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#1 Wayne195 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 06:40 AM

Hmm, I couldn't find a section specifically for engines so I figured this is the best place.

A friend of mine bought an old Reo engine at an auction and I was hoping to find some info for him. The plate doesn't specify the horsepower, but he's guessing from the size that it's around 3hp.

Model: 2980
Type: H
Serial: 154 8263 X

Anyone know anything about these engines? It would sure be nice to find a manual or some documentation on this model.

Edited by Wayne195, December 14, 2012 - 07:06 AM.


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Posted December 14, 2012 - 06:52 AM

Don't know a thing about it. The engines usually go under the Mechanical forum. This can be moved there without too much effort.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 06:58 AM

Your engine is 1 3/4 hp and made in 1954
here is the link to where i found it
http://www.rucenterp...ta/reodata.html

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:25 AM

All I can find on the 2980H is it was made in 1954. 1-3/4 hp, used on the WH-18L, 18LF, and WH-21L Holiday reel mower models.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 03:31 PM

Here is a website with some interesting Reo info

http://reoengine.us/

I have a Reo engine that has a 90 degree gearbox off the camshaft to drive a rotary mower blade. Very interesting solution as rotary mowers started gaining ground on engine-driven reel mowers that was Reo's bread and butter.





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