New toy comming home today.
Posted June 01, 2011 - 08:26 AM
He bought a newer one and knew I like to play with stuff like this. From what I found on line, the Roto-hoe's were kinda like the Gravley's with attachments that could be used. The common one seems to be the tiller, with the snow-blower a close second. I did find listing's for a chipper and front mount push mower attachment too.
I will post up some photos when I get it home, but I figured I would toss it out there as I am looking for any info that any may have on them.
It would be cool to find a few option's for it!
Posted June 01, 2011 - 09:09 AM
Posted June 01, 2011 - 10:21 AM
Can't wait to see the pics.
Posted June 01, 2011 - 10:28 AM
Posted June 01, 2011 - 10:50 AM
Posted June 01, 2011 - 12:18 PM
Posted June 01, 2011 - 02:19 PM
Odd little sucker, looks like a flap door to switch left to right discharge with dual chutes.
Posted June 01, 2011 - 02:44 PM
Posted June 01, 2011 - 06:33 PM
It's not what I thought it was, but kind of better, really. It's a re-badged Bob-Cat! You may remember I brought home a little 5hp Bob-Cat last winter with an odd paddle wheel 2-stage blower. This is the same deal, but bigger and more powerful! This one will replace the 5hp Bob-Cat and the little one will probably go back to the original owner now that it runs. I thought he had bought a new one, but he never did. (kinda feel guilty about that one with such an easy repair to get it running)
There is very little info on the Bob-Cat's from this era, and from what I have seen, none for the Roto-hoe. However, there is a sales tag for a farm store right here in my home town that deals with a lot of old farm stuff. I will swing on down with it one day and pick some minds about a year range. I am thinking 1970's (maybe late 70's) but it's as heavy built as the Bob-Cat which has a great reputation. It's an 8hp Tecumseh / 24" cut and 4.80 x 8 tires. (They are like new, but I may upgrade to some snow-hawg's.
This one will be re-painted, but I am not sure if black will be the color... I kinda digging that Oliver-ish green on the one above.
But what you came back for was photos, right???
A little digging found this Bob-Cat version => Bobcat Models
This is very odd.... Look at the decal, with the Bob-Cat coloring.
Edited by FirefyterEmt, June 01, 2011 - 07:07 PM.
Posted June 01, 2011 - 06:47 PM
So now you need 4 more, for the rest of the youngins.
Posted June 01, 2011 - 07:04 PM
So I get home with my new treasure and I told my darling wife "You know it was just last year I did not even have a snow-blower to start the winter season. But soon I had one, and that was good. Now I have not one, but TWO snow-blowers! Why, it was not all that long ago that I was just a hay-seed plow boy, without a Roto-Hoe."
(really funny if you know the song)
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Posted June 01, 2011 - 07:48 PM
Posted June 02, 2011 - 06:48 AM
That snow won't stand a chance next winter.
Posted June 07, 2011 - 03:51 PM
Posted June 08, 2011 - 07:11 AM
So any thoughts on color's would be nice! I am not firmly set in orange, but do not want the black, and would like to stay away from red (I like red, but have too many red things)