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I've lost my mind, but having fun :). updated pics

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ngale65

Well after much deliberation i pulled the old roper out. Cleaned it up, tuned it up and tightened everything up and fresh gas. Hasent run in years, 3rd pull fired right up. Its funny when i was 10 years old or so my grandmother gave this to me and i tore the engine down and rebuilt it. learned all about mowers with this one. Started pulling mowers out of the trash, fixing and selling the. $10-$20 was a lot to a kid back then. So I think I may spend some time cutting the grass with this again this summer, for old times sake. The tractor that got me into everything was a HB212 given to me by one of my good friends grandmother in 1995. Well its just escalated out of control from there. I love my 212, pry my favorite tractor of all time. Now I'm in my 30's, married, house, kid. :) still playing with my lawnmower and feeling like im a kid. At least my wife doesnt have to worry where i am. haha. Everyone in this club has been great to. Definitely glad i became a member. always nice to see other people ideas. Even if some are a bad influence and help me to fill my garage with more things i dont need.Well the plan for this week is to get all the mowers ready for spring. and then get my new ag tires on the 212. pics to follow as i get things done.

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ngale65

And i think you would be one of those bad influences. haha. we all want to have your toys Josh. I mean who else stumbles on a trencher while getting a sweepster. Still Jealous of that one.

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GLPointon

Nice story & mower Nate...That would be a good trim mower

ROPER...I've been repairing HVAC and other appliances for many yrs now & I know Roper as an appliance mfg. They made Ranges for Sears yrs ago I think. Oh well I know of a gun mfg co. that started out making typewriters.

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rsnik

Nathan,

Your Grandmother gave you this mower when you were ten years old and you rebuilt the engine and still own it? That is an admirable accomplishment and sure fits in with the general idea here of keep it simple, keep it running and keep it.

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ngale65

Bought this new in 1997. :) she is tuned up and ready to go another year. Its amazing how long good equipment lasts if you take care of it. Its a shape There arent really any good lawnmowers made these days, all throw away crap. Honda makes a nice commercial 21" push mower for the tune of about $1100 bucks. luckily my girl is still running good and you can still get parts if it brakes.

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goatfarmer

Nice looking Roper, not too bad for a mower that was probably designed to be used for a few years, and then tossed.

We've got a TORO pushmower that I won on a raffle back in the late 80's. Change the oil every year, sharpen the original blade, and change the plug every couple of years. The only repair it's needed is a drive belt about 15 years ago. Regular maintenance does help!

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