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    Posted: 18 Jul 2013 at 11:06pm
Ardingly was good with lots of leads on interesting machines, tonights prize was a Multi gardener made by Farmfitters with a Briggs and Stratton engine and provision for a Tarpen drive... must have a look in the Tarpen drive box tomorrow and see what I can find...

Photos on here tomorrow.

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 19 Jul 2013 at 6:06am
I've still got a Tarpen drive that doesn't fit anything here....



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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 19 Jul 2013 at 5:49pm
Here's the photos as collected...






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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 19 Jul 2013 at 5:52pm
Sorry about the first photo, that was literally as parked in the shed still tied in to the trailer !!

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 19 Jul 2013 at 9:56pm
Here's some daylight photos taken this evening...







I reckon I have a Tarpen drive that will fit with a bit of modification as well, so a job for the pending queue...


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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2013 at 7:04am
The Agriculture (Safety Health and Welfare) Act 1956, mentioned on the ID plate, was superseded in 1973 by the Health and Safety at Work Act. So I guess it'll date from the '60's. The engine cowling, which looks original, will tell you the exact date.
It's a nice rare item and it's got the all-important sellers badge on...
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 2013 at 9:30pm
Engine cowling tells me its 1967, the dealer sticker is useful as my Iseki was also supplied new by Hugh Page of Heathfield, so another sticker will be handy...

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 28 Jul 2013 at 12:43pm
Charlie sent me some Multigardner info this morning - many thanks - and the Tarpen setup is different to what I had imagined...




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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 28 Jul 2013 at 4:32pm
So the unit I have is this one...



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Quote moggyjim Replybullet Posted: 28 Jul 2013 at 11:05pm
Need a trailer and drive unit for a multi gardiner let me know as i never found a motor unit for mine .
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 29 Jul 2013 at 4:29pm
Yes please moggyjim, I have sent you a pm...

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 04 Aug 2013 at 9:45pm
Rotavator drive unit and trailer picked up from Swindon today, here's a photo of both units in the trailer, better photos on here tomorrow...




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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 04 Aug 2013 at 11:14pm
That photo was taken near chez Haggle!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 5:36pm
Right outside chez haggle !!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 5:38pm
Here's some more photos including our little girl trying the trailer out as a football table...   








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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 6:14pm
Paul, that's a very interesting addittion to the collection, I look forward to seeing it run!
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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 6:17pm
Alan, I've been looking at that Tarpen clutch, and I think that if it's Auto~Culto, it's more likely to be a Mk9, rather than an Autogardener or the post-war Junior - they both have the weight/front toolbar/Tarpen clutch mounting holes closely spaced, about 3" apart, where as the MK9 has them about 10" apart (from memory, I'll measure later).
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 7:13pm
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Paul, that's a very interesting addittion to the collection, I look forward to seeing it run!



Thanks Jim, its something a bit different...

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 9:24pm
I see how the clutch works, very ingenious...

Jim, I'll try it on my Autogardener, when I'm next at my unit....
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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 9:26pm
Alan, I just  looked at a Junior and the MK9, the mounting bolt centres are 2" on both machines, but the MK9 has bigger bolts! With that in mind, I don't think it is Auto Culto Cry
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 9:29pm
Would be a laugh if it's a multigardener one...
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 11:03pm
I don't think it is...



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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 06 Aug 2013 at 9:37pm
The Tarpen setup does not look that complicated and I do have a couple of spare drive units, so perhaps a winter job for someone who can weld... Mr Showman sir...

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Quote nigel Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2013 at 5:44pm
ile do it for u paul will see you at the weekendBig%20smile
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2013 at 6:47pm
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Thanks mate, we will talk about it...

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2013 at 7:05pm
Well I thought getting the blade off the mower unit might be a bit of a task... thankfully it wasn't...



so the unit has moved...

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2013 at 7:08pm
to here !!





and just to prove that the trailer can take a heavy weight I got this shot from the "drivers seat"...




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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2013 at 8:16pm
So will you be popping to the shops on it, Paul? One good thing is it's narrow enough for the average garden path....
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 07 Aug 2013 at 8:35pm
It would make the Tescos run a laugh !!   

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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 08 Aug 2013 at 9:05am
An interesting and unusual machine, well worth a few words and pictures in The Cultivator.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 08 Aug 2013 at 12:34pm
Leave it with me charlie and I will see what I can do...

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 09 Aug 2013 at 8:38pm
New decals from Titch...




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Quote jtg1 Replybullet Posted: 09 Aug 2013 at 9:16pm
will have to digmine out , now youve got the transfers dialled in!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 11:40am
What implements have you got with yours John ??

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Quote jtg1 Replybullet Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 12:06pm
just the rotovator, but mine has the clinton engine.
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