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Hello all, Larry here from Monroe, WA. I recently started a new hobby repairing lawnmowers. I have decided right now to focus mostly on John Deere walk-behinds. I don't have a lot of room on our small lot so i have a 5 mower limit. :) I hope to meet some good folks on here and learn a lot and maybe share some of what I know.
 

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Nice to meet you, Larry. This is a great place with a lot of helpful and knowledgeable people. :thThumbsU

By the way, we all like to see pics of whatever lawnmower project you are working on.
 

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Welcome, Larry!

Hope to see some of your acquisitions from the northwest. Don't want to upset your collecting schedule, but there were a couple of really cool Honda HR17's in the Seattle area, I think in Renton. These are so small 17" deck that you could add them to your future JD collection without taking up a lot of space. Just need carburetor cleaning.

They have side valve 76cc motors on them. Check Craigslist for Seattle!

reply to this link: [email protected]

Only $75 and I bet he'd sell it for $40. Also comes with the bag which is unobtanium form Honda!

The other one is very clean, but he wants more for it: $150.

This and the HR21 were the first Honda mowers imported and built in Japan!

Good Luck!
 

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Hello and welcome, also from monroe. I'm down 203 and above the old "honor-prison farm".

I mainly play with reels but also have a lawnboy. I love my lawnboy but it cloggs anytime it is damp. I need something self propelled and light weight to bag and pick up leafs. I am going to "borrow" one of my dads John Deere 14sb's (of which he has two) to see how it picks up leafs this fall.

Take care,
Eric
 

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Sean- I will post some pics and thanks for the welcome.
GCMartin-Jeez my first post and you're already a bad influence..lol
Eric- I live off chain lake above the movie theater. Looking for Any Deere walk-behinds especially the 14 SB. Are you interested in more reels if i run across them?
 

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Hello and welcome, also from monroe. I'm down 203 and above the old "honor-prison farm".

I mainly play with reels but also have a lawnboy. I love my lawnboy but it cloggs anytime it is damp. I need something self propelled and light weight to bag and pick up leafs. I am going to "borrow" one of my dads John Deere 14sb's (of which he has two) to see how it picks up leafs this fall.

Take care,
Eric
Eric,

I sure like your Locke triple reel. Do you have photos posted? if not start a new topic with photos!
 

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Hello and welcome, also from monroe. I'm down 203 and above the old "honor-prison farm".

I mainly play with reels but also have a lawnboy. I love my lawnboy but it cloggs anytime it is damp. I need something self propelled and light weight to bag and pick up leafs. I am going to "borrow" one of my dads John Deere 14sb's (of which he has two) to see how it picks up leafs this fall.

Take care,
Eric
The JD does well picking up leaves. I would like to try a gator blade in hopes it would chew up the leaves a bit more than the stock blade.

Well, I should say it picks up leaves well that are sitting on top of the grass as the JD lacks the vacuum of a snapper.
 

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Eric,

I sure like your Locke triple reel. Do you have photos posted? if not start a new topic with photos!

Here it is. http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=127116 I have not updated it in a while.


Larry, I'm not really looking for more reels right now, unless it is super cheap. And even then I would be pretty picky. I just dont have space in my small shed at this time. I would like to find a better bagger/leave/cedar stick/maple helecopter picker upper sometime.


From what I can tell about best picking up rear baggers....
Snappers - awesome bagging and "vacuuming", but parts are hard to get.
Toros - good bagging, parts available
Deere 14sb - good bagging, expensive parts available


Now back to your original post...
 
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