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Plant Equipment - AP3036, Part 10 (1st Ed) & Part 11 (2nd Ed) - Agricultural Plant


(1st Ed) indicates that the Part/Section was in the original 1st Edition of AP3036.  (2nd Ed) indicates that the Part/Section was in the original 2nd Edition of AP3036, whilst the addition of AL? indicates which Amendment List, introduced this Part/Section following the original release of AP3036 (2nd Edition)

 

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 'Proconsul' Agricutural ploughs Types TS3, C, E and D

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 'Proconsul' Agricutural ploughs Types TS3, C, E and D

Description
  1. The four- and five-furrow share ploughs illustrated here are known by the manufacturers as their "Proconsul" ploughs, type TS3, C, E and D.  There are a number of different models of this type of plough; those in use by the Airfield Construction Branch of the RAF being listed below. It will be noted that there are two types of 5-furrow ploughs with the same type number, one having a 12 in cut and the other a 14 in cut similarly there are also two 4-furrow ploughs with the same number, one having a 12 in. cut and the other a 14 in. cut.  When referring to these ploughs therefore, the width of cut and the number of furrows should be quoted as well as the type number.  Although there are slight differences between ploughs having different type numbers these are of a minor nature, and unless it is otherwise stated, the fol1owing particulars apply equally to all of them.

Models

  • TS3C - 14 in cut, 5-furrow

  • TS3E - 14 in cut, 5-furrow

  • TS3E - 12 in cut, 5-furrow

  • TS3D - 14 in cut, 4-furrow

  • TS3D - 14 in cut, 4-furrow

MT required for transportation -

  • A suitable MT vehicle, having sufficient length of body and load carrying capacity for the particular plough.

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL5.

Operating Data Maximum depth of cut - 9 in

Approximate draw-bar hp required at sea level

  • 4 furrow ploughs - 25 hp
  • 5 furrow ploughs - 30 hp
Dimensions

Weight - 

  • TS3C - 14 in cut, 5-furrow - 2,184 lb

  • TS3E - 14 in cut, 5-furrow - 2,220 lb

  • TS3E - 12 in cut, 5-furrow - 2,190 lb

  • TS3D - 14 in cut, 4-furrow - 1,764 lb

  • TS3D - 14 in cut, 4-furrow - 1,780 lb

Model Length Width Height
  • TS3C - 14 in cut, 5-furrow

  • TS3E - 14 in cut, 5-furrow

  • TS3E - 12 in cut, 5-furrow

  • TS3D - 14 in cut, 4-furrow

  • TS3D - 14 in cut, 4-furrow

  • 19 ft 0 in
  • 19 ft 0 in
  • 19 ft 0 in
  • 17 ft 0 in
  • 17 ft 0 in
  • 7 ft 9 in
  • 7 ft 9 in
  • 7 ft 4 in
  • 7 ft 4 in
  • 7 ft 4 in
  • 5 ft 0 in
  • 5 ft 0 in
  • 5 ft 0 in
  • 5 ft 0 in
  • 5 ft 0 in

 

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 'Proconsul' Agricultural ploughs Types TS3H

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 'Proconsul' Agricultural ploughs Types TS3H

Description
  1. This is a general purpose four -furrow share type tractor drawn Implement.  It can, if desired be converted to a three-furrow model; if, for example, there is not a tractor, of sufficient power available to draw the larger plough.

MT required for transportation -

  • The type of vehicle will depend on whether the plough is to be transported in its dismantled and packed condition ready   for shipping, or assembled and ready for use.  Otherwise any vehicle having sufficient length of body and any vehicle having sufficient length of body and load carrying capacity will be suitable.

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL47.

Machine Specification

Number of furrows - 4, but convertible to 3.

Width of cut per furrow - 12 in.

Depth of cut per furrow  - Adjustable, maximum depth 9 in.

Running gear - Two front wheels with flat steel rims and staggered spokes.  One rear wheel of the pressed steel disc type.

Draw-bar - Adjustable for line of draught by, hand-operated, lever controlled draught bar.

Lifting and lowering mechanism - Controlled by a cord operated by the tractor driver while the plough is in motion.  Compensating springs assist lifting and also ensure that the plough is lowered gently.

Cutting depth adjustment - Hand operated screw mechanism

Plough levelling adjustment - Operated by a hand lever on the plough.

Bodies - Are made from 3-ply steel and are in two pieces so that the the front cutter can be renewed separately.  Standard shares are made from wrought steel.

Coulters - Disc type 16 in. dia. made from heat-treated steel     .

Operating Data

Maximum depth of cut - 9 in

Approximate draw-bar horse power required at sea level    

  • 4 furrow plough - 25

  • 3 furrow plough - 20

Dimensions

Weight - 1,780 lb.

Overall

  • Length - 17 ft. 0 in.

  • Width - 7 ft. 4 in.

  • Height - 5 ft. 0

 

 

 

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, disc-harrow, Model No 3 Baronet Type HR9

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, disc-harrow, Model No 3 Baronet Type HR9

Description
  1. The disc harrow is used to break up and pulverise clods that are left after the ground has been ploughed.  It may also be used over weeds, or a green crop grown for manure when it will bury the growth leaving the land almost as clean as if it had been ploughed so that it may - under suitable conditions - be used instead of a plough.

MT required for transportation -

  • The harrow may be towed short distances with the gangs in the parallel position or it may be mounted on transport carriages.  When transported over prolonged distances it should be loaded on to a suitable MT vehicle.

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL5.

Operating Data Discs - 22 in high carbon steel discs are standard. 20 in, 24 in or cut-away discs may also be fitted.

Number of discs - 28

Spacing of discs - 9 in

Approximate draw-bar hp required at sea level - 30 hp

Dimensions

Weight - 2,600 lb

  • Length - 13 ft 0 in

  • Width - 11 ft 6 in

  • Height (over frame) - 2 ft 6 in

  • Height (over trip lever) - 3 ft 5 in

 

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, spike tooth harrow, Model SAH74

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, spike tooth harrow, Model SAH74

Description
  1. The spike-tooth harrow is used to work the land to a fine tilth suitable for seeding, and again afterwards to cover the seeds.  When used on grass that has become firmly established it has a rejuvenating effect by loosening the soil on the surface.  It is usually built up from two or more sections, which are attached by short lengths of chain to a pommeltree provided with a draught ring for towing the implement over the ground;  if, however, only one section is used the pommeltree is dispensed with and the harrow is fitted with draught rods and rings.  Each section consists of four horizontal beams (balks) which run fore and aft from the attachment chains to the rear of the harrow and are connected together by flat bars (straps) so that the balks are spaced equally apart.  The balks and straps are joined together by the upper ends of the spike-teeth which are threaded and provided with nuts for this purpose; the lower ends being pointed to form the teeth of the harrow.  The shape of the balks is such that the attachment points for the straps, and consequently the positions of the spikes, are staggered so that each spike cuts a separate track.

MT required for transportation -

  • The harrow may be towed short distances on grass land, runners or skids are fitted to one section, which is turned upside down and the other sections laid on top it.  In all other instances it should be loaded on to a suitable MT vehicle.

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL5.

Operating Data
  • Number of sections - 1,2, 3 or 4
  • Number of balks per section - 4
  • Number of spike-teeth per section - 20
  • Operating width of 1 section harrow - 3 ft 9 in
  • Operating width of 2 section harrow - 7 ft 6 in
  • Operating width of 3 section harrow - 11 ft 0 in
  • Operating width of 4 section harrow - 14 ft 6 in

Power required to operate 4 section harrow - 21 hp (approx)

Dimensions

Weight - 

  • 1 section harrow - 115 lb
  • 2 section harrow - 230 lb
  • 3 section harrow - 345 lb
  • 4 section harrow - 465 lb

Dimensions of 1 section without pommeltree -

  • Length - 4 ft 6 in

  • Width - 3 ft 9 in

  • Height - 1 ft 0 in

Dimension of pommeltree -

  • Length and diameter of 2 section - 7 ft x 2 in dia.

  • Length and diameter of 3 section - 10 ft x 2 in dia.

  • Length and diameter of 4 section - 14 ft x 2 in dia.

 

 

Bamfords Mower, Type 7RTC

Bamfords Mower, Type 7RTC

Description
  1. The Bamfords mower, Type 7 RTC, is a two-wheeled machine which, when in use, is towed by a tractor; the cutting unit, comprising mainly a gearbox, a finger bar and a reciprocating knife, protrudes from the right-hand side of the machine.

  2. The rotation of the road wheels operates the knife through a crankshaft in the gearbox and an external connecting-rod, when required, the crankshaft gear can be moved into a neutral position by a lever on the gearbox.

  3. Provision is made also for the finger bar to be raised to the vertical position during transit or storage.

  4. Differential action is provided by the incorporation of free -wheel mechanism in tile hub of each wheel.

MT required for transportation -

  • Hands or Templewood trailer (for transportation)

  • AEC, Matador, 4x4, Tractor (for Towing)

This item of equipment appears to have first detailed in the initial issue of the 2nd Edition.

Operating Data

Cutting range: -

  • To 1 in (approx) from ground with a standard finger bar

  • To in (approx) from ground with a special close-cutting finger bar

  • Width of cut - 4 ft 6 in

  • Efficient operating speed - 3 mph (approx)

Dimensions

Weight - 1,232 lb

In working order

  • Overall Length - 7 ft. 3 in.

  • Overall Width - 5 ft. 0 in. (with finger bar up)

  • Overall Width - 9 ft. 10 in. (with finger bar down)

  • Overall Height - 5 ft. 6 in. (with finger bar up)

  • Overall Height - 2 ft. 10 in. (with finger bar down)

  • Front of towbar to axle - 6 ft 5 in

  • Track - 3 ft 9 in

  • Ground Clearance - 7 in

 

Bamfords Mower, Type 7RTC (pneumatic tyred wheels)

Bamfords Mower, Type 7RTC (pneumatic tyred wheels)

Description
  1. This machine is similar in most respects to that described above, the principal difference being that it is fitted with pneumatic tyred wheels

  2. The rotation of the road wheels operates the knife through a crankshaft in the gearbox.  When  required, the crankshaft gear can be moved into a neutral position by a lever on the gearbox.

  3. When the machine is transported or stored, the finger bar can be raised to the vertical position.

  4. Differential action is provided by the inclusion of a free wheel mechanism in the hub of each wheel.

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL47.

Operating Data

Running gear - 2 wheel, pneumatic tyred

Tyre size - 7.50 x 16

Cutting range: -

  • To 1 in (approx) from ground with a standard finger bar

  • To 1 in (approx) from ground with a medium finger bar

  • Width of cut - 5 ft 0 in

  • Efficient operating speed - 3 - 3 mph (approx)

Dimensions

Weight - 1,232 lb

In working order

  • Overall Length - 7 ft. 3 in. (with finger bar up)

  • Overall Length - 7 ft. 9 in. (with finger bar down)

  • Overall Width - 5 ft. 0 in. (with finger bar up)

  • Overall Width - 9 ft. 10 in. (with finger bar down)

  • Overall Height - 6 ft. 2 in. (with finger bar up)

  • Overall Height - 4 ft. 8 in. (with finger bar down)

  • Front of towbar to axle - 6 ft 0 in

  • Track - 4 ft 0 in

  • Ground Clearance - 8 in

 

Green Gang Air Ministry 1939 and 1943 type.

Green Gang Air Ministry 1939 and 1943 type. - triple

Description
  1. These mowers are available to the Service in triple gang and quintuple gang form.  The arrangement for the quintuple form is shown in the dimension diagram; when required in triple form the large wheeled draw-bar and the two leading mowers are omitted from the assembly.

  2. In principle, the 1943 mower is the same as the 1939 mower, but in construction, it differs slightly; ball bearings are used in the intermediate gear, axle assembly and wheel assembly on the 1939 model, and bushes are used for these assemblies on the 1943 model.

  3. The cutting cylinder on each mower is driven from the land wheels by gearing enclosed in gear cases which form oil baths for lubricating the transmission.  An adjusting screw on each side of each mower provides an adjustment for setting the soleplate to obtain the correct clearance between the cutting cylinder and the bottom blade.

  4. Each land wheel is fitted with pawls to release or engage the cutting gear and the pawls are set by disengaging two spring knobs on the wheel and turning an operating plate which releases or engages the pawls with the gear.

  5. The cutting height is adjusted by disengaging the spring pin on the lilting lever at the rear of the mower, moving the lever to raise or lower the machine on the rear roller, then engaging the spring pin into an appropriate hole in the suspension stay to lock the cutter in the desired position.

  6. The machines are set so that they cannot cut grass shorter than 2 inches from the ground, but by a simple modification they can be altered to cut to a minimum length of inch.  At its highest normal position the grass will be 5 inches to 6 inches in length after cutting.

  7. The gang mowers are normally towed by a tractor.

MT required for transportation -

  • 30 cwt truck

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL48, amended to AL82.

Machine Specification

Running gear - Wheels, steel

Cutting cylinder - 30 in long x 10 in dia. Five cutters

Cutting cylinder speed - 600 rpm at3 mph.

Operating Data

Cutting height

  • Minimum - 2 in. from the ground

  • Maximum  - 5 in.from the ground

Width of cut  

  • Single mower  - 2 ft. 6 in.

  • Triple gang unit - 7 ft. 0 in

  • Quintuple gang unit - 11 ft. 9 in.

Operating speed - 3 mph.

Dimensions    

  • Track, single mower - 3 ft. 5 in

  • Track, quintuple unit drawbar - 6 ft. 8 in.

  • Overall height (all units) - 2 ft. 0 in

Dimensions/Weights

Green Gang Air Ministry 1939 and 1943 type. - Dimensions

Weights

  • Single mower - 130 lb.

  • Triple gang unit - 470 lb.

  • Quintuple gang unit -890 lb

Dimensions

Single mower unit

  • Length - 3 ft. 6 in.

  • Width - 3 ft. 9 in

  • Height - 2 ft. 0 in

Triple mower, drawbar

  • Length - 4 ft. 9 in

  • Width - 5 ft. 2 in.

  • Height - 1 ft. 3 in.

Triple mower, dragbars (each)

  • Length - 3 ft. 9 in

  • Width - 2 ft. 8 in.

Quintuple mower, drawbar

  • Length - 5 ft. 6 in

  • Width - 9 ft. 6 in.

  • Height - 2 ft 0 in

Quintuple mower, wing dragbars (each)

  • Length - 2 ft. 6 in

  • Width - 2 ft. 8 in.

 

Allen auto-scythe, Model T & Mark 2

Model TAllen auto-scythe, Model T Mark 2 Allen auto-scythe, Mk 2

Description
  1. The Model T machine is a two-wheeled, self-propelling type of mower which is driven by a Villiers Mark 25C two-stroke, air cooled engine.

  2. Ratchets are fitted to the centre on the outside of each wheel and two pawls on each wheel engage the ratchet; one pawl can be held in a disengaged position by means of a pawl catch; thus permitting the wheel to free-wheel in one direction.  When one pawl on each wheel is held in the disengaged position, the machine can be turned sharply and manoeuvred with ease. When both pawls are engaged on both wheels there is a fixed drive and the machine will keep on a straight course.

  3. The cutting mechanism comprises a finger bar and a reciprocating knife bar.  The finger bar is normally set centrally to the machine, but it is drilled at both ends so that it can be offset either to the right or to the left; right-hand or left-hand knife bars are required to modify the machine for offset cutting.

  4. The Mark 2 machine is basically similar to the Model T machine with the following main differences: -

    1. The machine is driven by a Villiers Mark 11 C two-stroke, air cooled engine.

    2. Ratchet and pawl mechanism is not fitted to the wheels.

    3. Different handles are used which incorporate two cross members, and a bridle rod on each side of the machine.

    4. The finger bar cannot be adapted for offset cutting.

Stores Ref: -

  • Model T - 89F/11

  • Mark 2 - 89F/10

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL82 (Model T) and is updated to AL85.

Engine

Model T -  Villiers, Mark 25C, single cylinder, two stroke, air-cooled, Gasoline/oil mixture:  BHP - 1.9 at 2,400 rpm (governed)

Mark 2 - Villiers, Mark 11C, single cylinder, two stroke, air-cooled, Gasoline/oil mixture:  BHP - 1.5 at 2,400 rpm (governed)

Machine Specification Number of fingers - 13

Number of knife blades - 12

Operating Data

Width of cut - 3 ft 0 in

Number of knife blades - 12

Efficient operating speed - 3 mph

Dimensions
  • Overall Length - 6 ft. 3 in.

  • Overall Width - 3 ft. 1 in.

  • Overall Height - 3 ft. 0 in.

  • Track - 1 ft 6 in

  • Weight - 336 lb

 

Green 36 in  'Master' motor mower

Green 36 in  'Master' motor mower  fron front  Green 36 in  'Master' motor mower fron right side

Description
  1. This mower is driven by a horizontally opposed twin cylinder air cooled engine.  The primary drive from the engine to a countershaft is by a rubber V-belt, then by spur gears to three driving drums; the centre drum is fitted with differential gear.

  2. The cutting cylinder is driven by a roller chain from the driving cylinders and a dog clutch is provided to disengage the cutting cylinder when it is desired to travel the machine without cutting.

  3. Control of the machine is confined to single lever which operates a cone clutch; the engine speed is automatically governed, but a throttle lever is provided to control the engine idling speed.

  4. The height of cut is adjusted by varying the height of the front rolls and this is effected by removing the adjusting screws from the bell-crank levers on the front rolls, repositioning the bell-crank levers and refitting the adjusting screws into suitable holes in the side plates.

  5. A forward tipping type of grass box is fitted to this machine.

Stores Ref: - 89F/38

MT required for transportation -

  • 12 cwt truck

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL82.

Engine

Norman, Model T600 Mk 1, 2-ylinder, horizontally opposed, air-cooled, Gasoline engine:  BHP - 6.9 at 1,800 rpm (governed)

Operating Data

Speed - 3 mph

Width of cut - 3 ft 0 in

Area of cut - 1 acres per hour

Dimensions
  • Overall Length

    • With grass box - 6 ft. 4 in.

    • Without grass box - 4 ft 10 in

  • Overall Width - 4 ft. 2 in.

  • Overall Height - 2 ft. 10 in.

  • Nett Weight - 6 cwt (with grass box)

 

Bamlett grass cutter (towed), Model TM 1

Bamlett grass cutter (towed), Model TM 1

Description
  1. The Bamlett grass cutter, Model TM1, is a two-wheeled machine which is normally towed by a tractor.   The machine comprises a finger bar with a reciprocating knife operated by a crankshaft and connecting-rod, driven by a bevel pinion from a cross shaft which is geared to both wheels.

  2. Free-wheel mechanism is fitted to the drive, from the wheels to the cross shaft gear wheels, to free the drive on either wheel when turning the machine; the cutter bar is fitted to the right-hand side of the machine.

  3. Three control levers, grouped together on the draw bar, provide the following actions: -

    1. Engage or disengage the knife bar drive.

    2. Tilt or level the cutter bar.

    3. Raise or lower the cutter bar by mechanical action, when operating the machine.

An additional lever, fitted to the main frame of the machine, is provided to raise or lower the cutter bar by hand.

  1. The coupling on the end of the draw bar incorporates a spring release which automatically disconnects the mower from the tractor when the machine is obstructed; the spring release can be made inoperative by turning a capstan nut which is fitted to the side of the coupling.

  2. During transit, or for storage purposes, the cutter bar can be raised to a vertical position, to reduce the width of the machine; a holding-up rod secures the cutter bar in the vertical position

Stores Ref: - Model T - 89F/17

MT required for transportation -

  • Tipper truck

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL85.

Machine Specification Type - Two, two-wheeled trailer

Number of fingers - 23

Number of knife blades - 24

Operating Data

Operating speed - 4 mph

Crankshaft speed - 1,080 rpm. at 4 mph

Cutting range - To cut 1 in. from ground

Width of cut - 6 ft 0 in

Dimensions

  • Overall length - 7 ft. 6 in

  • Overall width (cutter bar down) - 11 ft. 9 in

  • Overall height (cutter bar down) - 5 ft. 8 in

  • Front of draw bar to axle - 6 ft. 0 in.

Dimensions/Weights
  • Overall Length - 7 ft. 6 in.

  • Overall width (cutter bar vertical) - 5 ft. 9 in

  • Overall height (cutter bar vertical) - 6 ft. 8 in

  • Wheel Track - 4 ft 6 in

  • Ground clearance (cutter bar vertical) - 9 in

  • Height of draw bar coupling (draw bar horizontal) - 2 ft. 0 in

Weight - 13 cwt

 

Green 24 in  'Master' motor mower

Green 24 in  'Master' motor mower with grass box  Green 24 in  'Master' motor mower, grass box removed

Description
  1. This mower is driven by a horizontally opposed twin cylinder, air-cooled engine.  The primary drive from the engine is by triple rubber V-belts to a countershaft, from the countershaft the drive is transmitted to three driving drums by spur reduction gears; the centre driving drum contains differential gears.

  2. The cutting cylinder is driven by a roller chain from the countershaft, and a dog clutch is provided to disengage the cutting cylinder when it is desired to travel the machine without cutting.

  3. A fabric lined cone clutch fitted to the primary drive is operated by a clutch lever which, with the exception of engaging the dog clutch for the cutting cylinder, is the only driving control.  The engine is automatically governed but a throttle control is fitted to reduce the engine speed when the machine is idling.

  4. The front rolls are located in bell crank levers secured to the side plates by adjusting screws.  To adjust the height of cut, the adjusting screws are removed and the bell-cranks are pivoted on a fulcrum shaft to alter the height of the front rolls.  When the desired cutting height has been obtained the adjusting screws are refitted into appropriate holes in the side plates to secure the bell cranks and lock the front rolls in position.

  5. Adjusting screws are provided on either side of the cutting cylinder for adjusting the cutting cylinder to the bottom blade.

Stores Ref: - 89F/38

MT required for transportation -

  • 12 cwt truck

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL84.

Engine

Norman, Model T300, 2-ylinder, horizontally opposed, side valve, air-cooled, Gasoline engine:  BHP - 3.5 at 2,500 rpm (governed)

Operating Data

Speed - 3 mph at 2,500 rpm

Width of cut - 2 ft 0 in

Area of cut - acres per hour

Dimensions
  • Overall Length

    • With grass box - 6 ft. 4 in.

    • Without grass box - 4 ft 10 in

  • Overall Width - 3 ft. 2 in.

  • Overall Height - 2 ft. 10 in.

  • Weight - 5 cwt (with grass box)

 

Green 17 in  'Master' motor mower

 Green 17 in  'Master' motor mower with grass boxGreen 17 in  'Master' motor mower, grass box removed

Description
  1. This mower is driven by a single cylinder air cooled engine. The primary drive from the engine is by twin rubber V-belts to a countershaft, then by spur gears from the countershaft to the driving drums. There are two driving drums each being independently driven by pawl and ratchet mechanism.

  2. The cutting cylinder is driven from the countershaft by a roller chain; a dog clutch is provided to disengage the cutting cylinder when it is desired to travel the machine without cutting.

  3. A fabric lined cone clutch fitted to the countershaft drive is controlled by a clutch lever which, with the exception of the clog clutch for disengaging the cutting cylinder, is the only driving control. The engine speed is automatically controlled by a governor.

  4. The front rolls are located in bell-crank levers secured to the side plates by adjusting screws. The cutting height is adjusted by removing the adjusting screws from the bell-crank levers and pivoting the bell-crank levers on a fulcrum shaft to alter the height of the front rolls. When the rolls are adjusted to the required cutting height, the adjusting screws are refitted to the bell-crank levers and to appropriate holes in the side Plates.

  5. Adjusting screws and lock-nuts are fitted on each side of the cutting cylinder for adjusting the clearance between the cutting cylinder and the bottom blade.

Stores Ref: - 89F/37

MT required for transportation -

  • 12 cwt truck

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL84.

Engine

Villiers, Mark 12, single-cylinder, side valve, air-cooled, Gasoline engine:  BHP - 1.5 at 2,500 rpm (governed)

Operating Data

Speed - 2 mph at 2,500 rpm

Width of cut - 1 ft 5 in

Area of cut - 3/8 acres per hour

Dimensions
  • Overall Length

    • With grass box - 5 ft. 3 in.

    • Without grass box - 3 ft 6 in

  • Overall Width - 2 ft. 5 in.

  • Overall Height - 3 ft. 1 in.

  • Weight - 2 cwt (with grass box)

 

 

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, mole-drainer, Model CIE

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, mole-drainer, Model CIE

Description
  1. The mole drainer is employed to make passages below the surface of the ground for drainage purposes.  The implement is mounted on wheels and provided with a shin to which is attached the mole for making the drain hole; a disc coulter being provided to sever the turf  and leave an opening for the shin.  The depth at which the drainage hole is to be made can be set in any position down to 20 inches by means of a hand screw and the mole is then raised or lowered into the working position by a self-lift mechanism operated by cords from the tractor.  The mole can be fitted with an enlarger to increase the diameter of the hole so that the  main drain can be made larger than the subsidiary drains leading to it.

  2. In addition to using the implement for making drainage passages it may also be employed to lay telephone wires etc, below the ground without disturbing the surface by trenching.  The wires to be laid are attached to the rear of the enlarger and are drawn through the hole which is made as the mole moves forwards.  The wires are run off from a drum or spool; the start and finish being at short trenches, which also serve is junction pits.

MT required for transportation -

  • May be towed for short distance only, otherwise a suitable MT vehicle should be used, i.e. Austin tipper or Bedford

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL5.

Operating Data
  • Shin - Reversible, end for end, so as to give increased length of life.
  • Mole - 3 in diameter, high carbon steel, heat treated and hardened
  • Enlargers - 3 in or 4 in can be fitted to the rear of the Mole.
  • Maximum operating depth - 20 in
  • Diameter of drainage hole - 3 in, 3 in or 4 in

Approximate draw-bar hp required at sea level - 25-30 hp

Dimensions

Weight - 1,325 lb

  • Length - 8 ft 6 in

  • Width - 4 ft 6 in

  • Height - 5 ft 3 in

 

No items of equipment were ever listed under this section and it was removed by AL82.

 

Seaman Rotary Pulvi-mixer, Model MHD-72

Seaman Rotary Pulvi-mixer, Model MHD-72

Description
  1. The Seaman Rotary Pulvi-mixer Model MHD-72 is a speed rotary pulverizer and mixer.  Its purpose is to pulverise or mix materials on site.  Power is supplied by a Waukesha gasoline engine Type MZRU mounted on the forward part of the machine.  The power is transmitted from the engine to the rotor assembly by shafts, a double universal joint and a spiral bevel gear.

  2. The mixer is primarily designed for mixing any type of binder with all kinds of soils or aggregates.

  3. The mixer is fitted with two pneumatic tyred wheels and a towing eye so that it can be towed by a tractor.

MT required for transportation -

  • Any flat platform trailer or lorry of 3 tons loading or over.

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL2.  It was moved to Part 12 in AL82.

Engine

Engine - Waukesha, 6 cylinder, water-cooled, petrol:  Capacity - 404 cu in:

Running Gear - 2 Pneumatic tyred wheels - 7.50 x 16

Operating Data

Width of operation - 75 in.

Depth of operation when pulverizing and mixing -  The depth of possible mixing is determined by the nature of the soil and aggregates, and by the speed of the tractor or truck towing the pulvi-mixer.  Actual depth of mixing operation is determined by the adjustments of the depth shoe and the rotor lifting bar.

Speed of travel - 1 to 2 mph

Power required to tow pulvi-mixer - Any wheeled or crawler type tractor of 30 belt horsepower or more, or any truck of one ton or over, provided it can run slow enough.

Dimensions

Weight - 4,625 lb

  • Overall Length -16 ft. 9 in.

  • Overall Width - 7 ft. 0 in

  • Overall Height - 6 ft. 6 in

  • Ground Clearance at axle - 1 ft 3 in

The dates of the various Amendment Lists are shown below: -

Amendment List

Date of issue

Amendment List

Date of issue

Amendment List

Date of issue

Amendment List

Date of issue

1

 Mar 1951

26

Nov 1951

51

Aug 1952

76

 Mar 1956

2

May 1951

27

Nov 1951

52

Nov 1952

77

May 1956

3

Jul 1951

28

Nov 1951

53

Mar 1953

78

May 1956

4

Jul 1951

29

Nov 1951

54

Mar 1953

79

Jun 1956

5

Aug 1951

30

Nov 1951

55

Mar 1953

80

 Jul 1956

6

Sep 1951

31

Dec 1951

56

Apr 1953

81

Aug 1956

7

Sep 1951

32

Dec 1951

57

Apr 1953

82

Aug 1956

8

Sep 1951

33

Dec 1951

58

Jun 1953

83

Sep 1956

9

Sep 1951

34

Dec 1951

59

Jun 1953

84

Dec 1956

10

Sep 1951

35

Dec 1951

60

Jul 1953

85

Apr 1957

11

Sep 1951

36

Dec 1951

61

Sep 1953

86

Jul 1957

12

Sep 1951

37

Dec 1951

62

Sep 1953

87

Jul 1957

13

Sep 1951

38

Dec 1951

63

Feb 1954

88

Oct 1957

14

Sep 1951

39

Dec 1951

64

Mar 1954

89

May 1958

15

Sep 1951

40

Dec 1951

65

Aug 1954

90

May 1958

16

 Sep 1951

41

Dec 1951

66

Sep 1954

91

Aug 1958

17

 Sep 1951

42

Jan 1952

67

Oct 1954

92

Sep 1958

18

Oct 1951

43

Jan 1952

68

Oct 1954

93

Dec 1958

19

Oct 1951

44

Feb 1952

69

Dec 1954

94

Feb 1959

20

Oct 1951

45

Mar 1952

70

?

95

Mar 1959

21

Nov 1951

46

Apr 1952

71

?

96

Feb 1959

22

Nov 1951

47

May 1952

72

Sep 1955

97

Apr 1959

23

Nov 1951

48

Jun 1952

73

Nov 1955

98

Jul 1959

24

Nov 1951

49

Jun 1952

74

Nov 1955

99

Nov 1960

25

 Nov 1951

50

Jul 1952

75

Feb 1956

 

 

 

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