T Bucket Hot Rod racing lawn mower / go kart
Date Posted : 2010-08-11
Group : Recreational Vehicles
For sale or trade is a freshly built racing lawn mower fabricated to look like a '29 Model "T" bucket roadster. Originally built for my grand kids, I felt it was just too fast for anyone under ten years old. It has a 15.5hp B&S commercial ovhd cam engine, belt driven through a 5 speed reverse peerless transaxle, with some pulley ratio changes this "mower" presently will go 40mph with the potential to over 60mph or more! I feel the cash or trade value is around $750, as you can't buy a decent lawn tractor, quad, or racing go kart for less, and because it's probably the only one like it on the planet, its uniqueness has some merit. This is NOT a kit! I used a wheelbarrow and fiberglass panels to fabricate the body, extensive welding to lengthen and strengthen the chassis, I added an automotive battery vs. a smaller tractor battery for starting reliablility, an emergency lanyard kill switch, and a "hot foot" right foot pedal linked straight to the governor on the engine. The shifter is located under the steering wheel, between your legs, and is "on the fly" shifting to aid in down shifting when approaching turns or slowing down to stop. I also fabricated a "fake" V-8 engine cover that fits over the operational motor to add some pizazz... This would make a great pit vehicle at the races, or there are several lawn mower racing organizations here in Florida with beautiful tracks for organized races with other modified mowers. (type key words: lawn mower racing, NASGRASS, GRASSCAR in your browser or "you tube" and you will see that there are hundreds of thousands of people throughout the US involved with this type of hobby!) I can be reached at 321-604-6563 (please leave a message) or reply by email and send pics of any trades you may want to present for my consideration. I would be interested in small boats (sail or power), Marine diesels, trailers, motorcycles, mopeds, electric guitars, guns, cars, trucks, CASH!, or any combination thereof. MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!!!!