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#1 DanO OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 03:50 PM

I just stumbled across this Pic on line & had to Post it for you Sears Guys to see. . I have never seen or Heard of anything that looked anything like this little rider.
I think I'd be afraid to sit on it!

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 04:07 PM

That's a riot! Looks like a self-propelled pushmower with a seat.

"New for 1960! From the labratory of Rube Goldberg, the Craftsman 3.5Hp Rider.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 04:17 PM

Thats neat.
I believe we have a member here who has something similar to this but I dont think he's been on the site for some time now

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 04:45 PM

It looks like a riding push mower.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:48 PM

They were actually VERY safe. Noone could ever get a 1960s Tecumseh started!!!!

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:01 PM

They were actually VERY safe. Noone could ever get a 1960s Tecumseh started!!!!

:bash:

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 10:50 AM

I used to use one very similar to that years ago. In high school I used to cut grass for extra cash and one customer had one of those that they insisted I use. It had a 4hp engine and tiller steer. The wheels were hollow plastic. The deck was about 24" or so. The seat used to sag down till it rested on the engine shroud, my take on it was that it was meant for no more than a 120lb woman to use, not a 300lb man. It used to scalp the lawn all over the place, the wheels used to get stuck in ruts, and it wouldn't even roll over the smallest obstruction without either slipping the belt or just plain getting stuck where it sat.
If I remember right the wheels were something like 3" x 7". I used to bring along a piece of 4x4 block to put between the bottom of the seat and the engine so I wouldn't crush the seat frame.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 05:02 AM

Wow, that would be a cool parade one, but not good for much else it sounds like.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 05:30 AM

That's pretty cool.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 01:08 PM

I have a mower like that, I bought it at a auction about a month ago. I haven't been able to ID it yet, there are no sticker or paint or numbers on it. It looks like the sears 3 wheel mower. But it has a 3 hp B&S that the older man that had the auction had pulled the spark plug out of it in the 70's. I managed to get it loose and replace the coil with a solid state one and sanded the flywheel and regapped it, and a shot of starting fluid and it runs. I will post a picture of it when I get home from work. Any idea's on what kind or year would be awesome. It has alot of similar features as the one posted, but with alittle more rust

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Posted June 23, 2011 - 03:28 AM

hummmm... thought to self, that gives me an idea. I think I have and old push type self propelled jobber out in the back yard,,,and theres an old tractor seat hangin on the wall...I'll just put them together with some kinda crazy wheel up front to stear with and voula,,instant rider...I'm just too darn lazy to walk around this yard anymore,,maybe I'll put some kind a cup holder thingie on there to hold my soda,,na hec beer, hold my beer thats it. Man do I have a great idea.... Ah darnit someone already thought of that!

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Posted June 23, 2011 - 04:28 AM

Montana, go for it. Just put some better tires on it so you don't get stuck too often. Maybe a sun shade?

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Posted July 17, 2011 - 10:43 AM

Did that come with a 3 point or sleeve hitch?

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 05:24 AM

Did that come with a 3 point or sleeve hitch?

I've been trying to figure how to put a snow plow on it.

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 11:01 PM

brand new to this site, but I just bought the 1960 sear riding lawnmower. Man I bought it from owns a lawnmower repair shop, put a new engine on it as he used it.
Runs great but will slide a bit in wet muddy grass.




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