View Full Version : Collect lawnmowers?

12-12-2004, 04:38 AM
Anyone out there collect and restore old lawnmowers besides mowing grass?

Travis Followell
12-12-2004, 09:01 AM
I have a bunch of old lawnmowers but i don't consider myself a collector because a lot of them are junk.

Richard Martin
12-12-2004, 10:17 AM
I take them when I find them. My oldest is a 1930s Rotary brand with a Clinton engine. I have the original documentation for the engine. My other one is a 1979 Toro push mower with a 3.5 hp Briggs

12-12-2004, 11:17 AM
I just just picked up my first oldie. Its a 1964 bunton walkbehind 36". Engine isn't running, so I am looking for another.

gene gls
12-12-2004, 03:52 PM
My welder friend wheels and deals with old "hit+miss" engins. He has 2 old reel mowers with these engins that he takes to different shows.


12-12-2004, 05:10 PM
You just had to ask
Here it goes.

1963 30" locke reel mower
1963 70" locke triplex reel mower
1963 70" locke triplex w/reverse reel mower
1967 70" locke triplex reel mower
1976 75" locke triplex w/reverse reel mower
(196? 25" locke reek mower coming soon)

1964 JD 110
1965 JD 110
1968 JD 110
1973 JD 110 (electric lift)

Two very old push reel mowers.

Garden Panzer
12-12-2004, 05:13 PM
I use 1967 Toro Sportlawns rear throw reels....best mower ever made. Except, dog doo- AKA PEANUT BUTTER, just flows through the reel and towards the operator! LOL

edward hedrick
12-12-2004, 10:00 PM
I have a 57 Locke 25" w a 14r6Briggs. bought at Goodwill

for 50.

12-12-2004, 11:52 PM
I have an original Snapper push mower circa 1978 that has the BBC control. It still runs great , and has never been torn down for a rebuild. Once in a while, I get it out and cut my lawn with it for nostalgia.

12-13-2004, 06:10 AM
i would like to see some pics of these machines, I like seeing "heavy engineering" from way back

Kev's Lawncare
12-13-2004, 07:59 AM
I collect the old but not the oldest Wheel Horse tractors.

1968 WH Raider 12 (needs restored)
1969 WH Raider 10 ( almost complete-hood & seat pan to paint yet)
1970 WH Raider 12 (very nice- last on list to restore)
1977 WH B-80 (very nice 3rd on list to restore)

The Raiders have a 10 pinion limited slip differential and are great when they work, just not as heavy duty as the 8 pinion.


12-13-2004, 08:02 AM
Not on purpose. I have two, early 60's Toro series 5 walk behind greens mowers with the floating heads. A family member has compiled a huge collection of antique turf maintenance equipment. I can't even to begin to estimate the worth, he literally has equipment from all over the world. I believe the oldest operating equipment is a push greens mower from the 1860's.