Flywheel Forum

Reel-type Mower

| May 2005

  • Reel-typemower.jpg
    '40/5/5: Reel-type mower, before restoration (right), and after restoration (below), is missing its identification plate. '

  • Reel-typemower.jpg

It has been a few years since I last wrote into Gas Engine Magazine. Since then, I have worked on a few projects, which I will try to write about later when I have a chance. Right now I just need some information.

A friend gave me an old reel-type mower. I am not really into air-cooled engines, but he wanted to see it restored. The first thing I tackled was the engine. Everything was rusted and stuck solid, but I was able to get the engine going again. Once I had it running, I tore into the mower. It was rough, but even so, it turned out pretty good.

I know the engine is a Continental, but would like to know the horsepower rating. The model number is either A06 or AC6 - it's hard to read the plate. The serial number is 706 B 330484. The identification plate is missing off the mower. There was a decal on the front that read "Mowa-Mate." Another decal (in bad shape) appears to read "S?hurhan?," maybe "Schurhand." I sure would like to know who made the mower and its approximate age. Larry Shulda, 330 Oak Drive, Gholson, TX 76705-5944.


Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.

Facebook YouTube


click me