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Posted February 13, 2016 - 07:06 PM

Cute as a bug, VW bug  :smilewink:

That sure would be a good mower for someone who had trouble climbing onto a regular mower.


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 07:28 PM

Great find! I'll have to check the serial number on mine and see how close they are. I see yours doesn't have the electric start option. Now a guy needs to find the snow blade for these things.

Here's one I tried to get but the guy up and vanished. Hopefully I can get in touch with him again.
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Posted February 13, 2016 - 07:58 PM

Very nice find!


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 08:11 PM

They do kind of give the concept of "hot seat" a whole new meaning. And, yes, they are ugly, but cute in their own way. Bolens along with several other manufacturers took the concept of putting a seat on top of a walk behind rotary mower to a new level.


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 08:21 PM

Nice find.  The throttle appears to be to the right of the engine so I assume the three levers are to control the speed (shifter), engage and disengage the blade and adjust the height of the cut?


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 08:24 PM

Very nice find Brian,you must have a good nose for finding this stuff

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 08:50 PM

Very cool little machine!  What's all that white stuff all over the ground around it?   :D



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Posted February 13, 2016 - 09:23 PM

Ride on push mower.....I'ld pass.   The NON-Collector here!



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Posted February 14, 2016 - 01:01 AM

That's one crazy looking machine. I can see why the girls would like riding it!

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 08:55 AM

Great find! I'll have to check the serial number on mine and see how close they are. I see yours doesn't have the electric start option. Now a guy needs to find the snow blade for these things.

Here's one I tried to get but the guy up and vanished. Hopefully I can get in touch with him again.
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You need to buy that red one, I see it says "Mow Master" which was made by the FMC propulsion engine line and was originally red in color, thats a completely different model than mine!

 

Very cool little machine!  What's all that white stuff all over the ground around it?   :D

 

It was -3 when I picked it up!

 

 

One lever is speed control (Same as the walkbehinds and ride-a-matics) and the other is deck height and deck engaugement

Was looking at the manual and it appears the deck can be removed to put the snow blade on and is not built into the frame like most of the others.


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 09:43 AM

You need to buy that red one, I see it says "Mow Master" which was made by the FMC propulsion engine line and was originally red in color, thats a completely different model than mine!
 
It looks the same as the one I have. Still working on getting it. I think it would be cool to have both of them sitting side by side!


 Here's the tag on mine. I see its a different model number than yours but they look the same.
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Posted February 14, 2016 - 09:49 AM

I'm starting to wonder if these all started with a #2 for the serial all the models of these little riders all have a two in front of them that I've seen


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 09:58 AM

Brian's Model 7467-01 is a 1959 model and was equipped with a model VX55 Lauson - 5.5hp.

 

Nate's Model 6467-01 is a 1958 model and was equipped with a model VX40 Lauson - 4hp. 


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Ride on push mower.....I'ld pass.   The NON-Collector here!

 

Its more than a "push mower"  !

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 11:36 AM

As well as having "automotive steering", I see from the brochure copy that it also employed the classic Italian straight arm driving position.


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