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Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton


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Old 03-22-2008, 02:43 AM
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Default Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton

I just acquired an edger with a "Golden Boy" Briggs & Stratton engine model number KS-71 or KS-7I. Can anyone tell me anything about this engine or edger? It looks like a very old B&S to me.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:37 AM
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Default Re: Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton

That doesn't sound like a briggs model # to me. If you could post a pic of the engine I could probably identify it.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:07 AM
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Default Re: Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton

You are correct. Model number is 60102. I found manuals at B&S. I also found Keepsharp in Florida that has Golden Boy parts. But I can't find anything else. Here are pics.
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Default Re: Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton

The first two digits of the serial number is the year the engine was made. Most of the parts for it are available.
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:43 PM
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Default Re: Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton

We bought our Golden Boy edger new in 1972 or 1973 from Sears. I think if you look for Sears catalogs in this date range, you will see your edger. You can find used Sears catalogs on Ebay. I hope this helps down the date. Greg
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:15 AM
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Default Re: Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton

Thanks Greg. I just sent an email to Sears Parts Direct asking about it. Sometimes they will tell you about items they no longer sell. Hopefully they will still have some sort of records this person can access for me. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:47 AM
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Sears claims they have no records of any Golden Boys. I guess I've come to a dead end, unless someone comes up with any more ideas.
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Default Re: Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton

Donny

That engine looks new enough to have a code number.If it does,the first 2 numbers are the year of manufature for it(the engine anyway).I had a golden boy edger a couple of years ago that was made in '75(my birth year ironicaly) that looked identical to yours.The edger head on yours looks like it had ball bearings while mine had cheap brass bushings in it that required greasing with each use ,what a pain.That's why i no longer have it!

I had a problem with sears myself not too long ago.I needed an idler pulley for a '73 SS12 lawn tractor and they couldn't even find a parts break down for the machine.Pathetic.Seems like no one now adays goes back to when machines were built like tanks anymore.What a shame.I ended up giving the tractor away.

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Old 03-26-2008, 01:05 PM
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Sears will do that. There compleatly useless inless you find the right person thats willing to help that day...if not...your out of luck. Sears didnt use to be that way but it, like everything else these days is gone down the drain. Try calling them for parts....over here, they give you 5 or 6 diferent run around numbers before you MIGHT finally get the parts department............That was before we found out were they get the parts...so we just go straight over there if it's a sears part HEhehehe
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Default Re: Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton

Hey Donny,
Did you try to search some old Sears catalogs for the edger? Our edger had the ball bearing shaft too! I really like the pics of your edger. It sure does bring back memories. Sears probably will not have documentation going back to the early 70's. It is hard to belive that was over 35 years ago but it seams like yesterday to me. Greg
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I don't think Sears ever sold Golden Boy. They were made in Ft. Worth, TX. As a cheaper edger they were sold thru lawn and garden retailers and hardware stores for consumer use. Not a bad edger, but not in the same class as Power Trim or Little Wonder.

The Briggs 60102 is a sleeve bearing engine. The model number would be different if it had a ball bearing PTO (60132). However very few 60000 were ball bearing because at 2hp they were a cheaper, entry level engine. This engine was fitted with Vacu-Jet (suction) carb resulting in 2hp rating. If it had a Pulsa-Jet or Float (Flo-Jet) carb it would be rated 2.25hp.

First two digits of caode are year and thrid and fourth are month of mfg. Approximately 1983 or 1984 Briggs eliminated points and went to electronic ignition type coil. Keep in mind that many older engines were converted to electronic. Easy to do using either a module with old coil, or a replacement electronic coil either purchased new or pulled from a later engine.
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Default Re: Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton

Thanks for all the input everyone. I suppose it will be a subject that just kinda ends about like this. I just know enough to make me even more curious, but I'll probably never know any more than I do now about Golden Boy. Although, I'll come back to this page once in a while to see if anyone has come up with anything new.
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Default Re: Golden Boy edger - Briggs & Stratton

With the KS-71 number you mention at the beginning of the thread, I wonder did K&S build Golden Boy? I think K&S was Ft. Worth based.
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Hey, that's a great idea! I sent email to K&S. Maybe they will be able to help.
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K&S never replied. Does anyone have anymore suggestions?
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K&S never replied. Does anyone have anymore suggestions?
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I have a K&S Edger that is very similar to the picture
My blade housing is about to disintegrate from30 years of my abuse
Any ideas as to where I might find the housing or the entire front blade assembly? K&S 122 A
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I just acquired an edger with a "Golden Boy" Briggs & Stratton engine model number KS-71 or KS-7I. Can anyone tell me anything about this engine or edger? It looks like a very old B&S to me.
Donny
Donny, i have a golden boy model ks 71 edger bought from richs in 1972 it is has a briggs straton engine. i need pulley shaft and the blade adjuster have any clue where i might find these parts.

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