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The Gilson Family of Brands
Note that many of these logos represent brand names that Gilson built machines under for the owner of the respective band names. Many of these brands were customers of the Gilson Brothers Company or it's subsidiaries. At times manufacturerers other than Gilson may have made machines under these same labels. Some of the brands produced their own machines at times.

Gilson support in now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers

Lawn-Boy, bought Gilson and was subsequently bought by Toro in 1989
(Courtesy of The Toro Company)
Sold by Canadian Tire, built by Gilson for a number of years, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers A private brand built by Gilson, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers.

Sold by Marshall Wells Department Stores built by Gilson in the 1960s, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers. Logo credit:Bill Sold by Beaver Lumber of Canada and built by Gilson.Support is now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Fair chance it was built by Gilson if so support is now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Sold by Montgomery Ward built by Gilson, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers

Some Fords were by Gilson in the 1980s, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Very good chance it was built by Gilson, check for GIL prefix on model tag, support in now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Sold by Western Auto Stores, built by Gilson for a number of years, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers

A private brand built by Gilson, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers A private brand built by Gilson, may have been for Canadian sales only,  support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Artisan, built by Gilson, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers, Image courtesy of Mike, BC, Canada

Good chance it was built by Gilson, Sold by Eatons Department stroes in Canada, support in now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Very good chance it was built by Gilson, check for GIL prefix on model tag, support in now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Fair chance it was built by Gilson if so support is now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers

Sold in Germany, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Sold by Canadian Tire, built by Gilson for a number of years, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Good chance it was built by Gilson if so support is now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers

Sold in Canada, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Sold in Canada, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers Sold in Canada, support now available through LawnBoy or Toro dealers


Gilson Tractors

My collection is not about the Gilson tractors however there are plenty of them out there. Here are some forums that have a lot of useful information Look in the FILES and PHOTO section. In these forums you will also find plenty of knowledgable and helpful Gilson tractor enthusiasts. The information found on my FAQ page about requesting manuals from LawnBoy/Toro is equally applicable to the tractor line.


Other Brands

  • Many of the following links will connect to other manufacturers. These are the companies that now offer support for these machines since the original manufacturer is no longer in buisness or they were the manufacturer of private branded units. Since there were a wide range of sourcing and contractural arrangements exceptions are always possible. Additional information may appear when your mouse is over a logo.
  • Do not expect to find documentation for vintage units or acquired brands online. Use the website information to initiate email or phone contact.
Lawn-Boy
(Courtesy of The Toro Company)
Toro, bought Lawn-Boy and Lawn-Boy had already bought Gilson
(Courtesy of The Toro Company)
Wheelhorse,  bought by Toro in 1986 (Courtesy of The Toro Company)

Ariens The Ariens 1960's and 1970's 
  Sno-Thro Photo Archive Gravely Gravely bought Hahn Eclipse

Simplicity Allis Chalmers bought Simplicity in 1965 and sold the Simplicity machines under their own brand name. Ownership has changed since. Snapper

MTD Cub Cadet White Yardman bought the old Snowbird Yard Machines

Troy-Bilt, bought by MTD in 2001 Bolens was bought by Troy-Bilt which was bought by MTD in 2001 Aircap was bought by MTD in 1986

MTD has support for many machines built under the Snow Chief and Tru-Test brands for TrueValue Hardware Stores Atlas, contact MTD also: Gamble Parts Distribution in Carthage, NY.(1-800-724-0355) 
Yardman bought the old Snowbird

BobCat BCS, They have a snowblower attachment for their rear tine tiller. Swisher Ryobi, also contact MTD

Honda Frontier, by John Deere John Deere Snow Joe

Grainger Jacobsen has been a division of Textron for many years, they seem to have focused on turf equipment. Worldlawn Power Equipment, Inc. , City Of Industry, CA. Lambert

Husqvarna, genrally made by AYP
Craftsman, recent machines are likely to be made by AYP or Murray
Who made my Craftsman?
Click HERE
Flymo, part of the Husqvarna Group Poulan, part of the Husqvarna Group Became AYP (American Yard Products), now part of the Husqvarna Group

AMF, contact Murray
Murray
Also Homko
NOMA, contact Murray Dynamark, contact Murray

Year-A-Round Corporation Zaugg America Yamaha

Yetman's Logo Yetman's
Lawn & Garden Power Equipment
Directory
Who made it? Who sells it? Who Collects it? And more!

Briggs & Stratton Manuals

These are the genuine Briggs and Stratton manuals. They are concise and complete. Trouble shooting and repairs are covered in excellent detail and fully illustrated. Use the frst 2 digits of your engines CODE number to determine the year of manufacture of your engine when selecting your manual.
B&S antique manual, 1981 and prior
B&S Antique Engine Manual

Briggs and Stratton Antique Repair Manual Covers out-of-production B&S engines from 1919 to 1981. The L-Head was the B&S engine throughout the Gilson. This manual covers those engines built though 1981 that have conventional breaker point ignition.

B&S L head manual after 1981
Late Model B&S L-Head engine manual

Briggs and Stratton Small Engine Repair Manual For all L-Head (non-OHV) Single Cylinder engines manufactured after 1981. These will include engines with Magnetron Solid state ignition.

Click here to locate engine manuals for other series of Briggs & Stratton engines. These manuals offer well organized step by step procedures and tips on getting the job done. I learned from one of these decades ago and they are now available in printed book form as well as electronic media. These are actual manufacturers publications and include all of the required torque values and test specifications.

Tecumseh engine owners Click here .

PARTS SOURCES

M&D Mower

Be sure to visit the Repair Parts Guide page where you can find many of your most common repair parts and maintenance supplies along with tools and manuals.

Briggs & Stratton Peerless Transmissions Tecumseh

General Snowblower Support Foums
If you're looking for opinions, answers to questions or just want to see what power equipment owners are talking about check out these sites:

The Best Snowblower & Lawnmower Forum Garden Web's Tractor Forum Snowblower Forum.com
The Gilson Snowblower Shop

Discussions - Photos - Files

YouTube

Gilson Snowblowers on YouTube!

WARNING: The association of "off color" videos with the search terms "gilson snowblower" is beyond my control, proceed at your own risk.

YouTube

Original Tractor Cab Co.
I have to be honsest and say that I'm not the biggest fan of cabs (see my Operating Hints Page) but this company did make the cabs sold for the Gilson machines and they continue to make them for current brands.

Plows Unlimited

These 2 sites are a little off topic but they do cater to the snow removal enthusiast. The gallery images are awesome!
Snow Plow News

The answer to the other question... Can I put a snowblower on my ATV?
SnowHogg Logo

SAFETY

Here are some safety related links that we should all spend a few minutes visiting. Remember a careless moment can haunt you forever. Also be sure to read and understand the safety manual for your machine. If you do not have a manual for your Gilson snowblower see my FAQ page for instructions on getting one. For other brands, if you can find your machine in the above links contact it's manufacturer.

Note: These pages are often deep within sites. Please email me if you encounter any broken links.
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