2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Mower GraveyardIf you think your riding lawn mower or garden tractor can't be saved, call up the Mower Graveyard. That's what Bill Rust calls his collection of hundreds of old garden tractors and riding mowers waiting to be broken down for parts.
Rust says his "graveyard" includes at least 20 different brands. He notes that parts sales and repairs are up due to the poor economy while antique collectors are less active.
"People are mainly trying to keep their old mowers going," he says. "We send parts all over the U.S. and send quite a few parts to Australia and some to England and Canada."
Rust also carries after-market parts, as well as quite a few Briggs and Stratton parts bought from different dealers. In addition, he maintains an inventory of engines from Kohler, Briggs and Stratton, Wisconsin and Tecumseh for repowering mowers and tractors. He also buys old mowers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Rust's Jamestown Lawn & Garden, 240 Ray Rd., Jamestown, Penn. 16134 (ph 724 932-2195; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.mower graveyard.com).
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