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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2016 - 12:14 AM

i just got this unit home on the trailor from Kerbside today 

 

 this unit is a reel mower made by Scott-Bonner and this is an earlier model as it has the Kerby engine fitted as the later 1's have the B&S 2,1/2 to 3 HP engines P7140062.JPG P7140063.JPG                      P7140064.JPG

 

The pic with the carbie i should have a breather part for it some place in me junk

 

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I also have 2 other reel mowers with Villiers 2 stroke engines on them but not sure of the mowers brand  though 

 

Shane 


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Posted February 28, 2016 - 05:41 AM

Cool mower. That Kriby decal reminds me of a Tecumseh. Can't quite make out what is below Kirby.


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Posted February 28, 2016 - 05:53 AM

Kenny , yes Kerby by Tecumseh  the indian is tecumseh logo  a close look in person at the sticker tells a tecumseh , 4 cycle engine 

 

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Posted February 28, 2016 - 07:20 AM

Love it. Another cool and useful save.
They are really neat units to operate. Not sure how much grass you have to mow, but the reels do a fine job and I think the carpet looks nicer.
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Posted February 28, 2016 - 09:00 AM

That is a heavy duty machine, and I always wondered what the Tecumseh Indian's name was, huh Kirby lol


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Posted February 28, 2016 - 09:03 AM

That is a heavy duty machine, and I always wondered what the Tecumseh Indian's name was, huh Kirby lol


Chief Kirby, actually. :smilewink:
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Posted February 28, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Kirby was big medicine on a Roto tiller we owned when I was a kid, none of us willfully ran it, more like it ran you.
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Posted February 28, 2016 - 10:59 AM

i just remembered i got the catcher for it too in reasonably good condition it is a front hook on type it was buried under other junk.

 

as for using it out at the hut not really bit too rough & grass grows to quick & geese i got enough to do now even if it is doin nothing 

 

early days here we had the lawn mowers with Kerby on them vertical engines with the recoil wind up starter, wind them up 4 to 5 times then pull the release lever to wind the engine from the recoil spring then hope it started `, but have never seen a Kerby on a tiller 

 

i don't believe i have saw any machine say Indian on them at all only the logo sticker of the headdress symbol, exception of motor bikes 

 

Scott Bonner did  make an electric reel mower too 12 volt, car battery was used in them , i got 1 yrs ago in tatters & rust so i salvaged the motor & some bits from it , it was pulley & chain drive , was General Electric  brand motor 

 

Shane


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Posted February 28, 2016 - 11:38 AM

It look very similar to the Webb's lawn mowers from the 60s and 70s

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Posted February 28, 2016 - 02:44 PM

Your Kirby looks to be a re-badged Tecumseh engine. 

 

Any chance you can post the numbers from the engine?

 

Do you know if Kirby engines were made in OZ, or were they imported from the USA?


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 01:52 AM

just a guess thought Kerby was English or American 






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