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    No matter what the size or shape of your lawn, Simplicity offers you a precision-performing lawn mower, rigidly tested and sturdily built.   Reel or rotary, single unit or gang, Simplicity mowers carry the hallmark of America's top lawn mower producer -- and the name "Simplicity" always means dependability, top performance and sensible price.

    Make your choice soon.   Then know the unsurpassed ease, safety and satisfaction of mowing the Simplicity way.

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    6 cutting blades -- 7" diameter reel. Free Floating hitch follows contours. Cutting height adjustment 3/4" to 2-3/4". 2 skid shoes prevent scalping. Reversible bed knife. Heavy tubular steel construction. Steel roller with grease fittings.


    Heavily reinforced aluminum alloy housing.  Safety guard at opening. One piece, high carbon steel blade. Shaft revolves on precision ball bearings. Free floating hitch follows contours. Height easily adjusted by turning knob - - 1-1/4" to 3-1/4". Mower mounts quickly with 2 steel pins. Long lasting rubber gauge rollers. Leaf mulcher attachment is also available for the rotary mower. 


    For use with 30" Reel Mower -- cuts 59" swath. 2 ground driven 21' mowers. Rigidly supported cast iron frame. Alloy steel 5 blade reels.
    Precision tapered roller bearings. 10" diameter wheels -- 3" wide rubber tires provide tractors to drive through heavy grass. Designed to track perfectly, maneuver along slopes.

    .Simplicity Wonder-Boy Performance Data

    SPEED AND FUEL CONSUMPTION -- Average operating speed under normal load and mowing conditions-- 2 to 3 m.p.h, in Iow speed and 3 to 5 m.p.h, in high speed.   Fuel Consumption -- 1-1/2 to 2 qts. per hour based on average conditions of load, speed and carburetor adjustment.

    TURNING AND MOWING RADII -- will turn to outside of I 1/4 ft. radius; completely inside a 4-1/2 ft. radius.   With 24" Rotary Mower will cut to outside of 2 ft. radius.   With 59" Gang Mowers, cuts easily to outside of 16" radius.

    CLIMBING AND STABILITY -- will operate easily, safely, comfortably, on grades to 40% . . . straight up or down, quartering, or on full side.

    WITH 24" HEAVY DUTY ROTARY MOWER -- will mow or mulch over one acre of average level lawn per hour in high speed, or 5/8 acre per hour in low speed.

    WITH 30" REEL TYPE MOWER -- will mow over 1-1/4 acre in high speed or 3/4 acre of lawn per hour in low speed.

    WITH 30" REEL AND TWO GANG COMPANION MOWERS -- a 59" swath will mow 2-3/4 acre per hour in high speed or 1-5/8 acre per hour in low speed.

    WITH 30" GRADER-SNOW BLADE -- will clear a path over 2000 ft. long, 6 ft. wide, in snow 4" deep in one hour in high speed, or 1200 ft. long in low speed. Angled swath -- 26".

    WITH 1/2 TON TRAILER CART -- will easily handle 1/2 ton loads.

    [Source: Simplicity Lawn & Garden Power Equipment catalog, 1957, courtesy of Iain McCowan]  

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