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DonNewberry
It may have been made by alice chalmers? I can't read the labels. I was cleaning out the woods and found an old lawn mower. It has a sickle bar cutter on the front of it powered by a gas motor. The wheels are about a foot in diameter with a tin cover. The gas tank is a cylinder. It looks like a big earless mouse. Anybody know who would have made this critter? Don

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dirtsaver
Don it could be one of a large number of "walking tractors" made by several companies from the early 40's to the late 50,s. Allis never made one but Simplicity was a major player in that group. There are several collectors clubs and websites for these units. Larry

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DonNewberry
[url]http://hyperphoto.photoloft.com/view/Album.asp?s=cano&u=1765555&a=1348784&i=10649827[/url] The above links to three pictures of the critter. Like I said, a giant cat's toy. I tried making a rubbing of the plate. No go! the impressions won't come through. I got a name? that ends in o or 0 and a couple of numbers along with the advice that I lubricate it after 25 hours of operation. I think I'll keep my ac instead. Don

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arjr111
That is in the book. It is a circa 1948 Jari Power Scythe. No info. on engine, though. Jari Products, INC 2934-T Pillsbury Avenue Minneapolis 8, Minnesota [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/arjr111/jari.JPG[/img]

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Stoneheartfarm
I've seen Ads for Jari products, but I believe they are out of 50's and 60's magazines. Is Jari still in business, or have they been eaten by another company? Steve

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DonNewberry
For fun! The gas line on it has been cut. Other than that it looks like you could start it today. I think I should get it out of my life as soon as possible. On the other hand, I could adapt the sickle bar for my AC? Don

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arjr111
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On the other hand, I could adapt the sickle bar for my AC?
IMO, it probably has collector value, and to destroy it would be a shame. Put it on ebay, or get it running, but try to preserve it for the sake of old iron lovers everywhere.

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dieselman
Like Art said it is a Jari. Im sorry i didn't post back sooner but we have been planting beans and was pretty busy. The engine on ours is a brigs. They aint worth much arround here we got ours for arround $5 but I wouldn't cut it up there pretty fun to play with and work reall good for mowing weeds.

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rokon2813
I found one. Supposed to be 100% original. The code on the 3 hp briggs says its a 1966. The engine is seized but they said it was driven to its current resting place 3 years ago. Since its the same vintage as me, think I'll keep it. Besides; it was free.

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