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#1 Garrick OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2016 - 05:03 PM

Industrial quality for the home user!
This vintage Yazoo Red Rider is a heavy yet compact beast, made with 11 gauge steel in the USA in the early eighties.
This is NOT one of those flimsy aluminum foil mowers from Lowe's or WalMart.  You can ram walls with this if that's your thing (but you'll probably impale yourself on the steering shaft).

Speaking of safety, there are none of those safety sensor switch thingies. You wanna back up while cutting?  Go ahead.  Wanna throttle it up with the blade on, step off it, and toss golf balls into the discharge chute and see what happens?  That's your perogative.
This is a 'merican mower, made in Reagan's America, and you can rain hell upon yourself and the world with it.  It even has cup holders to hold your drink while you do it.

There is only some very light surface rust.    
The 30", single blade deck is a weighty monster with a front roller, giving a nice, smooth, golf-course like cut.

It has an industrial/commercial Tecumseh 10hp motor and Peerless transaxle.

It starts and runs and cuts, but the carb needs serious help. Someone removed the governor arm and the user must operate the throttle when more or less power is desired.  Carb is very moody- definitely needs cleaning/adjustment.

Motor's good, belts are good, etc. Three of the tires are original and may need replaced one day- front tires have cracks on the sides.  They all hold air fine.

The battery doesn't come with it, but you can either put one in (has new cables and solenoid) or just use the pull start. It might take one pull, it might take ten.  Like I said, the carb is moody.

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Posted June 18, 2016 - 06:45 AM


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Posted June 18, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Yazoo made Small and Later models???   Thought they just did those big three-wheel commercial units and died in 90's!   I hate RER's tho, would have to pass on this one or any similar. Cup Holders!  Ha!  Must not be too old then, hee!

#4 adamjd200 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 18, 2016 - 10:22 AM

I have one, they are well built and a good machine, built late '80s-early '90s.  The cup holder is about useless as it is too shallow, that one has been repowered as they came with an 8hp Briggs on them.

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