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Orline Hedge Trimmer with Model 20A engine

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I can't believe what my brother brought back from the local car boot sale this morning, an Orline hedge trimmer with an O&R model 20A engine!!

I don't think I've seen a model 20A engine on a hedge trimmer before and the it's first 20A I've seen in the UK (apart from on a chainsaw I have, but that was imported from the US).

 

It has been repainted at some point in the past, but the back of the engine housing still has the some of the original white paint on it though. The engine is a model 20A type 333, seems they riveted the model & serial number plates to the 20A engines instead of using the cylinder plate that gets lost on the later 13A/B engines.

 

David

 

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Hey David, I've never seen one with that engine. As you probably know, I have quite a few of those parts, including complete pull start housings and/or parts, original grips, points, condenser plus cover, NOS carb, possibly a complete gasket kit and other seals, exhaust, block, crank, piston, etc.

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I don't suppose you have a proper bottom cover for the blade eccentric/gearbox housing? It's currently got a very thin sheet of aluminium held on with cable ties at one end, as well as a lot of missing or incorrect screws. Also do you have any literature that shows this hedge trimmer at all? The engine dates to 1973.

I guess there must be a lot of unidentified model 20A engines out there, as it's hard for people to find out it's an O&R or AEP engine once the original stickers have gone.

 

David

 

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Apparently there are two different covers for the blade eccentric housing depending on the model, I've no idea what the difference is though. This infomation is from the parts list for the hedge trimmer with the 13A/B engine.

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Having found a leaflet for a CARBRA hedge cutter that looks very similar to mine (apart from the engine), I no longer think this hedge trimmer was made by O&R. I now suspect someone has adapted it to use the O&R model 20A engine, the fuel tank fitted is from a Cox series 140 engine, same as on the engine shown on the sales leaflet.

The series 140 engine was made by O&R competitor Cox, the series 140 engine was also used on a chainsaw & bike kit and was also produced by Roper after they bought the rights to make it.

 

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Here is the rest of the CARBRA hedge cutter leaflet scanned & converted to a pdf;

CARBRA Hedge Cutters .pdf

 

David

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