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#1 FirefyterEmt OFFLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 08:26 AM

Tonight I am going to pick up another toy from one of the bosses at work. It's a "40 year old Roto-Hoe snow-blower" that is running and just needs the drive clutch adjusted"

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. Posted Image

It would be cool to find a few option's for it!

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 09:09 AM

Can't wait to see the pics.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 10:21 AM

Can't wait to see the pics.



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Posted June 01, 2011 - 10:28 AM

I've got an OLD Roto-Hoe tiller with a pre-Tecumseh "Lauson" engine. I bought it for $2 off ebay, but was a 200ml round trip to get it. Wanted an excuse for a day trip anyway. I've had it running, but that's as far as I got. It's buried in the back of the old chicken shed. Maybe I'll get to it one of these days.... well....years.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 10:50 AM

Sounds like a good score, look forward to the pictures.
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Posted June 01, 2011 - 12:18 PM

good score cant wait for pics,

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 02:19 PM

PS... I forgot, I wanted to show a photo of what I hope it looks like. He did not mention the tiller attachment so I assume it does not have one. (would be sweet though)

Odd little sucker, looks like a flap door to switch left to right discharge with dual chutes.
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Posted June 01, 2011 - 02:44 PM

It is definitely a little odd looking. Can't wait to see some pics and more details of what ya got :D

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 06:33 PM

Ok now.... I have it home and checked it out a bit. It was out of gas at his house, so we tossed in a little gas, hit the primer and it started in the second pull. Drove it out the the Jeep and right up the ramps into the back! It also has a 110v starter, (with an extra spare that works) that will be a sweet option this winter for sure!

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???

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A little digging found this Bob-Cat version => Bobcat Models

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This is very odd.... Look at the decal, with the Bob-Cat coloring.
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Posted June 01, 2011 - 06:47 PM

Looks like a nice solid machine/treasure.
So now you need 4 more, for the rest of the youngins.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 07:04 PM

OH!!!! I forgot the BEST part! Now my wife will tell you, I am not one who can pass up a pun, it's just the way I am.

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

Nice,:bigrofl:

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 06:48 AM

Nice unit and good pun.

That snow won't stand a chance next winter.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 03:51 PM

Hahaha, i do know that song. And another great score too!

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Posted June 08, 2011 - 07:11 AM

Thanks Alex... All I need to figure out is what paint scheme I want to go with. I was kinda thinking orange and IH white wheels and shifter plate. The motor would be freshened up, but kept black.

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)




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