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#1 Savageman OFFLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2014 - 06:22 PM

What do we know about a Huffman Caprice 32" garden tractor?

 

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Posted December 10, 2014 - 09:19 PM

Uh,it's a lawn (mower) tractor. Definitely not a garden tractor. :wave: 


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 09:28 AM

I know it's a lawn mower.  What I want to know is, Has anyone heard of a Huffman or is it advertised wrong and should be a Huffy?

 

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Posted December 11, 2014 - 09:59 AM

OK. Did a little research and it is a 1969 Huffy Caprice.  It is located in MA and the asking price is 150.  If anyone is interested let me know and I'll get the info out to you.

 

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Posted January 01, 2015 - 07:57 AM

They are cool little lawn tractors only to be used on lawns that are regularly mowed and the lawn should be fairly level. Wouldn't advise anyone to mow on a bank or steep slopes. If this was over here in the UK I would snap this up.
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Posted January 01, 2015 - 09:42 AM

I hope someone here snatches it up as it looks like a cool little mower,perfect size for a small yard.


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Posted January 01, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Actually I know of two for sale in the UK, one is a Huffy Broadlawn with its deck too. both restored too. Very tempting......

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Posted January 10, 2015 - 04:05 AM

I am now getting a restored Huffy Broad Lawn to add to my collection. Should collect it within a month or so. I will post some photos of it when it's collected.

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 07:41 PM

I've never understood the "Want" in these choices of these tinny little, barely do the job riders.  I can't believe they were much of rig when brand new, and must not have been if the makers are long gone or not even lawn machine builders when they were sold. These aren't much more than a self-propelled push mower with a seat and steering! :cowboy_shooter:


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Posted February 01, 2015 - 07:03 AM

I think they are cool and if used properly they can mow a small lawn quickly. By properly, I mean mowing the lawn regulalry, not every 3 weeks or when it's too long and wet! I agree it no good using it for large gardens or on slopes but you use a machine designed for that purpose. It'a also a part of America's social history.
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Posted February 01, 2015 - 07:07 AM

Here's a photo of mine. I have yet to take delivery of it yet.

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Posted February 01, 2015 - 11:52 AM

:big_hug: Hey Grumpy,  You need a change of thought.  These are fun machines and draw a lot of attention at the shows.  Yes, they were small and not good for the Back 40 but they did sell quite a few.  Here is a pic of my E.T. Rugg -Biltmore that was sold by JJ Newberrys, you remember them.  They are very close in styling to the Huffy.

 

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Posted February 01, 2015 - 08:33 PM

Nope! Hate those little things, and Bantams, and those tiny wheels they had and some with no steering wheels, just bars. I don't even like most Rear Engine Riders, next step up I guess?



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Posted February 16, 2015 - 02:51 PM

:big_hug: Hey Grumpy,  You need a change of thought.  These are fun machines and draw a lot of attention at the shows.  Yes, they were small and not good for the Back 40 but they did sell quite a few.  Here is a pic of my E.T. Rugg -Biltmore that was sold by JJ Newberrys, you remember them.  They are very close in styling to the Huffy.

 

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Hey Dave,

 

I have a clone of that Biltmore mower/tractor made by W.T. Grant (Do you remember them?).  That was my first "tractor" my dad got for me.  It never had a deck.  He made it electric using a mower deck motor from an Elec-Trak.  He worked at a dealership that sold Elec-Traks and was the in-house Elec-Trak tech.  I rebuilt the gas motor when I got older and converted it back to gas.  I drove it so much, the differential wore out.  I replaced it with another chain-driven rear end/diffy from a larger lawn tractor.  Bigger tires=more speed=more fun too...as a kid.  It's still in his shed.  It hasn't been ran in probably 25+ years.  A lot of good memories with that little gem!

 

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Posted February 16, 2015 - 03:35 PM

My family bought two of those new.  They were manufactured by the Huffman corporation of Dayton, OH.  As far as a lawn tractor goes, they are built like tanks.  They have a box tube frame and pivoting cast iron front axle.  The frame is so strong, one of ours was rebuilt into a lawn and garden cart by my grandfather and me.  They are a mean little wheel stander when the power is upped to an 8hp.  Don't know how I would know that.  Interesting note, they are the best piece of vintage equipment to teach someone to mow with, they have a dead man clutch.  The clutch has to be held down to make them go.  I learned to mow on my grandpa's.  My cousin has it now.


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