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  •  Not sure if lawn mowers are appliances or not... (9+ / 0-)

    but I have a Lawn Chief I inherited from my grandfather when he passed 17 years ago.  No idea how long he had it before that.

    Steel, heavy as hell, kinda clunky to use but, dammit! It still works just fine.

    Same goes for other tools I got at the same time; circular saw, drill press, jig saw etc... All American made, all still working perfectly.

    I can see Canada from my house. No, really, I can.

    by DuzT on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 01:58:50 PM PST

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    •  We used to have a Lawn Boy (tm) mower (6+ / 0-)

      It would not die either. Aluminum (or whatever) body, 2 cycle motor. Put the wrong gas mixture, no mixture more than once, polluted the air like satan, but always ran. No repairs that I can recall, but you'd have to ask my dad and it's been over 20 years since he passed.

      Dam fine hand pushed mower though, easy to move, light weight. Great for trimming around trees and such. Couldn't take too heavy of a cut though, low Hp.

      Is it even legal to sell 2 cycle engine anything anymore?

    •  We have a small 1939 Ford Farm Tractor. (4+ / 0-)
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      Rashaverak, Dem Beans, DuzT, jts327

      It's gotten a workout this winter, shoveling snow. Only the Blizzard of early January was too large for it to handle. Every Sunday for eight weeks we've had to shovel the driveway.

      That's about it's only use for the old Ford except for the 4th of July Parade.  

    •  My husband got a mower from his dad (3+ / 0-)
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      DuzT, Dem Beans, flumptytail

      after his dad passed away in 1994.  Being cheap and handy, hubby fixed the thing for years.  If he needed parts, he'd stop and pick up mowers that people were throwing out - driving anywhere with him was embarrassing.   By the time our sons reached their teens and took over mowing, the mower had parts from at least a dozen machines, but it still ran.  Our youngest son dubbed it 'Frankenmower'.  

      Finally, the boys bought hubby a new mower for Christmas a couple of years ago, but Frankenmower lives on.  

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