Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers
Can anybody throw any light on My Gardenmaster 85 any history or technical info would be great thanks
For a start, the oval air cleaner would identify the engine as being an Aspera, a Tecumseh made under licence in Italy. Engine parts should not be a problem but it looks as though the mower attachment could be a bit fragile. History wise, is it a recent acquisition or has it been lurking in a shed ?
Thanks for getting back. Its a recent acquisition, Its been lying around in a shed for years. Something tells me its an import as ive seen old adverts that suggest that.
Import. Engine definitely but the rest was of Uk manufacture.
I have a Gardenmaster which is different to the one in the photograph. Mine has a JAP engine. I also have a Landmaster which is a slightly bigger machine with a Briggs and Stratton engine and the mower attachment in your picture. There are rotavator attachments available and a hedge trimmer. I think I've seen a picture of a cylinder mower attachment too. I've found very limited information on the Internet whilst trying to find out about these machines (there is some on the VHGMC website and allotment-garden website has an instruction manual for your machine (https://www.allotment-garden.org/rotavator-manuals/landmaster-85-cultiva...)). There seems to have been quite a range of machines and attachments. They were made in Nottingham.
Thanks for that, very useful, any idea when they were made, I’m guessing 60/70 s
I understand that Landmasters/Gardenmasters were made from the early 1950s until late 1970s and maybe a little later. I don't have any specific information on when the various models started and ended production. The company seems to have relocated at some point too, the earlier machines say Nottinghamshire on their badge but I've seen a manual from a later model where the company address is in Poole.
If information on the machine itself isn't easily available, possibly someone can give you an idea of its age from the make/model of engine fitted.