5000 Strong & Climbing
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Re: eBay/Craigslist Postings
I have been in contact with the seller and received this additional information about the mower and some history. Bill
LAWNBOY PROTOTYPE INFORMATION
My dad was an engineer and product developer for Lawn-Boy in Galesburg, then Lawn-Boy HQ moved to Memphis, and then Plymouth WI.
He was also the expert witness for lawsuits for Lawn-Boy.
I would rather not ship this because I am not equipped to do so, and it would likely have to ship via freight on a skid and be rather costly.
Originally my Dad worked here in Milwaukee for Outboard Marine which Lawn-Boy was a division of.
Lawn-Boy product development and testing was also done in Milwaukee. My dad was involved in safety testing.
My dad would be assigned test products to put to practical use and provide feedback.
Test products we had included mowers, outboard motors, snowmobiles and aqualung diving system.
Outboard Marine downsized around 1975 and to keep his job, my dad moved to Galesburg the Lawn-Boy HQ at the time.
I purchased his home and the mower stayed here. I used it back in the day for a city size lot.
It has been stored unused for a long time and I decided to do some cleaning out of my garage.
The batteries were stored inside and are dried up.
The last time I used the mower it worked, but I don't currently have a 36 volt source to test the electric motor.
1968 Lawnboy Model 3054******1973 Lawnboy Model 8231******1974 Lawnboy Model 5023
1975 Lawnboy Model 5024******1975 Lawnboy Model 5273******1976 Lawnboy Model 5274
1976 Lawnboy Model 8234EX****1977 Lawnboy Model 5024******1980 Lawnboy Model 5247
1980 Lawnboy Model 7268******1982 Lawnboy Model 5247******1982 Lawnboy Model 5247
1972 Lawnboy Model 1015******1972 Lawnboy Model 1015
1987 Lawnboy Model 1400CL****1995 Lawnboy Model 61638
Where there's a will, there's Mr. Bill!***They don't call me MacGyver for nothing!***I have LBAD and DCAD!