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#1 philips100 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 23, 2012 - 10:30 PM

I know this is not a GT, but what a neat mower. I think the samecompany built the Lawnboy mowers later on.

50's Snappin Turtle Mower - $400 (Knoxville, TN)

Date: 2012-04-23, 3:08PM EDT
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Snappin Turtle Lawn Mower (walk behind) with Wisconsin Air Cooled Enginer, Model ACN, Size 2 5/8 X 2 3/4
Detachable Sulky Seat.
All original (no replacement parts) with cast iron turtle head (turtle head valued at $125 plus).
Original Manuals for Mower.
Kept in Garage and in good shape but does need carburator and new belts.



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Posted April 24, 2012 - 10:09 AM

Pretty neat. I assume there are some wheels underneath the deck housing. A sulky seat - must be self propelled. It's probably quite a rare piece. I wonder how much it will go for!

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Snappin' Turtle mowers were made by the McDonough Power Equipment Company of McDonough, Georgia.

This is the same company that manufactured Snapper mowers for many years.

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 01:15 PM

I have seen pics of those before. That's a strong mower and it is self propelled. I have heard that you could put a alike in the ground, tired it to the mower, and as it goes it will wrap up the rope and mow a complete circle. Lol.

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 01:35 PM

Found a picture of one with the sulky. Note the operator is wearing the proper safety equipment :>)

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I had this model years ago that I got from a friend's dad.

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These had a roller (at least mine did) in the back instead of wheels.

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 08:49 PM

Now that's a unique piece of history there! Is that where the "Snapper" name came from? And I :love: the safety gear! :bigrofl:

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 09:16 PM

HAHA! Thanks for the pics! The first one gave me a good laugh! I have never seen one that you ride on. Thanks for sharing!




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