Well, as Ive said before, you just never know what may show up at JR’s Salvage south of town. In this case it is a power scythe from the early 50’s. I had no idea such a thing existed until I saw this one. Powered by a 2 cycle engine there is a type of sickle bar on the business end. Long, long, before the invention of the string trimmer. Looks pretty cumbersome to use and from what I could find out about them, they were. Apparently other attachments were available, including a chain saw.
Note the starter — way back in the day, no recoils, this one you had to wind a separate rope around the pulley. Also, no plastic anywhere, even the handle shown in the previous photo is metal.
Video of one working: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=scythette+power+scythe&FORM=HDRSC3
Ok, that seems to work — if I link directly to YouTube it says the video is no longer available !?
All 3 of my synapses are on overload trying to figure why that is!
The Silverado and TrailBlazer arent ready to be recycled just yet! 😉
(The Raleigh was there, but kept out of the way! — like this photo from a previous trip)