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#1 york0060 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 08:32 AM

i was at the Bushwacker days tractor show in Nevada MO. this weekend and saw this lawn mower there. It was a F & H Insdustrial Tractors, it had a Briggs motor on it and the mower deck was part of the frame. i had never seen one before. Just thought i would share with all of you.

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 08:40 AM

Always nice to see survivors and the different approaches to design and function,another new to me. Thanks for posting

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 08:46 AM

i never seen one either but would be neat to own one.
thanks for sharing

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 08:48 AM

No, never seen one of those. Looks like you could adjust the cutting height in the front by changing spacers in the fork tube. Likely has something in the rear to drop/raise the frame there also.

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 10:05 AM

Pretty cool! I don't believe I have ever seen one of those before!

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 10:07 AM

That's a new one on me as well. The spring on the seat looks like it could eject you right off the mower on a quick stop!

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 10:38 AM

Neat ;looking little tractor , never saw one before either , thanks for posting , Al

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 10:45 AM

I have never seen one of those lawn mowers either. Definitely different. Would be cool if someone knows some info on them.

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 11:51 AM

Definitely unique, I don't want one (wouldn't work too well on my terrain) but I do appreciate your sharing the photos. I really enjoy looking at all the different ways people have come up with over the years for "knocking down some grass" .

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 03:12 PM

Looks like another "wanna-be" in the mower world. To me, looks like Junk, even if it was new, stupid design. Lots of company's come out with some real trash in 60's that I just laugh at when I see them.

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 06:03 PM

That mower was made by Heckendorn. They were actually very common in this part of the country on golf courses and athletic fields back in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. The larger ones had a two cylinder Wisconsin engine and bat-wing decks for covering a lot of ground. Back when I worked on golf courses I would see them every day and was told they were actually a very good setup. Heckendorn was made in Cedar Point, Kansas

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 12:48 AM

A different approach, that's for sure.
Ahhh,, the 60's and 70's... When groups of Heckendorn owners would drive cross country, raising Cain and mowing vulgarities into lawns. Does anyone have their jackets anymore? I wonder if any still go to Sturgis?

(I almost didn't post this, afraid sharing the mental image this machine triggered be construed as a slight to the Motorcycle Owners here. Believe me, none is intended)

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 04:47 AM

A different approach, that's for sure.
Ahhh,, the 60's and 70's... When groups of Heckendorn owners would drive cross country, raising Cain and mowing vulgarities into lawns. Does anyone have their jackets anymore? I wonder if any still go to Sturgis?

(I almost didn't post this, afraid sharing the mental image this machine triggered be construed as a slight to the Motorcycle Owners here. Believe me, none is intended)


:wacko: At first, I too saw it being ridden for sport rather than as a mower... :blink:






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