Hello, another new member with an interest in push mowers. I have a small collection of 4 mowers, 2 Ransomes (MK5 & MK3) Greens Zephyr and a Webb Witch which I have accumulated in about 6 months.
I was actually looking for a push mower to cut the grass paths at the allotment and during the search childhood memories of cutting the family lawn came flooding back. It’s been many years since I have used a push cylinder mower having been using a powered self-propelled rotary mower.
I forgot how good the cutting performance of a cylinder mower actually is and that pushing a mower really doesn’t take that much effort. I’m finding that the time it takes to cut the lawn with the push mower is not that much longer using the powered mower.
With respect to mower restoration, the 2 Ransomes are in good condition and only required a good clean, rusty bolts, washers and nuts being removed cleaned and re-fitted. The Webb Witch was rusty and required a partial restoration. The side panels had a lot of rust so they have been rubbed down and resprayed. The rest of the mower had surface rust which was easy to remove, just a question of wiping the mower with an oiled rag.
The Greens Zephyr 12” 8 Blade is subject to a total restoration and I’m making good progress at the moment. The key tools being my cordless drill wire brush attachment, sand paper and a mask of course.
I have a few technical questions with respect to bearings as in their removal, re-fitting and routine maintenance so perhaps best to be discussed in the technical section of the forum.