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Roller/seat - brand or generic?

Bought this seat with roller at auction and intend to marry it up to the right machine. If indeed there is a right machine. Any ideas on age, brand, or indeed what machine would go best with it. The roller is 16 inches. I intend to completely renovate it. Thanks in advance for any help.



villiers98 Fri, 09/04/2021

The only one of these I have seen came in with an old Dennis. It may have been modded to fit though . The split alloy roller suggests Atco though - Groundsman 28 or 34 ?

wristpin Fri, 09/04/2021

Not Atco , fairly sure that it’s Dennis as it is identical the the one that I have that came with my Dad’s z c.1947.

villiers98 Fri, 09/04/2021

See 'Dennis z Type Rear Roller' in 'Technical' forum - does look like it will fit the hitch

Graham Innes Sat, 10/04/2021

Thanks for your replies. Will check them out!

With it being a 16" roller, is there a specific size of cut, that this should go with?

Adrian Sat, 10/04/2021

My guess is not, because it will rolling the same way as the machine's roller so it won't leave it's own trail. I await being proved wrong, though!

Graham Innes Mon, 12/04/2021

Thanks to Adrian and others for replying. Looking at the internet with the "Dennis Z" knowledge, yup, that seems to be it. Thanks again.