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#1 Farmlife OFFLINE  

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:30 AM

Never heard of this before.....kinda odd...

http://buffalo.craig...3556404779.html

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:41 AM

It'd be my luck for it to drag me through a swamp!



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:42 AM

It'd be my luck for it to drag me through a swamp!

It would spin around on me and "hover" over my feet....lol



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 07:10 AM

I actually have one of these, never had mine in use.
Think this one is missing some tin.
There are manuals for it here too.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 08:02 AM

They are still making that style mower in the UK.

 

Looks like they are all electric now:

http://www.flymo.com...ts/lawn-mowers/

 

I usually see a couple of those for sale every year at the Wellington Oh show in the fall.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 08:08 AM

They are still making that style mower in the UK.
 
Looks like they are all electric now:
http://www.flymo.com...ts/lawn-mowers/
 
I usually see a couple of those for sale every year at the Wellington Oh show in the fall.


Neat that they are still out there. Have to smile, the "big" model is around 15".

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 08:34 AM

I used one of those at the place i worked in the early 80's. We had this hill we called hell hill that was really big, and this thing actually did a nice job.



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 08:45 AM

I remember them. In our area most yards have a few rocks(or more) sticking up. These would hit the rocks and jump hard. They weren't  used for long. To fight the rock problem in my yard, I stripped the top two feet and screened it all, then put it back with many loads of manure.



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 09:22 AM

I have the electric version of the
same mower. I used it to mow a steep
bank. Tied a rope to handle and swing
side to side. they cut nice, just not
very wide.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 09:54 AM

Fad that didnt last long.



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Yep, I've got one, it is perfect for keeping grass around a pond smooth and as others said they will do a hill from the top with a rope real well.

Just the "right tool" for certain jobs. Simple 2-srotke engine, unless you break the blade cover probably last forever.



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Toro also sold a Flymo known as the Toro Flymo.  ....I believe it had an 18" cutting width. .....Plastic blade housing, 2-stroke Tecumseh engine, and no wheels. 

 

The height of cut was adjusted by moving spacers above or below the blade. 

 

They actually worked quite well on slopes or near ponds. 



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:53 AM

I remember seeing those around the military base near where I grew up. Used for hills. 



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 04:53 PM

Very Cool, I have seen them for sale before, but used one or seen one in person. Thanks for sharing. :thumbs:






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