Check this out. A 1985 Ford [yes...Ford!] walk behind. Saw this at my local dealer this afternoon when I swung by on the way home. Being a writer, I always carry my camera with me and today I was glad I had it. I've never seen a walk behind like this before. It has a 656cc [what's that in HP?] electric start Briggs engine, maybe a 48" or larger floating deck, gear drive transmission, and bicycle style handlebars. It is apparent that it has been repainted. The deck is paper-thin compared to the beefed-up decks of today. And to steer this beast, you turn the handlebars in the direction you want to go, sort of like the precursor to Hustler's H-Bar Plus controls. The hitch at the back of the engine deck indicates a sulky of some type was available. No doubt, the sight of this one parked outside along with the modern zero turns definitely got a "what in THE hell???" reaction from me Thought you guys would like to see what commercial cutters back in the mid 80's had to work with.