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Quote alan Replybullet Topic: 1972 Lawnflite 8
    Posted: 09 Nov 2007 at 6:50pm
At the Cheffins sale in November 2007 was this 1972 (date from what appeared to be it's original B&S engine) Lawnflite.

What amazed me about this machine was the fact that firstly it even existed as I didn't know Lawnflite did anything like this, and secondly it was complete. It had all the buttons and knobs intact as well as all the decals, original paint, headlights, mower deck with side discharge deflector. The whole machine was 99% undamaged apart from it's desperate need of a new paint job. It only had one soft tyre too!

It would have been a fantastic easy restoration for someone. I would have bought it too if I hadn't already got a pick-up load of tractors and a restoration back-log at home....




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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 16 Mar 2008 at 12:52pm
And from the same year as the Mowett also, certainly a different machine!
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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 03 Apr 2008 at 11:26pm
My friend has an old rear engine MTD Lawn flite that needs a bit of restoration and work done to it
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 08 Jan 2010 at 10:24pm
What sort of value would one of these have Alan, and are they relatively easy to get parts for ??
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Quote alan Replybullet Posted: 09 Jan 2010 at 4:00pm
I would guess that one of these would be reasonably cheap to buy as most folk would think they are past their best and are worth only scrap value. I would have thought something like this would have a 200 price on it, but it all depends who is wanting one - like most things we come across!
 
Easy restoration mind you as many parts (other than tin-work) will probably be available or at least very similar parts that would do the job and still look right. And it's a Briggs engine so easy to work on.
 
I might be right in thinking that Stens do Lawnflite parts?? They could well be the same bits that were on MTD machines...
 
This would be a stunning machine restored as it was in that 1960/70s electric blue metallic paint and would look superb at a show, wish I'd bought it now!!
 
 
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 09 Jan 2010 at 4:38pm
I think weve all been there not bought something at a sale and regreted it afterwards, i know i have. About 10 years ago i was at an auction when a sachs diesel gem sold for 70 as i wasnt that into them then i left it.
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 09 Jan 2010 at 5:26pm
_popupControl(); s1g i think that cuts both way too cos i bet there are some thing that you wish you had not bought too !!! i have for sure !!!
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 09 Jan 2010 at 7:33pm
yes definatley
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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