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    Posted: 02 Oct 2013 at 10:18pm
Apologies if this is a bit vague, but I'm new to the subject! I have been offered as a gift, through an intermediary, an as-yet-unseen machine that has been described (read to me from the Operator's Manual ref: TSP 1/12/59) as a 'Howard Clifford Hako Rotadigger' The only rider attached by the donor is that the machine should 'go to a good home' - I understand it is in full working order, but for various reasons, actually looking at the machine or the associated paperwork is not possible at the moment.

I have searched the web and have not been able to uncover any details about this machine. Can anybody help, please? As my forum name indicates, I'm more used to agricultural chuggers, but maybe it's time I extended my interests into something a little smaller!

Any information would be much appreciated.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2013 at 10:33pm
Hi I also have one of these, Howard imported a small batch of these for about a year in he 1960's to compete with as they termed it scratchers, ie tine driven machines. Hako was a German firm that is still in existence today making sweepers. The engine was a jalo 75 cc 2stroke that the construction equipment manufacturer wacker purchased the design rights to and is basically still in production today as a wm 80 engine. Several forum members have an example but they are an uncommon machine.
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2013 at 11:02pm
Here's a link to an earlier post about Hako's...
Jimbo's Hako
6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2013 at 11:07pm
6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 03 Oct 2013 at 9:23am
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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Quote vegikev Replybullet Posted: 03 Oct 2013 at 10:01am
i now have a copy of the handbook that was issued for this machine
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 03 Oct 2013 at 5:15pm

Just looked in my literature collection and found this...








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Quote Tractorbob3 Replybullet Posted: 03 Oct 2013 at 7:33pm
Thanks all, that's very helpful. Quite a machine! If there are any members in the Bucks/Beds area that might be interested in acquiring this machine (as a keeper, I must emphasise, not for resale), together with what sounds like a bundle of relevant literature, please send me a PM and when I eventually get to meet the owner, I may be able to link you up. Can't promise anything, of course, but ..... I understand the machine is in the hands of its original owner and he has all the books/manuals/spares price lists, etc.
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