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Details about  Howard Bantam Rotavator

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Howard Bantam Rotavator
Howard-Bantam-Rotavator
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Item condition:
Used

quite rusy as you can see from the pics

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18 May, 2013 13:21:01 BST
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£176.00
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Item location:
BREAM, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

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230977642299
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Last updated on  08 May, 2013 15:24:50 BST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: quite rusy as you can see from the pics
 
 

 Here we have for auction my Howard Bantam rotavator she is rusty as you can see from the pics but everything works as it should.

Originally it had a JAP 3.5 hp 2 stroke fitted but this was seized and un repairable so in 2005 it was fitted with a brand new mellga 200cc 6.5 hp 4 stroke engine (Honda copy) this machine was used for one landscaping job(approx 8 hours) as the access to the terraced gardens was via narrow stone steps my yeoman was too wide for the access see the before and after pics so see what a good job this little machine will do

Since then it has sat in the store shed with stuff piled up on it when I dug it out the pull start was seized so I striped it down and greased to bring it back to working order. To my surprise the engine hadn't seized in the slightest and there was a spark and good compression so with fresh fuel in, it started second pull without any other work needing doing (top marks to Mellga copying a Honda engine with Honda reliability)

there are a few things to note

the spark plug cap is broken part of the shroud has broken off but doesn't affect the running
the spark plug has a bent top
and the transmition brake block has been removed to accommodate the larger engine

If you are fussy these few bits are about a tenner to replace but I’m guessing that you more interested in the capabilities of this machine rather than the appearance

it is self propelled with a 2 speed gear box
the tines measure 14" (355mm) across the cut

the handel bars offset both ways to give a clear veiw when doing edge work or just not to be walking in the furrow

it will happiely deal with small to medium tree roots unlike the merry tiller (nick named the merry kill) style rotavator that jumps out of the ground

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cash on collection preferred please

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