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#1 jtrojek OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 07:39 PM

I came across what I think are the remains of a Planet Jr. Can anyone tell me more about it, such as what model it is, what engine it should have had, what essential parts are missing, etc. I'm thinking about picking this up to make sure it doesn't get scrapped, but I'd like to know as much as possible about it, so I'm turning to the experts to educate me as I'm not that familiar with these. It's not very big, that's for sure.

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 08:13 PM

   That looks an awful lot like the planet jr I have out back, I would need better pics of the handles to be sure.  looks to be from the late 20's to early 30's by the wheels.  If it is the same as mine it should have a toro motor on there.  others who know more then me will chime in soon enough to get you going in the rite direction. 

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 09:49 PM

don't look like he's got no handles left, a common problem with them being this old.


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 12:32 AM

I'll give a hint. It's not a planet jr.


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 04:59 AM

Ah hah! Now that would make sense!  After I posted it I looked at a ton of pictures of Planet Jrs but non of them were right.  The wheels are similar, but different, and it looked like the frame was different too.  I figured it may be a really hard to find model or something, like one I could find zero information on, but it makes more sense that it's another brand.  


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 08:11 AM

Thinking about getting it ?? There is no thinking required my friend, grab it, anything on steel ! You are a iron hound Jamie looks like a great addition to the family museum. Cheers Mike


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 08:18 AM

I am going to see if I can pick it up (and I think I can), but it won't be for me.  I would dearly love to find a complete one of these, but I know exactly where this incomplete one needs to go.  Someday I'll find a complete one (or mostly complete one) and will definitely pick it up for me.


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Posted July 05, 2015 - 02:58 PM

I'll give a hint. It's not a planet jr.

Doug,

     Is that one of those Merry tractors that used the Evinrude water cooled engine?  I think the manufacturer was Atlantic, or Federal from Cleveland Ohio.

 

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Posted July 06, 2015 - 12:46 AM

 

Doug,

     Is that one of those Merry tractors that used the Evinrude water cooled engine?  I think the manufacturer was Atlantic, or Federal from Cleveland Ohio.

 

Cliff

We have a winner.     :dancingbanana:   :dancingbanana:


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