Follows & Bate's Climax

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Clive1997
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Follows & Bate's Climax

Images below of a Follows & Bate's 7in Climax acquired recently, most of those I know of being 6in cutting width, except I believe one of Hall & Ducks (is it an 8in or 10in Andrew?).

I have put it alongside a 6in, other than the extra inch both wheels are geared to drive the cutting cylinder which has 5 blades, rather than the 4.

I am assuming the rubber tyres are original, although perished they are more or less intact.

Now looking for the bigger ones perhaps a 12 or even a14in!!

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Lucky find,have we been to

Lucky find,have we been to Essex again! Ours is a 10inch machine.If you rub the arm on the right you might find the date in the casting.The original wheel rubber is actually gutta percha,and it perishes with age

Regards

Andrew

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Hi Clive I'm glad it's found

Hi Clive I'm glad it's found it's new home finally. Someone told me recently they have a mower they thought it was called a climax after I told them about this one, I asked what size it was, they said it was a 14 inch blade. I jumped up and down and went round to find it was a Max, but of the Maxees kind. Just a little gutted. 

I'll be coming to see you in a few weeks, if you spot anything over this way I'm happy to collect  and bring it over. 

Lee. 

 

Clive1997
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Cheers Lee, bring a big

Cheers Lee, bring a big trailer!!

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hdtrust - Andrew   If you rub

hdtrust - Andrew   If you rub the arm on the right you might find the date in the casting.

Is there any particular likely spot, or was it just done randomly ?

Here is one I conserved earlier :

hdtrust
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Hi Collin go past the writing

Hi Collin go past the writing on the right-hand side and stop just short of the nut,it might be fine but the date will be there indented in the frame not raised

Best Andrew

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Be careful on finding anymore

Be careful on finding anymore,they are becoming common,then the price will drop! It will make Stan Hardwick go limp at the wallet! He's been paying around £2000 a time.

Stan was in the Star last week,it said now 80,that means self insolating no mower trips for Stan!