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#1 StefC OFFLINE  

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Posted December 27, 2014 - 02:37 PM

This cultivator/ rotovator was given to a young friend as a XMas present.

(In South Africa in our town called Wakkerstroom)

It has not started for many years the story goes. But will be restored by the youngsterImageUploadedByTapatalk1419708952.481287.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419708967.710647.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419708982.228588.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419708996.196576.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419709007.530253.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419709017.914821.jpg .

Any idea what this might be?
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Posted December 27, 2014 - 03:11 PM

really cool is what it is !!!!!!!!!!! otherwise I am of not much help :beer:.  post pics as he goes along.



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Posted December 27, 2014 - 03:18 PM

looks like a model of the Howard tiller family. Need to get some of the UK boys in here and make a proper ID.



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Posted December 27, 2014 - 03:25 PM

It also said "Howard" to me, and I know little to nothing about walk-behinds.  They are brutes!



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Posted December 27, 2014 - 03:51 PM

I agree.
I'd do a web search for "Howard Roto Vator".
They were made in England.
I think that was made in the forties

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Posted December 27, 2014 - 06:39 PM

That looks like a beast! 

 

I agree with the Howard diagnosis.  Looks like a Wisconsin engine, too.

 

Ben W.


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 09:36 PM

For being a direct purposed tiller that thing sure is a beast. I would love to see your progress through the restoration. Are the extensions on the wheels something someone added or could they be factory?


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 09:42 PM

I was admiring the pics even more and now I have some observations and questions. After looking some more I think the wheel extensions are factory. I like that it has the auxiliary air cleaner and a tool box. What is the handle on the right side just behind the wheel going into what I would think would be the gearbox? Also it looks like there are two filler caps on the gas tank?


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 10:18 PM

I shared one of the pic with some friend oversea and they said it a Howard Gem, but not sure what model it is. I do see a tag on the hood maybe there more info on it.


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Thank you gents your interest and support is really much appreciated.

Being the turn of the year, I am visiting the kids about 600km from where the 'beast' is and will only be getting close to it around 6 January. Will then do another deep pic session and post some more.

Will also try and get the youngster, who now owns it, to get onto the forum and start the restore story.
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Posted December 27, 2014 - 11:55 PM

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Now that was impressive guys, its does seem to be a Gem. Just got this pic send to me.
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Posted December 28, 2014 - 07:18 AM

Wow, that would give you a workout to run it. Neat machine.






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