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What is the oldest mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by columbiaplower, May 17, 2000.

  1. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    What brand and age?<br>Mine is a exmark metro 12.5 hp 36in cut 8 years old a still runs good.
  2. snow

    snow Guest
    Messages: 0

    My oldest would have to be the mower that one of my customers gave me that was non-working. It's a 1981(i think) 21&quot; 3.5hp snapper, 5 speed w/ a throttle and no safety handle. With the tool set i got for my 15th b-day, i fixed a few things and got it running(2-minutes at a time), i think the fuel or somethings bad.<p><br>Bryan<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.snowplow.web.com&quot;&gt;The Snowplow Homepage&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  3. jcoat

    jcoat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    13 year-old Snapper w/ 4hp Wisconsin-Robin engine... never a tune-up, one spark plug and always starts in &lt;2 coil pulls. Even after Winter storage... I wish everything were this simple...
  4. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper Guest
    Messages: 0

    I have a Snapper Kees 48in w/ kawasaki engine. Bought it from my father, who bought it new in 1985. Still runs good.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,695

    Early 70's 18&quot; 3 HP (Briggs) Sears Craftsman push mower. Aluminum deck, less than 50 lbs. I use it everyday.
  6. Jason

    Jason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Late 60's or early 70's John Deere 110 rider.<br>Still runs good.
  7. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    My 2 main mowers which are Dixie Choppers are 6 and 7 years old and my JD 430 diesel back up is 10 years old. For you new guys that haven't seen the picture sent to me by Griffin's Lawncare Service in Granville, Ma, go to my equipment page on my Website and you can see the two old reel mowers that were made back in possibly the 1920's. You can reach my Website by clicking on my signiture below.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<p><p><font size="1">Edited by: Eric ELM
  8. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Have an late 60's early 70's Snapper tiller, that will out do any new non commercial tiller. Last Wed. the bolts holding the carbuerator worked all the way out. Stopped like it was out of gas. Took less than five minutes to find and fix. Cranked right up.<br>Great machine.<p>Ssouth
  9. yardsmith

    yardsmith LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 628

    just within the past year I sold my former breadwinner. A 1984 Simplicity commercial front cut Z. 16 hp twin Briggs & 54&quot; cut. Been real good to me; chain drive off the hydros, steering wheel instead of sticks. Man I could mow across hills as good as any WB mower. Replaced the motor once, the chain sprockets, chains tires, belts, blades, key switch, modified a few things too. All in all I can't complain; it got me out of more than a few messes.<br>Also my first commercial mower- a 1987 Exmark 48&quot; WB with 11 hp Honda. Sold it to john from Trimmasters at an auction. Never needed to change a spark plug in 3 yrs., always started 2nd pull, just upgraded the pulley size for the belt drive-only bad pt. was it was a belt drive. But it'd still smoke any MTD or Crapsman tractor. Bought it at auction in '95 & sold it in '99. Good stuff! But man how primitive they seem compared to my hydro equip today. Workin' up the ladder one step at a time.......<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,214

    I have a 1988 Ransom Bobcat WB 48&quot; that I bought new when I went commercial and rebulit it 4 years ago and keep it for a spare.

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