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Posted October 25, 2012 - 04:28 AM

Hey guys,I came across a guy with two of these yesterday.I think they can be bought.I'm not sure which models they are,but they are old like the ones in the video.Both have 2 cyl. cast iron Briggs engines.



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Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:00 AM

Wow they travled a long way from Mississippi. I think Yazoo mowers are still in business making Zero Turn mowers like the newer style.
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:01 AM

I especially enjoyed the video, seems to roll back the clock...did folks actually dress like that to mow grass ? Times were so turbulent back then I don't remember the ads other than some of the Dodge ones "yo in big trouble now son" and B&H with "it's 101 mm smokes" ...
Yikes ! were those my "good old days" ?
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:22 AM

Anyone know anything about these machine,are they / were they pretty good rigs ?

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:45 AM

They were built pretty tough, Maynard! If the ones you are looking at haven't been abused too much, could be cool 'toys' to have!
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:53 AM

I'm going to go have a better look at them on Saturday,and find out a little more about them.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:03 AM

I would mind having one of those. Lots of cool stuff could be adapted to fit the front on it.
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:08 AM

Anyone know anything about these machine,are they / were they pretty good rigs ?


They are great rigs. I had one.
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:30 AM

Lots of cool stuff could be adapted to fit the front on it.



Yeah,that's what I was thinking too.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 08:34 AM

Maynard, I'm betting they are twin TJD Wisconsin engines. Briggs never had a twin with upright cylinders that I am aware of. The one in the video is a Wisconsin. The engine in one of my Bush Hog JBI tractors is a TJD Wisconsin twin, and I got it off an old Yazoo just like in the video. They did use big Briggs singles on Yazoo riders back then, but never a twin Briggs as I know of. Not sure if Briggs even made a twin back then, but if they did, it was likely an opposed cylinder arrangement.
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:32 AM

You're probably right,Daniel.The guy that has they thought they were B&S,but he didn't really sound like he knew for sure.
Anyway,I will know on Saturday.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:34 AM

Maynard, I'm betting they are twin TJD Wisconsin engines. Briggs never had a twin with upright cylinders that I am aware of. The one in the video is a Wisconsin. The engine in one of my Bush Hog JBI tractors is a TJD Wisconsin twin, and I got it off an old Yazoo just like in the video. They did use big Briggs singles on Yazoo riders back then, but never a twin Briggs as I know of. Not sure if Briggs even made a twin back then, but if they did, it was likely an opposed cylinder arrangement.


Mine was a single K341 Kohler

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 10:29 AM

I helped a guy when I was in Jr. high school who had 2 of them. 1 was a 32" machine with a single cylinder Wis. on it, don't remember the HP, the other had a 2 cylinder Wis. and a 48" or 54" deck. We mowed 8 acres every week a a Cemetery he was responsible for. Very little weed eating left to do with these machine and were built very heavy!!
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 03:14 PM

Maynard, I'm betting they are twin TJD Wisconsin engines. Briggs never had a twin with upright cylinders that I am aware of. The one in the video is a Wisconsin. The engine in one of my Bush Hog JBI tractors is a TJD Wisconsin twin, and I got it off an old Yazoo just like in the video. They did use big Briggs singles on Yazoo riders back then, but never a twin Briggs as I know of. Not sure if Briggs even made a twin back then, but if they did, it was likely an opposed cylinder arrangement.

Maynard, I'm betting they are twin TJD Wisconsin engines. Briggs never had a twin with upright cylinders that I am aware of. The one in the video is a Wisconsin. The engine in one of my Bush Hog JBI tractors is a TJD Wisconsin twin, and I got it off an old Yazoo just like in the video. They did use big Briggs singles on Yazoo riders back then, but never a twin Briggs as I know of. Not sure if Briggs even made a twin back then, but if they did, it was likely an opposed cylinder arrangement.

you beat me too it Daniel
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:33 PM

The video inpired me to search around on CL for a spell, and the one around here in WI all have Wisconsin Engines. Sure looks like a handy rotary cutting machine :-)

p.s the ones here are fetching $500- $1000....

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