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Posted February 19, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Found this on a JD forum on Facebook and my dad is picking it up in Illinois on his way to visit this weekend.  Not too sure on the details but I could not pass it up for $25.  The motor is free and it should be all there.  Any of you Deere junkies know much about them? It looks a lot like the Snapper that my father-in-law has.  

This little project will get bumped to the top of the list in front of the 110 and the 312.   :D

 

 

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Found this info on the youtube video below:

 

 

Looks like a late 1970s model. The Briggs & Stratton engine on this would be model 92908, type 1727-01 and code 76072928, correct?

 


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 11:50 PM

Looks like a trim mower, how wide is it, 18 inches ?

Same engine used on Snapper High Vac, vertical pull, looks late 70's early 80's.

 

 

Trav1s, you got it,..


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 11:56 PM

Cool mower. I saw that for sale on Facebook too. I'm glad it went to a good home.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 01:29 PM

Really excited about getting this!  I thought it as 19" cut but could be wrong.  After a spruce-up I think it will look sweet sitting next to my 120 for a photo moment.   :smilewink:


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:43 PM

Good snag Travis. Does it have the plastic wheel centers, or the pressed metal ones? What are you going to do with the handlebars, paint them black like everyone does, or will you look into having them re-chromed? I'll have to look to make sure, but I think I might have the grass  deflector if you're interested in it. 


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:02 PM

I was going to hit the handle with a wire wheel and see what I find.  I might try some good quality restoration silver or aluminum paint used in the muscle car world.  Not sure what wheels it has.  I am interested in the grass deflector if you can find it.  I am excited to go to work on this one and put it to work in the yard at my new place.


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Posted February 21, 2014 - 11:23 PM

It arrived today and looks pretty solid.  It is a stamped steel deck and has 3 yellow plastic center wheels.  Motor is free and has compression.  The original deck tag is still in place and readable.  I will get pics tomorrow.  


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Posted February 21, 2014 - 11:51 PM

I don't know much about one.  But I did ruin a brand new one once.   It was back in about 1976 or 77 I think.  A car dealership I worked at sent me out to mow with it.  I hit some kind of pipe that was just a bit shorter than the grass. 

It bent the crankshaft and made it vibrate so bad you couldn't hold on to it.  I found that to be much more funny than the owner did.   :pushmower:  :booboo:


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Posted February 24, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Ok, here is a bit more info on these mowers:

- Deere made them in 18" and 20" versions (mine is an 18")

- Stamped steel deck

- Major revision at serial break 250,000 with minor revisions along the way (first was 70,001 and this one is 70,19x)

- It seems most of the parts are available (including decals!)

 

I still have not figured out who made the engine but thinking Briggs???

 

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Posted February 24, 2014 - 10:34 PM



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Posted February 26, 2014 - 09:12 AM


 

I still have not figured out who made the engine but thinking Briggs???

 

 

 

 


Yes, if 4 hp then it is the 110908 engine.

Snapper used those for years with the vertical pull recoil start. Model no, Date code and serial stamped on top side of shroud, second set of numbers should look like : 62345, first two numbers of that second set is the year of the engine.

 

If it is the 3.5 hp Briggs then it is the 92998-5082 vertical recoil pull.

 

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Posted February 26, 2014 - 09:29 AM

Thanks Trowel!!!!

 

I found a Deere dealer service manual on-line the other night.  I will order it later today.


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 09:04 AM

Here's an update for y'all...

 

Finally moved into our house over the weekend after closing in January, removing 10 garbage bags of wallpaper, then priming and painting 1,400 SqFt of walls and ceilings.  I am sick of steamers, primer, paint, and rollers!  Now I can work on creating a work space in the basement and the push mower is the first project to tackle.  I also have room in the garage for a couple of riders once I move some empty boxes to the basement.  Considering everything, the move went smooth. 

I got the manual I posted above ordered this morning and I would expect it to be here by the weekend.  I also need to take the mower to the local pay-n-spray carwash and clean it up before I tear into it.  



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Posted March 04, 2014 - 03:50 PM

Yes, if 4 hp then it is the 110908 engine.

Snapper used those for years with the vertical pull recoil start. Model no, Date code and serial stamped on top side of shroud, second set of numbers should look like : 62345, first two numbers of that second set is the year of the engine.

 

If it is the 3.5 hp Briggs then it is the 92998-5082 vertical recoil pull. 

 

Since it is a balmy 23 degrees outside I got a few pics of the engine serial.  It is a Briggs engine.

25323E21-9AB3-4DB2-8D25-936EE9D40AD1_zps

 

A8178239-9825-47A4-887A-545AB2D082AF_zps


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