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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2017 - 03:47 PM

I just picked up this mower attachment for the early Baird Beaver tractors. It came with the frame mounts and the lift mechanism and I just have to make a lift rod to make the lift function. I set it up on my later Baird Beaver after removing the grill. These mowers were used on early Baird Beavers without the grill and hood. The yellow bracket under my tractor is for the snow or dirt plow and that would come off when using this mower. What I'm trying to figure out what the original engage/disengage controls would look like that go with this mower attachment. If anyone has a pic or can take a pic of one of these mower attachments on a Baird Beaver, I would greatly appreciate it. I will be mounting this on my 1951 Baird Beaver once it's restored.

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Posted July 03, 2017 - 03:54 PM

I did take some pics of a Baird Beaver at a tractor show, and it just happened to have the frame brackets, another bracket, and the engine pulley behind the rope start pulley in place. This and a pic of the mower in a 1949 Baird Beaver tractor manual are all that I can find on this mower.

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Posted July 03, 2017 - 04:31 PM

That's something you don't see every day! :thumbs:


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Posted July 03, 2017 - 04:41 PM

I've never seen a pic of one of these except for in the 1949 Baird Beaver brochure, Kenny. I may see the guy who had that Baird Beaver with the mower brackets and pulley in place at the show this year. Hopefully he has the mower attachment or the engagement set up. I bought this attachment from Pete Zander, the Baird Beaver collector. The frame brackets were all that Pete had with it.
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Posted July 03, 2017 - 04:43 PM

Hope you get it going!


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Posted July 03, 2017 - 04:56 PM

The mower itself functions and the bearings seem ok. I have to make a wood roller for it to actually use it. I could come up with a simple spring loaded belt tensioner/ idler pulley system to make it work, but It would be great to have it set up as it was originally.

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Posted July 03, 2017 - 06:03 PM

where in the world you find that? that's gotta be a rare one
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Posted July 03, 2017 - 06:34 PM

This came from Pete Zander, Jay. He did say it was a rare attachment and he's glad that I have plans to restore it. I'm hoping to find the information that I need to make it happen!
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Posted July 05, 2017 - 03:15 PM

Hi classic that is a great find, was there a shield or cover to keep the grass clipping from getting on the tractor or maybe that didn't fly up that far. Hope you find the original engagement parts or at least a good picture its more than likely simple enough to fab if you had a picture.


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Posted July 05, 2017 - 03:32 PM

Thanks GB, I can only find one pic of this mower in that 1949 brochure. I'm not sure if it had a shield or cover to keep the grass off of the machine. I'm putting this attachment off to the side since I'm still working on the Page tractor. Hopefully I can find some more info on this mower before I get working on it. I did find out that Roxy made reel mower attachments for other garden tractors like Wheel Horse and Cub Cadet.
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