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simar kid
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Quote simar kid Replybullet Topic: When our machines where new.
    Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 9:20pm
Found these old photos from when machines where in daily use. ENJOY !!!
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 9:25pm
A good source of photos of our machines when new is "Mechanical Aids to the Small Holding" by DeSaulles, a fantastic reference book that sometimes turns up on Amazon Well worth paying a reasonable sum of money for.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 9:25pm
Great photos by the way.
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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Quote pauly pd Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 9:26pm
Love the pictures , where did you dig em up , so to speak !?
merry merry tiller !
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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 9:27pm
HI GARETH. WILL LOOK IN OUR LOCAL LIBRARY,ITSGOT SOME VERY OLD BOOKS IN IT.
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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 9:30pm
YES I AGREE. THEY CAME FROM A PICTURE I GOOGLED OF AN AUTO CULTO WHICH WAS FROM A COLLECTION TAKEN FROM A COOPERATIVE IN LINCOLNSHIRE.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 9:30pm
To be honest if i didnt allready have a copy i'd pay at least 100 for one without hesitating, it really is that good!
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 9:31pm
Ive seen the one of the gem in the workshop before but cant remember where.
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Quote ransomesmg6 Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 9:51pm
Its amazing, going from that working on that gem to the modern day equipment like this!

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Nothing runs like a Deere!!
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Nothing trots like a Horse!!
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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 9:58pm
YOUR NOT WRONG THERE. I BET THE OLD BOYS WORKING THE MACHINES WOULD PASS OUT IF THEY WENT ONE DAY TO WORK ON THERE MACHINES AND THE FOLLOWING DAY WHERE TOLD TO USE THE MODERN STUFF
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Quote ransomesmg6 Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 10:09pm
I mean the size for a start would blow them away, but its all about progression so they say!
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Quote hortiman Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 11:20pm
Looks like you have been visiting Badsey, Henry.
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Quote earth_grinder Replybullet Posted: 21 Jul 2011 at 12:16am
Have you guys seen this photo site on SIMARs?
http://www.gustavegilles.be/Simar/
Zuck's Rototillers
http://www.zucksrototillers.com
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Posted: 21 Jul 2011 at 1:38am
Originally posted by series1gem

To be honest if i didnt allready have a copy i'd pay at least 100 for one without hesitating, it really is that good!

Looking down in Mr Wallingfield's caves today as it was raining out I noticed 5 of those books all first editions!
Do you think Mr Wallingfield had a miss spent youth,or still in his childhood as he was sat on a stool heard gurgling while sorting his portfolio of British Commonwealth stamps from the Victorian era,I did tell him he could not use them to post his manuals out with!
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 21 Jul 2011 at 2:21pm
I've got "Mechanical aids to Gardening" by JG Wallace, that's well worth picking up if you see one. Just look through all the small books with insignificant green covers.
6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
Calne, North Wiltshire...
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