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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Does anyone remember 'Ginge' rotary mowers?

My father bought one from our local hardware store in the late 1960's or maybe mid 1970's, it had a two stroke stroke Aspera engine as I remember, it was my job to sharpen the blade on my very first bench grinder, saved my dad a lot of effort filing. Mostly white in colour, as I remember it, different cutting heights were attained by attaching the four wheel mountings at the three different available hole settings.

Clive1962 Sun, 27/12/2020

Lurking in a shed...a blue Ginge rotary, with 4 stroke Aspera and a very poorly corroded deck if I recall....

C.

DJD Sun, 27/12/2020

Thanks for posting the pics and replying, my father's was earlier I think, just a deck with wheels, engine and handles, very basic, was about £25 I think. German manufacture maybe, like Alko?

 

djg745 Mon, 28/12/2020

My daughter picked the one up from near Bath on Christmas Eve, and surprised me on Christmas Day, as a Christmas present!

Overall not in too bad a condition, no spark plug cap, a little rust under the deck.

Did it have a throttle cable or was the engine governed for a constant rpm?

Cleaned the points and got a spark, added fuel I used 25:1 but I have since found out it should be 16:1? Got the engine running but when I stopped it fuel ran out of carb. I will need a new diaphragm and possibly needle, but not too easy to find. The engine is an Aspera TA633, does anyone know where I can get them?

wristpin Mon, 28/12/2020

I will need a new diaphragm and possibly needle, but not too easy to find. The engine is an Aspera TA633, does anyone know where I can get them?

Try, Jon at the Hailsham Mower Centre or JAPG

Needle 16240001, diaphragm 23910004. The air filter cap is probably 23430015