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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2013, 06:33:03 PM »
Does yours have an actual Blade? Mine had a piece of flat steel with mowing machine teeth bolted on each end... KC

From what I understand, ALL of these mowers had "replaceable tips" on the blade. I haven't really looked that close to see what they are, but I do know mine has bolted on tips.

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Re: New Project, New Problems

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2013, 06:57:36 PM »
On the front of the brochure, check out the "Pulls a Sulky" picture in the lower left corner.   ;)  I doubt I will ever find an original, but how hard can that be to build?  My mower has the hitch for one . . . I think I'm going to remove the blade from mine and use it to ride around on.  All the benifits of a Hoveround but instead of folks looking and thinking "If that fat guy would walk instead of riding that silly scooter, he wouldn't be so fat" they would be thinking "COOL RIDE! I wish I had one!"

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2013, 08:15:43 PM »
Does yours have an actual Blade? Mine had a piece of flat steel with mowing machine teeth bolted on each end... KC

From what I understand, ALL of these mowers had "replaceable tips" on the blade. I haven't really looked that close to see what they are, but I do know mine has bolted on tips.
The one that I know of Local has a real blade on it. I think it is the larger version.
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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2013, 08:58:45 PM »
Here's a couple of pictures I found online . . . First they added a sulky . . . later they converted them to the first full blown Snapper riding mower.  If you look closely at the rider, you can see it still has a hitch for a sulky.

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2013, 09:40:23 PM »
Mill and mine had a little trailer thing that had two wheels and a tractor seat on it. Looks like it attached to a lawn mower. I thought about building an adult sized trike out of it! Don't know if they still have them, even though I was there today

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2013, 09:50:49 PM »
Do they have correct PPE for using a sulky? (refer to the top picture in my last post for details)    ;D

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2013, 10:09:03 PM »
Do they have correct PPE for using a sulky? (refer to the top picture in my last post for details)    ;D

I think so!

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2013, 11:24:15 AM »
Notice that the top one in Zen's photos has no chute.
That looks like the ones I had in Florida.
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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2013, 12:57:09 PM »
Notice that the top one in Zen's photos has no chute.
That looks like the ones I had in Florida.
KC

The larger ones had a chute on the right side in the brochures.  I've seen some pictures of some with no chute, or maybe a block off plate over the chute (so it would mulch, maybe?) . . . I've seen pictures and read of a lot of different variations.  Keep in mind these were made for about 15 years, starting in the late fortys by the Snappin Turtle Lawn Mower Shop in FL owned by the inventors.  They sold their pattent to Southern Saw Works, who later merged with McDonough Manufacturing.  Being made for that many years and by three diffent companies, there's no telling how many different variations you'll run across.  All of them are neat mowers though . . . and kind'a rare now.  If you can get your hands on one Casey, go for it!  And build you a sulky . . . Stevenson won't have anything on us . . . next year at Bug-A-Paluza will have our own version of a lawn mower race!   ;D

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2013, 01:52:59 PM »
Notice that the top one in Zen's photos has no chute.
That looks like the ones I had in Florida.
KC

The larger ones had a chute on the right side in the brochures.  I've seen some pictures of some with no chute, or maybe a block off plate over the chute (so it would mulch, maybe?) . . . I've seen pictures and read of a lot of different variations.  Keep in mind these were made for about 15 years, starting in the late fortys by the Snappin Turtle Lawn Mower Shop in FL owned by the inventors.  They sold their pattent to Southern Saw Works, who later merged with McDonough Manufacturing.  Being made for that many years and by three diffent companies, there's no telling how many different variations you'll run across.  All of them are neat mowers though . . . and kind'a rare now.  If you can get your hands on one Casey, go for it!  And build you a sulky . . . Stevenson won't have anything on us . . . next year at Bug-A-Paluza will have our own version of a lawn mower race!   ;D
Of course you know that would be the Slowest race ever. But as some know the Hare won. Russ would win the race with his Hare Diesel ;D ;D

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2013, 02:40:03 PM »
This was like the one at Mill and Mine

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gravely-Tractor-Riding-Sulky-Attachment-/300917805601?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4610195221


If it were me, I'd find an old lawn tractor dump cart and put a seat on the front edge (like a board laid flat across the top and bolted down). Then you'd have a little bench seat and a truck bed for the swap meets!!!

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2013, 03:24:12 PM »
Nope Zen, getting out of any extra projects that I have laying around now....
The 2 that I refurbished are on the display floor of the snapper dealer in Florida.
I mowed my lawn with them just to try them out and they were tight....
KC

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2013, 04:26:33 PM »
Nope Zen, getting out of any extra projects that I have laying around now....
The 2 that I refurbished are on the display floor of the snapper dealer in Florida.
I mowed my lawn with them just to try them out and they were tight....
KC

  8)  If your not going to get it . . . 

  :o  Never mind.  I had a thought, then I remembered I like having a roof over my head and food to eat . . . and I can't sleep in Homer unless I spend a couple of days cleaning him out.

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Re: New Project, New Problems

« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2013, 04:34:37 PM »
Of course you know that would be the Slowest race ever. But as some know the Hare won. Russ would win the race with his Hare Diesel ;D ;D

I wouldn't be so sure about that.  What's that saying about old age and treachery?  Kind'a reminds me of this:


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