what rotovator

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what rotovator
« on: May 13, 2009, 18:49 »
PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME
Hi I am new to this site and this is my first “I’m in need of help message”
Could anyone tell me what kind of rotovator this is please, I have stripped it down but I need a gasket for the manifold it is driving me mad?
Many thanks for your patients
Dave
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Re: what rotovator
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 19:25 »
Welcome to the forums, dave

I've moved your post into the equipment forum as that's where you're most likely to get answers to your question.

Feel free to pop back into the Welcome forum, which is to introduce yourself and get lots of 'hello's back!
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: what rotovator
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 19:52 »
hi dave, not got a clue what the machine is,but you can make your own gaskets,you can buy every type of gasket paper from any decent auto shop.
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Re: what rotovator
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 21:24 »
thank you shaun i will give this a try and see what happens cheers

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Re: what rotovator
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 07:06 »
Your machine is, I believe, a Shay Rotogardener...machines that dated from the 1950s..and perhaps just into the 60s.??


All the best,

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Re: what rotovator
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 16:08 »
many thanks dorimower for the info about the shay rotogardner it fab to find out some info about it i knew it was very old as one suggestion said was "if anyone one knows what it is they are dead and buried , i did consider www.clairvoyant.co.uk but you have saved the day

thanks
dave and yvonne

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Re: what rotovator
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 18:52 »

I have never worked on one but first came across a Shay about 20 years ago when a former work colleague had just set up in repair business...I called in one day and there was this interesting machine with petrol tank handlebar...

......back then it was already deemed an old curiosity...!!

One thing that I have pondered on is the similarity between the gearbox of the Shay and that of the original Mountfield M1...different chassis design...but the gearbox from a distance looks quite similar.??...never compared 2 side by side though...

....just more of my musings....or was that the development path..??

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Re: what rotovator
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 20:33 »
Shay I think used to make the machines in Basingstoke but was taken over by Lansing Bagnall.
If it was them I used to load loads of them on to trains at the station in 1960.
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Re: what rotovator
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 16:26 »
Yes it is a Shay Rotogardener 120 with 120cc, 2-stroke engine.

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Re: what rotovator
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 23:38 »
many thanks for all your comments everyone dont know what i would do with out you



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