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Hi all, looking for pictures of munro badged 2hp rosebery horizontal shearing plants,have just purchased one but it is missing some parts and i understand some were sold as a little kangaroo? ,cheers dave
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Got a pic?
I think I may have a old photo of one I saw around Shepparton??
Is it an open crank, throttle governed roseberry?
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Hi yes it is a throttled governed one,should be a nice project,cheers dave
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I have a Munro 'Little Kangaroo' two stand plant with a 2B Buzacott engine on it. I only know of a very small number of these. Mine was restored 12 years ago and is currently in storage. My Buzacott also has the optional cast crank cover.
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Thanks Patrick, i was talking to Ron yesterday and he said you had one,i pick mine up next week,is the transport a cooper one or different(just looks like one),had one person want to buy the shearing gear of it,he said name your price so i guessed they are fairly scarce,cheers dave
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Hi Dave,
it is very similar to the Cooper transport but I think it is a little different and may have been made by Munro. I don't have the shearing heads for mine and have never come across any. Any Munro shearing stuff seems to go for good money.
I am looking forward to seeing some pics of your unit as I have never seen another like mine & only heard of a couple.
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Hi Patrick, plenty of deutchers around down here and they used munro shearing gear on there outfits so if i come across some spare heads i will let you know,cheers dave
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hi all, well i finally went and picked up the rosebery/munro shearing plant yesterday,it is missing some parts but should be able to find them,does anyone have a picture of a complete outfit,cheers dave
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This is mine as found:

There are more pics at:
http://www.oldengine.org/members/pml...ekangaroo.html

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---------- Post added at 09:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:30 PM ----------

Here is a 1930 advertisement for the Munro Shearing Machine. Note that it does not use the 'Little Kangaroo' name and does not have the name plate fitted on top of the cross beam. It is almost the same as mine but there are some minor differences.
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Thanks Patrick for the great pictures just what i needed,mine has the two bolt holes to mount the small little kangaroo plate,i picked up a plain shearing head yesterday for it and will need to find another but pretty easy to come by down here,i am in two minds as to mount it on a transport or to skid mount it which i dare say they would have come in both set ups,skid mounting it will take up less room in my shed which is a premium at the moment,any chance of getting a casting of the little kangaroo plate down the track once you have settled in to your new home,cheers dave
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After 9 years of storage the "Little Kangaroo" is home and running again. The EK was a little gummed up and the check valve was stuck in the tank but these things were easily fixed. It starts easily and is running well.
The next job is to clean it up and make a permanent home for it in the shed.
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Thanks for posting the video Patrick. It looks as if your oiler at the top at the back of the hopper is very low in oil. Make sure Samuel fills it up at next start up.
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Funnily enough he is already interested in the oilers, and anything even remotely mechanical
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