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Old 04-13-2012, 02:08 PM   post #1 of 9
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i found this on ebay...im thinkin this would blow the neighbors minds....wish i had the extra cash.....http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Old-...97073675562719
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:26 PM   post #2 of 9
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I thought that just sold on ebay about a month ago.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:18 PM   post #3 of 9
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i think it said the guy didnt pay so it was relisted
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:41 PM   post #4 of 9
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I was wondering about this machine, did someone convert this mower into a Loafer mower, just doesn't look like the 24 inch loafer deck that I am used to seeing. Nothing wrong with what they did, just hate seeing extra holes drilled into a classic mower like that old C series mower. Just wondering how one goes about steering those loafers? Sure couldn't of had much of a turning radius. Reminds me of the vehicles that the tobacco farmers had for picking the sucker leaves off of the lower portion of the plants. At least that is what I think I remember...getting old and my memory is not what it used to be. LOL
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:05 AM   post #5 of 9
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I was wondering about this machine, did someone convert this mower into a Loafer mower, just doesn't look like the 24 inch loafer deck that I am used to seeing. Nothing wrong with what they did, just hate seeing extra holes drilled into a classic mower like that old C series mower. Just wondering how one goes about steering those loafers? Sure couldn't of had much of a turning radius. Reminds me of the vehicles that the tobacco farmers had for picking the sucker leaves off of the lower portion of the plants. At least that is what I think I remember...getting old and my memory is not what it used to be. LOL
You are correct. The Loafer is a 1965, same as ours. The deck is much earlier and doesn't appear to be 24". Loafer has scissor like steering, two frame rails have pivots at both ends. You'd be amazed at how tight a turn you can make with or without the deck. You actually can hike up the front of the deck with the steering/handle bar to make tight turns or clear obstructions.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:11 PM   post #6 of 9
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I thought the loafers would also accept any mower deck of the time along with the loafer deck?
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:19 PM   post #7 of 9
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I thought the loafers would also accept any mower deck of the time along with the loafer deck?
The "Loafer Mower" as I refer to it is a 24". You are at least partially correct. The 24" Loafer mower was produced as follows:

4300 1962
4301 1963
4301A 1964
4302 1965

The Loafer was produced from 1957 through 1965. Correct me if I am inaccurate. So by default, you would be correct because the Loafer had a longer production run than the 24" Loafer mower. Hence, the 1957 through 1961 Loafer would have been adapted to a production push mower. You are likely correct for 1962 through 1965 as well. For instance, our 1965 9213 Loafer was mated to WB7254 as new. The 7254 was a production 21" mower in Bermuda (Sand or Beige). The WB7254 was the Loafer adaptation of the 7254 with Loafer bracket and special green and Bermuda (Sand or Beige) paint scheme, see our signature.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:36 PM   post #8 of 9
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The "Loafer Mower" as I refer to it is a 24". You are at least partially correct. The 24" Loafer mower was produced as follows:

4300 1962
4301 1963
4301A 1964
4302 1965

The Loafer was produced from 1957 through 1965. Correct me if I am inaccurate. So by default, you would be correct because the Loafer had a longer production run than the 24" Loafer mower. Hence, the 1957 through 1961 Loafer would have been adapted to a production push mower. You are likely correct for 1962 through 1965 as well. For instance, our 1965 9213 Loafer was mated to WB7254 as new. The 7254 was a production 21" mower in Bermuda (Sand or Beige). The WB7254 was the Loafer adaptation of the 7254 with Loafer bracket and special green and Bermuda (Sand or Beige) paint scheme, see our signature.
Thanks for the clarification. I would love to get my hands on one for a reasonable price just to see the neighbors reactions.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:37 PM   post #9 of 9
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Oh, the Loafers are worth every penny just to see passersby stop and stare at the "strange little smokey tractor thing"...especially when you are towing a kids wagon with 2 people in it. Speaking from experience, of course.
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