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Does Anyone Recognize This Mower?


| April/May 2000

  • McCormick-Deering mowers

  • McCormick-Deering mowers


  • McCormick-Deering mowers
  • McCormick-Deering mowers

3254 Kansas Street Oakland, California 94602

These are pictures I have been meaning to send for a long time. This is a miserable rainy day, so today is a good day to get it done, as I see more and more of the old timers are dying off. I have been to many shows and have seen many engines, tractors and lots of homemade equipment using old cars and hay making machines converted to use old cars. But I've only seen one self-propelled mower in my days around the northeast Oklahoma hay fields which I did a lot of before WWII, and the Grand River Dam flooded our farm under 100 feet of water.

This mower is a masterpiece of ingenuity or art. Don't know who or when the maker was, but it's plain to see he only used parts on hand from a 192? Auburn car and two McCormick-Deering mowers to get the two drive wheel gears for propulsion. No welds and no acetylene cuts, all bolted together.

The lifting lever has been forged into a sort of 'S' shape to go between car axle and the mower axle. Everything just fits perfectly. The only add-on auxiliary pieces are the steering extension and the shovel handle gear shift lever.



The mower is at the Mickey Grove Museum in Lodi, California.

You can see a drive on top of left wheel. I can't find the odd size tires for the front wheels, but there is no reason a steel band and guide ring couldn't be made to work.



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