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#1 GTpicker01 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 27, 2015 - 11:36 PM

Saved this one from going to scrap thankfully. New points, condenser, and coil and it runs like a champ. Poor thing sat down in the corner of a shed too long and started to sink down in the dirt. Has a 1948 Briggs WI on it. This is reel mower number 3 now so I can see whee this trend is taking me lol
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Posted November 28, 2015 - 06:01 AM

nice save & it don't take long to get a collection going 


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 07:38 AM

I can see reel mowers like the homeowner types making nice displays . Other then the push ones we havnt had one in almost 50 years


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 08:43 AM

Great Save

You cant beat the cut quality of a reel!


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 08:56 AM

Other then the commercial and golf  course ones ,,when were the last gas powered reel mowers made marketed to homeowners ?



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Posted November 28, 2015 - 09:26 AM

I remember seeing them in the Sears catalog when there was such a thing.



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Posted November 28, 2015 - 09:38 AM

Other then the commercial and golf  course ones ,,when were the last gas powered reel mowers made marketed to homeowners ?

 

That's a good question, Al.

 

The only company that I know of was Locke.  .....They still made smaller models for the "discriminating" homeowner, into the 1980's.

 

Snapper, Toro, and Hahn (formerly Eclipse, then Hahn-Eclipse) stopped making small powered reel mowers by then.  ...Reo was long gone, and I think Jacobsen reel mowers were gone by then, as well.

 

Cooper may have made some, but I can't say for sure.


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Posted December 05, 2015 - 06:15 AM

We had a gas powered  self propelled Jacobson reel mower when I was a kid. I recall it well other than the cut but I would guess it was 36"   The mower had pneumatic tires and no auto recoil.  Our Jacobson had been used commercially by Ontario Hydro ,,,for grounds maintenance in London Ontario


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