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#1 Professor1990 ONLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 08:23 PM

Was out at our local city dump a few days ago and a guy brought this old Yazoo out. I saved him the trouble of dumping it...just told him put her in my trailer lol. Tinkered with her a bit tonight, can get her to fire but won't run more than 3-5 seconds. Hope to have her running good in the near future.

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 09:06 PM

you got lucky

I saw a MF 12 in the county dump.  it is was in the scrap pile.   I asked and that said no way.  I said I would paid scrap price for it and they still said no.



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Posted July 26, 2016 - 09:21 PM

Our city dump is really more of just a holding pen until enough junk gets brought out to be hauled off to an actual dump. The old man who runs the gate the three days they are open is an old friend of mine...he and I and another longtime friend all sit out there and visit...we actually have several customers of our "Country Store" as we call it that just come out every week to see what goodies they can pick up. I have an old riding lawn mower I picked up out there that all I had to do was put gas in it and it ran, I've picked up working air compressors, kitchen appliances, and even a 14 ft trailer frame out there. You would surprised the amount of good things that people will throw away. Our friend once picked up a coffee can full of silver dollars that was in a box of stuff someone who was cleaning out an attic of a house threw out!!!
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Posted July 26, 2016 - 09:46 PM

"One mans junk, is another mans treasure"
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Posted July 26, 2016 - 09:47 PM

I would suspect the diaphragm on the carb.
(I think that's the carb it has)

Reading this may save you some headaches
http://outdoorpoweri...horiz_fixed.asp
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Posted July 27, 2016 - 04:47 AM

Neat old mower. I like how the engine sits back between the wheels with the belt front to the deck.

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Posted July 27, 2016 - 05:45 AM

Cool mower! Hope you get it going.



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Posted July 27, 2016 - 07:31 AM

I've had one of those, they made them in a couple different widths. I was looking for a 26inch at the time and wound up with a 20. I think they also made them in 22 and 24inch.
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Posted July 27, 2016 - 07:40 AM

Looks like it might be an old Criss Cut.  Those belt drive units would really vibrate the heck out of your hands.  The ones we had for the State were manual powered.



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Posted July 27, 2016 - 09:44 AM

I've had one of those, they made them in a couple different widths. I was looking for a 26inch at the time and wound up with a 20. I think they also made them in 22 and 24inch.

this one is a 20"

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Posted July 27, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Looks well made. I'll bet those big wheels roll a lot easier than the little 6'' stuff you see on today's mowers. I'd buy one.



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Posted July 27, 2016 - 04:23 PM

DSCN3360.JPG A couple of years ago I found this Yazoo knockoff on CL. 26" cut with a 12 HP B&S. Its a Johnson Bigwheel mower made by Mackissic, the company that bought out Johnson. It came with extra parts and 4 brand new blades. Had to replace a tire tube and the fuel line which was dry rotted. The thing is a beast! I use it as a rough cut mower. Only cost me a $150. Sarlo makes similar units now that are priced north of $1000.

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Posted July 30, 2016 - 05:32 AM

nice looking walk behind slasher mower , mine is made in Australia by Rover with 8HP horizontal shaft and the same principle wheel drive paddles on the treads

 

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