I recently acquired this 18inch Ransomes Gear Automaton. It is a very nice machine with the gear covers intact and not cracked. However there are two main issues with this machine. First and probably most serious is that the side frame which holds the entire cutting cylinder and roller housing etc has snapped. Luckily it's broken a little way up past the spindle aperture. It must have happened a long time ago as the snapped ends look very age dirty which is probably why it was parked way up the back of a barn. My question is does anyone have an opinion as to whether welding would be successful give the forces exerted in that area of use? Second the blades do not turn when the mower is pushed forward but might this be connected with the other problem ? I attach some photos. Any help would be appreciated as I've never had experience of that type of welding. Many thanks Sean.
Sun, 22/11/2020 - 17:32#1
18inch Ransomes Gear Automaton