View Full Version : slight lawn mower mods

01-27-2009, 05:24 PM
i hate spending money sence i have a machine shop and as such i have this lawn mower i picked up and its not bad rebuild the carb cleaned the plug fixed the handel..any how this thing uses a 2 cable system for throtlte and engine stop so it was missing all the parts to make thee items work and seeing as iam keeping this one for me ,, i took some aluim amde a new new rip handle, SS for the shut off and throttle noting over giltery but every thing now works and she wil start every time one 1 pull with also very little effort as well on the pulling any how enjoy the pics




01-27-2009, 06:16 PM
Nice one!
To me that's a lot of what it's all about, fix it not bin it.
Make it a good useable bit of equipment again too.
That also pleases the missus and gives you a good excuse to spend the money you saved on shiny stuff for the workshop.
Shiny things for the workshop are the stuff of life,

oddball racing
01-27-2009, 06:30 PM
one of my favorite (and most used) sayings is, "there is used and there is used-up".
Besides, I see shiny paint on that mower, that there says there is plenty more life left to it.

01-27-2009, 09:28 PM
Good job,around here a push mower is used until the engine helicopters out of the deck.Then I find a new deck and start all over:D

01-27-2009, 09:47 PM
Good job,around here a push mower is used until the engine helicopters out of the deck.Then I find a new deck and start all over:D
When I was a little kid, my dad brought home a lawn mower from the dump. We started it up and the whole thing went up in flames.. So THATS why it went to the dump...
Ah scored some nice Stihl lawn equipment from yuppies who don't know how to clean carbs or gap spark plugs. Gotta love those.

01-28-2009, 05:37 AM
I used to work on mowers for a living. On a B&S engine like that one you can remove the entire brake system ( that mess where you made the lever, the band that contacts the flywheel, get rid of it all ). The only part you keep & reuse is the kill switch, squeeze the tabs & remove it from it's mounting on the brake system. It's the same grounding switch B&S has used for years. Now put the switch on the carb linkage ( the square hole is still there so you just snap it in ). Now all the mower needs is the throttle cable & when throttle is mowed to it's slowest speed the carb linkage contacts the grounding switch & shuts the mower off just like it did in the good old days before all the safety crap was added. Rick

01-28-2009, 07:01 AM
I got a husquavarna with Honda engine.. Gave I think $500 or near that for it.

Well butch ate the mower bag.. really.. and the exit chute they gave me to regular chop mow was plastic piece of crap that when you got too close to the chainlink fence it'd fall off, then you were mulching mowing.. NOW.. that is too slow..

I cut the lower "strap" on the deck where the lil door made up, since it only caught wet grass and stopped up.. then went to the sheetmetal brake and bent up a proper chute out of 11ga, and tig welded it all to the "powdercoated" deck.. It slings the grass clippings out now wet, dry or whatever..

So, I turned a good $500 mower into a Walmart $159 clone??? With my pup's help.. I did love Butch, but he was a real pain, this new dog (going on 3) sleeps 16 hours a day.. he don't tear up squat.. too lazy..

The cables must be universal.. The one off the robot mower (abandoned) fit the Honda mower.. It had velcro around the handle anyways..

01-28-2009, 07:04 AM
No thanks...I prefer my fancy new ride um mower...


01-28-2009, 08:59 AM
Russ I thought this was yours?:D


01-28-2009, 09:05 AM
LOL! Funny.. "You don't have to be all that close" :D
I do like the idear tho...