Smp 860, Arns 22k, 924026, Pwrlite
The underside will rot out quicker then the top, I would have painted the underside too while painting the top.Haha. Yes flames. maybe tail fins or side pipes. I didnt paint underside. Now tho ive got the "hood" to consider. Mask off the flag? Probably.
Ok Ed, You shamed me int it, I'll paint the underside ! And I suppse it is best to paint the whole hood panel and apply some similar flag decal afterwards Thanks for your advice.The underside will rot out quicker then the top, I would have painted the underside too while painting the top.
They sell some nice vinyl decals, I use a seller on e bay for mine.
Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing. I've heard of the Yazoo but not seen one. Sarlo has no clutch, no blade brake, no safety devices other than deadman ignition kill on handle. True as you say, the metal drive cogs wear, I see it on mine. They do ratchet. I'm concerned with my drive as new tires are solid not pneumatic. I will spring load the engagement when I put it back together to soften that.Your Sarlo mower is a lot like my Yazoo Master Mower H-66 (8 HP 26 inch deck). The belt-driven blade protects the engine crankshaft from damage caused by sudden blade stoppage. Friction self-propel (FSP) incorporates a ratcheting mechanism to provide for differential wheel rotation speeds when making sharp turns. The part most likely to wear out in the FSP system are the steel friction wheels and NOT the rubber tires they rub against!
Not sure if your engine PTO includes a centrifugal clutch. Mine does and the clutch disengages at engine idle speed. The blade then eventually stops spinning as its Teledyne Wisconsin engine settles into a low RPM idle.
I imagine you can mow down some pretty heavy undergrowth with a Sarlo mower.
The non-compliant status is granted by CPSC to commercial walk-behind mowers that are not marketed toward consumers. As such, there are no operator presence controls, no blade brake, etc. I also have a smaller Yazoo S-20 mower (4 HP 20 inch deck) that is compliant. It has a blade brake mechanism with a spring-loaded trip lever arrangement incorporated into its left hand grip. If the trip lever is released then the blade brake engages the engine flywheel to quickly arrest engine rotation.
It's interesting to me that back in the early sixties, Yazoo (and likely Sarlo) referred to groundskeepers as "turfmen". It's a job title lost to history.
Yazoo Turfmen Ad
Not a good job? I wish all my "not good jobs" looked that good.