Honda Reveals Oldest Motor Mower

The Hall & Duck Trust has won a competition organised by Honda to find the UK's oldest working motor mower. The winning machine was the 1902 Ransomes motor mower that many club members know as "The Cadbury Machine".

Andrew Hall and Michael Duck with the 1902 Ransomes motor mower and the prize Honda rotary.

Club members Mike Duck and Andy Hall found the mower some years ago and restored it to working order and it's been to a number of events since. The prize for winning the competition was a brand new Honda rotary mower. They've been featured in a number of magazines and on the radio as a result. You can read more here on the BBC website here.

Epic Mower Journey On BBC

BBC TV's "Inside Out" programme (shown only in Eastern England) recently featured a story with which many mower enthusiasts are familiar. In 1959 a group of trainees and apprentices of Ransomes drove a lawn mower non-stop from Edinburgh to London. You can see the video of the story, with archive footage from 1959, here:


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