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#1 superaben OFFLINE  

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 03:14 PM

I was hoping maybe JD Rasentrac or perchance another member "across the pond" could tell me about a Sachs Schweinfurt engine I picked up at an auction here recently.  It must be a two cycle and it isn't necessarily very old.  Beyond that I know nothing.

 

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It looks like the critter was used for a lawnmower.
 

Does anyone have any experience with them?

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 03:16 PM

I wasn't used as a lawnmower! :watching_you:


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 03:59 PM

I wasn't used as a lawnmower! :watching_you:

 

:rolling:

 

Obviously you never have pushed a reel mower around the yard.

 

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 05:04 PM

Sachs Schwienfurt

 

My German is kinda' rusty, but I think schwienfurt translates as pig fort. Does that help? :D


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:30 PM

Sachs Schwienfurt

 

My German is kinda' rusty, but I think schwienfurt translates as pig fort. Does that help? :D

 

Your German is rusty, but we'll accept that as a very nice explanation for now.  

 

I wonder why they picked "pig fort" as a name for the engine?  Was cleanliness unimportant at that factory?  :D

 

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Schweinfurt is a town in Germany.

About all the German I remember is how to order a Bier.

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 07:41 PM

Why would they call their town a 'pig fort'(or maybe fart)? I think your just making that up!


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 07:52 PM

Okay! Dodge Trucker will love this. I just looked up the german-english dictionary. I was wrong. Furt means ford. Pig Ford.

 

What does that tell you about Ford trucks???



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Sachs engines wer used on go karts way back in the beginning.
to get a bit of the history google ZF sachs.
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Posted June 23, 2013 - 09:08 PM

Sachs engines were also predominant in many European dirt bikes, and mopeds back in the late 60's & 70's.  


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 10:17 PM

I was hoping maybe JD Rasentrac or perchance another member "across the pond" could tell me about a Sachs Schweinfurt engine I picked up at an auction here recently.  It must be a two cycle and it isn't necessarily very old.  Beyond that I know nothing.

 

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It looks like the critter was used for a lawnmower.
 

Does anyone have any experience with them?

 

Ben W.

Sachs is a well-known manufacturer of Engines and motorcycles in Europe.  Schweinfurt is the name of a German city in the Ruhr industrial area of the country--it was bombed extensively during World War II because of it's heavy industry, including ball bearings -- The Schweinfurt Raids.

 

Regards,

 

Smitty


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 08:03 AM

cool i looked at this post an got a small history lesson i love gts and there stuff


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