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Hello ODK History Lovers

The Model 56 5-foot trailed mower was an attachment
initially designed for the Rover Ranger. Introduced in
the mid-1960s, the machine would have a production
life-span of about two decades.

The design was not a common one in that it had
no centre cutting blade; but two outrigger blades
that had to be operated in conjunction with a
garden tractor with its own cutter deck:

Two engines, 3 cutters shared by two machines…

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This is an early Australian rotary mower and it
is a good example of how the need for garden
tractors - designed for our harsh Australian
conditions - ‘took off’ in the 1960s.

This also reflects the growth in large suburban
acreages that surrounded Australia’s capital cities.

This attachment enabled a Ranger to cut three acres per hour!

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PART TWO – Parts List
This 1970 Parts List for the Model 56 is from
my collection and it is in good condition.

It was a clever design for parts interchangeability too.
Many of the components were taken directly from the
Model 51 Rover Ranger design!

As always, I make the document available to
members for viewing or as a quality download.

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ROVER MODEL 56 ATTACHMENT PARTS LIST

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