Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Lawnboy video

  1. #1
    Fireman 123's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    358
    Location
    Kentucky
    Mower
    LawnBoy

    Lawnboy video

    Came across this neat 1958 Lawn Boy documentary video, and thought I'd share with all the LB fans here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdjyB...e_gdata_player

  2.  

  3. #2

    1,000 Post Club
    Two-Stroke's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1,449
    Location
    Atlanta, GA/Cleburne County, AL
    Mower
    Lawn Boy, Toro, Jacobsen

    Re: Lawnboy video

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman 123 View Post
    Came across this neat 1958 Lawn Boy documentary video, and thought I'd share with all the LB fans here.

    1958 Lawn-Boy Promo Video: Two Horse Town - YouTube

    Thanks for finding that and posting the link, Fireman. The video made me hungry for an older Lawn-Boy. My current collection goes back only to 1974.

    Notice that, in 1958, they hadn't adopted the distinctive LB green.

    Also, the narrator mentioned the progress the company made in designing a lighter mower -- that goal seems to be completely ignored by current makers of push mowers.
    Rocket: That's for if you wanna blow up moons.
    Gamora: No one's blowing up moons.
    Rocket: You just wanna suck the joy out of everything.

    - from the movie Guardians of the Galaxy

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    42
    Location
    Nebraska
    Mower
    LawnBoy

    Re: Lawnboy video

    That is so cool, what I wouldn't do to have some new mowers and all those parts laying around my place, would be like a shrine.

  5. #4

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2
    Location
    Illinois
    Mower
    LawnBoy

    Re: Lawnboy video

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman 123 View Post
    Came across this neat 1958 Lawn Boy documentary video, and thought I'd share with all the LB fans here.

    1958 Lawn-Boy Promo Video: Two Horse Town - YouTube
    I live about 40 miles from Galesburg Illinois where Lawnboy were made. I still have my 1973 Lawnboy and use it now as a trim mower.

  6. #5

    1,000 Post Club
    Two-Stroke's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1,449
    Location
    Atlanta, GA/Cleburne County, AL
    Mower
    Lawn Boy, Toro, Jacobsen

    Re: Lawnboy video

    Quote Originally Posted by cliff123 View Post
    I live about 40 miles from Galesburg Illinois where Lawnboy were made. I still have my 1973 Lawnboy and use it now as a trim mower.
    That's interesting. I've noticed that some of the 1970s Lawn-Boys have something like "Gale Products...a division of Outboard Marine Corporation" on the name plate with the model and serial numbers.

    I'd like to hear about your 1973 LB -- photos would be nice too.
    Rocket: That's for if you wanna blow up moons.
    Gamora: No one's blowing up moons.
    Rocket: You just wanna suck the joy out of everything.

    - from the movie Guardians of the Galaxy

  7. #6
    Rudedog's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    63
    Location
    Maryland
    Mower
    LawnBoy

    Re: Lawnboy video

    Cool video. I also liked the sweet one of the '54 commercial mower. She's a beauty. Pardon me if the video is a repost.

    1954 Lawn Boy Mower - YouTube

  8. #7

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Mower
    LawnBoy

    Re: Lawnboy video

    My dad still has his '57 Lawn Boy running, the kind where the front wheel is on a up-and-down moving arm like in this video:

    1957 Lawn-boy first start in 20 years. - YouTube

    A couple of years after he got it new, someone backed over it with a car and he had to get a replacement deck which must've been made for Canada because it had the familiar Lawn Boy warning: "Keep feet from under the machine" in French. All I remember is the last two words: "la tondeuse" which means "clippers" - my boyhood introduction to a foreign language.

  9. #8
    robinb66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    112
    Location
    monett
    Mower
    LawnBoy

    Cool Re: Lawnboy video

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanderv View Post
    My dad still has his '57 Lawn Boy running, the kind where the front wheel is on a up-and-down moving arm like in this video:

    1957 Lawn-boy first start in 20 years. - YouTube

    A couple of years after he got it new, someone backed over it with a car and he had to get a replacement deck which must've been made for Canada because it had the familiar Lawn Boy warning: "Keep feet from under the machine" in French. All I remember is the last two words: "la tondeuse" which means "clippers" - my boyhood introduction to a foreign language.


    I wamt the gold lawnboy new in the box he talks about on youtube!!

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    31
    Location
    Tennessee
    Mower
    Scag

    Re: Lawnboy video

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman 123 View Post
    Came across this neat 1958 Lawn Boy documentary video, and thought I'd share with all the LB fans here.

    1958 Lawn-Boy Promo Video: Two Horse Town - YouTube
    That is awesome ! Thanks !!!

Similar Threads

  1. B&S engine trouble - (video)
    By Shann in forum Small Engine & Mower Repair
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-25-2011, 10:26 PM
  2. New Video: Compact Tractor Solution for Landscapers
    By Ventrac in forum Ventrac Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-06-2011, 03:58 PM
  3. Service Video
    By MidTNDawg in forum Kubota Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-09-2011, 02:41 PM
  4. Lawn Mower Video Games
    By AndyMan in forum The Front Porch
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-28-2010, 09:22 AM
  5. Briggs & Stratton 675 Series Repair Question (Video and Pics)
    By rdiggidy in forum Small Engine & Mower Repair
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-03-2010, 07:54 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •