Greetings to all as I am fresh to the Forums today. The Qualcast Model Z I just purchased brings me in search of information.
I have thus far found no reference to Model Z online, other than two for sale whose owners know nothing about them. Does anyone perchance have a date range for this model?
While this machine has obviously had a hard life, is there anything I should know about maintaining it? I cleared the basic grunge enough to find the two oil caps at the wheels, and having cleaned out the dirt packed in, have given it a proper drink of oil which has helped immensely.
The handles have been encased in plastic tubing and foam grips. Would there have been any type of grip on these originally, or were these simply the metal tubing of the handles?
Any information is welcome as I am new to old mower ownership; just purchased my first home with lawn in more than thirty years. (That also explains the sad state of my grass, which sat fallow for more than a year before we moved in, and then only just appeared recently, as we had more than two feet of snow on the ground here in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado just last month.)
I must say, some of the machines I have seen on this site are brilliant.