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#114997 16/04/22 08:28 PM
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Hello Gang

I picked up this little red cylinder mower this morning and have been trying to work out what it could be.

The guy told me it had a Resto about 8years ago where they probably changed over the engine to this Tecumseh one.
It doesn't have any plates on it that I can find.
I assume it's a Scott Bonnar with a paint change or a Rover of some kind?
I would love to buy some decals for the catcher and handlebars but don't want to get the wrong thing.

Cheers :cheers:

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A couple more pics of the 14" little red rocket 😊

Cheers Legends

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14 inch scott bonnar 45 by the looks

I am fairly sure the 14inch was long dead by the time of the red colour change. (1990s).

May be able to give you some of its history though.

Given a few identifiers (which could just be shear coincidence) I would dare say it could have been one of the many hundred (over the years) SB mowers restored by Les Smith.

He ran Les Smith Mowers in Malaga and did a lot of quality SB restos. A lot of them in that red regardless of original colour.

Additionally, all the ones I have seen that he had done nearly always were missing the ID plate (would fit on the 2 holes under the clutch cable in picture 2).

The only thing is he would have never done the catcher like that with rivets.

That motor is a 2002 build by the way.

Here is the link to the clearance sale photos when Les Smith retired in 2016.

https://auctions.com.au/auctions/2016/09/14/les-smith-mowing-centre-closing-down-online-auction

I would stick with that sticker pattern - though its technically a Scotty, not a rover riven age

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Thanks Tyler 👍

Love all the great insights people bring on this forum.

I like the idea of trying to keep the decals as close to original as possible (regardless of the paint colour change)
Possibly a little less confusion for the next person that might own the machine after one day I upgrade to a bigger unit.
Googling a Rover mower 14" only brings up the thoroughbred models.

One day I hope to score a cheap bonny and do a Resto myself 😊👍

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try Scott bonnar 14in, yours was hammertone green originally. It would have a SB logo on the handle, a written scott bonnar on the catcher

https://www.outdoorking-forum.com.au/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=58161


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