“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

We’ve fixed our lawnmower and its attached small engine by the simple expedient of buying a cheap (€204 delivered and no, that’s not €204 plus several layers of tax, it’s €204) new one. New on left, old on right.

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Yes, it started first pull despite being made three years ago.

Fancy OHV engine. We’ve not had one of those before.

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The mower has rather a complicated background. It’s branded as McCulloch, an American maker who began in Milwaukee which coincidentally is where Briggs and Stratton started. Since then McCulloch have moved through Black & Decker to Husqvarna so we have this label:

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1.6kW is not a lot of kW but it works well enough.

Yes, Husqvarna are based in Huskvarna which is near Jönköping and the best of luck trying to pronounce that (it’s nothing like you expect).

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The town changed its spelling, the company did not. I’d be surprised if the mower was actually made there but who knows? No, Husqvarna do not make Husqvarna bikes. Business is complicated. AB Volvo don’t make Volvo cars. Renault do not make Renault trucks. AB Volvo do.

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