I picked up this diesel tiller recently, and would like to see if anyone has an idea of the make and perhaps the model.
There is no identifying tag left on the tractor. The Lombardini engine is of course Italian, and the tires are of Italian manufacture, so I am guessing it is made in Italy. In many respects it resembles the BCS philosophy of their tractors. The tiller box is detachable, looking like it would take other attachments. It has a gear box with 4 or 5 positions, and what appears to be a lever to reverse the direction of the either the tiller pto or the wheel drive. The handle bars can be rotated 180 degrees.
The tractor has either independent brakes or clutches on the wheels. I'm leaning towards brakes. There is a tag next to a lever that states "differential lock", with a lock and unlock position, but I am not convinced that the cable actually goes to what could be a differential lock.
The diesel engine is a Lombardini LDA 510, which is a pre 1980 model number of what became the 3LD-510. I think it is the standard model, which is 9 HP, and weighs about 130 lbs. The motor is currently stuck. It is started with a pull cord, and I have not found a compression release on it yet.
There is a second splined PTO shaft above the tiller attachment. No idea what for, although there are 4 bolt holes around it in the tranny casting.
This is a big beefy unit and very heavy. For a size reference, the tires are 24" in dia.
The tiller box is 32" wide, and the metal is porcelainized, with many hairline cracks from where the sheetmetal has been impacted by rocks.
There was a hood over the motor, but it is missing.
Does anyone have any idea what this is? Could it be an early BCS? Or?
I believe one handle bar has a clutch for the PTO, and the other for the drive to the wheels.