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#16 john webster OFFLINE  

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:21 AM

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:25 AM

Wow John! What a great looking restoration.
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:25 AM

John, wonderful restore. I think that's the only 2 cylinder walk behind I've ever seen. I was studying the route of the intake on the first one, kinda different.

The air intake on the second is just as unique.


Thanks for the pictures.
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:27 AM

this is a howard bantam rotovator made in 1953 in england. was suposed to be exported to USA but the company ceased trading and it never got to you. engine is a clinton which was fitted for your home market. as far as i am aware this is the only one surviving in uk
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:31 AM

this little machine has a villiers 25 c two stroke engine and is waiting restoration1948 clifford mk 25 c.jpg

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:34 AM

John look at our member map, Please place a marker on it! Maybe you can help get some more members across the pond! Thanks again and welcome to GTTalk! Shawn
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:37 AM

also i have two ransomes marquis 18 cylinder mowers .one has the clinton gem engine which was made in 1967 .this engine was a standard fitment to UK machines.
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the second one has the same cut width,but has the iconic VILLIERS/BSA engine fitted. the engine was called a sloper and was the finest you could buy in uk in 1971
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:51 AM

this tractor was for sale here in 1948. it had many many attatchments for it and came in two engiine sizes.the barford atom 15 had a 1.5 hp villiers engine and the 30 had a 3 hp villiers over head cam engine. both models had 2 speeds 1.5 MPH and 3 MPH. atatchments fitted on the front and rear of machine.
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 12:43 PM

John, thank you for the awesome walk through of your collection! Those are beautiful machines and marvelously restored! We greatly appreciate your efforts and the introduction to many of the units we may never get a chance to see otherwise. Thanks for sharing them with us!
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 03:53 PM

I would encourage members on here to check out the Vintage Horticultural & Garden Machinery Club. For people who like 2 wheeled walk behind garden tractors, this is a great site. England seems to have many large 2 wheeled garden tractors. They call them pedestrian operated machines. I have been a member of this site for a year and have just enjoyed seeing and learning about the garden tractors used across the pond! I have followed some of John's restorations that he has documented on the forum of VHGMC site. The have some pretty neat shows and plowing events as well.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 07:45 PM

John,
Thats a beautiful collection of equipment you have there!
Thanks for posting all of your photos.
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Thanks for all the nice postings. Very nice machines you have across the great pond.
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Posted February 06, 2012 - 12:04 AM

Wow, that is an imprssive collection you have there, great restoration and paint, thanks so much for showing us and i look forwards to the clifford rotovator.
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Posted February 06, 2012 - 04:28 PM

forgot to add these photos of the snow plough i built last summer.barford had one as an accesory but not one for sale here second hand
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Posted February 06, 2012 - 05:39 PM

These Pedestrian operated vehicles make mine look like a toy
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