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Smallholding => Equipment => Topic started by: smallacre on February 25, 2010, 08:01:19 pm

Title: Howard Gem rotarvator
Post by: smallacre on February 25, 2010, 08:01:19 pm
Help, we have a Howard Gem it has the Sachs D500W two stroke water cooled diesel engine. Now this next bit might sound a bit daft but we have not added fuel as it came with a full tank, as it is diesel 2 stroke itís got 2 separate tanks one for the diesel and one for I gather the oil for the mixture, now the question is what oil do I use i.e. ordinary 2 stroke oil as per my chain saw or engine oil. I have searched everywhere and dammed if I can find the answer.
Thanks in anticipation
Title: Re: Howard Gem rotarvator
Post by: clumbaboy on February 25, 2010, 08:17:10 pm
regarding your question will get back to you as soon as possible, might take a day or two to track down my diesel guru, two stroke diesels are usually a marine application that may give you another avenue of search, will try and be as quick as possible
Title: Re: Howard Gem rotarvator
Post by: clumbaboy on February 25, 2010, 08:23:21 pm
hi just found www.mdr.co.uk  tillerparts.com they have one of those machines with that engine for sale may be worth a bell!! :D
Title: Re: Howard Gem rotarvator
Post by: trustysteed on March 12, 2010, 09:31:08 pm
Hello there.
I have used a Sachs Diesel engined Gem since 1960, the large tank is for the Diesel fuel. Small tank is for engine lubrication.  the oil recommended by the manufacturers is a straight SAE 40 HD engine oil. the oil pump is calibrated to handle this fairly thick oil, you will find the engine will smoke a bit under load, but this is fairly normal.  I can copy a manual for the engine if you need one. You should be able to source the oil through ' Morris Lubricants'  which are widely available.
Title: Re: Howard Gem rotarvator
Post by: smallacre on March 13, 2010, 09:27:12 pm
Many thanks clumbaboy for the info, emailed tillerparts.com and had a reply they say Use a series 5 S.A.E 30 oil in the header tank. Just got to track some down.
Thanks agian
Title: Re: Howard Gem rotarvator
Post by: smallacre on March 13, 2010, 09:33:24 pm
Thanks trustysteed good tip Morris Lubricants I have had a good look on their website and I shall be making enquiries with them on Monday.
Re: the offer of a copy of the engine manual would be brilliant I will if possible pm you my email address.
Big thanks
Title: Re: Howard Gem rotarvator
Post by: Steved on May 06, 2013, 10:01:42 am
Hi I desperately need a copy of the gem two stroke diesel sachs rotavator parts and manual can you help?
Title: Re: Howard Gem rotarvator
Post by: traann on August 04, 2013, 09:58:08 pm
Hi

If anyone else needs the manuals for the Howard Gem or the Howard 350, I have them available electronically for free. Just post your email addy to stevehopper2@yahoo.co.uk and I'll mail them back to you asap. Also includes the Gem with Sachs 500 engine.