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Beetle Super Mower
Howard Blakely, of Lecanto, Fla., used a junked 1973 VW Beetle and the rear end from a 1973 Vega to build this "Beetle" Super Mower. It features a 3-blade, 60-in. cut, hydraulic drive, infinite speed range up to 3 mph and instant forward-reverse controls.
A salvaged Continental air conditioner engine out of a junked GMC bus powers the mower. The frame is made of 3-in. channel iron and the wheels and tires are from a golf cart.
Howard tells us he's been featured on local television and may be shown nationally by ABC. "Everyone who's seen it thought it was good for a laugh," he says. "All I need to build now is something to pick up the cut grass and pine needles."

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1982 - Volume #6, Issue #1