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1953? Topeka Hi-Way Mower Missoula, MT $3500

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Steve spotted this Topeka Hi-Way Mower. It runs and plows.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/504250164003346

“Topeka Hi-Way mower with plow. Willy’s jeep frame. Continental motor.. Professionally rebuilt radiator, reupholstered seat, previous owner rebuilt the motor. Starts right up and runs smooth.”

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Struck Mini-Beep Mower Enumclaw, WA $1450

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

This seller added a few customizations to this Struck Mini-Beep. It’s the first one I’ve seen for sale west of the Mississippi.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/563279231502761

“This is a wood kit using plywood and wood boards. Craftsman 19 hr power and riding lawn mower axles. LED lights as well as a winch. Trailer was made from a child carrier. LED’s function. This was a project started by an ole friend, I finished it. Lots more options can be added for Parades or family functions”

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Roof Palomino Mower Williamsburg, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Models • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

There’s no mower deck.

“roof jeep was made as a mower in 1967 but no deck with it .made in Pontiac Illinois needs restoration $3000. Looks like willys flat fender jeep.”
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Roof Palomino MFG Mower Leesburg, VA $5500

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I’m guess it’s been a while since this mowed anything. You can learn more from this manual.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/397484061292236

“Roof manufacturing Palomino kohler engine with hydrostatic trans runs great just don’t need any more. This machine is very unique and rare. for more info just message me.”

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Struck Mini Beep Project Brookville, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Still Available.

“Struck mini beep project with disel engine.”

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1976 Struck Mini-Beep Jeep Fairborn, OH **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: This rare Struck Mini-Beep hit the market, but only briefly as it quickly sold. It was $400.

Roger Martin spotted this Struck Mini-Beep project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/576790182895969/

“Bought for project but want the garage space back. It’s a Struck Mini Beep painted John Deere Green. Includes a new torque converter, clutch, belt, chain, brake, tie rods, and a Roper mini jeep steering wheel. Needs steering sorted, brakes attached, and drivetrain finished. No hood or engine. Want this to go to a good home. Willing to pass on at cost: $400 firm”

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Roof Palomino(?) Model 60 Mower Benton, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1900.

I’m not sure how much original Roof Palomino is left on this rig; here’s a Model 60 manual.

“Rare roof 60 mower from the 60s made in pontiac il. This one had been made to resemble a palomino. 18 hp cast iron Kohler hydrostatic drive. Runs and drives good alot of fun. Has new a ATV tires and 3000 lb winch. High and low range. Turns alot of heads. Cruise around the car show in style. Deck not included but could be made a mower again there are still mower decks out there for these. 1900 cash obo cash in person. located in benton il 62812. Wont deliver ”

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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.

View all the information on Ebay

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 Jeep Calera, AL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

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

“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**

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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

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UPDATE: This is an Instruction Manual and Engine/Parts Manual for the Roof Palomino Model 60 Mower.  It was formerly on eBay.

The Roof Palomino Instruction manual:

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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

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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 **SOLD**

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UPDATE **SOLD** Was $900.

Tim’s got this Topeka for sale.

“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”

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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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5, Jeepster • TAGS: .

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. (Later, this was marketed as the ‘Jeep” Farm Mower)

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