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Ideal Power Mower (Watch your fingers!!!)


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Old 08-30-2009, 10:35:11 PM
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I just picked this Ideal mower up last week. Got it running pretty easy. It had just been sitting around for years. The first time I got it running I had the fan off the engine. The next time I ran it I had the fan on it. Well, I ran it outside and it was just getting dark. It was running a little lean and guess what, I reached down to adjust the mixer and forgot about the fan that I couldn't see in the dark and that was not there the night before. That thing bites pretty hard!! Too big gashes in my finger, plus it cracked my finger nail down by the cuticle. I just got a refresher course in respecting this old machinery. I have a pretty good track record too. This is my first injury in 30 years of messing with this stuff. Never let your guard down and keep your wits about you!

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looks like a couple of battle scars will follow that one you are lucky it didnt take your fingers off:eek.john
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Default Re: Ideal Power Mower (Watch your fingers!!!)

Nice mower.

I manged to do something similar, sticking my finger into the fan, on my Model B John Deere tractor a few years ago. Something you don't soon forget!
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Nice job, Junk!

That one got your attention!

I've gotten "bit" a few times by machinery and luckily, I still have all my digits. "Marbles" are another thing, entirely but we won't get into that.

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Nice mower and runs good too. Bummer about the digit though. I think we all times we wish we could turn back the clock. Wasnt there someone on here a couple of years ago that was adjusting the governor and got sucked into the flywheels. I cant seem to remember the name or engine....maybe a 10hp Famous? The picture showed him standing all beat up and still wearing a piece of t-shirt and part of his pants standing next to his engine.
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Tim,
The guy you're thinking of is the late John Hammink from The Netherlands.
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I purchased one of these mowers recently. Neat machine. I need the reel mower that mounts in front to make mine complete. I wonder how many of these Ideal mowers there are in existance.
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Could anyone tell me what the correct colors are for the Ideal Mower?
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Ralph,
I believe there's a fair number of Ideal mowers kicking around yet, but there are few that still have the actual mower with them.
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so the big guestion is did you do the stiching yourself or did you hire it out 2 a pro.
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