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Posted July 13, 2017 - 08:06 AM

Some one clue me in on this machine. looks to be a two stroke engine.But what kind? and does it qualify as a two wheeled tractor?

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Posted July 13, 2017 - 09:21 AM

Looks like a Jacobson engine. They used a lot of them on the walk behind reels. I've never seen one of these. Were there other attachments available or was it strictly a mower?


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Posted July 13, 2017 - 09:30 AM

they made their own engines?, interesting, is it a two stroke?  I haven't dug into it yet. there were three attachments, what you see there, a sickle bar cutter and and a leaf mill "grinder.



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Posted July 13, 2017 - 09:38 AM

Yes, Jacobsen built their own engines and quite a few different models. The engine you have is a 2 stroke. They did build 4 stroke engines for mowers back in the late 20's I think it was even the same company that built hit and miss engines.


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Posted August 08, 2017 - 02:53 PM

They called it a "Power Unit."

 

Yes, it's a 2-stroke engine made by Jacobsen. The fuel mixture is 16:1 mixed with non-detergent oil. Is the serial number still legible? If so, you can date the year of it here: http://hmfind.com/JA...mberFinder.aspx

 

Pretty cool that it came with the sulky attachment too.

 

From my experience with old Jakes, the original Wico igntion systems often no longer work, or, the coil dies completely soon after you revive the motor. If that's the case, I have adapted a Nova II kit module to a modern coil that can be fitted under the flywheel.

 

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Posted August 09, 2017 - 05:23 AM

Thank you very much for this imformation!






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