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While doing research on the Michigan Noiseless reel mower made by REO, I contacted a fellow who was very knowledgeable about REO mowers and their history. He was kind enough to send me these two files.

The first is a Summary of Lawn Mowers, showing the various Models, their name, size, type, year of manufacture, which engine they may have had and the horsepower of the engines.

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The second is A Brief History of the REO Engine, 1949 - 1958.

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It makes for an interesting read for anyone interested in these unique vintage mowers.
 

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Thanks for sharing this! Great to have for reference, I especially like the history portion.

I'll be honest here in saying I never knew (or seemed to connect the dots) that the lawnmower company REO was the same company that built the trucks.
 

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Yes Good stuff, I wonder if your friend would know of a dependable parts outlet for reo
Thanks for the info , I will print that off.:ThumbUp:
 

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Reading the history of REO was an education!

Priceless information and I'm glad you shared it with us :2th:
 

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My REO is still taking up one full bench,for like 4 years now !! all parts are painted proper color. engine is refurbished as needed. still need the carb kit installed, but I have it. the parts supplier stopped communicating, several parts not received.
Im not giving up on the lill REO, it just gets more unique every day:sidelaugh:ThumbUp:
BTW, the parts supplier was not this OP or anyone in this Family.
 

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peers like 01/20/13 was my last post on the REO, not as long ago as I thought.
I hauled off two 16 foot trailer loads of mowers, I kept 6 vintage mowers and definitely the REO will get done , wont be in a scrap pile.:ThumbUp:
 
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