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SPEED AND FUEL CONSUMPTION

Under normal load and mowing conditions, average operating speeds are 2 to 3 mph in low and 3 to 5 mph in high.

Under the same conditions, and average carburetor adjustments, fuel consumption is 1-1/2 to 2 quarts per hour.

TURNING AND MOWING RADII

Turns easily to outside of a 11/4 ft. radius; completely inside a 4-1/2 ft. radius. With 32" rotary mower, cuts to outside of a 24" radius. With 59" gang mowers, cuts smoothly to outside of 1-1/2 ft. radius.

CLIMBING AND STABILITY

Operates safely, easily and comfortably on grades up to 40% ... straight up or down, quartering or along sides.

AREA CUTTING. MULCHING, PLOWING

With 24" rotary lawn mower
- 1 acre per hr. at high speed
- 5/8 acre per hr. at low speed
With 32" rotary lawn mower
- 1-3/8 acres per hr. at high speed
- 3/4 acre per hr. at low speed
With 30" reel mower
- 1-1/4 acres per hr. at high speed
- 3/4 acre per hr. at low speed
With 30" reel and two gang companion mowers
- 2-3/4 acres per hr. at high speed
- 1-5/8 acres per hr. at low speed
With 36" grader and snow blade
- Will clear path over 2,000 ft. long, 6 ft. wide, in 4" of snow in I hr. at high speed; 1,200 ft. at low speed. Angled swath 30".
With half-ton cart
-Will easily handle up to 1,000 lbs. of all types of material.

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Source: 1962 Simplicity Lawn and Garden  Power Equipment product catalog, courtesy of John Boesch (loan of original)  and Steve Johnson (color photocopy)

 

 

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