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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 07:17 AM

Although they are not GTs, I suppose, I like rear engine riding mowers.

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I picked up this Lawn Boy and 4 Gilsons like it. Gilson also made the same mowers for Ford and Yazoo.The Fords are blue, of course, and the Yazoos are red.I want at least one of each.There may even be Gilsons out there by other names.

 

 

 

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I have a few Ariens too.


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Posted April 17, 2013 - 07:32 AM

Looks like 2 projects :thumbs: Good luck



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Nice little mowers. I think Gilson made my R-11 Ford as it looks similar to that Red one.

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 07:46 AM

Welcome to GTT.



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 08:04 AM

Thanks. Yes Kenny , that is one of the Fords I was talking about. That would be a RE11E in Gilson talk. I know that the models were RE8 , RE8E. RE11, and RE11E . The E suffix designates electric start models. Without the E , they are recoil start.The Yazoos are called Red Riders. There is a Ford for sale locally on Craigslist but the price is $275 without an engine. I'll wait for a better deal.I've paid $20 and $30 for the ones I have.Good day.


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Posted April 17, 2013 - 08:11 AM

That's about what I gave for this one. I have so much going on with the larger ones that I haven't gotten to do much with it. Had it running, but that's about it!



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 08:38 AM

Welcome!

 

What's the 'project' in the background? Looks to have maybe a Ford flavor to it?

 

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 03:34 PM

Here's what I got done today. I removed and cleaned the transmission on the Lawn Boy.

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d cleaned the engine. I will paint the engine and reinstall it by this weekend. I hope to ride the LB for the first time soon.The vehicle in the background is a Ford Ranchero . It belongs to the fellow that I bought the Ariens from.

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I do have a Ford though. Here is my daily driver / GT hauler. It's a 56 F100.


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 09:17 AM

Good looking Ford! Good luck on the LB!



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Posted May 12, 2015 - 03:24 AM

Although they are not GTs, I suppose, I like rear engine riding mowers.

lawnboyriderI_zps0133a6a2.jpeg

I picked up this Lawn Boy and 4 Gilsons like it. Gilson also made the same mowers for Ford and Yazoo.The Fords are blue, of course, and the Yazoos are red.I want at least one of each.There may even be Gilsons out there by other names.

 

 

 

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I have a few Ariens too.

I just recently picked up one of these, the lawn boy. I see your has a bagger on it. I was told they did not make them for this mower by the person I bought from. Are these out there someone or did someone make that up on their own.



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Posted May 12, 2015 - 06:30 AM

They make great go karts, too!



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Posted May 12, 2015 - 04:00 PM

I have a Yazoo Red Rider, if you were closer I would offer it to ya, but shipping to NC would cost as much as the tractor.



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Posted May 13, 2015 - 05:18 AM

That 56 is super cool. Love those old F100's. Thanks for showing her off.

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Posted May 13, 2015 - 09:12 PM

I posted a coment but it went under one of the pictures from the other guys post, so not sure if anyone has seen it.  I'm wondering about the bagger that is on the lawn boy, I just got one of these and the guy I got it from said you could not put a bagger on these. Did they make one that will work or did someone have to customize one to work. Any tips would be great. Thanks






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