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Slipster

Can you tell what it is yet ???

    It really great and nothing missing

But do you know what the correct name is for it and how old






chris

Looks to me like it could be a reciprocating knife hedge cutter or trimmer, I would ,looking at the remainng paint think it was made by ransomes , as for age I think late 1940s to the fifties,
Of course I am probably wrong on all accounts
Baldybloke

An Allen sythe from the 60's. Just a guess.
chris

Looking again it could be a dyke mower ora reed cutter.
horace

I going to say an Allen sythe too
12Bore

I'd go with reed cutter.
gwiz

McConnel power-arm hedge cutter?

Late 50's early 60's?
Slipster

gwiz wrote:
McConnel power-arm hedge cutter?

Late 50's early 60's?


You won the prize    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9grz2cEVFjc

Mine is the earlier model this is the modern version with the hydraulic cylinder for raising the arm mine has a wire rope
gwiz

Yah-Hoo!
I knew those few hours of poking abound filthy old Oxfordshire barns a couple of years ago would pay off...
Slipster

Coming along.....


Before......


After.........

still loads more to do  
horace

Starting to look like it belongs
sod

Great work going on there  
12Bore

Lookin' good!
cold comfort farm

paint prep

What do you tend to do for paint prep and do you spray or brush.  Also what paints do you all tend to use on agricultural kit. I brush small pieces and spray large stuff all with agricultural paint.  Usually JCB yellow so i can see it in the grass and dont run into it.

Happy New year to you all
Stephen
Slipster

Spray smoothrite  or hand paint small stuff
cold comfort farm

Plans

Whats your plans for the sythe
Gareth

Re: paint prep

Gareth wrote:
[quote="cold comfort farm:310283 †Also what paints do you all tend to use on agricultural kit. I brush small pieces and spray large stuff all with agricultural paint. †Usually JCB yellow so I can see it in the grass and dont run into it.

Happy New year to you all
Stephen


I use at least 100 litres of Agricultural enamel a year: 50 litres buff primer, 25 litres JCB yellow, and the rest made up of gloss Black, Cat Yellow, Ford Blue and David Brown Chocolate Brown, and Nuffield Poppy Orange. Which I purchase from Regal Paints although the colours are somewhat limited the paint is easy to apply, extremely hard wearing and very well priced.
cold comfort farm

Paint

Wow thats a lot of paint. †If you dont mind me asking what do you do?

Is it Regal paints in Alfreton, if so its only a few miles from me.
Slipster

Re: Plans

cold comfort farm wrote:
Whats your plans for the sythe


None I paid £50 for it spent about £20 on it then used it on a few hedges realised it was rubbish for the hedges and sold it for £580

I suppose if your using it on Little hedge rows then it would be fine but the hedges that surround the fields need a flail.
cold comfort farm

wow

That will fund the next few projects.
Gareth

Re: Paint

cold comfort farm wrote:
Wow thats a lot of paint. †If you dont mind me asking what do you do?

Is it Regal paints in Alfreton, if so its only a few miles from me.


It is more a case of what I don't do.

I own Cargo Cycles and make, sell and export all over the world the following items: cargo carrying bicycles, trikes & quads, Plywood frame bicycles, Pallet Dismantling Bars, Camel saddle frames, Camel pack frames, Mule & Pony pack frames, Llama pack frames, Elephant Howdahs and any other steel fabrication job that comes my way, in the last 12 months I've worked on rolling stock for a 10 & 1/4" gauge miniature railway, road worthy 2/3rds scale classic and vintage cars, main frames and sections of metal sculptures... mainly the basic frameworks for the sculptor to get all arty on. I refurbish 2 sometimes 3 Leyland/Nuffield, Allis Chalmers or International Harvester vintage tractors and implements per year, I do R&D steel fabrication work for other companies and universities, and I'll take on just about any contract work that I'm offered.
cold comfort farm

busy

A busy man lol.

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