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#1 timtractor OFFLINE  

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 09:16 PM

Dad bought this mower some years ago and now we are going to get it fixed up.
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The deck is made out of wooden plywood with metal outer flashing.
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The motor is a Lawson.
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The deck has an adjustable height handle adjust.
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The wheels say Clipper on them.
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There is no serial number tag plate, Name, or model number anywhere on it.

Was not sure if this is a Clipper Company mower or what brand is this, or if the Clipper name on the tires is just a brand or style of the tire?

We have one of the Clipper sicle mowers, but that looks like a Jari mowers.

Thanks for any help
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Really cool mower, never seen a wooden deck before. The "blade" is quite unique also.

Thanks for the pics.

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 09:35 PM

Is it possible someone made that??? I have never seen a mower made with plywood. :huh:

It is interesting to say the least! Good luck with it :thumbs:

I can't wait to see it done.

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 10:05 PM

Is it possible someone made that??? I have never seen a mower made with plywood. :huh:

It is interesting to say the least! Good luck with it :thumbs:

I can't wait to see it done.


Cool push mower! I kinda wonder too if it is a home made job.

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 11:27 PM

The "blade" is quite unique also.


The blades look like a take off on an old shredder. A friend om mine had a 5 footer that had about a 30 inch disk the blades attached to. That's different for sure.

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 08:21 AM

I tend to agree with some of the others, I'm guessing the original deck rusted away and this fabrication was the result. Still unique and worth fixing up the Lawson and wheel adjusting set-up. The swing away blades also seem like a great idea for those occasional nasties that seem to get lost in grass, you know... rocks, property line corner posts, dog toys, etc.
Keep us posted...

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 11:05 AM

I also tend to agree with the others, I've never seen a wood deck before. It is defiantly an interesting mower and would be worth fixing up. Can you ask you dad when he bought it?

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 11:39 PM

Dad said that got this mower around 1970 or 1971 at an auction sale.

I did some work on cleaning off the wood deck and found the orignal red paint under the layers of dirt and oil and grease.

The thickness between the front metal shield and themounting of the deck is the same thickness as the thickness of the pylwood that makes up the deck.

I think that where the ID tag was located at was on the rear end of the wooden deck. Between the orignal owner, my dad movingthree times to different farm sites the ID tag must have been lost when the deck started rotting out. :confuse:

I'll add pics in the morning.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 09:02 AM

Here are a few pics of the deck.

There was still paint like new under the dirt.
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The tickness between the bracket and the mounting plate for the plywood is a half inch think. The screws that hold the plywood down are rusted in place at that depth also.
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Saw this pic on the front of this Club news letter.
The deck is close looking to this one but is a little bigger.
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