Does anyone else have a two-stroke Lawn Boy?

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My model 7266 Lawn Boy is about 30 years old and the motor is still in excellent shape. It's very light and powerful.

If you have a two-stroke Lawn Boy please post photos.
 

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I had one ... electric start...
Lawn Boy mowers were GREAT, trouble free and very light.
Wish I still had it... :smile:KennyV
BTW Two-Stroke... Welcome to this great forum......
 

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Yes i have a old two-stroke lawn boy it has not been run for awhile,but i should try and see if it will start again some day. I think this one is from the 70s or late 60s. I will take a picture of it some day soon. Hope to hear from you again soon.
 

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I have 3 two cycle Lawn Boys. All of them are 25 to 30 years old. They all run great and mow very well.
 

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When Lawn Boy stopped making the two stroke I went out and bought a few so I would always have one to mow the yard with. I now have four of the two strokes and all run pretty well. I probably won't buy any more because of storage limitations.
 

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When Lawn Boy stopped making the two stroke I went out and bought a few so I would always have one to mow the yard with. I now have four of the two strokes and all run pretty well. I probably won't buy any more because of storage limitations.
Ahhh...storage limitations....so how long have you been married? :laughing:
 

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When Lawn Boy stopped making the two stroke I went out and bought a few so I would always have one to mow the yard with. I now have four of the two strokes and all run pretty well. I probably won't buy any more because of storage limitations.
I only have one but keep my eyes peeled for a good deal on another. I think they last a long time and hopefully the parts situation is OK, so I shouldn't run out of Lawn Boys any time soon.:thumbsup:

I did a couple hours of mowing with my Jacobsen (four stroke) this weekend and wished I had had the Lawn Boy.

Do you have a favorite model? The only thing I'm sure of is that I like non-self-propelled two-strokes -- I like the lightest mower possible. Beyond that, I don't have a preference as to model.

Please post some photos of your collection.

 

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I've had several LawnBoys, at one of my past businesses ... You are right they are great mowers & very handy... The only thing that I can imagine that would hurt them is hitting something solid that would bend the crank shaft OR not mixing oil with the fuel. Past that I think they would last forever.:thumbsup:
:smile:KennyV
 

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I've had several LawnBoys, at one of my past businesses ... You are right they are great mowers & very handy... The only thing that I can imagine that would hurt them is hitting something solid that would bend the crank shaft OR not mixing oil with the fuel. Past that I think they would last forever.:thumbsup:
:smile:KennyV
Just like our 'Victa Mower'.........been going for 50 years nearly.......these 2 strokes were made to last!:biggrin:
 

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I have a 7351 lawn boy. I really like this mower. I got it for 20 bucks. Runs and cuts great
 

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I have worked on several and rarely find one that won't keep running after a good cleaning. I think the plastic carbs are kinda neat too.
 

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I have worked on several and rarely find one that won't keep running after a good cleaning. I think the plastic carbs are kinda neat too.
I haven't had to buy any parts for mine but have given it a good cleaning. My first impression of the plastic carb wasn't too favorable but I've come around and changed my mind.
 

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I haven't had to buy any parts for mine but have given it a good cleaning. My first impression of the plastic carb wasn't too favorable but I've come around and changed my mind.
I have three, one of them is a mid-80's model with a 19 inch deck...one I got from a Goodwill store for $15, it's a self propelled electric start. The third is a, well...next time I go to the barn I will look at the decks and get the model numbers. Did Lawn Boy ever make mowers with magnesium decks or were they all aluminum, until they switched to steel decks...???
 

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I have three, one of them is a mid-80's model with a 19 inch deck...one I got from a Goodwill store for $15, it's a self propelled electric start. The third is a, well...next time I go to the barn I will look at the decks and get the model numbers. Did Lawn Boy ever make mowers with magnesium decks or were they all aluminum, until they switched to steel decks...???
Just went outside to call the friggin' cat, looked in the barn...my oldest one appears to be a 1978 (approx.) vintage 21 inch, self propeeled, electric start aluminum deck model 8241 AE. The manual that came with it is dated 1978 !! The second is an aluminum deck, 21 inch push type, model 7263.
The last is a steel deck, 21 inch push type model 7071. I know that one cost me $20 from Goodwill, the self propelled model did too, paid a whole $25 for it. IT IS CLEAN AND COMPLETE. According to the literature that came with it as well as the manual, this model was the top of the line in the late 70's. Good luck in finding a battery pack for that one though.
 

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I have three, one of them is a mid-80's model with a 19 inch deck...one I got from a Goodwill store for $15, it's a self propelled electric start. The third is a, well...next time I go to the barn I will look at the decks and get the model numbers. Did Lawn Boy ever make mowers with magnesium decks or were they all aluminum, until they switched to steel decks...???
Sorry I took so long to get back to you.

I don't know the answer about the deck material but I strongly suspect that never made an all-aluminum deck -- the metal is too soft. I'm a little less certain, but I doubt that they made an all-magnesium deck -- too brittle. My guess is that most of the Lawn Boy mowers that we're talking about had alloy decks -- aluminum-magnesium, with more aluminum.
 

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Just went outside to call the friggin' cat, looked in the barn...my oldest one appears to be a 1978 (approx.) vintage 21 inch, self propeeled, electric start aluminum deck model 8241 AE. The manual that came with it is dated 1978 !! The second is an aluminum deck, 21 inch push type, model 7263.
The last is a steel deck, 21 inch push type model 7071. I know that one cost me $20 from Goodwill, the self propelled model did too, paid a whole $25 for it. IT IS CLEAN AND COMPLETE. According to the literature that came with it as well as the manual, this model was the top of the line in the late 70's. Good luck in finding a battery pack for that one though.
It sounds like you've got a great collection and found them at bargain prices. It's always a good sign when you get the original owner's manual with any piece of equipment.
 

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you can build up almost any battery pack...
You are right, Kenny...thanks for the idea...I do have a lot of cordless tool batteries that have healthy cells that can be reused. THANKS.
 

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I have one. In fact I believe I have the same model as you do. Great mower. I also have the bagger but it's been a while since I used that. I prefer to leave the thatch out. Not sure if I'd buy a lawn boy if I were buying a new mower but if this one ever quits on me I will look for the same model again. Inexpensive and reliable. What more do you need?
 
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