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#1 oldiron1 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 22, 2016 - 10:12 PM

I just stumbled upon this Craigslist ad in New Jersey. What does the "LH" signify? 

 

Thanks, Rob

 

http://southjersey.c...5581893949.html

 


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Posted May 22, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Ron, Check post #10 here. It explains the LH.  http://gardentractor.../52899-shaw-r8/


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Posted May 23, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Thanks Doug!



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Posted May 24, 2016 - 08:57 PM

My Dad has a restored R5LH. The extra length on the torque tube gives the operator more leg room, making it a more comfortable ride. It also puts more weight up front. The fronts on the shorter models can come off the ground fairly easy. We make sure we are driving them down ramps and not backing them down the ramps. The LH's aren't as bad. A few years back Stan Pearson shown me a trick on his R7 (short frame), if you turn and hold the brake on the outside wheel you can lift the front up and ride on three wheels!
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Posted May 26, 2016 - 10:33 PM

The LH does make alot of sense to me for both the reasons you mentioned...the front ends are traditionally very light on most Shaw riders and I'm 6'2", so a little extra leg room as awkward as it is for me to push the clutch pedal would be very nice!

 

I'd really love to stumble across an LH with Wisconsin engine if that combination exists! Something else to look for now! :)






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