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Walk Behind Farm Equipment (Swiss, German, Austrian, and etc)


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Pretty neat stuff! I just worked on a walk behind unit for the neighbor...i forget the brand, it was blue and had an italian made engine..acme i think it was. Id say it was a 1980s vintage. Turns out parts are hard to find for the engine and people repower them with various other engine makers. I saw one on utoob with a modern honda...looked like it worked pretty well.

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U-C,

Hope you don't mind if I get in on the fun. I'm quite partial to my BCS two wheel tractor. Wish there was more equipment for it, but the rototiller will suffice for now.

Speaking of good tillers, have you posted anything pertaining to Bungartz? Thought you might have, but can't recall at the moment.

Mike

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Rapid model P and R walk behind mowers/ tractors they came on the market in the 1930s replacing the models from the 1920s

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U-C, did you ever run across any SIMAR rototillers? Apparently they were sort of the predecessor for the Frazer/ Graham Paige tillers in this country. My Dad had a Frazer when I was little in the 60's, which my Brother still has, and he and I have over a dozen others that we have collected over the years.

http://www.zucksrototillers.com/FrazerHistory.html

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On 8/11/2022 at 6:30 AM, yellowrosefarm said:

U-C, did you ever run across any SIMAR rototillers? Apparently they were sort of the predecessor for the Frazer/ Graham Paige tillers in this country. My Dad had a Frazer when I was little in the 60's, which my Brother still has, and he and I have over a dozen others that we have collected over the years.

http://www.zucksrototillers.com/FrazerHistory.html

well only one SIMAR but it was a tractor though, SIMAR only made about 160 tractors there lift system was interesting by tipping the engine and transmission upwards to lower down the tiller or plow. SIMAR made tillers until 1978 making something around 50 000 tillers before closing there plant in Geneva Switzerland. There tiller got the start from using the licence of the A. Grunder & Co. AG. near Basel Switzerland (Grunder was the first company in the world manufacturing garden rototillers) https://www.bungartz.nl/hist-simar.html

https://www.bungartz.nl/hist-grunder.html

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On 8/11/2022 at 1:55 AM, U-C said:

 

Great video & I love the music in it. I looked into a BCS grain binder & they have to get ordered through a dealership in CA. Seems that BCS has different divisions globally & there's only one representative for that division here in the states. Would have cost a pile of cash shipped to my door, knocked down as a kit. Maybe someday if I win the lottery....

Mike

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20 hours ago, U-C said:

well only one SIMAR but it was a tractor though, SIMAR only made about 160 tractors there lift system was interesting by tipping the engine and transmission upwards to lower down the tiller or plow. SIMAR made tillers until 1978 making something around 50 000 tillers before closing there plant in Geneva Switzerland. There tiller got the start from using the licence of the A. Grunder & Co. AG. near Basel Switzerland (Grunder was the first company in the world manufacturing garden rototillers) https://www.bungartz.nl/hist-simar.html

https://www.bungartz.nl/hist-grunder.html

Thanks. I did not know about Grunder

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