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Hughesy
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Quote Hughesy Replybullet Topic: Wolseley Merry Tiller With Suffolk Engine
    Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 8:14pm
Hello All
 
I recently bought a wolseley merry tiller this has a suffolk punch engine fitted to it.
 
Now i no merry tillers had them fitted in the early days but should this model have one fitted or Is it a later fittment.
 
 
 
What model is this wolseley and should it have this engine.
 
Many Thanks Lewis
 
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Quote Roy H Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 8:44pm
looks to me like a norlett rotovator not a merry tiller, would of had a 3hp briggs & stratton engine.
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Quote Hughesy Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 10:09pm
Quite possibly is. i thought it was a merry tiller titan
 
I shall wait and see,
 
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Quote buyorsell Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 10:37pm
I have to agree with RoyH,i have 26 merry tillers and none look like this
i like armadillos
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 10:41pm
This is the type of Merry Tiller that had a Suffolk Punch engine, It has a sheet metal fabricated hitch which will only take round accessories....



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Quote wristpin Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 11:57pm
Prepared to be told that I'm wrong but have never seen a Merry Tiller with a Suffolk engine as an original fitment. Presume that it does have a fuel tank somewhere?!
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Quote Roy H Replybullet Posted: 30 Nov 2012 at 11:43am
The larger CAST iron (98CC i think )suffolk engines ie suffolk super punch's were used but i'm sure they were retro fitted by users not original fitment by wolseley,
Had quite a few norletts over the years, hope i don't upset alan too much if i say that i prefer them to merry tillers, for rotovating anyway ( sorry alan mate)
anyway here a couple of pics of 1 waiting for attention
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Quote Andy Frost Replybullet Posted: 30 Nov 2012 at 12:12pm
Will Haggle , I believe has parts/instruction literature on the Suffolk engined Merrys.

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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 30 Nov 2012 at 8:41pm
I too have sales literature for the early Merry Tiller showing the Suffolk engine.
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Quote wristpin Replybullet Posted: 30 Nov 2012 at 9:20pm
Originally posted by Charlie

I too have sales literature for the early Merry Tiller showing the Suffolk engine.


Interesting, because depending on how early is early there would have been no common commercial connection between Suffolk and Wolseley other than as an engine customer, but then didn't Westwood fit the cast iron Suffolk engine to a little cultivator that they made or marketed - model name totally escapes me at present!

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"In about 1984 Atco took over production when Wolseley decided to concentrate its activities on plumbing and domestic boilers. Wolseley Plc are now the largest plumbing sundries supplier in Europe. The engine cowl, by now a complex pressing, did not survive the Atco takeover. Atco had joined the Qualcast group and some modified Cadets were sold as Qualcast B66 rotivators using an updated version of the Suffolk engine that was used on the first UK Merry Tillers."
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Quote Dieselhead Replybullet Posted: 30 Nov 2012 at 9:28pm
Originally posted by buyorsell

I have to agree with RoyH,i have 26 merry tillers and none look like this
 
26! You must have a big alotmentLOL
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 30 Nov 2012 at 10:50pm
This is a picture of a Suffolk Punch engined MT....

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Quote Stuart. Replybullet Posted: 01 Dec 2012 at 11:20am
Originally posted by wristpin

Originally posted by Charlie

I too have sales literature for the early Merry Tiller showing the Suffolk engine.


Interesting, because depending on how early is early there would have been no common commercial connection between Suffolk and Wolseley other than as an engine customer, but then didn't Westwood fit the cast iron Suffolk engine to a little cultivator that they made or marketed - model name totally escapes me at present!

Edit - just found this

"In about 1984 Atco took over production when Wolseley decided to concentrate its activities on plumbing and domestic boilers. Wolseley Plc are now the largest plumbing sundries supplier in Europe. The engine cowl, by now a complex pressing, did not survive the Atco takeover. Atco had joined the Qualcast group and some modified Cadets were sold as Qualcast B66 rotivators using an updated version of the Suffolk engine that was used on the first UK Merry Tillers."
                                                                                                         The small Westwood rotavator you are thinking of that used the SIF engine was called the "Gemini".
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Quote Hughesy Replybullet Posted: 01 Dec 2012 at 6:22pm
Thank you for all the replys. I was unsure on what it was but thought it looked a bit like a merry tiller.

Thank you for all correcting me on what it was. Merry tillers did have Suffolk engines in the early days and as some of you will remember I did have one and there are photos of it on here fully restored.

It was fitted with drive wheels a duck foot cultivator. Many thanks Lewis
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