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Does anyone recognize this mower brand? It has a fiberglass metalflake hood and body like those old dune buggies.
Thank you for any help.

Edit: Thread name change from no markings after further inspection 馃馃馃馃馃

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Need more pics. From what I can see of the rear fenders, they look like John Deere. JD used fiberglass hoods in those day so this may have been made for someone else to sell under their name like Gilson did for Monkey Wards. Good Luck, Rick
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Not a Deere made machine, Deere only made Scotts and Sabre tractors outside of the company badged machines. To me it looks like a Sears related machine, maybe a Roper?
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Don't think its Sears or Roper either. They never used a fiberglass hood or body,that I'm aware of at least in the older square hooded tractors. Does look to be to new of a tractor. I'm curious as to the metalflake paint if its paint or embedded in the fiberglass. Also curious what that grill is made out of.
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Interesting close up picture of the grill , clutch?, hood.
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The close up looks like a Wisconsin engine. I was thinking of Gilson at first but I don't think they used a Wisconsin. Wonder if it's a bitsa tractor?
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Think its HH100 or 120 Tecumseh by the way shroud looks and the gas line passes through it..not sure if Wisconsin used solid state ignition either.

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The close up looks like a Wisconsin engine. I was thinking of Gilson at first but I don't think they used a Wisconsin. Wonder if it's a bitsa tractor?
Might be a early Gilson, or AMF.
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The metal flake is imbedded that's what peeked my interest and the grill is heavy cast iron. I never saw that before. It was one of 12 I bought. 1 big old craftsman 2 Lamberts and 8 wheel horses plus this one an ariens jet roto tiller and a mini till parmi

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It looks like a mid 60's - 70's Tecumseh engine.
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My vote is for a Bitsa. Bitsa this and bitsa that. The seat pan/fenders look to be John Deere. I'd say the grill is either Sears or Gilson and I'm leaning more Gilson. From the straight on pic the hood doesn't appear to be an exact fit with the grill. The dash pic with the gauge looks home made to me. Whoever did it did a nice job. They were probably thinking this will make them scratch their heads.
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It seems there was a brand that had tractors with the fiberglass hood with the sparkles. Maybe the same co that made the mower that looked like the dune buggy?
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I don't think this is bits and pieces it all correlates together and dash components seem correct

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The cutout around the big lever doesn't look factory in this pic.

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I forget what the exact brand was, but it almost looks related to this LT/GT tat I saw in this restoration video.
(EDIT) WAIT! HOLD UP! Sorry! I Didn't realize this was a British LT, but maybe it was a brand that was sold both here and there.
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The cutout around the big lever doesn't look factory in this pic.

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Good eye maybe came off a 3 wheeler or something 馃
Anyways thanks everyone as I find more out maybe update later. 馃榿馃憢
I have a craftsman I believe to be 1967 I'm going to keep for utility tractor probably chat in another thread for it later.

Thanks again for information 馃檪
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My vote is for a Bitsa. Bitsa this and bitsa that. The seat pan/fenders look to be John Deere. I'd say the grill is either Sears or Gilson and I'm leaning more Gilson. From the straight on pic the hood doesn't appear to be an exact fit with the grill. The dash pic with the gauge looks home made to me. Whoever did it did a nice job. They were probably thinking this will make them scratch their heads.
Does anyone recognize this mower brand? It has a fiberglass metalflake hood and body like those old dune buggies.
Thank you for any help.
it's not a john deere. the 110 come out in 1963 was JD's first lawn tractor,in 1966 they come out with the #60, the after a few years went up to the 212,214,218,& up,the #60 & the 110 are totally different then the pic shown
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The steering gears look the same as the ones on my Gilson Commander 10. Looks like it has a Peerless 4 speed trans. I haven't seen an electric clutch on the flywheel of a Tec. before. This could be one of those prototypes that made it out to the public. I am leaning towards it being one that Gilson was developing as the front and rear mounts look similar. Keep us posted on what you find out.
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I took one rear tire off to see if I could remove the seat. Here are some more pics. Everywhere I can chip off or remove the white paint underneath paint is green as shown Chassis, gear box, axle etc.
There was that number and letter on the axel maybe someone will recognize parts or that number. 馃
Also included a pic of inside of hood shows the metal flake all throughout so not an over lay 馃
Couple pics of under seat that thing must have blinged!! The finish is smooth as silk where it's undisturbed

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I forget what the exact brand was, but it almost looks related to this LT/GT tat I saw in this restoration video.
(EDIT) WAIT! HOLD UP! Sorry! I Didn't realize this was a British LT, but maybe it was a brand that was sold both here and there.
That's a Murray. It's unrelated.
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