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Probably one of the strangest things that you've seen a Tacoma pull

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Tacomadude89, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Sep 18, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    I recently picked up this antique walk-behind lawnmower and towed it home behind my Tacoma on my trailer and thought I'd share a few photos as it's probably one of the strangest things you've seen a Tacoma tow. Sure got the looks from some people as well!

    It's a 1947 Jacobsen Lawn King two stroke reel mower. Bought it from the original owner in fact. Long story short, I had been looking specifically for one of these for quite sometime to go along with my other antique Jacobsen reel mower that I restored a while back.

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    My other Jacobsen that I restored a while back.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Not the strangest, but its pretty cool!
     
  3. Sep 19, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    EL TACOROJO

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    Lawn mower man ring a bell joking. That's pretty cool
     
  4. Sep 19, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    That's awesome. Give us some pics of the cut when you get a chance.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    Nice mower! I want a reel mower.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    Great trailer too!!! Would haul a motorcycle in comfort and style!
     
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    Can't wait to see the newly acquired mower cleaned up.
    Seems like you did a fantastic job on the first one.
    Have fun with the restoration.​
     
  8. Mar 12, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    im being completely serious here...is there a huge lawnmower restoration crowd? i know people like to restore old tractors, so i was just curious.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    Cool mower. I bet I got some looks when I was towing a completely burned WRX on I-5. lol.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    ok, i gotta ask, whats wrong with the bed of the truck that you need a trailer for a push lawnmower?? Its not so big that it wouldnt fit:confused:
     
  11. Mar 13, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    :)
    This thread is pretty old....but I was thinking the same thing.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    im guessin loading n unloading it alone? ive loaded the snowblower a couple times by myself n its a chore
     
  13. Mar 13, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    That's pretty cool...Thanks for shareing.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    nice find though. kinda anxious to see after restoration pics. guy i work with bought a mid-50s hahn eclipse for cheap and now its sittin outside at work. in pretty damn good shape too.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    Haha, yes and no. There are forums for collectors out there that are dedicated to antique lawnmowers believe it or not. I am just into anything with a motor and wheels so something like absolutely intrigues me.:)


    In short, the mower weighs an absolute ton to say the leaste, the thing is like lead, so the trailer makes it MUCH easier to haul around on and still requires a couple of us to maneuver it onto. It is also self-propelled, not push.

    I've decided to keep it in it's (mostly) orginal state as I'd like to enjoy it that way for a while before I do a 'ground up' restoration on it, so it will be a while before that happens.




    Nice, those are cool vintage machines! Post up some pictures if you can. It's just fun to use one of these old machines every now and then, they are completely different than using a modern mower of today.:)
     
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    Ill get a couple pics of it n post em up
     
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