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#1 brunobruno OFFLINE  

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Posted September 19, 2014 - 12:29 AM

Just lucked out and was given an old David Bradley Handiman  with a cultivator, rotary snow plow and dump cart attachment. Paint is good on all and I would like to get them all working. I want to find out more about it such as year. I know its a 3HP B&S engine but I am not sure if the previous owner changed anything on it. I have seen some info that indicates it was equipped with recoil start but the engine on mine has the old style rope that you wind by hand.

Model Number is 917.60120 SN 30307

I would like to get a manual for it.

ANY INFO  WOULD BE APPRECIATED



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Posted September 19, 2014 - 04:39 AM

Welcome to the forums!

 I am not familiar with the David Bradly, but there are plenty here that are.



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Posted September 19, 2014 - 04:48 AM

:welcometogttalk: :wewantpics:  Welcome! Someone who know allot about db's will be along shortly to help.  Your title says hobby but soon you will be changing it to obsession!!!!! 


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 05:04 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! The DB folks will be along soon!



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Posted September 19, 2014 - 05:12 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !     I remember seeing one of those Handiman tractors at a show last year , I'll have to find the pictures because the fellow had a poster with some neat info .   


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 05:38 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. I hope you enjoy your membership here. Have a look in our Manuals section for any info on your new DB.


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 07:56 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and enjoy the site. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 08:52 AM

Welcome aboard.  Be sure to check out the manuals section for any literature on you DB.


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 09:01 AM

Welcome glad to have you, like said some of the DB folks will be along with plenty of help.


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 02:40 PM

:welcometogttalk: :wewantpics:  Welcome! Someone who know allot about db's will be along shortly to help.  Your title says hobby but soon you will be changing it to obsession!!!!! 

:ditto:  :rolling:  Tom


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 05:33 PM

Just some info I found online that might help.

 

Post war Handiman Tractors
                   91760101  Eecoil start   8B Briggs    2.75 HP
                   91760114  Recoil start   8B Briggs    2.75 HP
                   91760115  Electric start 8B Briggs    2.75 HP 
                   91760120  300 recoil Start  81302   3 HPBriggs
                   91760121 300electric start  81302   3 HP Brigg
                   91760123  350 T Tecunseh  Powered   3.5 hp
                   91760124  300 recoil start   81302  3 hp  Briggs
                   91760125  300 electric start 81302  3HP  Briggs
                   91760127  350 T  Tecumseh Powered  3.5 hp
       Post war Attachments for Handiman
                   91760103  cultivator
                   91760104  front dump cart
                   91760105  Tiller
                   91760106  21 Inch rotary Mower
                   91760107  snow blade 
                   91760108  rotary snowplow
                   91760109  30" reel mower
                   91760110  Tiller
                   91760111  UNKNOWN
                   91760112 Universal  frame
                   91760113  Lawn edger
                   91760116  Weed cutter
                   91760117  Brush&Tree saw
                   91760118  UNKNOWN
                   91760119  UNKNOWN
                   91760122  Tiller 
                   91760126  Rotary snowplow


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 05:54 PM

Didn't they also have a ride on tractor that was based on this little machine?



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Posted September 19, 2014 - 05:57 PM

seems they did.. Handiman3.jpg

 

1940 Handiman R/T based on the walk behind and sold by Sears?


Edited by Auburn, September 19, 2014 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 12:16 AM

Thanks for the help and encouragement. I think I have figured out that its a 1960 -300. It seems that the previous owner replaced the blower cover with one from  a B&S model 6. I think I found a replacement. A question about paint. The paint on my units is still there, white motor, blue /green/turiquoise on the rest. Should I repaint or try to clean up whats there?






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