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#1 cglisson01 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 20, 2013 - 11:30 PM

I just purchased a old gas powered reel mower today and it is in pretty rough shape. Probably will end up as a parts mower. It has a lauson 55s-100 engine on it. But I'm unsure of the make of the machine. Is there someone out there who specializes in parts for these thing? What I need are the wood rollers for the back, and the hard rubber tires for it. I can post pictures tomorrow if need be, but really just hoping to find out if there is someone out there with a ton of these old power mowers and parts on hand. Any info would be appreciated.



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Posted December 21, 2013 - 07:16 AM

I've turned out rollers on a lathe before...very simple if you can find a local woodworker.  Plenty of guys around with a little woodshop and lathe, if you can find one nearby (or even via the net, here).  I glued up maple strips, and then turned them down for a few different, old mowers my Grandfather had.  Very simple, unfortunately, the shop I used is long gone. (wish I had purchased some equipment when they liquidated).

 

For wheels, If you have the ID of the shaft, and the OD of your rubber, I'm betting SOMETHING out there used the same thing.  Searching model specific probably won't yield squat.  New is always an option from a surplus house. 


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 07:22 AM

Sounds like an interesting mower. Some pictures might help with recognition of the wheels. 


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 07:34 AM

Chris, I've seen the same thing.  I've got three reel mower products, Toro Sportlawn, a Power Products powered machine, and a Pincor Pioneer.  I crossed wheels for another old Toro reel mower one time from my aftermarket sources. 

 

Rollers are shot on my Sportlawn and the Pioneer.  If someone has parts, I don't know them.  Those rollers wouldn't be hard to make.

 

If originality isn't worrying you, modern plastic deck rollers work very well.  I sold those to a guy for a reel mower a while back. 

 

Take some OD and hub ID measurements, as well as the width of the hub, and I can check.  I would also like to see a picture of approximately what they look like.

 

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Posted December 21, 2013 - 08:13 AM

They make replacement tires for kids wagon's. You put them in hot water for awhile and they will slip on the old rim.
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Posted December 21, 2013 - 08:50 AM

:wewantpics:

 

I have turned down some solid maple rollers for my Bolens Reels

 


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 04:44 PM

Here are some pictures of it. its pretty rough, maybe not worth fooling with? The hub caps on the wheels say The Red Cap. im not sure if thats the brand of the machine or not though. and the tires measure roughly at 1.5" width and 7.75" i.d.

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Posted December 21, 2013 - 05:54 PM

Whats that tag say on it?


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Whats that tag say on it?

i cant make out the tag on the deck part. it just has a couple numbers stamped on it. the only tag i can read is one on the wheel and it says The Red Cap
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Posted December 21, 2013 - 07:59 PM

i cant make out the tag on the deck part. it just has a couple numbers stamped on it. the only tag i can read is one on the wheel and it says The Red Cap

 

What are the numbers?

It dosen't look Bolens to me if that narrows it down a bit :D


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 11:42 PM

I looked at the tag on the deck and it looks like this 20LS.      2601.     The motor is a model 55s-100 and I think the serial is 5064529 on the motor. And believe it or not I got to messing with it tonight and got it running!!!


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 02:47 PM

Anybody have any ideas?

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 06:22 PM

Anybody have any ideas?

 

I searched extensively but could not get any information on what brand it may be.


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:10 PM

I appreciate the help. I never would of thought it would be this hard to find information on this thing



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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:27 PM

I did find listings for Red Cap mowers. Here is an ad from 58 that shows a rotary. http://news.google.c...pg=2475,2652198


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