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#1 whspioneer89 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 09:17 PM

Picked up a Bolens Handi-Ho at a thresherman's show this past weekend. It's the base model without the sheetmetal. I got it running after popping the flywheel off and cleaning the points and resetting the gaps on the points and magneto. Broke a link on the drive chain. Fixed that today and used it in my garden. Works pretty well. Chain fell off, should have a half link taken out. I uploaded some videos on youtube. No action video yet.

YouTube - ‪Bolens Handi-Ho single wheel tractor‬‏

YouTube - ‪Bolens Handi-Ho RUNS!‬‏

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 04:48 AM

Cool old Bolens.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 05:01 AM

Very neat old Bolens. Very nice to hear it run also. Now that we have a garden I really wouldn't mind finding one like that to use it to cultivate with between the rows.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 06:34 AM

Great Find!

I believe some manuals for that are in the manuals section.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 06:39 AM

Neat piece of machinery. I bet it's pretty nimble.

How does the cultivator do with the little weeds?

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 07:30 AM

I tested it in the garden after fixing the chain. It worked well going down the rows. It's pretty narrow too. The cultivator tines that are on it now do well in soil that was tilled well. In the long clumpy grassy areas the tines would fill up and drag it till it was dumped out. It moves slow enough to be controllable. It is long for turning around on the ends of the rows like any other walk behind tractor. I'm going to see if I can get some other cultivating attachments or maybe make some of my own.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 07:50 PM

Thanks for sharing the videos! That looks to be in very good shape.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 08:29 PM

I recently acquired a Handi Ho also, luckly it came with most of the attachments
including the sickle bar mower. It has a 6B motor on it but the gas tank and carb
were pretty well rusted, but I had another motor that I could use. The problem I had was
finding manual for it. This website has a great manuals section that you can download
for free
Good luck with your machine

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Posted August 30, 2011 - 06:55 AM

Thanks for the comments. Would you have pictures of your Handi Ho and attachments? Or even a video?

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 05:35 PM

thanks for the videos im restoring a handi ho as we speak lol




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