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Collect lawnmowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tinkerer, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Anyone out there collect and restore old lawnmowers besides mowing grass?
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    I have a bunch of old lawnmowers but i don't consider myself a collector because a lot of them are junk.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    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
  4. budracin

    budracin LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 29

    I just just picked up my first oldie. Its a 1964 bunton walkbehind 36". Engine isn't running, so I am looking for another.
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    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.

  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    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.
  7. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Messages: 313

    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
  8. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I have a 57 Locke 25" w a 14r6Briggs. bought at Goodwill

    for 50.
  9. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    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.
  10. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    i would like to see some pics of these machines, I like seeing "heavy engineering" from way back

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