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I just bought a 1936 Sears Handiman the original flat belt was changed to a V belt. From what I understand the reverse is external. I just cannot figure out how to make it work. Might be missing something. Any Pics or Info would be greatly appreciated! !!
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For the 1936 "Golden Jubilee" Sears offered the same basic tractor as in '35 but added a reverse mechanism. There were three models available, Z, C and B. The Z used a B&S model Z engine (3.0 bore X 3 ¼ stroke) producing about 4 hp. The model C and model B tractors used the model B and A B&S engines Producing 3 hp and 2 hp respectively. Several new implements were offered for the '36 tractor. This was the first year for the rather sophisticated floating cultivator that would be offered for the remaining production years. Other new implements were a sickle mower, riding cart, hauling cart and an orchard sprayer. The mower was actually a modified one-horse mower. The Handiman Jr. appears to be the same basic design as offered in '35. However, it did get a new tool carriage with adjustable gauge wheels. The '37 model was very similar to the '36 and offered the same basic engines and transmission combinations. 1937 saw the introduction of a disc harrow and an 8 ft. hay rake. These too were modified horse drawn implements. Additionally, a new "universal hitch" was also made available. Apparently, this new style hitch made the turning radius much smaller for implements such as the sickle mower. As far as the author knows no original universal hitch is know to have survived. The Handiman Jr. remained virtually unchanged.


The full Handiman Tractor article here:

http://www.handimantractor.com/history.html


1936 SEARS & Roebuck Catalog ad for the Handiman tractor, read the reverse description underneath "Transmissions" Bottom center of ad:

http://www.handimantractor.com/catpages/1936farm2.jpg

Catalog Year index page:

http://www.handimantractor.com/
 
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