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#1 farmerall OFFLINE  

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 04:32 PM

After a lot of thought I have decided to try to sell my National. It just sits most of the time and it takes up a lot of space.

 

Now for the mower itself. I believe this is the first model that National ever produced in the 84 inch cut. I've only seen pictures of a few others this early. What set's this mower apart from the newer model is the fact it has floor boards where as every model after doesn't.

 

The engine is a Wisconsin AEN that runs great and always starts on the first pull, even after sitting for a year. The clutch needs to be adjusted or rebuilt but the mower is still useable. All of the reels are in good shape and cut nice. I'm sure they could use adjusted though so it will mow great.

 

It now has different rear tires on it due to one of the 6x12 ags having a bad sidewall.

 

This is probably one of the few chances you will ever see early model this complete for sale.

 

Newer models have a trade in value of 500+.

 

I'm asking 500 and located in McDonald Pa

 

Thanks for reading.

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 07:19 PM

Early model or not, it's a really cool mower. Best of luck with the sale.


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Posted September 17, 2014 - 07:21 PM

For some one who loves a real manicured cut, you can't beat a reel mower.  Hope it finds a great home. 

 

I wonder what one would look like all restored and shiny?  Those aren't good thoughts to hear out of me...

 

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 08:22 PM

 I wonder what one would look like all restored and shiny? 

Ben W. 

 

Here you go Ben.

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 08:33 PM

Here you go Ben.

 

That's not bad looking.  I'm sure it would look great and cut great in my yard.

 

I'd better stop talking like this.

 

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 08:44 PM

Ben, they are really fun to run once you get used to the drive.
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Posted October 15, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Bump. Make me an offer



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Posted October 15, 2014 - 10:09 PM

i wish i had the money, im a bolens man but i like that



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Posted October 16, 2014 - 03:10 PM

i wish i had the money, im a bolens man but i like that

 

Make me an offer and we could also work a nice Bolens 853 into the deal too.



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Posted January 31, 2015 - 10:46 PM

Still for sale. Make me a realistic offer and you might own it.  I would like to have the space back that this occupies.



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Posted July 16, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Bump.



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Posted July 16, 2015 - 01:42 PM

Maybe send Ben a PM? He's been so busy he's probably hiding honey bee's in each page of his Clinton manuals.

Or.......

Take a scenic drive to Minnesota. I could mow 1/2 my yard with that. Really fast.
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 06:51 PM

Cool National....It does look like a fairly early one. Were the guards added?. My dad had one, shown here with me on it when I was 10, which makes it about a 1960 . I seem to remember it having the floorboards , whereas my later 70s model had flaps over the guards to put your feet.

 

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 07:15 PM

Cool National....It does look like a fairly early one. Were the guards added?. My dad had one, shown here with me on it when I was 10, which makes it about a 1960 . I seem to remember it having the floorboards , whereas my later 70s model had flaps over the guards to put your feet.

 

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Yes the guards over the reels are homemade. They are just pieces of plywood bolted to each reel. These early ones don't show up very often. I've only seen a handful of them. I really like the machine but I hate to see it just sit. It normally comes out of the shed about once a year a, runs for a few minutes and then is parked again.



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Posted July 16, 2015 - 07:35 PM

Same reason I sold mine this year....I hadnt run it in 2 or 3 years. 







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