Old 21'' mower ready for another 20 years of service?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dan_DeSantis, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Dan_DeSantis

    Dan_DeSantis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Just got my favorite push mower back with a new engine, it already put in a good 20 years of commercial duty. thought I would share some pics.



  2. bare spot

    bare spot LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,428

    20 yrs., an old lawnboy? could see why you like it, looks like good mower. treat it to some new wheels?
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2010
  3. Dan_DeSantis

    Dan_DeSantis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Those wheels are way too small going to put a set of 8inch wheels on as soon as we get a day of rain.

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's Cool! I wished I'd bought a couple of them way back when. I remember the first serious commercial duty I saw was at the Vicksburg National Military Park with them tied to ropes mowing long steep slopes. I ran across a couple of them at garage sales for less than $200. Oh well, nice motor swap on a nice mower!
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    They don't make 21" mowers like they used to.
  6. Dan_DeSantis

    Dan_DeSantis LawnSite Member
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    i gave this machine to my helper today he doesn't even want to touch the proline anymore!
  7. lawnboyman

    lawnboyman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Nice! I guess the old 2 cycle engine wore out? Ive got somewhat of the same model, need a deck though. The engine is being rebuild. I have a bunch of other stagger wheel models though.

    What model number is that?
  8. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    I know the feeling. I have a self propelled Ariens that is almost 16 years old. I also have a brand new replacement just like it that I bought at a auction for 100.00. I also have a self propelled gravely that is a year old. I have 2 new replacemnt motors for the old Ariens. It still starts on the first or second pull. Runs and cuts as good as new. I just can't retire it for some reason. It is the only small mower I use. It's like me old but still going.
  9. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,334

    Looks like the gas tank is bleeding. :eek:
  10. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    Brings back memories from the middle 80's pushing the old lawnboy 2 cycle 8400's for 8-10 hours a day, I hated them mowers, but you could not kill em. I liked my old snappers better.

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