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1975 CJ-5 Bitely, MI eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back on eBay.

This odd duck looks like a combination of a CJ-5 and a Topeka Hiway Mower. It’s a no reserve auction with a starting price of $2695.

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It started life as a 1975 Jeep CJ5 Chassis. As near as we can tell, it was converted when new into a street-sweeper by the PB Loader company (which is still in existence today). Sometime later in life, someone got the bright idea to remove the street sweeper broom and replace it with a 62 inch quick attach skid-steer style snowblower (Ford 715 Model). We understand that the PB loader company made a similar model for airport tug use.

You Tube Videos of machine in operation:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsC5w8bmCB4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuNN8o2xC4U

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Struck Mini-Beep Millinocket, ME $2000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/02/2019) Tim spotted this rare Mini-Beep.

https://maine.craigslist.org/snw/d/millinocket-1942-willys-jeep-replica/6991476742.html

“Struck kit Mini Beep Willys Army Jeep 3/4 scale replica. Plywood body with 6.5 hp motor.”

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Struck Mini Jeep Calera, AL $1000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

This mini beep jeep only needs a new chain link (master link) to be drivable.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/707365523086701/

“Mini beep jeep, wooden jeep, brand new, forward and reverse, 212cc engine, needs chain link to drive”

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Struck Mini-Beep Stafford, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

(07/29/2019) Tom spotted this rare Mini-Beep by the Struck company. They also manufactured mini-dozers and other mini-vehicles. It looks like it may include the manual.

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Roof Palomino Mower Urbana, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Unclear if this has mowing equipment or not.

“RARE RARE RARE Roof manufacturing co. Palomino only around 100 were every made. this is painted like the M A S H jeep, 8.5 out of 10 condition. runs great looks great paraded last three years always a big hit. { check the internet for its rarity } has a matching trailer that goes with it”

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Palamino Roof 60 Mower Reproduction Manuals on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Currently on eBay there’s a reproduction Instruction Manual and Engine/Parts Manual for the Roof Palomino Model 60 Mower. 

The Roof Palomino Instruction manual:

View all the information on ebay

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Roof Palomino 60 Operations Engien and Parts Manual:

View all the information on eBay

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Roof Palomino Mower Greeneville, TN $6800

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Haven’t seen one of these for sale in a while. No mention of the mower parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/788615851531933/

“It is time for me to sell my Roof Palomino. It was restored several years ago and still looks good. It is located in Greeneville, Tn. I am asking $6800.00.”
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Mini-Jeep Naselle, WA $2347

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

TJ spotted this neat little mini-jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2571199966283496/?ref=messenger_share

“You have to see it. Lights Horn and Siren all work. Built on a Riding Mower Chassis. This would be great for Parades and shows. 6 speeds forward and 1 reverse. I know the right person is out there and wants it.”

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Topeka Mower Belleville, OH $4000

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Several folks shared this ad. This looks in very good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/564388707415625/?ref=messenger_share

“Mower and wood splitter with hoist works great for ditches and banks made by Willy’s Jeep”

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Homemade Loader Sturgeon Bay, WI $1000

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Seller notes this is built on some jeep drive train. It makes me wonder if it was a Topeka Mower chassis?

https://greenbay.craigslist.org/grd/d/sturgeon-bay-homemade-loader/6819812617.html
“I have a homemade loader, has 3cylinder Diesel engine. Rear steer, not sure of make of engine. Needs to have brakes hooked up. Runs and moves fine. I believe that the drive train under it is from a Willy’s Jeep. Has high and low range. I don’t know what the lifting capacity is or the total weight of the machine. I had it on my 6×12 foot single axle trailer without any problems.”

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1959 Topeka Mower & CJ-5 Jefferson City, MT $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

I think the price includes both the CJ-5 and the Topeka Mower.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/246866629546910

“Both jeeps run great the plow is a 1953 Topeka hi way mower one of the last few of its kind. Both engines are fresh on the jeeps FOR SALE OR TRADE”

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Dana 27 4:88 Gears Needed

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Dean’s in search of some Dana 27 4:88 gears for his Topeka Mower. Does anyone have some? If so, you can email him at bbq3300@yahoo.com.

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Replica Jeep Brooklyn, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2900.

UPDATE: As Blaine pointed out, we’ve seen this exact type of vehicle before: http://www.ewillys.com/2014/03/07/mini-beep-kit-from-struck-kit/

“This is Jeop Willy’s replica that my dad and I built. It’s true 4×4 and is also amphibious. Has brackets to mount a trolling motor in the rear to take in the Lake or stream. Has high and low range gears. Kohler gas motor, fun to use around the farm or camp. Has receiver hitch as well.”

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Roof Palomino Mower “60” Nebraska Best Offer

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Justin’s selling this Roof Palomino. This version, the model “60”, did not come with the jeep-like hood, so it isn’t quite as jeep-looking as other’s we’ve seen. He hasn’t used it recently, but it did fire right up when he started it recently. To make an offer, email him at Fehlhaferj@gmail.com

“This came from the university of Nebraska and I bought it from the guy that bought it from there auction 19 years ago. Mowed with it for 16 of those years. Just parked it because I decided to go the safety route and bought a newer John Deere so my daughter could take over the mowing. I live on a farm and it it awesome at mowing the road side ditch because of its wide wheel base. I even entered a lawn mower race back in the day and won fastest lawn mower. Had my wife drive next to me on the road with car and was going 23 mph.”

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Topeka HiWay Mower Northern California $900

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Tim’s got this Topeka for sale. Contact him here: salmonriverminers@yahoo.com

“This is an older highway mower it’s four-wheel-drive with what I believe is Willys undercarriage it has a flat head four-cylinder continental motor need some work”

https://redding.craigslist.org/grd/6347687038.html

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Topeka Mower @ Union Gap Museum

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Blaine shared these two pics of a Topeka mower he spotted at the Ag Museum in Union Gap, Washington. This one has a little different look on the front. You can bet we’ll be stopping by and checking this one out in person. 
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Jeepster, CJ-3A, CJ-5, and Mower? Yarmouth, IA Auction

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Wow! All kinds of vehicles for auction. Below are just two of many pages listed vehicles. One of the items looks like a Roof Palomino Mower. Auction is June 26th.

http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionview.cgi?lid=2912566&kwd=willys&zip=&category=0

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1970 Topeka Hiway Mower/Snow Plow Bucyrus, OH $800

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Mark’s selling this 1970 Topeka Hiway Mower/Snow plow. Contact him for more information: 419-563-4002. Here’s a similar Topeka model with a snow plow for comparison.

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Five Mowers for Early Jeeps

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There were several mowers developed for the early jeep. Some mounted on the side and some in the rear. Here are the ones I have so far:

1. NEWTON MOWER: Built by H. G. & S. Manufacturing out of Wisconsin, this mower relied on the Monroe Lift for mounting. Skilled users could attach this mower in only one minute, according the brochure.

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2. NEWGREN POWER MOWER: Made by Newgren Company out of Butler, Pennsylvania. It mounted on the rear.

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Struck Mini Beep Salem, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Sold.

Blaine spotted this rare Mini Beep Struck.

“This is a really hard to find Struck Mini Beep. These were built by the Struck company that is famous for making the little bulldozers that you could buy as a kit. Today they are called Magna Tracks. This one has been modified some. It is a really neat little Jeep. It articulates in the middle to turn. It is four wheel drive. It runs good but could use a couple of new belts. I collect old garden tractors and so it does not really fit so I am passing it on to someone else to enjoy it. ”

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Mini-Beep Jeep Cincinnati, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Glenn spotted this one.

“Mini-Beep with 6.5 Kohler engine. This is a mini replica of the Willys MB (Jeep) manufactured during World War II. Excellent condition. Starts right up. Rear wheel drive, hitch, forward-reverse-brake pedals, headlights, seats up to 3. Great for kids since it doesn’t go too fast!!”

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Roof Palomino Mower Williams Bay, WI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: This may have sold. Was on eBay for $20,000.

Craig forwarded this eBay listing for a rare Palomino Mower. It’s listed at $20,000. For that price you can get a restored CJ-2A and a set of mowers to pull behind it.

“This is the very rare mini Jeep “Roof Palomino” made in the Roof factory in Pontiac, Illinois. There were only about 200 of these mini Jeeps made in the 60’s. These were very expensive, costing around $1,700.00 when new, about the same as a new Chevrolet. Therefore, not many of these were sold, as only the wealthy could afford one.

This Palomino is in excellent original condition. It runs really well. It cuts a 5 foot swath with no problems. This could also be used as a golf cart, since the mower deck removes easily. This is a lot of fun to use since it creates so much attention when you are driving around your yard, either cutting grass or golf carting. According to your local ordinances, this could be driven down the street in your community.

It has a hydra static drive, so it is easy to use. This works really good, except the headlights and horn are not working. I never needed them, so I never bothered to have them fixed. There is no rust damage, and it has never been repaired for rust. I have owned this for about 20 years. It has a new 12 volt battery, and it starts right up. It has a large Kohler 2 cylinder engine, with more than enough power to cut tall grass. It is capable of speeds over 25 mph. How cool is that????

This type of vehicle does not require a title or registration. The purchaser will not have to be in a rush to pick it up since I will keep it safe in my garage until arrangements can be made. Look at photos closely and ask any and all questions you may have.”

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MIni-Beep Video

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Ken found this article and video about the Mini-Beep.

 
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2 CJ-5s w/ 3Point & Implements Sunbury, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: The seller thought this was a LOVE 3Point hitch (forerunner of the Newgren), but Bob Christy and I can’t identify it. Can anyone else?

Lots of stuff here. The 3point Hitch and mower are the most interesting items to me. Anyone recognize the mower? None of my brochures match it.

“2 CJ5 Willys jeeps for sale. NO. 1 Yellow jeep is ser. no.143416 Not running, stuck engine. Comes with what I believe is a LOVE 3pt hitch and PTO. Looks to be complete with hydraulic unit in engine compartment. Comes with a 3pt mower, scoop and front mount snow blade. Body is rough, frame is good, 4wheel drive components look good. Has a hard top with fiberglass top. No title, farm jeep. Some glass is broken. NO 2 Green jeep is Ser. no. 103879 Stuck, has head off soaking in Diesel fuel. Has a burnt valve, all parts to put back together are there. Has Koenig hard top in good condition. Body is very solid and has had extensive body work done to it several years ago, would not take much to be decent driver. All 4 wheel drive components look good. Frame is good. Gas tank is good. Has bucket seats. Some extra parts included. This one may have a title. Good glass.”

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Mott Mower Brochure

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On the side of the CJ-3A shown in this Mott mower brochure was printed “Akron” and “Canton”. I can’t make out the third word.

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