What is the oldest push mower you have ,that you still use ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mower Forum' started by mjodrey, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    I have one from right around 1970,but I can't remember the name so I will have to go look tomorrow.
     
  2. Bolens 1000

    Bolens 1000 Member

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    I have a toro from the 70's Dont know exact year.
     
  3. NUTNDUN

    NUTNDUN Administrator

    I like that old Toro. We don't have any old push mowers other then a couple of years old. That pic is huge but the software resizes it on the fly if you minimize the window.
     
  4. Bolens 1000

    Bolens 1000 Member

    sorry about that LOL.
    I made it smaller
     
  5. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    I do like that old Toro.
     
  6. MH81

    MH81 Member

    70's or 80's LawnBoy with the Mag deck.
     
  7. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    Ok,I went out and looked at the push mower and it is an old mower that Canadian Tire used to sell back in the early '70's. I don't know who made it but it has a Tecumseh engine ,and the old thing still works good.
    Now the oldest push mower I have that is not running at the moment is a 1956 Lawn-Boy c-12 Iron-Horse,model 5000. The engine was built by Outboard Marine & Manufacturing Co. of Canada. It is all there and actually in pretty good condition,and I am someday going to restore it.
     
  8. caseguy

    caseguy Member

    That's a good question. I don't use any of my older machines any more, but I have a couple upstairs in the barn that are pretty old. I'll have to go look sometime and see if I can figure out some ages.
     
  9. MH81

    MH81 Member

    I haven't ever used it, but I have a TORO Power-Handle. It came out in the 50's & was one motor that ran a mower deck, snow blower, tiller, etc. It's like the one in the foreground of this picture.
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    All I have is the mower, but, as Maynard said, "and I am someday going to restore it." :)
     
  10. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    Cool looking machine.
     
  11. caseguy

    caseguy Member

    That's interesting. It's a fantastic concept too! One engine several attachments. Of course I guess it's what we do with our GT's. Ryobi had a system like that on one of their "trimmers" too. My FIL bought one several years back with the trimmer, a small tiller, and an edger. I think that there were other attachments available too. Maybe a pole saw...I can't remember. I'll have to go over there and look.
     
  12. NUTNDUN

    NUTNDUN Administrator

    I like the concept too, I wonder how hard it is to change around?

    I have a weed trimmer that is a Troy-Bilt, my dad has some other brand. Both of them have a system called ez-link, and guess what? They interchange with each other. I am sure in the long run they are both made by the same company but it is funny.
     
  13. MH81

    MH81 Member

    From the little looking around I've done, It's the 4 motor mount bolts & the 2 belts. All the linkage, tank, handle, etc goes with the engine.
     
  14. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    Well that's pretty slick then.
     

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