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Roto hoe Bob-cat

Just picked up one these later model bob-cats. Not to familiar with these models as the other bob cat I got is a late 60s version. The newer one I got here has huge tires! The handles and tranny are different set up to, Only issue with it, is the 5 hp tecumseh dies out after running it for a half hour or so and the only way to keep it running is putting it at half choke. Not much of a engine guy, so any input on that would be appreciated. Other then that the thing is a tank! Thanks.
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I wonder if that was meant to have various attachments used on it - like a tiller...? Interesting. First thing to always do is drain the fuel and drop the bowl off the carb and clean it up. If the jets are plugged or the float/needle seat are gunked up you can eliminate that. Then see what you have....




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cool looking machine but I don't think it can become a tiller. the word hoe does make it sound like it might be.

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I think Gravely and a few others made machines that you could convert into other uses if you bought extra attachments. They were pretty spendy and not many people bought them....you rarely see them with more than one.




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Toro, Ariens have, and now Troy-Bilt has a line.

I could be wrong, but that looks like a dedicated machine.

And probably a good carb cleaning, would help make it run smoother.

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Nice looking machine!
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I'm sure yours is strictly a snow blower. Haven't seen one of those ever stating it could be used as a dual purpose machine.

Now . . . having said that Roto Hoe did make a snow blower / tiller.
And I haven't seen a Bob-caT that also said Roto Hoe on it before so that is pretty interesting.

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Speaking of roto tillers, here's one from ROTO-HOE. It's a multi use machine shown with both the tiller and snowblower mounted. It is unclear if they could be powered concurrently, that's not important since it would be deadly! Roto Hoe was made by Pioneers of America Power Equipment in Ohio.


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That's the one I was thinking of! Wild looking thing..... you make my heart sing..... Dun dun duhh dah!




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better be wearing steel-toes when driving that thing!


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Thanks guys for all the feed back. A good carb cleaning is in order for sure.
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