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Rick Simonton
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Username: Haywagon

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Registered: 07-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 12:43 pm:   

Thanks for the interest Josh. Seeing as it is 28 years old, I expect it to unexpectedly quit every now and then. I bought this buggy to hall hay up a VERY steep hill where we keep horses on the other side. Its so steep that I'm concerned it might roll over if I got sideways. It climbs very well even with 3 bales in the back, ( I gave the back end a sort-of pick-up bed). I think I can rig something of a brake if there is not one available.

The engine is a Tecumseh 16hp, runs great. The former owner rebuilt all the drive mechanisms, new chains, sprockets, etc. New seats, and a wild flame dash board cut from diamond plate. He also did an amazing job on a roll cage that goes completely thru-out the inside of the body and frame. It also came with a hitch, an outboard motor (of dubious condition) and TWO sets of tracks, which I'd like to sell. Not much snow or swamps here in Los Angeles.

On the downside, it was missing the clutch, belt and battery. It also had no spark, so I got it for a really good price. I was lucky as the lack of spark was simply from a loose wire.

I'm sure your buggy is faster and a lot more fun, but my requirement is more utilitarian. Slow but steady is good for me. Here are two picks, before I added the cargo bed.

RickFuture Haywagon on first test run. What goes up...