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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2019, 02:07:08 pm »
Looks so cool already Lenn, well done !!!

...and with a 6.5 hp engine on it, it has the potential to be the worlds first drifting reel mower as well 8)
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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2019, 02:08:33 pm »
Thanks Jan, got the handle and throttle control on too.


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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2019, 02:17:07 pm »
You´re certainly getting there...


How will you set up the transmission from the engine?
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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2019, 04:35:26 pm »
There will be a centrifugal clutch on the engine then too a four inch sprocket on a jack shaft then a small sprocket too a  six inch sprocket on the drive drum. :)

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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2019, 06:33:48 pm »
this is getting interesting, keep up the good work Lenn.
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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2019, 09:18:46 am »
This will no doubt be another Classic Pitchy creation. Certainly looking good so far!

Hey Lenn, could you tell us about that old drill press back by the door sometime when you're not so busy?
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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2019, 10:09:29 am »
Thanks fellers, got the drive roller on today but waiting for a couple sprocket that should be here tomorrow, engine Friday at the earliest .
Daniel i`ve had the old drill press for 30 years it was made by the Superior machine co.


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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2019, 10:52:05 am »
Looks good Lenn, it's coming together nicely.
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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2019, 12:10:36 pm »
Thanks Larry.  :)

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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2019, 01:59:43 pm »
We got the fat man cart made today, went to the local small engine shop and dug in his scrap pile.
The sweeper might even run.






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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2019, 02:18:38 pm »
Noticed the bracket at the rear end yesterday, so have been looking forward to see the cart... Nice job on that

The sweeper is a pretty handy tool as well.
Have a 42" wheeldriven one here, for pulling after the Husqvarna rider, and it works amazingly well, as long as the grass/leaves isn´t completely soaked.

What´s the green trolley-truck-thing laying behind the sweeper?
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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2019, 03:45:05 pm »
That`s a dolly for a pressure washer.
Sounds like the motor will be here Friday but most likely Monday.
I did get the sweeper engine running but throttle cable is broke so ordered a new one.

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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2019, 10:22:43 am »
All we need is the engine which looks like Monday.




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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2019, 03:04:12 am »
Looking good Lenn !

Fingers crossed that the engine does arrive at monday, am really looking foward to see this one going  :)
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Re: Vintage reel mowers
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2019, 06:18:17 am »
Thanks Jan, i can hardly wait too sure hope it works.
The only thing i can see going wrong is the speed, might have to change the sprockets around.  :)

 

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