restoration

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Starling Lawn, Jan 23, 2001.

  1. Starling Lawn

    Starling Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone restore old mowers or garden tractors?I`m not talking about commercial stuff,just old homeowner stuff.I have a few questions.
    Dave
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I restored an old Sears. :) Don't laugh, this was one that was made back when Sears had a fairly decent tractor. From what I understood, it was made by Roper out of Wheel Horse parts and it had the front mule drive and looked just like a Wheel Horse. It was the 48" hydrostatic model and it was built very solid. It had a generator on it that doubled as the starter, which is sure different from the equipment we use these days.

    Restoring old things gets me thinking about farming with horses back in the good old days and you don't want to get me started on that now, do you? :)

     
  3. Starling Lawn

    Starling Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    Eric,
    I wish i could find an old Wheel Horse.
    What did you do to re-paint,assuming you did?
    I won`t get you started but I do remember riding my grandfather`s old Deere.Now that was a tractor.
    Dave
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    The metal was straight so all I did was sand the parts down, primed them and used my air spray gun to paint it with matching paint.
     

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