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#1 Cat385B ONLINE  

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Posted November 01, 2014 - 04:00 PM

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BeeMan 1918 Walking Tractor, made in North Minneapolis, it is complete, carb, mag. And with cultivator, crankshaft is the center of the axle, WOW!! I had intentions of restoring it but have too many projects to do before winter get this and you'll be the only one in your neighbor hood with one. Call for information, won't answer text, 61two-6185779

 

 

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Posted November 01, 2014 - 04:25 PM

There you go, Cat. You can get yourself a real tractor. He's a little early at 1918. That tractor is 1920 or above.


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Posted November 01, 2014 - 04:57 PM

Is that a kerosene tank? Freewheel lever on the hub? Is that the oldest garden tractor in the world?



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Posted November 01, 2014 - 05:24 PM

Is that a kerosene tank? Freewheel lever on the hub? Is that the oldest garden tractor in the world?

They have the air cleaner mounted up by the gas tank for some reason. I've never seen any info with one mounted like that. It is a mid 20's style cleaner.

 

Not sure what you are calling a freewheel lever. Maybe the crank handle in the flywheel? I wish they had a freewheel lever, they don't roll very easy.

 

This isn't even close to the oldest.  http://gardentractor...march-2014-r171


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Posted November 01, 2014 - 06:36 PM

Less it says "ride on"I dont want it...I am fat (for some odd reason?)



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Posted November 01, 2014 - 06:48 PM

Never seen one like that! Thank you for sharing the photos.
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Posted November 01, 2014 - 06:51 PM

Never seen one like that! Thank you for sharing the photos.

I would worry about the tires going flat...



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Posted November 01, 2014 - 07:25 PM

 

 

Not sure what you are calling a freewheel lever. Maybe the crank handle in the flywheel?

 

 

Of course, that explains it!



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Posted November 01, 2014 - 07:35 PM

I'm wondering how much it would cost to drag it through Fastenal.  :smilewink:

 

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 08:17 AM

... Is that the oldest garden tractor in the world?

 

A number of sources that say the Gilson/Bolens Company made the first Garden Tractor in 1911.


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Posted November 02, 2014 - 10:29 AM

A number of sources that say the Gilson/Bolens Company made the first Garden Tractor in 1911.

Where in the world did you come up with that? Bolens has been trying to say they started in 1919 just because they helped Beeman out. I've never seen anything about 1911.



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Posted November 02, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Where in the world did you come up with that? Bolens has been trying to say they started in 1919 just because they helped Beeman out. I've never seen anything about 1911.

 

Doug the rest of us Bolens guys ask him the samething....

 

The bolens name has been on stuff starting around 1911, bolens did not start makeing GTs till 1919 for Beeman then the Power ho A came out in 1921.    In my book bolens made there first GT in 1919 for Beeman but there first one with there name on it was in 1921.

 

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