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Posted October 25, 2015 - 03:40 PM

Last summer, I brought this thing home. The reel mowers are long gone, along with the engine. Thought it might make a toy/butt buggy. It's on the back of the trailer here.

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This is a video of one mowing.
 
I just think it's cool! I hope to put either a Kohler 8 HP on it or a B&S 8 HP. Not sure yet. It will be a recoil start.

 


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 06:35 PM

I brought this up to the garage today! The B&S will work on it just fine. I'm getting a few things in order to install it. Maybe pics tomorrow!



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Posted November 19, 2015 - 04:46 PM

It lives! Got the B&S off the Moto-Mower on it today! Got to ride it around some. I need to fab a throttle lever for it yet and do something with the seat! While I was drilling holes for the engine to mount, the back tire let go! Sounded like a shotgun. I was a bit worried about it anyway. It's got a new one back there now. The turf tread should let it turn well. Has a pretty tight radius, maybe 18". I'll get the throttle and seat figured out tomorrow when it warms up.

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Check out the drive belt in the 2nd pic!

 


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 06:08 AM

I can see a lot of potential fun sitting there. Definitely a unique, well built machine. I'd go with a flat spring pan seat like the one in the video to maintain the vintage look and a smidgen of comfort. Nice one! :thumbs:


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 06:18 AM

I can see a lot of potential fun sitting there. Definitely a unique, well built machine. I'd go with a flat spring pan seat like the one in the video to maintain the vintage look and a smidgen of comfort. Nice one! :thumbs:

I'll look around for one of those. Thinking I had something similar around here.

It will be fun to ride! I'd like to add a small/wide shelf on the front for collecting parts. I'll get some more pics today.



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 07:04 AM

Thanks! That would be soooo cool in Walmart.


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 07:20 AM

And it folds up for storage! I'll show you folks today!


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 07:36 AM

That is really cool...
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Posted November 20, 2015 - 08:24 AM

If you could build that front shelf to resemble a combine header...


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 01:58 PM

If you could build that front shelf to resemble a combine header...

:bigrofl: That would be cool. Now you have me thinking! I do have the mower belt still on there and it's shaft has chain sprockets on it! Would be neat to have a sickle mower under there with the combine paddles going!

 

Here it is bent in the middle.

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Getting the throttle set up and taking slack out of the center pin.

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Here's the old seat bottom and a better one installed.

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 08:35 PM

Put a sickle bar and reel on there and you'll have the first ever TORO thresher, now that would be completely off the scale. The seat looks like it was made for it, bet it's more comfortable too.


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 05:52 AM

Just not sure if the 8HP would be enough for all that! It is fun to ride.



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Posted November 21, 2015 - 06:22 AM

unique looking little machine ,ideal for small jobs i bet , be careful not to over weight the front to much or you won't turn it with that single steer wheel 


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 06:40 AM

unique looking little machine ,ideal for small jobs i bet , be careful not to over weight the front to much or you won't turn it with that single steer wheel 

Might get a bit tippy too!


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 07:22 AM

Really cool machine
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