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sidevalve@44
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Quote sidevalve@44 Replybullet Topic: Wolseley Webb Wizard Rotovator
    Posted: 07 Oct 2013 at 9:32pm
Hi! I'm a new member so, firstly would like say hello to everyone.

I own a 1976 Wolseley Webb Wizard Rotovator. From what I can gather the Wizard was a "budget" version of the better known Merry Tiller ("Terry Miller"!)and in appearance is very similar. It has a 3HP B&S engine that is more than capable.

My question is: Are there any accessories available for the Wizard like there are for the Merry Tiller ? I know the drive shafts are 3/4" as opposed to 1" so MT ones won't fit.

Any info on this machine would be appreciated.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 07 Oct 2013 at 9:47pm
Hello and welcome to the forum.

Is your machine one of these ??




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Quote sidevalve@44 Replybullet Posted: 07 Oct 2013 at 10:52pm
Yup, that's the one ! slightly modified now, minus the guards over the tines and the jockey wheel plus has a homemade belt guard. But still goes well.
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 08 Oct 2013 at 7:34pm
A few Wizard bits and tips on here.....
http://merrytiller.co.uk/merry_tiller_spare_parts.htm
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Quote merryman Replybullet Posted: 08 Oct 2013 at 9:10pm
The 5hp Wizard was a lot beefier than the 3hp one. It had a bigger angle iron chassis and used a thicker rear skid but I donít think it lasted long. The Wizard and almost identical Cadet used the early Majorís chaincase pressings but modified so they could be fitted with smaller bearings for a 25mm rotor shaft. The rest of the Merry Tiller range had 1.25Ē rotor shafts. Accessories seem to have been limited to a ridger/furrower and traction wheels similar to those on Qualcast and Flymo Tillers.

The Cadet got adjustable handles in about 1983 and the Wizard disappeared, but a machine identical to the late Cadet, except for having a Qualcast A114 engine, was marketed as the Qualcast B66 until the early 1990s.
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Quote sidevalve@44 Replybullet Posted: 08 Oct 2013 at 9:20pm
Thanks for the info chaps. Now I know that accessories were made I can keep my eyes open at auto-jumbles (roto-jumbles ?)and the like.
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Quote merryman Replybullet Posted: 09 Oct 2013 at 11:20am
Here is what to look out for, I haven't got a Wizard brochure but the Cadet accessories are the same. I had forgotten about the narrow rotors. Note the long bent round bar mounting for the ridger.
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Quote sidevalve@44 Replybullet Posted: 09 Oct 2013 at 10:21pm
Interesting info on the Cadet. Might be worth an ebay search.
Love the picture on the Wizard Advert, who rotovates their garden wearing a tie and shoes these days ! Saw a video of a chap using a Merry Tiller who was only wearing shorts and trainers, plus he had the thing revving its head off making it hard to control. I hate to think what would happened if he had caught his foot against those tines that were whizzing round like propellers !
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