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Posted April 08, 2015 - 08:13 AM

I know there has to be more walk behinds out there. Don't let this thread die!


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 12:00 PM

 

yep by all means if the called out person doesn't respond, then someone post one. Who the next victim, I mean collector to show off his or hers, as I know theres at least one female in the walk-behinds.

 

Okay, Jeff...I just found your challenge or invitation.

This is a walk behind but of another kind. A 1937 National Mower Company Sickle Mower.

 "Pulls itself you only steer."

If anyone has another one; please, post it or provide any information.

We only found an ad that was in a mag.

 

 

I had one of these years ago. It was in better shape then the one in the pictures, a blast to use. I sold it to a good friend who literally harassed me until I cried uncle. I think mine was a tad older too. Sorry no pictures, digital cameras weren't around then.

My friend did a total restoration and it came out great. 

The only literature I had was the manuals from Briggs and Stratton that they sent me for free. That impressed me.


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 01:13 PM

I'll put one of mine up.

1963 gravely L8. Before and afters. Basically just a motor, transmission and handle bars when I got it. No fuel or spark systems and no hood. Oh and no wheels either. The good news, it was free.

One question I got as lot was why bother. I'm also a 63 model.

It's not a trailer queen but I'll take it to shows when I can to putt around on.

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 06:12 AM

Windolph from Portland Oregon 1950`s  

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 07:27 AM

Does that thing have steering brakes?


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 07:50 AM

No steering brakes on this thing Armstrong steering!!


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 10:15 AM

I had one of these years ago. It was in better shape then the one in the pictures, a blast to use. I sold it to a good friend who literally harassed me until I cried uncle. I think mine was a tad older too. Sorry no pictures, digital cameras weren't around then.

My friend did a total restoration and it came out great. 

The only literature I had was the manuals from Briggs and Stratton that they sent me for free. That impressed me.

The Jacobsen made the New motor scythe as early as 1939 which is very similar in design to the National mower.

My question is...

"Did National Mower sell out to Jacobsen?"


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 07:45 PM

Never seen one of those Windolphs before. Neat tractor...Dave


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 09:27 PM

The Jacobsen made the New motor scythe as early as 1939 which is very similar in design to the National mower.

My question is...

"Did National Mower sell out to Jacobsen?"

I have no idea.



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 07:49 AM

None yesterday, need another one for TODAY!



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 05:32 PM

yep we aint doing good at getting up one for each day, but im sure it will all work out in the end. I'll have to look for something I haven't posted yet later tonite.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 06:44 PM

Ok for the viewing public, heres a Wards Hoe-Trac, with an 18" mower and a sulky. Yes I know its not the original engine, but I got that too, only it has a stuck exhaust valve.  Its a 700 series Clinton of course.

 

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 09:07 AM

Is that a Monta mower handle leaning up against the white post in the first pic?


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Posted April 15, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Is that mower safety approved?


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Posted April 15, 2015 - 05:16 PM

Is that mower safety approved?

yep its as safe as any machine. The maker never promised to guard it from stupid people.






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