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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Dating - Ransomes Ajax Mk5

Hi All, introducing myself to TOLC as a new member. My name is Rob and I live in Waltham Abbey in the UK. I must confess to being more into lawn care rather than mowers, however, I guess the two go hand in hand etc. I recently acquired two Ransomes Ajax Mk 5's as I wanted a cylinder push mower for the finer cut over a rotary. I have a question please. Is there a way of dating the Mk 5? I know they stopped production in 1972.

Best wishes


Clive1997 Sat, 25/05/2019

Hello Rob

Welcome to the forum, the Mk 5 Ajax was introduced in 1964 & you are correct that it was discontinued in 1972, probably not possible to date them within this period unless you have the original purchase paperwork.

Do you have grass boxes for the mowers?

Mr Mowtivator Sat, 25/05/2019

Hi Clive, thanks for the reply. Yes, I have the grass boxes, they have different transfers although they are quite faded.