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#1 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 09:12 AM

[IMG]http://http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3331/3438382115_ff593cfe22.jpg[/IMG]These were built between 1948 and 1955.


[IMG]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3331/3438382115_ff593cfe22.jpg[/IMG]

Edited by mjodrey, March 02, 2010 - 09:25 AM.

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 08:06 PM

Wow! That is really different. Where were they made, and what kind of engine, trans. I can't tell for sure... does it have individual rear brakes for zero turn?

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 08:19 PM

It is definitely different, I wouldn't want to try and do anything on the side of a hill on it though as it seems it would be pretty unstable with the narrow track and three wheels.

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 09:40 PM

I cant see what it could do that a two wheel tractor couldn't do, but not as good, as it has to heft around a guy sittin on his butt, rather than using his arms and legs to guide the machine, funny how archaic garden tractors/mowers were until the late 60's

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Posted March 03, 2010 - 06:35 AM

These tractors were based on a 2 wheeled BMB machine.They had a 5hp J.A.P.( John Alfred Prestwich ) built engine.power was sent to a 2 speed gearbox by belt.An idler tensioned pulley acted as the clutch.I have not been able to find where they were built.

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Posted March 03, 2010 - 07:01 AM

I wonder what kinds of attachments they had for those....

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Posted March 11, 2010 - 06:21 AM

rare machine,looks great

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Posted March 11, 2010 - 06:27 AM

Welcome gerald.

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Posted March 12, 2010 - 06:26 PM

Yeah, welcome Gerald, glad to have you over here, hope you like it around here. What kind of tractors do you have?

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Posted April 17, 2010 - 06:09 PM

Hi guys, this machine is a post 1951 MK2 Gunsmith made in the UK, it is a mid mounted tool carrier for rowcrop work, it had a variety of implements such as harrows, cultivators, ploughs etc but also other's such as a sprayer, compressor, side mounted cutter bar etc. The engine shown on this one is a J.A.P (John Alfred Prestwich) *not Japanese* an English engineering firm, although some also came with B+S units.
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Posted April 18, 2010 - 06:06 AM

:welcometogttalk:Sam, glad to have you here.

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Posted April 18, 2010 - 07:26 AM

Thanks for the welcome :) glad to be here

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Posted April 19, 2010 - 02:13 PM

:welcometogttalk:

Thanks for the welcome :) glad to be here


Welcome to the Forum, Sam
Enjoy the many forums and if you have any questions just ask :)

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 06:39 PM

The photo at the top of this thread is my photo. There were around 250-300 of these built and they sold for £178 originally.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 07:41 PM

Johnny, you have a cool little tractor there. Glad you joined up to tell us about it.

Do you have any more pics or info?




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