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#1 suburban 12 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Has anyone ever seen one of these before? I searched it on Google and everything that I am finding is over in the UK. It is in rough condition but is still there. It is a two stroke engine, it had a magneto, but it went bad and someone bypassed it to use a battery. The serial tag is still in good condition, it was hidden behind the coil that was put on. From the video I watched, the motor directly drives the cutter bar. At this point, I can't tell if the engine is seized or it won't move because the bar is rusted stuck and keeping it from moving.

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:37 PM

First off Happy Birthday Ray.

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It looks like a cool machine. Did some one give it to you as a Birthday present? It looks to be in decent shape and all there but I've never heard of one before. Those wheels are pretty cool though.

 

Also what is it with you and walkbehinds now. This is the second one you've brought home in a few months. I guess I better go get my DB and Red E so I can keep up with you lol.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:37 PM

That's a pretty neat little piece hopefully one of the two wheel guys will be able to help out on this one


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:40 PM

First off Happy Birthday Ray.

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It looks like a cool machine. Did some one give it to you as a Birthday present?

Thanks. No, I bought it.



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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:42 PM

Ray, Happy Birthday Buddy. I have never seen one of those, but it's very cool machine. I hope you can get it freed up and running.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:42 PM

Thanks. No, I bought it.

 

Where and who did you buy it from?



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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Where and who did you buy it from?

It was a spur of the moment deal when I saw it and asked about it. Even for the condition it in, I got it for a good deal.



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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:51 PM

I found a few YouTube videos and your right it looks like all of them are made by people over in England.

 

Also found this too, don't know if you found it yet or not.

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Allen_Scythe

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=69sTdAIrkF8


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:55 PM

Ya, that's why I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of them before.



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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:58 PM

Look at those big wheels.  That has got to be a mean machine when it is working.  I've heard of them before abstractly, if I remember right someone commented on a sickle bar mower I was selling to see if the sections would cross to his Allen.

 

What make of engine is on it?  That is one heck of a two stroke.

 

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:58 PM

Most of the stuff built across the pond will have the country cast into it like the "OXFORD" in your wheels.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 01:05 PM

Look at those big wheels.  That has got to be a mean machine when it is working.  I've heard of them before abstractly, if I remember right someone commented on a sickle bar mower I was selling to see if the sections would cross to his Allen.

 

What make of engine is on it?  That is one heck of a two stroke.

 

Ben W.

It has a Villiers engine? That seems to be what the other people are saying they put on them.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 01:47 PM

Ray, You might try dropping this guy a PM. He's in England and seems to know a lot about the English built stuff.

 

http://gardentractor...9-john-webster/

 

He hasn't posted in a while, but I would give him a shout.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 02:02 PM

Ray, You might try dropping this guy a PM. He's in England and seems to know a lot about the English built stuff.

 

http://gardentractor...9-john-webster/

 

He hasn't posted in a while, but I would give him a shout.

Here is wher you can find any info you want,http://www.vhgmc.co.uk/.He is a regular on this site and there are a couple of refurbishing of them posted.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 02:30 PM

Here is wher you can find any info you want,http://www.vhgmc.co.uk/.He is a regular on this site and there are a couple of refurbishing of them posted.

That is one of the sights I looked on to find information about it.






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