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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 04:16 PM

Just picked this big guy up. Actually gunstuff1000 went and picked it up for me and then I picked it up at his place. I owe him a big thanks. According to the id tag its a 1935. It has the reverse kit, and single speed forward. It runs really nice. Smokes just a little, due to the carb needs more adjusting. But I had to get it out to play in the snow. Surprisingly enough it drives very nicely. It has steering brakes. Got the harrow attachment, and a few of the cultivator shanks. 

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 05:23 PM

Wow Bob, that is very COOL !! Amazing how something that old will start up and run just as it did the day it sold. Thanks for sharing !!


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 06:09 PM

I am impressed ,, neat machine!


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 06:13 PM

Wow Bob, that is very COOL !! Amazing how something that old will start up and run just as it did the day it sold. Thanks for sharing !!

my 37 will usually start on the second pull even after sitting for yrs. Those big iron Briggs have a massive flywheel and sometimes its hard to get one to shut down because of the flywheel wanting to refire the engine at almost no rpm's.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 08:22 PM

Very nice Bob. After seeing one for the first time in person which was Jeff's at the Evansville show a couple years ago I would like to eventually get my own Handiman. They are just very cool machines.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 08:44 PM

VERY nice Bob!

 

I need a pair of wheels like that for my Z38


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 08:46 PM

Wow Bob, that is very COOL !! Amazing how something that old will start up and run just as it did the day it sold. Thanks for sharing !!

Brian, that old stuff will fire up easier and run better than most of this new crap.


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 10:58 PM

HI Bob,

You are living the dream...keep on collecting.

The Beast it is. When we got our Handiman home and compared it to Viking Twin; we couldn't believe the difference in size.

It just barely fit into the truck with just a few inches to spare between the wheel wells.  

It is a masterpiece to be treasured. Congrats!!!






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