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a very old and rare mountfield m4 grasscutter!!!

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i was at work today minding my own buisness when an old boy came in to the shop and said would we be able to dispose of this for him!post-220-0-18078900-1404753675_thumb.jpgpost-220-0-96714000-1404753773_thumb.jpgpost-220-0-87598100-1404753869_thumb.jpg ive never seen one in green with chrome handles and with its clamshell grassbox very pleased i am :D

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nice one ben, :)  i wish some old boy would walk into my workshop with a new project all i get is people with knackerd ryobi strimmers to get rid of :angry:

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nice one ben, :)  i wish some old boy would walk into my workshop with a new project all i get is people with knackerd ryobi strimmers to get rid of :angry:

bloody ryobi strimmers they shouldnt be allowed in this country there rubbish i have a fist full of them at work too i might as well bring them over your place they can make friends with your ones :D

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bloody ryobi strimmers they shouldnt be allowed in this country there rubbish i have a fist full of them at work too i might as well bring them over your place they can make friends with your ones :D

 

They might start breeding if you put them together Ben!!  No one wants that :D

 

Nice mower by the way :D

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i have 5 or 6 for refurb and resale with newer honda engine fitted but this one im keeping in the collection i think its quite a rare beast in this colour etc ive never seen another and ive never seen one with chrome handles or the clamshell opening grassbox 

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you may well be right about it being a deluxe model seeing as it has chrome handles.

ive also  looked closely at the paint its definatley factory it hasnt been re-painted 

im glad i was able to give it a good home too many of our old machines end up getting thrown away or weighed in for scrap!

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That does look a good find. Not as old but I've got a late 70's electric mountfield that still works well, my grandad had owned it from new. Instead of the normal red its orange, a very fitting colour for me.

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That does look a good find. Not as old but I've got a late 70's electric mountfield that still works well, my grandad had owned it from new. Instead of the normal red its orange, a very fitting colour for me.

have you seen my post on the mountfield emblem electric mower thats pretty old too

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Meant  to ask, Ben, is the engine an Aspera or a Kirby Lauson?  Both were of Tecumseh origin, the Aspera being made under licence in Italy and the Kirby in Australia. The earliest Mountfields had Kirbys due, I am told, to the more favourable rate of import duty from a Commonwealth country. No EEC in those days!   

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I'm the proud owner of an M4 Mountfield of about 1978 vintage, of course it's still going strong but it is on it's third engine (now a B&S Quantum 55) It's also on it's third grassbox and needing a replacement urgently (the whole plastic moulding at the front of the box and a couple of inches of the plastic bottom have worn away and the cloth has been patched up too often). I have repaired it with a piece of caravan aluminium but that has worn through now and I'd love to give the old thing a new one. Can they be obtained at all anymore?

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