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Old 10-25-2015, 06:18:59 PM
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Good day all. This week I had the honor of going with a friend of mine to a farm that people rarely get to go on. I'm sure we all know of someone like this, long story short I came home with this sensation o22E push mower despite it sitting outside for who knows 25 years or more the wood deck is in excellent shape, the engine, spindle, and wheels are all loose too! Anyone ever seen one like this?

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For some reason I can't get photos to upload will see what I can do...
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Figured out my issue pics were a bit too big before.
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Last one for now I promise
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Very nice find
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I have a Sensation push mower . but it's some what newer with a vertical engine and all metal deck.It has 2 blades in a + pattern. I've never seen one like yours.
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Sensation was in business from 1938 to about 1980. They were a pioneer in rotary mowers and snow blowers, and had several patents. They also had a model that could be changed from mower to snow blower. Early mowers had plywood decks, and they continued these on their commercial mowers until the early 60s. Your mower probably dates to about 1951, and likely came less the engine. Earlier models had 4 pneumatic wheels and engines bolted directly to the plywood. Later models had semi-pneumatic wheels , engines bolted to a raised sheet metal platform, and front wheels that could be pivoted to allow mowing against walls. They used a variety of engine makes, but I have never seen one that came with a Lauson. The rarest models came with their own Mono Cycle engine in the late 40s, early 50s.
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Thanks a lot for the info! I see what you mean by why it didn't come with a engine as the "e" would stand for electric? Either way the Lauson looks like it belongs on there practically very unique company. with this one the front guard can be lifted up.
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The lift-up front shield allowed mowing in ta

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...allowed mowing in tall weeds. Factory-installed engines were mounted in c-channels with square-head bolts, so you could slide the engine to tighten the belt.
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I have a wood deck mower.. I know nothing about it. I did get it running and it runs sweet but I'm not sure it's a keeper.. Photos won't load.. Let's try one at a time..

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The front wheels pivot around and the front flips up to make it like a brush hog I guess..
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Tada. Lol. Totally a mans machine with no safety features..
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