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#1 dodge trucker OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2015 - 12:59 PM

anyone know anything about them?  I just brought one home. The guy has another, I told him I may be back for the other one. 

2 cycle Tecumseh, 24:1 mix, looks like same engine as on my Dad's post hold digger.

 

I knew a guy back when I was a teenager that was an authorized dealer for them back around 1980.

 

I occasionally see them at auctions I go to, usually look like they have been run over by a combine, but I have never played with one before.

This one and the other one that is still at the garage sale both look to have hardly been used.

 

No wheels, supposedly "float on air" is there any way to adjust height?

 


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Posted November 14, 2015 - 01:01 PM

Interesting find.  I am curious about them.  As for height adjustment - is it possible with engine speed?  Faster engine = more lift


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Posted November 14, 2015 - 01:31 PM

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Posted November 14, 2015 - 02:37 PM

Not sure on that Travis, as usually you'd want the engine running full speed for sake of blade speed/quality of cut, not bogging the machine down, etc, right?  (on any "other" mower, anyways)

 

but looking on Feebay at what they are going for,  maybe I'd better go back for that other one....


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Posted November 14, 2015 - 02:47 PM

Blade spacers controlled height (least mine is that way) Super for coasting out over the edge of maintained pond edges. Not much good on heavy grass, needs nice smooth surface to work best. Neat find :thumbs:


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Posted November 14, 2015 - 02:50 PM

Not sure on that Travis, as usually you'd want the engine running full speed for sake of blade speed/quality of cut, not bogging the machine down, etc, right?  (on any "other" mower, anyways)

 

but looking on Feebay at what they are going for,  maybe I'd better go back for that other one....

 

I thought that too but was thinking 2 stroke like a string trimmer or chain saw.

 

Yeah... keep one and sell one at those prices.



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Posted November 14, 2015 - 06:28 PM

no/ the engine is bigger than chain saw or weed eater, for sure. (physical size wise, IDK about HP or torque-wise)



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Posted November 14, 2015 - 06:57 PM

If I remember correctly they were made to use to use on banks (2 stroke). The garden center I worked at in the late 60's sold them. 


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Posted November 14, 2015 - 08:02 PM

Toro sold them under the Flymo name, back in the 1960's. 

 

I can't remember if Toro pioneered the Flymo, or if they got the idea from Europe.

 

I seem to think that after Toro stopped making Flymos, that a company in Scotland continued production under the Flymo name.


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Posted November 14, 2015 - 08:04 PM

I have one I've never tried to start.
It was my uncles and its on my to fix list.
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Posted November 15, 2015 - 11:34 AM

I remember them being sold at JC Penney stores in the mid 70's.


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Posted November 15, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Funny to see this thread. I was going thru some stuff and found a box with some ad stuff in it for them. They showed they had a 2 stroke a 4 stroke a electric model and a tiller.
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 07:55 PM

went back today as the guy said the sale would continue during this weekend, and I see that I should have bought that 2nd one right then and there.  Says he sold it to a guy w/a garage full of antique cars and bought the other one that I didn't to display with them because he hadnt seen one before and thought it was just "cool".


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Posted December 15, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Are these powered by the Tecumseh ah 2 strokes?

I've seen them. Watched a guy cut with one. Be swore it was amazing for cutting his hills.

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 06:16 PM

yeah the one I have is a Tecumseh 2 cycle, not sure of the model.






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