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#1 wilberj OFFLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:05 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item27c9e0756d

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:10 PM

Sure, as long as you don't fall in front of it!

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:13 PM

Sure, as long as you don't fall in front of it!


I agree! Or to the sides, or forward, or... better yet, just add a seat belt!

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:13 PM

That's a serious machine!! I would have to count my fingers and toes after every use.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Sure it's safe, just don't put it in reverse. I see he has had 4 bids for it so far.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:21 PM

Ya dont let your feet ride on the mower deck.......

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:50 PM

I'll bet that chop up the neighbors cat in quick,order.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 08:20 PM

The old real mowers like this were used mostly on golf courses and big estates and they were a lot safer than they look.
The reels only rotate when they are down on the ground and only then when they were engaged by the operator.
Also they have shields over the top of them so you can't accidently stick your foot into one .

A few years ago I had a triplex reel mower that was built by the Locke company and it was very similar to this.
It was a lot of fun to mow with and did a very good job.

Unlike the mowers of today that are covered with safety shields and switches to make them idiot proof, these old mowers and other equipment made back then were designed for people that paid more attention to what they were doing .

Edited by jdcrawler, August 08, 2012 - 09:13 PM.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 08:42 PM

Thats scary looking beast! :huh:

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 08:54 PM

It may be safe as all get out, but it still looks mean and dangerous.

I like it!

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 09:03 PM

By today's standards probably not. But at 14& 15 that would be 1964&65( we knew no better), my dad bid the mowing on a 3 acre rural cemetary.
And I spent all summer riding one like that. The one we had did not have the wing reels, but I put in a lot hours on one.

Edited by JD DANNELS, August 08, 2012 - 09:04 PM.


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Posted August 08, 2012 - 09:08 PM

There's gotta be 20 foot of chain on that thing!
And it looks like a demon motorcycle.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 09:12 PM

For $250 I would be mowing my yard tomorrow with it..... Before I tore it down for a restore.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 09:59 PM

Looks a little dangerous to me! I would hate to get my foot caught in the mower!

Edited by Wheel Horse Kid, August 08, 2012 - 09:59 PM.


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Posted August 08, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Boy, that thing takes me back to '54 when I was running a Gravely with a front reel and 2 "wings" + armstrong sulky on an estate. I think 14 year old kids were smarter back then. One footnote... I got the job on the estate when my buddy got the levers crossed up and ran a similar Gravely into the pool with only the single reel (a less smart 14 year old!:D). Two weeks later the Gravely was good as new and I had a new job.

Those reels were made to mow every other day on anything less than "perfect" lawn. They would roll down plantain and dandelion stems rather than cut them off and they popped back up soon after. Also sharpening reels and adjusting bed knives properly wasn't for an "average owner".




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