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#112456 12/07/21 08:18 AM
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Hi all,

I have just been given a ride on mower with a Tecumseh engine on it, im under the impression it was a victa? I'd like to add electric start to it but unsure if possible with the current engine. im chasing a place in brisbane where i can get the tyres replaced aswell. Any help on make and model would be greatly appreciated.

Happy to replace an engine if needed to get the electric start and a few other things.

thanks in advance for your replies.

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Hi Jacko

No it's not a Victa ,I would say Rover Rancher with a later motor fitted (1992 for the motor).

https://www.outdoorking-forum.com.au/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=65155


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Hi Jacko and Max.
Yes from me too ... A re-powered Rancher II c1970s.

LINK: https://www.outdoorking-forum.com.au/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/85061/rover-brochure-c1973.html

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Jack

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That is a very early 70's Rancher 2, one of the first 2's judging by the bar steering wheel.

You're really only way to make it electric start is to toss that Tecumseh over you're shoulder and find a Briggs and Stratton to put in there.

8hp through 12hp will fit straight in, anything bigger will need modifications. I would be looking for a complete mower with a good engine and do a swap.

Tyres are easily done yourself, the rims are all 2 piece bolt together. They all have tubes so if the rubber of the trye is not completely perished I would just put tubes in, otherwise the fronts are 4.10x6 and the rears are 4.00x8. there is no modern equivalent with similar tread, so most people end up putting like a wheelbarrow tyre on them.

Last edited by nath; 13/07/21 06:49 AM.
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Or if you can find one cheap enough or want to spend the money a honda 13hp GXV390 will fit in without too much drama


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