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Posted: 5/28/2003 9:55:16 AM EDT
Ahhh, Spring is here and I love cutting the grass! I just got a new Lawn mower for the season. Nothing much, I dont really need anything huge to mow my small front and back yard. Its a Briggs & Straton 4.5HP Mulching 22" If you know me, yo know that as soon as I got it home I threw away the crap motor oil they give with the mower to put in it, and I added the full synthetic Mobil-1 This mower is a keeper and I want it around for a long time! [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12787[/img] I last had a Tucmsen[SP?] and it was total junk. Hard to change the oil in it, hard to find parts and ran really rough. So I am back with Briggs & Straton. How about you guys, what do you all use?
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:00:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 10:01:56 AM EDT by MAHABALI]
I need to get a new one, it takes too long to cut the grass with this one. [img]www.cutleryandmore.com/img/1182.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:02:12 AM EDT
If anyone has an actual picture of their mower (not a stock image) I seriously feel for your family.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:06:16 AM EDT
[img]http://members.cox.net/slack/images/tortoise1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:17:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By California_Kid: [url]http://members.cox.net/slack/images/tortoise1.jpg[/url]
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Damn, who sells armor plating for your mower?
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:19:45 AM EDT
[img]http://www.danciprari.com/images/worldtrip/india/in-pow-bha-fatehpur-sikri-lawn-mower-1-600.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:24:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 10:30:10 AM EDT by Lurch]
I've been reduced to using this [img]http://www.mypranks.com/images/cow-braces.jpg[/img] ever since my wife caught me doing this... [img]http://www.letsmow.com/gallery/lawn26.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:41:14 AM EDT
laugh if you must but i Do have a picture of my lawnmower. I got this out of my grandfather's garage after he passed away. I brought it home, tore it down to every last bolt, and rebuilt it. It's a 1944 Wheel Horse. None of that plastic crap for me. -Nuke [img]http://home.indy.rr.com/myexplorer/wh.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:44:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 10:47:22 AM EDT by California_Kid]
Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U:
Originally Posted By California_Kid: [url]http://members.cox.net/slack/images/tortoise1.jpg[/url]
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Damn, who sells armor plating for your mower?
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He's a federal endangered species so commerce in the armor is illegal. If the plating gets damaged you can patch it with Bondo according to my exotic animal vet. BTW my ex-wife and I share two mowers. The little one is a 3.5 HP Briggs & Stratton similar to yours. I agree it's a great mower. Runs great except when her non-mechanos-mentis tenant put a bunch of motor oil in the fuel tank. The other one is a Craftsman 6 HP mulcher, also a B&S engine I believe. It's powerful but kind of unwieldy. Any larger and I'd want a self-propelled mower. That one has the grass catcher in the back, which I like.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:46:07 AM EDT
NUCULAR, Thats one fine looking mower! Was it originally red? I thought they were bark blue? Maybe I am thinking of a different kind.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:50:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By osprey21: [url]http://www.danciprari.com/images/worldtrip/india/in-pow-bha-fatehpur-sikri-lawn-mower-1-600.jpg[/url]
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My brother has one just like that at his place in Bahrain!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:56:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NUCULAR: laugh if you must but i Do have a picture of my lawnmower. I got this out of my grandfather's garage after he passed away. I brought it home, tore it down to every last bolt, and rebuilt it. It's a 1944 Wheel Horse. None of that plastic crap for me. -Nuke [url]http://home.indy.rr.com/myexplorer/wh.jpg[/url]
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Cool mower, Nuke!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:59:30 AM EDT
Yeah, they were originally red. I dont think they were quite that color, but they were close. I should have powder coated it instead of painted it. It looks well used now. It is my dedicated snow pusher in the winter and takes some abuse. Its amazing the amount of work it can do w/ that small of an engine (like 4 - 5 HP) but it doesnt have hydrostatic gearing to lose power to or anything like that. -Nuke
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:00:48 AM EDT
M4_Aiming_at_U better put regular oil back in it until the rings seat.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:03:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By illigb: Cool mower, Nuke!
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you guys in Ohio must see these on every street corner -Nuke
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:04:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Am-O-Tramp: M4_Aiming_at_U better put regular oil back in it until the rings seat.
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Really? The manual said it was ok. But I didnt even think about the rings. Will do that before next cut. When do you think the rings will be seated?
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:11:01 AM EDT
M4_Aiming_at_U I would give a lawnmower shop a call and ask them what they think, my guess would be about 2-3 hrs of running.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:14:40 AM EDT
rings will eventually seat with whatever you use, its just that with higher quality oil it takes longer
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:15:11 AM EDT
Sorry I don't have a pic of my wife in her bathing suit.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:28:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DuffyMack: Sorry I don't have a pic of my wife in her bathing suit.
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That's OK, I do. (I couldn't resist - you left it wide open!) -Nuke
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