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    Re: The History of Jacobsen Mowers

    That was so cool! I liked the other videos, too, when it finished....the Victa videos were cool......man those thing were strange! Betcha they (Victas) also hurt a lot of people.......there are no sides to the deck! Just a blade with a top! Thanks for the vid.......

    I see victa is still around! Now owned by B&S.....(who isn't...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by twall View Post
    That was so cool! I liked the other videos, too, when it finished....the Victa videos were cool......man those thing were strange! Betcha they (Victas) also hurt a lot of people.......there are no sides to the deck! Just a blade with a top! Thanks for the vid.......

    I see victa is still around! Now owned by B&S.....(who isn't...)
    Were the Victa videos in another thread? I missed something.
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    Re: The History of Jacobsen Mowers

    Quote Originally Posted by Two-Stroke View Post
    Were the Victa videos in another thread? I missed something.
    No, if you watch the video to the end, it'll give you suggestions for related videos at the bottom (they're tiny).....they came up for me. Australian two stroke. Oughta be right up yer alley...

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    Quote Originally Posted by twall View Post
    No, if you watch the video to the end, it'll give you suggestions for related videos at the bottom (they're tiny).....they came up for me. Australian two stroke. Oughta be right up yer alley...
    Thanks, twall. I've heard of the brand but have never seen one. I'll look it up.
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    Re: The History of Jacobsen Mowers

    Quote Originally Posted by Two-Stroke View Post
    Thanks, twall. I've heard of the brand but have never seen one. I'll look it up.
    You find those videos yet?

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    Re: The History of Jacobsen Mowers

    Quote Originally Posted by twall View Post
    You find those videos yet?
    No, I haven't gotten to it yet. I like your Snapper avatar -- BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two-Stroke View Post
    No, I haven't gotten to it yet. I like your Snapper avatar -- BTW.
    Thanks! So do I!

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    Re: The History of Jacobsen Mowers

    Great to see some of the old Jacobsens! Spent many an early morning behind a two cycle greens mower at a local golf course. Great job, outside in the early morning, beautifuly surroundings, cutting perfectly straight stripes (the goal anyway). Also used their F10 & F20 fairway mowers, big beasts!!

    Their two cycle rotary mowers were indestructible, ours were late seventy vintage (worked on courses from 1980 thru 1983).

    Learned to drive manual transmissions on a variety of Cushmans at the age of 14. Great machines, from an old tiller steering three wheeler, single cyliner Kohler to new two cylinder OMC engined sprayers, top dressers, and hydraulic dump bed machines. Would love to have a property large enough to warrant buying & restoring one!

    Thanks for the fond memories!

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    Re: The History of Jacobsen Mowers

    I've got a Jacobsen Park 30 model, vintage 1952. I've just got to make time to mess with it. A big, nasty WICO magneto on the side of the little 4 hp Kohler. The whole thing must weigh north of 250 lbs!

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    Re: The History of Jacobsen Mowers

    Here are a couple of photos that I found of what I believe is a 1960s (??) Jacobsen two-stroke. In the second picture notice the disk-type blade. That design wasn't unusual at the time, I think.
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