchments as well. Hope this helps.
Also.... I am trtying to contact guys I know to track down a PDF file of the manual for you. DanO'

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 07:18 AM

Here's a thread on posting pictures:

http://gardentractor...res-gttalk-209/
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Posted January 28, 2011 - 07:55 AM

That's great, I'll see if I can do it now, Thanks for the help Dr Bolens.

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 08:12 AM

Here is the Handiman with and without the Rotary Reel Mower attached. FYI The handle on the right side, bottom of the tractor controls a big flat pressure spring that, opens to let you slide the attachment in, then lifts up to lock it in place. As I said, Mine has no engine, so i never actually used it. If it would be helpful, i can do a close up video of it. Hope this helps.

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 08:29 PM

might need a vid just so i can compare, i think i am missing something for the snowblower