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#1 A.C.T. OFFLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 12:47 AM

Just realized as I put my push mower in the shed, I have had this mower for 20 years. I was newly married and had just moved into a new (to me) house with a nice small yard. My Parents said they had a house warming present out in the garage. As I took a look I saw a bright silver John Deere 14SB mower! Dad said he wanted to get me something that would "last for a while". This was my first new mower. The more I used the mower, the more I liked it. I could tell it was well built as it was heavy, about a 100 pounds. It has a 5 speed self propell that is rear drive. Has the Kawasaki 5.5 horse with electronic ignition.Full pressure lubrication. Aluminum deck and heavy bearings. Mower still starts with 1 or 2 pulls. Has original bagger in good shape. We now live in the country with big yard so have a JD rider (X320) so I use this for light trimming. These mowers were expensive but had commercial quality that do last.
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 01:30 AM

Neat story, Steve. You see, quality pays for oneself. But the pictures are to small.
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 08:09 AM

Arguably, the best push JD ever made. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 08:27 AM

Just proves again, that nothing runs like a Deere!
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 08:34 AM

It's a nice mower and I've never seen one like it. Silver, that's different for a JD. It looks like you have taken care of it as well!
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Posted September 21, 2012 - 11:13 AM

Neat story, Steve. You see, quality pays for oneself. But the pictures are to small.

You are right about the pictures. Took some pics this morning:
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Posted September 21, 2012 - 11:18 AM

Those were great push mowers. I got a top of the line JD push about four years ago. It was a Snapper product. It doesn't hold a candle to yours.

I'll bet you get at least 20 more years out of it. Thanks for reminding me how good those were.
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