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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Said aways ago that when i could i'd unbury this Machine & show some pic's of it , it was given to me by the 2nd eldest Brother 18 months ago ,P8110094.JPG P8110095.JPG The year i'm thinking is 60's but haven't found a plate yet to no

 

stowed away in Dads shed with all the other junk that i have been cleaning up for more room P8110096.JPG             P8110097.JPG                        

 P8110099.JPG It is a single speed forward reverse belt clutch 

 

 i have to clean it up a bit 1st then see if dad killed the engine that's on it , that is a replacement engine i put on it yrs ago 5 HP briggs ,

 

the original was a 5 HP briggs too but the old White colour engine 60's 70's type which i do have a few of from 5 HP to 8 HP  , so later i might set 1 of those on it to keep it more authentic

 

the cutter deck just bolts direct to the chassis  & no weight adjustment  , the wheel set across centre to centre is 18 "& the from centre front to back wheel is 2-10' long

 

but forgot to check wheel size but 3 ' front & 6' back wheels i think , solid rubber tires , straight axle , the hood is fixed mount but i love the old steel seat original on it  

 

i have to do some research on where & who made it , i'm thinking Greenfield or Rover as its got the same style g/box in it as early Rover but not sure  

 

Shane


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Posted March 26, 2016 - 11:34 PM

Nice!  I believe that tractor is from here in the States. Its the same as a Mustang riding mower, which I believe was made by Mowett.

 

Here is one that was made into an address marker:

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Posted March 27, 2016 - 05:21 AM

I wonder what the piece of steel on the hood was for ? That's some hitch that was welded on ! Are you going to restore it ?
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 05:58 AM

WOW, that's the exact same mower as my MF24, all except for the grille and rear fender pan.nice little mower. Hope you plan to restore it.
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 05:58 AM

Cool little feller!


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 06:09 AM

Rug had one similar too.
Awesome piece, so cool it survived. Anytime a piece outlives two engines, that says something.
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 07:44 AM

Have you tried sitting on it? I think my knees would be under my chin.


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Posted April 01, 2016 - 03:13 AM

thinking it could be made over there too ( name change for sale reasons ), now that i have saw that tree mower which is very similar to mine .

 

the steel bracket on the hood is the rear hitch for the machine  , Dad removed it and made his own hitch for it 

 

Since it is a standard unit cept the engine & hitch , i will eventually restore it best i can , but geese i like the Red on the 1 

ACmowerguy  posted ^^ there , looks neat 

 

to sit on it i am surprised that i'm reasonably comfortable on it and i'm 6'1"

 

Shane 


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Posted April 01, 2016 - 06:39 AM

Update

 

Thank you all for the info as it is by Mustang it's been stowed away for about 10 yrs that i know of & not used much for 20 yrs before that , has the same g/box as the Rover Colt 8 HP rear engine rider here in Australia and i got 4 g/boxes on hand , condition of them?? no clue 

 

i remember it being used by the brother & me back then mowing his yard when i boarded with him,  but no clue where he got it from 

 

i will try to find out from him though , as i'm nosy 

 

Shane 


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Posted April 02, 2016 - 06:01 AM

Not nosy your a " historian "
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