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What's your oldest mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by j_loppy, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. j_loppy

    j_loppy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Just curious as to wha the oldest mower you still use commercially. I have a 1981 Lawnboy 19" push mower that I have used since I was a kid- every week- and am still using it for a trim mower. I love the dang thing and will never get rid of it!
    Nostalgia and all that good stuff when I use it.:)
  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    2 months:D
  3. My 1999 airens ZTR (like the older gravely promasters) its my main mower and it gets used every day that i work, my 21" is 2 years old and i never use it on any props except mine , my ztr elemantes for me , i guess i`m just lucky to not need to have it on the trailer.
  4. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    10 year old exmark 36" hydro. not used everyday though!
  5. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    My 1970 (I think) Toro Flymo Hover Mower! I use it for trimming narrow ditches and really speep hills. Faster and neater than a string trimmer, more stable than a W/B or ZTR! Its the HOVER MOWER!!! (Yes, I'm tired;) )
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    1984 Toro 21". It's on it's second engine (this time a '90's Lawn Boy 2 stroke 4hp :D) but as far as I know the rest is original.
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    My oldest is a 1989 Ransomes Bobcat 54" walkbehind. I bought it used in 1992. My first real commercial mower. It was my primary machine even after buying a new 1993 48 Scag walkbehind. It earned it's keep for 2 years before I bought a ZTR, a 721 Grasshopper. I actually still have both. The Bobcat sits in the shop collecting dust. It has not been cranked since 1994. The Grasshopper sits in another shop and is used primarily for pulling other ZTR's out of the mud or lake :D I put about $500 worth of blade drive parts into it 3 years ago and got it almost complete. It now needs only a spindle pulley to be useable as a lawn mower.
  8. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    1987 I beleive Kees w/b 36"... has about 100000000 hrs on it...Now im rebuilding it...The last time I used it (a year ago), it was still cutting great..putting all new spindles,pulleys,belts,tires and rims,filters,cables and grease fittings...Getting it ready for use again..

  9. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    1988 wheel horse made by dixie chopper-724z
  10. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    1965 FD Kees 48" W/B Mower I bought it when I first Started for $200.00 And after I have Purchased many other john deere Mowers 36", 48" and the Z Rider I still use the FD Kees at least once a week. I love That Mower

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