How We Can Help
We are a club for enthusiasts who collect, preserve and display old mowers. We are not a technical helpline.
Please read these important general notes before contacting anyone.
Ransomes Matador Manuals & User Guides. User Manuals, Guides and Specifications for your Ransomes Matador Lawn Mower. Database contains 1 Ransomes Matador Manuals (available for free online viewing or downloading in PDF): Safety, operation & maintenance manual.
If you have a technical query (eg no spark, missing parts, how to get it running etc) about a Ransomes mower made after about 1970 please do not contact us because we will not be able to help you.
Our specialist may be able to provide basic identification, dating, and historical information. Click here for contact information.
Ransomes Mower Parts Uk
Operating Manuals & Machine Dating
- The MP Series and the HR300 rotary mowers from Ransomes are ideal for large area rotary mowing, including on sloping and level ground. The largest of the MP range, the MP653 XC is the world's first and only wide area rotary mower with 4.27m cutting width.
- Ransomes Highway 3 Manuals & User Guides. User Manuals, Guides and Specifications for your Ransomes Highway 3 Lawn Mower. Database contains 2 Ransomes Highway 3 Manuals (available for free online viewing or downloading in PDF): Quick start manual, Safety, operation & maintenance manual.
The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading has an extensive archive of Ransomes information including operating manuals and sales and promotional literature. The museum can normally supply copies of some of this information and provide a basic machine dating service for a nominal cost which covers copying and postage.
Ransomes Walk Behind Mower Manual
When contacting the museum please have a note of any serial numbers from the mower and/or its engine. Patent numbers can also be useful. Motor mowers can generally be dated more accurately than hand machines because the production records compiled by Ransomes (and now retained by MERL) are more specific.