HORSESHOE TANK MOWERS

A generic name given by collectors to the range of powered roller mowers made by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies in the 1930s, so-called because of the shape of the petrol tank. These mowers are the Marks V, VA (16 inch), VI, VII, VIIA (20 inch) and VIII (16 inch). Originally with Blackburn engines the later marks had Sturmey-Archer engines. The 16 inch machines had a total-wastage oil system.