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#1 CRFarnsworth ONLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2014 - 08:53 PM

I sold my 1960 Craftsman riding mower.

The wifes trimming mower from tractor supply went belly-up.

(how did it know I had money in my pocket?) 

Went to the local mower shop and bought a replacement for the wife to ttrim with.

While we are talking mowers, tractors, and B.S.  the owner takes me to the far corner of the farthest building to show me a 1957 Lawn Boy push mower.

( I now no longer have money in my pocket.)

It needs cleaned painted and the righr rear wheels (if i can find them) . The shop owner says he'll make it run. He is also trying to sell me a red white and blue bi-centenial model lawn-boy.

The Lawn-boy is a model 3100. It is the plain- jane model. (and not exactly OSHA approved anymore).

1957 was the year that Lawn-Boy produced their one-millionith mower.

This will go in line with the rest of my projects.   Rick

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Posted June 19, 2014 - 08:58 PM

Older than any I have by a decade.

Do you have a picture of the OEM rears?

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Posted June 19, 2014 - 09:03 PM

Older than any I have by a decade.

Do you have a picture of the OEM rears?

Only what i have seen on line. They are a smooth metal rim.  

One of the wheels on it now is 7 1/2" and one is 8".

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Posted June 19, 2014 - 09:15 PM

It's always nice to get new toys.  I hope you enjoy yours.  They look pretty cool.



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Posted June 19, 2014 - 10:19 PM

That's a nice little machine.  The old Lawn-Boy engines lasted forever.  I can probably get you wheels if I know the measurements.

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 19, 2014 - 11:10 PM

Very cool "new" toy.

Isn't it sad that they can't make anything today that lasts?

Back then you actually wore out before the machine did.....


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 05:39 AM

Very nice catch ! obnoxious little two-smoker that just runs and runs and runs,...


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 09:13 AM

Those are nice, I like the fuel cap gasket on the one in the third pic.






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