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#1 holdenboy1960 ONLINE  

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Posted October 15, 2015 - 11:27 PM

this Rover is just a rider type but i thought i would dig it out & see whether it would go or not , P3010053.JPG                                      P3010054.JPG

 

it is 1 of the 2 i bought for $ 50 , it's 8 hp vertical type , early 80's model so in with some fresh fuel + a drop of oil , turn on the fuel wait 10 seconds then 2 pulls and then...................putt putt it fired into life just nicely , the diff is 5 speed transaxle manual

 

it has a problem with the drive belt though it won't release properly to change gears , im to realise there is no belt pins or lash bands near the pulleys to hold the belt in close to the pulleys to free the belt tension  , every thing else is in good shape that i can see 

 

    Shane  :cowboy_shooter:


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Posted October 16, 2015 - 02:12 AM

Rover?! Never heard before. What engine is build in this tractor?


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Posted October 16, 2015 - 03:19 AM

briggs & stratton 8 HP vertical, Briggs typically was in most early Rover & Greenfields Australian made  ,

 

Yet this Rover has also American patent  No's  on it  as well as New Zealand & Australian 


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Posted October 16, 2015 - 05:10 AM

Pretty heavy duty bumper/hitch !


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Posted October 16, 2015 - 12:15 PM

It looks pretty well maintained.
That rear bumper is a lot stouter than anything else I've seen from that era
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Posted October 16, 2015 - 02:19 PM

Looks MTDish to me on fenders and hood/grill.   I thought this was gonna be about another Rover Truck, not a tractor, Dissapointed!! :D :shoot2:


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Posted October 16, 2015 - 10:01 PM

Looks MTDish to me on fenders and hood/grill.   I thought this was gonna be about another Rover Truck, not a tractor, Dissapointed!! :D :shoot2:

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Posted October 16, 2015 - 10:17 PM

The grill & hood front shroud looks more I H or Massey Ferguson to me  & the front wheel cradle is solid 5/16 th or 3/8  x 3 'as well , this particular model is built stronger than others around it's yrs yet the 13 HP Rover in the same era has only got a tube cradle like MTD & such 

But i do like the hood & grill style on it , going to remove the rears guards ( fenders )and try to make some rounded fenders for it to change the concept of it a bit & just use small grid foot rests for near the pedals , the rear hitch bar it self is either 3 or 3.2 mm thick tubing , quite strong ! 



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Posted October 16, 2015 - 10:32 PM

to give you all an idea the differences between them 
 
this is a pic of the 13 HP dual cut Rover Rancher around the some age & this 1 is a touch bigger 
 
PC300150.JPG only pic i got of this 1 in me junk 

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Posted October 25, 2015 - 05:24 AM

Update Just bought another Rover Rancher Rider $150, mid 80's model,P3100089.JPG i am a bit iffy about the engine though , but i'll see when i set it to start it during the week P3100087.JPG but it  has headlights i don't have on the other 1 i'm working on atm and also got the drive belt pulleys guide pins i also need 

 

                                               P3100085.JPG but i really want to know how good the engine it , there is also a box of other engine bits & pieces from another engine  

 

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Posted October 25, 2015 - 06:23 AM

Good looking tractor. I like the front end, similar shape as my Alice.


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Posted October 25, 2015 - 07:31 AM

Yes Kenny i quite like the hood (bonnet ) look , the the cowling is cast alloy & solid too   i'm thinking i'll pick the best chassis & go from there as the other chassis has some  rust hidden in it but still repairable 

 

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Posted October 25, 2015 - 07:32 AM

show me a pic plz 



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Posted October 25, 2015 - 07:46 AM

show me a pic plz 

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The head lights were inside and square. I like these better. Much brighter, 50W halogen.

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Posted October 25, 2015 - 07:58 AM

now that 1 looks good & i see the light placements where they would be normally , there are some rider types here have the squre type lights also , BUT i'm so envious of ya'll & what ya all have over there


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