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Posted July 17, 2015 - 09:53 PM

I recently picked up an old Cooper push mower with a cast aluminum deck. It is self propelled. Was wondering if anyone had much information on these? I've never heard of a Cooper mower. There's a dealer sticker on it that says Kipp Mower sales.
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Posted July 17, 2015 - 10:11 PM

All of the Cooper mowers that I have seen had a B&S engine, but other brand engines may have been used at some time.

 

If you post numbers from the engine, it can be identified and maybe dated.

 

Pictures will help to know what you have.


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 11:07 PM

It's a 3.5hp Briggs. Will get pictures tomorrow
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Posted July 18, 2015 - 07:32 AM

New one on me! :camera:



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Posted July 18, 2015 - 08:36 AM

All of the Cooper mowers that I have seen had a B&S engine, but other brand engines may have been used at some time.

 

If you post numbers from the engine, it can be identified and maybe dated.

 

Pictures will help to know what you have.

 

cooper made there own engines as well slant tunnel type ,

 

not vertical or horizontal & some had a cast iron fuel tank under the engine as the main mounting plate too & some were fitted

 

with kick or foot start , there is 1 in dads shed out country with out the base f/tank  

 

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 09:08 AM

cooper made there own engines as well slant tunnel type ,

 

not vertical or horizontal & some had a cast iron fuel tank under the engine as the main mounting plate too & some were fitted

 

with kick or foot start , there is 1 in dads shed out country with out the base f/tank  

 

Shane 

 

Thanks, Shane!

 

I wonder if there was more than one company named Cooper ?   .....What years would these engines be made?


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Posted July 18, 2015 - 09:59 AM

dont know about yrs , but might have been England made most likely being here in Australia but very early yrs

 

when i get back out there ill try to get some time to look at it for you & maybe a couple of pic's ,

 

the Cooper engine was old 40 yrs ago when i was a teen


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Posted July 18, 2015 - 10:05 AM

I don't believe the cooper mowers were related to the Cooper from Australia. Didn't cooper make a lot of sheep shearing equipment down there? The Cooper mowers here were called Cooper Clippers. they were in business quite a few years. I know they made a mower using the FI Briggs which would have been in the 30s and i have one that would have been late 50s or early 60s.


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Posted July 18, 2015 - 01:05 PM

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 07:10 AM

This is an old cooper engine from here & yes these were made here in Aussie & were part of the

 

sheering made gear ,made in Australia & supervised by a bloke &  nephews from 

 

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Shane 


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 07:32 AM

That is an Iron Horse engine here in the states. Seems a lot of the Aussie Cooper stuff is rebadged American engines. I know there is a lot of Stover stuff rebadged as Cooper.


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 08:20 AM

That is an Iron Horse engine here in the states. Seems a lot of the Aussie Cooper stuff is rebadged American engines. I know there is a lot of Stover stuff rebadged as Cooper

Dad had a walk behind tractor in the late 50's with an Iron Horse engine. I believe it was made in Canada. Some thief stole the engine off of the tractor right in our backyard.


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 10:17 AM

I know the small Empire used an Iron Horse and was Canadian built. Not sure if there were others or not.


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 08:27 AM

Here's a pic of a collection of Iron Horse motors I took a few years ago at Portland.

 

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Posted July 27, 2015 - 02:08 PM

What was left of Cooper was apparently bought out by Dandy Sales in '82. Dandy Sales is owned by Jim Haynes and is mainly known for Panzer parts but his website says he carries Cooper parts. If he knows half as much about Cooper as he knows about Panzers, you should probably give him a call.

http://www.dandysales.com/

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