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Old 04-13-2004, 11:09 PM
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Locke Mowers

Did anyone notice that Locke mower has been bought out? I also noticed that they don't make the Triplexes anymore. They only make a one reel mower now.

Theres still quite a few outfits in my area with at least on Locke Triplex one the back of the truck. If fact one company only uses Lockes here in Newport. Some people refuse to change.

There branching off into pull behind mowers. Both rotary and reel type. I hope it all works out for them. Id hate to see them go out of business. There like the Harley of mowers.
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Old 04-13-2004, 11:48 PM
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What the heck is a locke mower?
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Old 04-14-2004, 12:00 AM
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There a really old reel mower company. They made nothing but heavy duty commercial reel type mowers. Back before there were a lot of rotary mowers there was just reel types. Up here in Newport, all the commercial reel types were Locke mowers.

The brand name of the mower is Locke. Locke mower web site
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Old 04-14-2004, 12:03 AM
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Actually they may not have bought out. But I saw there add in Turf Magazine. There name was right along with Troy Built.
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Little wonder hedge trimmer
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:50 PM
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Here is a couple of pictures of my Locke Mower.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:01 PM
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They are owned by ariens and sell products through gravely it looks like. Gravely has a reel mower call triplex.

http://www.gravely.com/Turf/Pages/default.aspx
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:56 PM
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this takes me back-i used a locke triplex for 9 yrs in nantucket mass
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:49 PM
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I never heard of Locke mowers until this thread !!
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:35 PM
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Gravely/Ariens bought both Locke, and National Mower, some time back. I would imagine they are combining/rationalizing the lines so they do not have a lot of similar, overlaping products.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:42 AM
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Locke Mowers were the best cutters. They were the mowers used at the Whitehouse in DC. My Locke cuts better then my Bobcats but lawn has to be shorter and flat. Also chains break often so you need to know how to fix often. But you can't beat those reels!!
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