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quote:Originally posted by GLPointon

Wow...wooden rollers? is that old or custom? I hope old...very cool dOd


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id="quote">I have seen alot of rollers that were wood from back in the day on different brands. nice find sm01

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quote:Originally posted by GLPointon

Wow...wooden rollers? is that old or custom? I hope old...very cool dOd


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id="quote">They are pretty neat. I had no idea what they really looked like until I picked the 732 yesterday. When I pulled the 532 out of a friend's barn it only had remnants of the rollers because the deck had been buried in mud for 20 years.Maybe that's the answer for everyone's worn out nylon deck rollers for all the Simplicity's! (My dad already joked about turning some on the wood lathe...)

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Chris727

Nice find! I saw the other posting too and am glad to see you saved it! Yes the wooden rollers were OEM on the MowBees. They were made by Hahn and are nearly identical to the Hahn-Eclipse.

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MysTiK

Olde steele reele pushe mowers - most had woode rollers. I replaced mine with a chunk of maple dowel. Tried to hand drill holes in the ends; came out a little wobble - and still works fine.

Yeh, I know, you don't like pushing. They are near effortless if set up properly. That's the problem; nobody ever spent the time to figure how they work. I don't use mine much lately; but it works fine for a long time now. But they are a special interest, and for specific purpose for me = back yard custom croquet course, mimic golf course - you gotta be crazy to do this. :D The olde steele reels will cut reeeelly short; but you lower it gradually, or you reeeelly learn what push means. 8)

Neat old mowers there - but I don't know why, RER's scare me.

Great idea about the lathe making rollers - any size you want - wow!! You could experiment w soft wood, and make the final from good maple, ash, ironwood, etc. (don't know what's best).

Thanx for shares, pix, etc.

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quote:Originally posted by huffy

Those little mowers are cute. Are you going to restore the 732? I'd leave the 532 as is.


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id="quote">I'm sure someday I will get the itch to restore them. I really have no plans to ever getting them mowing again. (Deffenently want to drive them!) I need to find a couple older briggs verticals to re-power them both. I know they are not Simplicity's but I think they are still pretty neat.

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