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Topic # 192335 7-Mar-2016 10:30
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Have a petrol mower (cant remember brandbut do remember the motor is a good one) that is approx 10 years old, has only had one service in its life (as well as the usual gas/oil top up).......  now the body has rusted away on it. Is it worth me getting a "new" body for it, or just get a new mower ?

 

Would prob get electric, as thats what ive been using since the body rusted - why dont I just keep the one thats going ? Its useless on slopes, its similar to a flymo, so no wheels to hold it in place on slopes, Ill end up chopping my foot off with it ;)

 

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  Reply # 1507327 7-Mar-2016 10:36
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I've purchased secondhand lawnmowers that have obviously been put together from bits.  If you can find an old alloy body to put that fine donkey on you should have a winner.  As you have found, the steel bodies just don't last.

 

Your local dump may be accommodating if you ask nicely (based on my experience repairing our rusted clothesline using pipe from the dump's metal scrap area - and wear decent footwear or you'll be turned away).





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  Reply # 1507392 7-Mar-2016 12:05
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Have you tried asking your local mower repair company. Perhaps they can find you another mower or just a second hand alloy body.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1507473 7-Mar-2016 14:10
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I went through this exercise recently. Steel bodied lawnmower gave out. Spent forever trying to find a second hand replacement body but had no luck. It seemed at the time that when the engines give out everybody is too quick to cash in the body for scrap.


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  Reply # 1507482 7-Mar-2016 14:27
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ajw:

 

Have you tried asking your local mower repair company. Perhaps they can find you another mower or just a second hand alloy body.

 

 

Yeah thats on my list of who to catch up with this weekend, they have a bunch of 2nd hand ones sitting outside their shop, but I havent had time to stop and take a look :)

 

 





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  Reply # 1507489 7-Mar-2016 14:53
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Just make sure the motor actually fits , bolt holes the same & shaft the same length

 

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  Reply # 1507592 7-Mar-2016 16:34
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xpd where abouts in NZ are you?

Can recommend a great repair shop in Henderson, West Auckland.

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  Reply # 1507733 7-Mar-2016 20:33
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I had a mower that was falling apart. Eventually it packed in.

 

I picked up a second hand mower for $120 off trademe with a briggs & stratton engine and I have had it for about 2-3 years now. It still starts first time. Thought I did pretty well. 

 

I don't know much about electric mowers, sorry never used one.

 

 






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  Reply # 1508127 8-Mar-2016 14:31
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Perhaps you could make friends with someone at a local metal recycling depot. Get them to pull one aside for you in exchange for a few dollars or a box of beers.

My tip (having just saved a disintegrating mower body) would be to smother whatever you get in Blackguard rust protector/converter. That stuff'll keep it in good nick for a while.


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