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#1 Talntedmrgreen ONLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 01:38 PM

I mean, how does a guy say no to this?  :love:

 

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Fastenal did me proud again.  Provided a pallet to the seller in Iowa, and had it in town within a week.  We were able to bring the pallet right up to the rear entry of my suburban and roll it off the pallet into the truck.  It's as though this truck was made for a Mow Bee!

 

I have seen a couple photos over the years of these rebranded Hahn 200's, but never one this clean, and in running/mowing condition.  She's a peach, and the Briggs is dated '68.  The fella who I purchased this from aquired it from his father's estate, where it had formerly cut grass at a marina on the Wisconsin River.  I've had several wonderful exchanges with him, and his wife was even kind enough to knit and send along a bib for our newborn!  I'm tellin ya, the machines are fun, but the people are GREAT! 

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 01:57 PM

Need a mow bee 5? I got one for sale cheap


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 04:44 PM

    I like it!!!!!!!   Neat little machine, I bet its fun to mow on as well.

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 05:25 PM

I like it!
Just think how many you could fit in the garage if you only collected the little guys like this.
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Posted July 16, 2014 - 05:30 PM

I have a friend with one, they are the cutest thing in the Allis Arsenal IMHO
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Posted July 16, 2014 - 06:22 PM

That thing must have never sat outside! Its in great shape!

My dad was going to get one that was traded in at the allis dealer he worked at many years ago. He ended up getting a couple Scampers instead. One of these days I'll get one of them fixed up.

Congrats on your new toy!

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 08:46 PM

It's similar to that Moto Mower my son just picked up on a clean out. It's not an Allis, but we get a kick out of it, and it's in great shape. We had to use paint stripper to cut through the thick tar/varnish in the tank. We replaced the carb diaphram, gas tank to carb gasket,and the o-ring on the carb/intake. He's almost 6ft. tall and looks goofy on the thing. It's hysterical, but they have their place in mower history.

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Posted July 17, 2014 - 05:41 AM

That is a cute one! I like the small ones for shows because they are eye catching with a 6' man driving one! =)

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Posted July 17, 2014 - 06:14 AM

Nice little machine. That's in great condition.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 08:03 PM

they are neat,i have one exactly like that



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Posted August 01, 2014 - 01:24 AM

I noticed in your other topic with your b1 forklift as you were putting away that the mow bee the rear cover was missing. Is it just not on the tractor currently or is it missing?

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Posted August 01, 2014 - 04:09 AM

Im not sure....if something is missing, I dont have it. Any pics of the piece you are referencing?

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Posted August 01, 2014 - 08:25 AM

Take a picture of the rearend and I will be able to show you better. There should be a cover for the chain drive system. Thanks




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