From the earliest days of garden machinery there has been
a crossover between machines designed primarily for agriculture
and those primarily designed for horticulture
I have always been interested in this crossover effect
. For example,
we see this in the crossover of the rotary mower
. The design could
be used domestically and commercially; for horticulture or agriculture.
Here we discuss the Arthur Slasher Mower.J. Todd and Son Limited
was a South Australian engineering firm,
best known for making steel-framed buildings and farming implements.
Their factory was located at 639 South Road, Edwardstown, SA.
But they also made a range of slasher mowers that catered for crossover.
Todd’s ‘Arthur’ slasher mower had a nickname …
the ‘Flying Saucer’
; probably because of how the
unshrouded chain version appeared to the eye or ear but
also because of design features.
These slasher mowers were primarily used for slashing
farm properties, but could be used for cutting grass
intended for lawn.TO BE CONTINUED …