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    Default Don't scrap that dead push mower.....

    Remove the motor and bolt on some scrap boards or plywood to make a flatbed! You will find a hundred uses for it, moving trash cans, cinder blocks, bags of sand, cement, fertilizer, camping gear etc. etc.
    Sorry, no pic, mine is under 6 feet of snow at the moment.

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    So, how do you get the motor to drive the wheels?
    Winter is Coming...

    Go GeocacheAlaska!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagLvr View Post
    Remove the motor and bolt on some scrap boards or plywood to make a flatbed! You will find a hundred uses for it, moving trash cans, cinder blocks, bags of sand, cement, fertilizer, camping gear etc. etc.
    Sorry, no pic, mine is under 6 feet of snow at the moment.

    I have two, there all yours. You can have a whole fleet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanfly View Post
    I have two, there all yours. You can have a whole fleet.
    Hey, I could make a train! COOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
    So, how do you get the motor to drive the wheels?
    Well, if you live on a mountain top, you can hook a rope to the mower with the other end tied to the motor, then just drop the motor off the mountain.
    Flat landers can use a well or very high tree branch

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    I bought a Honda. My grand kids will be using it someday.
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    That is actually a great Idea to recycle. I have a riding mower now, but my old worn out push mower is taking up space in the shed. I don't like firing up the 4wheeler or the truck every time I want to move something. Thanks for the Post. I might put some 8 inch solid ruber wheels on mine to improve movement.

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    It's a great plan, the only problem is my old motor died due to the deck rusing out and the studs that the tires spun on fell off. The engine still ran.

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    The problem I see is that to built a working cart using a lawnmower motor one must figure a way to use a belt that hangs below the motor, since these motors don't have horizontal-shafts. It can be done, I imagine, but it's more difficult unless one can set the pulleys horizontally and below the motor (like a riding mower). With a vertical-shaft motor, you can set the pulleys vertically (like in your car's motor), which makes it much easier. The lawnmower motor would work for a concrete router, however.

    Well, one could always attach the motor to the living room ceiling, and replace the blades with a good set of fan blades. Oops! I forgot that the blades rotation has to change from season to season (winter/summer), so the engine has to be installed upside down for one season, and the other way the next season

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    Heck I didn't know youse guys had grass to mow up there in Alaska.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack View Post
    Heck I didn't know youse guys had grass to mow up there in Alaska.
    Oh, yes. We do have nice and green lawns up here. Summers are short, but you can almost see the vegetation grow. No kidding By the way, a lot of people grow the other type of "lawn," too. Most end-up in jail, but new and dumb ones keep on trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagLvr View Post
    Remove the motor and bolt on some scrap boards or plywood to make a flatbed! You will find a hundred uses for it, moving trash cans, cinder blocks, bags of sand, cement, fertilizer, camping gear etc. etc.
    Sorry, no pic, mine is under 6 feet of snow at the moment.
    now thats a great ideal >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    Default mower recycle

    Back n the early 60's a guy made a hover craft with a vertical shaft motor, and used it like a doly hauling stuf around his yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arleigh View Post
    Back n the early 60's a guy made a hover craft with a vertical shaft motor, and used it like a doly hauling stuf around his yard.
    What was it about the 60s that the coolest things were invented then?

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