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Our names are Cara and Gregg. A little history basically of me, Gregg, as I am older and 'was there'.

I grew up in Norton Mass. from about 1966 through 1977. We, my parents, older sister and younger brother, had a home on a 16+/- acre parcel of land. Most of it was wooded although we did have some lawn that needed attending. We began by inheriting my grandfathers gold and tan lawn boy loafer and mower deck, I believe it was a 1958 model. It was used for yard maintenance and mowing for a few years. We kids were allowed to drive the loafer into the woods and sometimes haul a small trailer full of leaves into the woods to be disposed of. If we ever shut it off or ran out of gas, none of us could ever restart it. We'd have to get dad. My younger brother doesn't even remember it. I believe the loafer and deck were sold in the late sixties and replaced with a 1970 +/- Moto-Mower mower with 8 HP B&S with 42" deck. He still has that.

Fast forward to 2007. I have fond memories of the lawn boy loafer and always compare it to a mini rear engine dragster. At some time in 2007, I was searching Google in hopes to find images of a Lawn Boy Loafer to show my younger girlfriend, Cara. Inevitably, we found a 64 Loafer and deck for sale in running condition in Nova Scotia Canada. We struck a deal, ultimate receipt of the equipment took several months. As the bird flies, Nova Scotia is not that far from here but it is a peninsula with many miles by land to get there. Thanks to a friend who vacations in Nova Scotia with family and a seasonal ferry that allowed us to receive the equipment earlier this month. Both pieces are in operating condition and we use them to mow, haul a small trailer and kids, brush in the trailer today.

Cara and I love the setup. The mower runs good but the deck is on it's last leg. As both pieces are as old as me or older, both will require maintenance and TLC. We hope to tap the expertise, and parts availability, of the members of this forum.

It seems both pieces are 1964 based on serial numbers although, the engine numbers would seem to be 1965. The engine tags are as follows:

Loafer model D452 Serial 4151441
Mower model D402 Serial 4284227

I will post images at some point. Reviewing parts tree parts illustrations and index indicates that the deck is perhaps a 9212A and the deck a 5232 or 5233 19" or 7215 21". I have to measure the blade.

We chose Buzz-Bomb because while mowing, the low RPM 2 stroke mower with exhaust under the deck reminded me of the old German WWII self propelled buzz bombs. Although, the mower doesn't pulse like the buzz-bomb unless it is hitting heavy patches of grass or running out of fuel!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCdlBc__3kg

We look forward to our time here on the forum! Cara and Gregg
 

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Thank You!
 

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Welcome to MTF! An interesting mowing rig...I'd like to see a video of it in operation.
 

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:MTF_wel2:, Cara and Gregg, from another newbie here.

I'm down in Massachusetts, and spent quite a bit of time in Norton when an ex-girlfriend went to school there at Wheaton.

Hope you enjoy this forum as much as I am so far.



Ken
 

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Buzz-Bomb

Glad you found us on the net. :MTF_wel2: We are glad to have you. There are many friendly and knowledgeable folks here at MTF, so enjoy all the different forums. Click on ”Active Topics” near the top left of the page for all the latest activity. You can also register with other members from your state by clicking here:
 

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Welcome to MTF. Glad you joined us.
 

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:MTF_wel2:, Cara and Gregg, from another newbie here.

I'm down in Massachusetts, and spent quite a bit of time in Norton when an ex-girlfriend went to school there at Wheaton.

Hope you enjoy this forum as much as I am so far.



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Ken,

My mom is a Wheaton Grad. Wheaton was an all girls school then. We lived at One Dean Street, on the corner of South Worcester Street.

Gregg
 

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Welcome to MTF! An interesting mowing rig...I'd like to see a video of it in operation.
Will do when we can. Even more so, there is nothing that will wheelstand like the loafer. Seriously, lean back slightly, slam it into high gear and it will stay up until you:

A) run out of fuel,
B) Lean forward
C) hit something
D) go over a different grade and possible loose control.

I rolled it over backwards, kind of sideways once doing this for the first time.:ROF
 

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welcome buzz bomb....

Im from Mass originally and used to go to Norton years ago, they used to have a huge flea market there every weekend

glad you guys found MTF
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Welcome to the forum, Nice setup and if you need any answers or just want to talk about Lawn-Boys, the walk-behind mower forum is perfect for that. See you there!:Welcome1:
 
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