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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Topic: Iseki MC1 Cultivator
    Posted: 04 Apr 2010 at 8:43pm
Bought new by my grandfather in 1979 from Hugh Page of Heathfield (who are still at the same place), I know its not everyones cup of tea but this little machine has worked hard...





When we built the bird aviaries/chicken houses it worked out the soil so we could level the ground, we also dug out the old coalshed floor with it before that room was turned into a utility room.
Its now digging out the dirt for the new workshop...

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 04 Apr 2010 at 8:56pm
Its also been lent out to a few friends to dig their gardens as well...
The Iseki MC 1 is mentioned (briefly) in 50 Years Of Garden Machinery, so I suppose that makes it suitable for inclusion here...
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Quote Dorigny Replybullet Posted: 04 Apr 2010 at 9:16pm
I had a good look around Hugh Pages a few years ago..when visiting a good friend down the A272 W. Sussex way...
I stocked up on some bits for a then project Hayter Harrier.... and a few more bits and a slasher handle from E O Culverwells...and then to Palmers for some John Deere info' down Dicker...

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Quote WrigleyOC Replybullet Posted: 05 Apr 2010 at 9:53am
Thats a coincidence as I now work at the old Palmers depot which has been taken over by Godfreys of Sevenoaks.
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Quote Dorigny Replybullet Posted: 05 Apr 2010 at 2:11pm
Whoops, sorry, I have just bent another thread.

It would have been about 4 years ago when I popped into Palmers..they very kindly printed me off the parts diagrams for the JD E35 edger..to help me rectify a much poorlier than described purchase I had made from Yorkshire via e***
I have to admit to actually buying the parts when I got back home to Lincs. from Burdens.
I currently search for wheels for the machine and one Lincs agent says they're not avaialable..and another has ordered them for me. time will tell....

Back to topic...
The Iseki tiller would have been a current machine at the time I entered the mower world ...now quite a classic.

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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 05 Apr 2010 at 6:21pm
Originally posted by pmackellow

Its also been lent out to a few friends to dig their gardens as well...
The Iseki MC 1 is mentioned (briefly) in 50 Years Of Garden Machinery, so I suppose that makes it suitable for inclusion here...
I personally think any machine that you can get pleasure out of and maybe as a bonus use deserves a place on hear. If things like this arent saved today then there will be no machines for future collectors.
I definatley dont think that the age of something should be important in the consideration as to wether or not something is preservable.
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 05 Apr 2010 at 9:04pm
Absolutely, it is 31 years old, one careful owner and one not so careful !!
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 05 Apr 2010 at 10:18pm
One careful owner and one not so careful. Sounds a bit like my old Land Rover!!!
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Quote hortiman Replybullet Posted: 06 Apr 2010 at 9:02am
It needs to be asked Charlie !  In which order were the owners ? !!!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 06 Apr 2010 at 5:46pm
Well my grandfather was quite careful...
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 07 Apr 2010 at 9:30am
Chris, you know me and have seen the Land Rover. For those that don't the first owner was the more careful.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 15 Apr 2010 at 7:43pm
Here is the Iseki after a bit of soil removal has taken place...



Concreting party on Saturday, more pictures then...

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Quote TonySpriet Replybullet Posted: 15 Apr 2010 at 8:36pm
Iseki made good machinery.............i had a Iseki AC20 2-stroke cultivator in the past and it always run very well for about 25 years long. it was a better machine than the Pasquali walk behind tractor that replaced the Iseki. 
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 15 Apr 2010 at 10:35pm
_popupControl(); Concreting party !!! thats just an excuss to get wendy swinging the shovel i think you playing on this back thing a bit now paul LOL Wink Clap
Kim. He's not a newbie, just a well preserved secondhand model
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 4:10pm
I wish I was mate, I really do...   
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 9:25pm
Here we are 18 months on and the little Iseki could again be called into action when the levelling for the new workshop starts soon !!

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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 9:42pm
Youll soon have no garden left!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 9:52pm
There will still be some lawn area, the workshop will replace the two 6x4 sheds and the painting shed.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 10:05pm
The smaller the lawn the less mowing you have to do!
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 13 Oct 2011 at 2:31pm
Less mowing = more tinkering in the shed time. Result!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 23 Oct 2011 at 2:45pm
Here's the Iseki sitting in the stable waiting to be let loose on the ground for the workshop (sheds coming down next weekend)...





Puppy dog gets in all my photos these days...

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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 23 Oct 2011 at 4:57pm
i find theyre good at that unless you actually want to take a photo of them, then theyre off....
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2012 at 6:00pm
This machine will be at Ardingly 2013 for the 1970's display.

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Quote steve d Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2012 at 6:04pm
Well done paul thats the first seventies machine   any more takers?
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 22 Dec 2012 at 1:43pm
If anyone has any information on these machines I would appreciate a copy please, info for these seems to be thin on the ground...

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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 26 Dec 2012 at 6:18pm
paul, your cave runneth over,what are the ground diamentions of the new warehouse ? nice to see an iseki not in compact tractor form.
Not sure whats wrong. i think we will let it develop
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 26 Dec 2012 at 8:25pm
The photos are old ones when the Wheelhorse stable base was being readied...

Yes John this does seem to be an unusual machine, tried a Google search without much luck.

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 30 Apr 2013 at 7:25pm
Iseki now spruced up and with new decals (thanks Titch), ready to go to Ardingly...



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Quote steve d Replybullet Posted: 30 Apr 2013 at 7:35pm
Very nice paul a worthy restoration
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 3:43pm
Thanks Steve, I am pleased with the way it has come up, it can have a gentle retirement now...

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Quote vegikev Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 5:13pm
Originally posted by pmackellow

Iseki now spruced up and with new decals (thanks Titch), ready to go to Ardingly...



looking forward to seeing it at the big showSmile
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 19 Jul 2013 at 5:55pm
Here is the Iseki at Ardingly...




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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 19 Jul 2013 at 5:57pm
As stated before any information on this little workhorse gratefully received !!

The Multigardener we picked up yesterday has a virtually intact Hugh Page dealer sticker on it so I will asking Titch if he can do me one for this machine...

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 5:35pm
Hugh Page decal now applied...





And the Iseki is now parked back in its shed waiting for its next outing at the weekend...




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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 25 Aug 2013 at 9:13pm
Here's the Iseki at Tractorfest...




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