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G'day Jack and all

I'm just assuming that I'm thinking the same thing about the Victa 700 https://www.outdoorking-forum.com.au/forum/u...icta-uk-super-700-c1980s.html#Post112145

This Victa 700 does look like the Greenfield 28 inch slasher , As we know Greenfield made a ride on mower
for SupaSwift and it looks like Greenfield supplied the parts or the complete mower to Victa for the Super 700
Slasher.

Cheers
Max.

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G'day Max

That's exactly what I was thinking!

I remained aloof because I needed a second opinion,
and I knew that a member needed very broad knowledge
to answer this one.

Many thanks, and this must be a surprise to the 'Victa Experts'.
This was a surprise to me, and little is known about the Super 700.

Victa have a long heritage of secrecy - it would appear.

Cheers Max!
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Jack

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G'day Jack

Thanks Jack for making your brochures and manuals available for download.

The JLO history is on Wikipedia ,you may have read this previously .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ILO-Motorenwerke

I think it's ILO but the logo is written JLO so both would be correct, just a fancy way to write an I making
it look like a J .

The German motor manufacturing facilities were sold to American Tecumseh Products Company in 1977.

Good old Victa with German engineering.

I think the Victa steel bases are made using an Esslingen hydraulic press.

https://www.machinetools.com/en/companies/2842-muller-weingarten-corporation

Cheers Jack

Max.

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Hi Max
Yeah, I did read that Wiki entry.
I decided on the 'JLO' identifier simply because that's
how Victa used it in the brochure.

This reminds me of the beautiful engines that Ransomes used
post-war on many of their mowers. They used Swiss Motosacoche engines
that were described in brochures as being MAG engines ...
LINK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motosacoche

Interesting stuff with the German press tools and German engineering.

WE are agents for Knipex and Rennsteig in Tassie, and they sure make
beautiful - but expensive - hand tools.

Many thanks Max for your great work.
I'm a huge fan of MAX-WERK GmbH.

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Jack

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Hi-ya Jack

Thanks Jack for the link ,the old bikes are interesting ,there are a few old interesting Patents for them.
I see a few people making home made retro bikes now.

Expensive tools are fine if they are long lasting.

This Victa 700 rebranding has been going on a long time it reminds me of the first
Rover Mowers (Wizard) that were rebranded Champion mowers.

Here's some great history from Jack if others haven't seen this info.

https://www.outdoorking-forum.com.au/forum/u...ampion-mowers-fans-and-wheels-c1955.html

https://www.outdoorking-forum.com.au/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=68549

Cheers
Max

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