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#16 superaben OFFLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 08:46 PM

That ain't from my neck of the woods!

 

What engine is on that turkey?

 

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 08:20 AM

All I know at the moment is that it is a 5 hp "J.a.p." engine.I think made in the UK. :reading_the_manual:



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Posted April 19, 2014 - 03:06 AM

Hi there big duke nice mk2 gunsmith you have i have found some pictures of my own ploughing at a show.

Basically these came about from the rear of off a bmb tractor (walk behind ) and the chassis was built forward my own tractor is mk1 tiller steering .

The name came from the owners of the company who made them Frederick gun and Harold smith were managing directors of farm facilities of maidenhead purchase price was £178 in 1948 this is the age of my tractor as you can see my tractor has spoked rear wheels and yours are solid yours also you have normal steering type wheel on yours I have got the staked wheel which fit side by side.

The engine is indeed a JAP engine of 6 hp fitted to many British machines

You could get front mounted tool frames and also a rear frame to some years later a company called Mechanised gardening bought the remaining stock of BMB parts from Brockhous Engineering and made a 4 wheeld version these are about but not common if i can help with any thing let me know          

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Posted April 19, 2014 - 06:22 AM

Boy, what an interesting machine. Even cooler to see it in action there. Thanks rolloman!

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Posted April 19, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Thanks Rolloman,great pics and information,I have another MK 2 but that has rear spoked wheels but tyre size is different and I am unable to find tyres,any idea where I can purchase any.



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Posted April 19, 2014 - 04:41 PM

Thanks Rolloman,great pics and information,I have another MK 2 but that has rear spoked wheels but tyre size is different and I am unable to find tyres,any idea where I can purchase any.


What size are they supposed to be?

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 06:32 PM

Hi BigDuke 1953 the tyres sizes were 600 x 22 originally but these were discontinued many years ago and if you can find them you will be lucky but i am led to believe that you can get 750x 22 from the USA  the fife plooman got some for his anzani walk behind and they fitted ok  


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 02:45 AM

Thanks Rolloman,I will have to look on the internet and see if I can find some. :thumbs:



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Posted April 21, 2014 - 05:17 AM

Bigduke, Try here

 

http://www.millertire.com/

 

He is very helpful when it comes to tires for old tractors.


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 08:48 AM

Thanks Tractorholic I'II give them a try. :thumbs:



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:58 AM

That thing looks awkward. How does it drive?



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 01:50 PM

It is very hard to drive,any stones that it comes across will take the steering out of your hands.

Then if you think back in the 50's when it was made then it must have been an awesome machine.






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