Vintage 12V Battery Operated Rotavator!

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Vintage 12V Battery Operated Rotavator!
« on: May 19, 2010, 16:44 »
I have the most peculiar find after clearing out a paddock.I think it may well be hand made but it is a 12V Car battery operated rotavator!

I shall take and add pics shortly.!

The cable snapped,we charged up a car battery,put it on and pulled the cable with some grips to keep it on.

I yes I have just rotavated a section 20 feet x 12 feet to 8" depth!

The wheels are held on as are the tines with large clips,they just pull out and the wheels are taken off easily.

I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this,it is a teriffic little rotavator which has heaps of oomph about it,it is Soo easy to use! I am chuffed,never thought I would be able to use one!
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Re: Vintage 12V Battery Operated Rotavator!
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 09:13 »
I have just uploaded a picture!!
I have the most peculiar find after clearing out a paddock.I think it may well be hand made but it is a 12V Car battery operated rotavator!

I shall take and add pics shortly.!

The cable snapped,we charged up a car battery,put it on and pulled the cable with some grips to keep it on.

I yes I have just rotavated a section 20 feet x 12 feet to 8" depth!

The wheels are held on as are the tines with large clips,they just pull out and the wheels are taken off easily.

I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this,it is a teriffic little rotavator which has heaps of oomph about it,it is Soo easy to use! I am chuffed,never thought I would be able to use one!


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Re: Vintage 12V Battery Operated Rotavator!
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 09:21 »
I love that!

It does have a slightly home-made look about it, and I can't help thinking that even in the less Health & Safety conscious days of yore it might have been a slightly risky proposition assuming the battery is a "wet" lead-acid type!  :ohmy:
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Re: Vintage 12V Battery Operated Rotavator!
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 09:26 »
hehe,Yes,we have recharged the car battery just to finish off today!

I love that!

It does have a slightly home-made look about it, and I can't help thinking that even in the less Health & Safety conscious days of yore it might have been a slightly risky proposition assuming the battery is a "wet" lead-acid type!  :ohmy:



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