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Quote hortiman Replybullet Topic: BEAN steerage Hoe
    Posted: 19 Mar 2009 at 9:20pm
This BEAN Steerage Hoe was photographed at Dorset in 2008, fitted with the venerable 1172cc Ford sidevalve engine as fitted to the E93A and 100E Ford Cars "sit up and beg" Ford Popular, Prefect etc.  A wide range of attachments were available for the Bean, for Sowing, spraying, weeding etc. ( Not too sure about the colour scheme of this one though! )
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Quote crawler Replybullet Posted: 19 Mar 2009 at 11:13pm
Hi Hortiman
Quite a few years ago there was a Bean being used in the working area at my local show. It stopped right slap bang in the middle of the working area and the poor guy could not get the engine started again, I ended up pulling him out with my Cletrac crawler. Never saw that Bean out at any more shows after that.
Making a tight turn with them must be awkward the way they steer.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 24 Jan 2010 at 2:48pm
Mr Bean's golf buggy?
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 24 Jan 2010 at 3:03pm
 
Photographs of two Beans taken at Honeybrook Farm Show last year
Some shots of the engine. Both are seeders, but different types ........
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 24 Jan 2010 at 3:04pm
 
Chris: The gentleman on the Bean at Dorset 2008, am I right in thinking
he exhibited a Gunsmith in 2009 .............
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Quote Sweeneytodd Replybullet Posted: 24 Jan 2010 at 5:05pm
 God  ! Those pictures bring back memories when I worked on a market garden back in the 60's as a tractor driver. I've drilled many an acre with the Bean (3 wheeled one) as well as hoeing , also using the DB 2D. brilliant photo's, and the right colours as well.
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Quote spider Replybullet Posted: 24 Jan 2010 at 5:25pm
Hi Chris, do you remember the bean at cheffins was a very nice machine and if i remember right it only sold for 200?
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 24 Jan 2010 at 7:25pm
what engine do these use is it an austin unit?
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 24 Jan 2010 at 7:42pm
Ford 10hp... E93A as in prefect Popular and Anglias like this...
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 24 Jan 2010 at 7:49pm
 
Here's one I snapped at the GWR Rally, Cheltenham Race Course, 2008....
 
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 8:42am
I think the two seen at Honeybrook Farm Show belong to a VHGMC member, a Bean enthusiast.
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 9:34pm
It looked like one of them was at Yesterdays Farming, Charlie...
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 11:22pm
May I ask a simple question?The pictures showing the 2 restored Bean's,why do these restorers fail to paint the nuts and bolts,when these machines were new they would have been painted!
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 26 Jan 2010 at 12:48pm
A good question. I assume most are painted prior to assembly whereas the factory would probably have painted after assembly. When I restored my Rototiller 35 I did go back over it and paint all the nuts and bolts.
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Quote steve.woollas Replybullet Posted: 27 Jan 2010 at 7:42pm
Hello,
    These Bean Motor Hoes use the early Ford E93A 1172cc side valve engine which has no water pump and relies on the thermo-syphonic action of water to provide cooling. When doing ring commentary on hot summer days Fords with this type of engine often have to be brought to the front of the line as they are very prone to overheating when queing to circle the ring. The syphonic action of the water required the top radiator connection considerably higher than the engine outlet thus the bonnet design was much higher on these vehicles than the engine height required. Once on the move the natural flow of air through the radiator kept the engine cool. The 100E version of the 1172cc engine was fitted with a water pump which allowed a much more streamlined bonnet line in keeping with the height requirement of the engine. I remember working for a Ford main dealer in the early 70s and one customer had a fleet of Transit and Bedford CA coachbuilt ice cream vans which relied on 100E donkey engines in the rear powering the fridges all day long without overheating. Another worthless fact from SW
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Posted: 27 Jan 2010 at 11:25pm
Its not only Bean Motor Hoes with that trouble,we have the same problem with our early Motor Mowers,though on the Motor Mowers,there were several ideas which were used to compensate over heating,the most simplest way is on our 1909 Motor Mower is in the highest piont of the return pipe is a breather is placed there by reducing the pressure,so as we are going along we get a plume of steam belting out.Ransomes went one step further on our 1913 Heavy Duty Lawn mower by adding breather holes in the water tank which is again in the highest position having the same effect.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 8:36pm
i often wondered how the atco villiers keep properly cool if stationary (the ones with no fan)
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 30 Jan 2010 at 5:21pm
They had to cool relying on fins only, because even when mowing there was no air stream to speak of....
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2010 at 11:34pm
There's a good answer to that.When the engine over heats and stops,it's time for tea!
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