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Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:43 PM

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Thanks for posting, This looks like a good deal and hopefully they find a good home! Nice package.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 10:02 PM

What the heck was that Briggs engine built for? I never seen anything like it.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 10:23 PM

Very Nice package of unique mowers. The rider kind of intrigues me more that anything else... but I've always liked my seat attached to my drive wheels.


What the heck was that Briggs engine built for? I never seen anything like it.

Me neither, real odd looker there.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 11:04 PM

You had my hopes up - I was hoping to see a Palomino.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 11:37 PM

What the heck was that Briggs engine built for? I never seen anything like it.


That B&S engine was from a George Snowbird snowblower.

Those mowers are unusual enough to justify the price. ....I wish they were closer to me!

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 12:45 AM

my dad had one of those rider/walkers went i was young. Started it with a big old drill on the flywheel nut. Yrs later i had a 4 wheeled one as my first rider.It would mower down just about anything you could get under the deck. Sold it the first yr because i live on hilly ground and they had no braking system.

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 04:21 AM

You had my hopes up - I was hoping to see a Palomino.


Our dentist has a Palomino and still mows his office yard with it.
He told me that he used to haul his kids along with him when he mowed (when they were younger).

Edited by KC9KAS, July 10, 2012 - 04:22 AM.


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Posted July 10, 2012 - 05:15 AM

Every time I see that name, I have to stop and think! I don't have grass on my roof. :bigrofl: Cool machines, though!

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:54 AM

That's a new one on me. It's always neat to see the history of this equipment and how it has evolved.

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:43 PM

The engine is cool. I would love to have it just to put in the shop.

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 05:51 PM

The engine is cool. I would love to have it just to put in the shop.

I agree, I've never seen any Briggs like that. :confuse: Does anyone know, is it just a single cylinder? It looks long enough to be a twin.

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 06:07 PM

I agree, I've never seen any Briggs like that. :confuse: Does anyone know, is it just a single cylinder? It looks long enough to be a twin.

Matt


Single cylinder B&S engine from the 1960's. ....4 hp .....I believe 100202 model.

The extra sheet metal served two purposes. ....The sheet metal over the carb intake was to allow some engine heat to warm the incoming air. ....The sheet metal over the top of the engine was primarily to contain some heat, and to keep snow/water from shorting out the spark plug & ignition.




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