ok just for mothers day......heres a big mother in the Sears/DB line.....a 1935 Handiman. It came to me with optional rubber tires, and has had a reverser kit added to it sometime in life. Power by the big Z engine, and hooked up to the rarely seen harrow packer of the 30's, which was about half again bigger than the post-war ones. Its a man killer to lift at the end of the row.
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Here's one out of my reel mower collection, a 1958 Eclipse Speedway. I purchased the mower a few years ago from the original owner and shipped from Colorado. The mower is all original but the sulky has been restored and powdercoated because it was a mess when I got it.
Edited by Austen, May 11, 2015 - 11:22 PM.
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Thanks guys! Here's some action clips of it when a friend of mine and I held a "mow off" day a few years ago. The Speedway is featured at 2:33 in.
That Eclipse Speedway is really neat!!
Thanks! If you're ever out in the PNW, send me a message and you can try it out.
I like the way they made the sulky seat post/spring how does it cut and ride ?
It certainly lives up to its name "Speedway" in the sense that it feels most at home cutting lawn at speed. It's not so good for mowing around tight areas and obstacles where you need to go slow and maneuver it around a lot due to its weight (close to 400lbs) and because of the tall gearing. It feels most at home cutting long and straight strips at speed. The sulky is pretty smooth although I run the tires at a fairly low PSI for a softer ride.
Edited by Austen, May 13, 2015 - 12:38 AM.
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and so when you get tried of the walking part you can get one of these cool sulkys and ride a bit. These are for the big Handiman tractors. The one with iron wheels is a copy of the orginal ones and the other is on I made that was more comfy to ride on.
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Ill put one up today. This is my I believe 1937 wards one wheeled tractor. All original. Someone added an extra hitch. Just unbolts. Has the original cultivators, and original tire. Can still read the decal on the fender.