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Roof Palomino “mini jeep” Lawn Mower White Plains, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Rare ROOF Palomino “mini Jeep” Lawnmower. Good overall condition and very original. Serial #1505 as per tag on hood. These were built from approx 1969 to the early 70’s and were very expensive in their day, hence not too many were sold and not too many left.

This one has been in barn storage for the past 10+ years. It was parked due to no spark; the coil is suspected too be bad, but I haven’t tested it yet. It ran and drove fine before that and was great for putting around the property and moving stuff (beer, parts, people and tools) around the property. It is 40 years old, so despite its good preserved shape, it will need a good service before getting it going.

-Original Kohler k482 motor, seats (with cushioning springs), air cleaner, rims, grille, tailgate, etc, etc..
-Very little rust ( just a little on the outside edges where the floor meets the body in the footwells),
-All mechanical pieces are intact. Rear tires are pretty dry rotted, but I have a nice set of 2 used tires that match the front that come with it. There is some kind of small patch on the right rear corner. Front bumper has had a small hitch added. Motor has good compression and oil pressure; turns right over.
-This originally had a 60″ belt driven mower deck. This one has been stripped of its PTO, engagement and lift levers, as well as the mower deck and its attachment points. NO MOWER OR PARTS for the mower. I have read that the Roof 60 mowers used many of the same parts, but can not confirm that.
– It will need a complete service before being taken out to have fun with! Should be easy to get going again!”


19 Comments on “Roof Palomino “mini jeep” Lawn Mower White Plains, NY **SOLD**

  1. Bob

    Roberto, that’s my dream too…I’d love to have one with the mower under it. I’d ditch my Cub Cadet for that!

  2. Anthony


    I am trying to find a contact for the owner/seller of this Roof Palomino, as I can not contact him on eBay for some reason.

    Can someone please help me?


  3. scott marchlewski

    have one in better shape going for sale this weekend at the jeep festival in butler pa

  4. mmdeilers Post author

    Will that be shown at the festival grounds or at the butler fair grounds? I saw a sign at the fair grounds that indicated a parts show of some kind there.


    Hi All

    May I ask a huge favour from you chaps out there in the US. If this is at the event Dave mentions above is there any chance someone could get some good pics of the steering set up and drive train set up to the drive wheels on this little machine?

    I am building a similar vehicle and some below the skin details would help me decide which is best.

    I am in South Africa, just a little to far for a week end drive. I will provide an email when required.

    Marc (Flyingfish)

  6. mmdeilers Post author


    If I see it, I’ll take some pics. I’ll email you other pics that I have of this one, too.

    – Dave

  7. Dennis Rutherford

    Im interested in purchasing a Roof Palomino mower, average condition prefer running but with good transmission, thanks Dennis

  8. mmdeilers Post author

    Hi Dennis,

    I have encountered very few of these for sale. However, I did locate one that was on eBay in May. It has been modified a bit, but is the nicest one I’ve seen. The bidding reached $6100, but it did not sell. I would suggest emailing the seller via the eBay ad to see if he still has it and wants to sell it. click on the link below

    And then click on the ‘Ask seller a question’ link

  9. Justin

    I have a model 60 with manual mower engagement and low/high hydro trans. Parked it a few years ago but thinking of getting it running again and selling.

  10. David Eilers

    Hi Justin,

    I’d be happy to post it for sale for you (it is free — just email me at I think there would be some interest in it. These so rarely are up for sale that I’m not sure what it would fetch in terms of price.

    – Dave

  11. Dennis Rutherford

    Hi, Justin where are you located? and what are you asking for it? Im located in So Cal, but was born and raised where the mower was mfg.

  12. Justin

    Nebraska. I will get it running and take some pics hopefully this weekend. It came from the university of Nebraska and I bought it from the guy that bought it from there auction 19 years ago. Mowed with it for 16 of those years. Just parked it because I decided to go the safety route and bought a newer John Deere so my daughter could take over the mowing. I live on a farm and it it awesome at mowing the road side ditch because of its wide wheel base. I even entered a lawn mower race back in the day and won fastest lawn mower. Had my wife drive next to me on the road with car and was going 23 mph. Not sure what I want yet but I know things are always worth more running. I’m not going to give it away for sure.

  13. Josh

    I have a roof 60 that has a grill and hood on it to look like a palomino that I would sell. Don’t have a number in mind though

  14. David Eilers

    Hi Josh,

    If you’d like to send me some pics ( I’d be happy to list it for you. I know there is some interest in these. Given these sell so seldomly, I couldn’t say what the price should be. No doubt it will come down to what you want to sell if for vs. what someone wants to pay.

    – Dave

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