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#196 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 10, 2015 - 09:58 AM

ok just for mothers day......heres a big mother in the Sears/DB line.....a 1935 Handiman. It came to me with optional rubber tires, and has had a reverser kit added to it sometime in life. Power by the big Z engine, and hooked up to the rarely seen harrow packer of the 30's, which was about half again bigger than the post-war ones. Its a man killer to lift at the end of the row.

 

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Posted May 10, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Okay Jeff, how did you know I'd be surfing on this on Mother's Day?

The guys are gone picking to find the perfect MD gift and left me here to my own devices.

Thanks for the Handiman pic. It looks great!

Those harrow packers are truly hard to find. We were lucky to find one for our later generation DB.

This Handiman is the "Grandmother" of them all!


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 11:18 PM

Here's one out of my reel mower collection, a 1958 Eclipse Speedway. I purchased the mower a few years ago from the original owner and shipped from Colorado. The mower is all original but the sulky has been restored and powdercoated because it was a mess when I got it.

 

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Posted May 12, 2015 - 05:07 AM

That Eclipse Speedway is really neat!!
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Posted May 12, 2015 - 05:13 AM

I like the way they made the sulky seat post/spring how does it cut and ride ?


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Posted May 12, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Thanks guys! Here's some action clips of it when a friend of mine and I held a "mow off" day a few years ago. The Speedway is featured at 2:33 in.

 

 

That Eclipse Speedway is really neat!!

 

Thanks! If you're ever out in the PNW, send me a message and you can try it out.

 

 

I like the way they made the sulky seat post/spring how does it cut and ride ?

 

It certainly lives up to its name "Speedway" in the sense that it feels most at home cutting lawn at speed. It's not so good for mowing around tight areas and obstacles where you need to go slow and maneuver it around a lot due to its weight (close to 400lbs) and because of the tall gearing. It feels most at home cutting long and straight strips at speed. The sulky is pretty smooth although I run the tires at a fairly low PSI for a softer ride.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 07:15 PM

it breaths!!! my 1938 Viking needs some work, but boy what a blast so FAR!!

 

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Posted May 24, 2015 - 05:10 PM

Early  20`s Spry Wheel two cycle

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Posted May 24, 2015 - 07:10 PM

Early  20`s Spry Wheel two cycle

thanks for that, you don't see one them very often


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Posted May 25, 2015 - 09:50 PM

and so when you get tried of the walking part you can get one of these cool sulkys and ride a bit. These are for the big Handiman tractors. The one with iron wheels is a copy of the orginal ones and the other is on I made that was more comfy to ride on.

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Posted May 26, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Latest acquisition.  Shaw Du-All T45HW  A little rough, but I have restored much worse.

 

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Posted May 26, 2015 - 05:29 PM

Dude, that a freaking awesome tractor, hope you restore it.



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:24 PM

Ill put one up today. This is my I believe 1937 wards one wheeled tractor. All original. Someone added an extra hitch. Just unbolts. Has the original cultivators, and original tire. Can still read the decal on the fender.

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:55 PM

Looks like a nice original. What does the decal say?



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 09:51 PM

Looks like a nice original. What does the decal say?


Wards, in script.
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