Good evening everyone
Im a new member who has just bought a Ransomes Ajax hand push mower.
in very good condition being in the same family all it's life.
It's obviously been serviced by someone knowledgable as it's clean, correctly lubricated and the cylinder and bottom plate appears good with no damage or large nicks in the cutting surface.
I set it up better than it was (someone clearly was cutting a tapered lawn!) and gave the lawn a cut.
turned out very well and pleased with the results.
mine concern is the grass only falls on the front edge of the box and most falls on the lawn, why is this?
there appears some form of curved deflector which has a series of shallow pressings across its length. This is fitted between the rear of the cutting cylinder and rear roller.
it only really just just a out from the main carriage, should this be further over the top of the cutting cylinder to better deflect the cuttings into the box?
ive read that back lapping may freshen up the cutting edge but recognise this isn't a substitute for a proper grind. I don't think it needs that quite yet, especially as I got a quote from the local mower company of £93 for that and the bottom plate and that was me dismantling and providing the 2 parts. Painted was another £20!
Anyone know of a company near Fareham who can grind this for reasonable cost? I found someone on eBay who will do it for £30, which is more what I was looking at!
The mower only cost me a fiver so I have a bit of budget to play with
looking forward to engaging with you all.