New Way Stationary Engines

Aim - To serve and support the New Way Stationary Engine restoration community.
There was a New Way Stationary Motor inclined to Hit and Miss. It was designed that way but intermittently it would missfire and this in the confines of the beekeepers shed fired my imagination, grabbing my senses. I just loved the sound of the New Way 3.5Hp working - likely fuelled by a too rich mixture.
With each missfire came the tell tale puff of blue smoke and via the old sawbench, the beekeeping manufacturing business was underway, alive and well. Alf was in his element. Romance, nah, hard work but Hoots the New Way went a long way in firing the imagination of times past running in the present. The present, after all, that's where life is, it's not in the past, but romancing the past, that's the present if you're living it.
The priveledge of life. Present and past is now!!! - alive.

Ye Olde Sawbench & New Way Motor kept company by Howard Rotary Hoes

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Way Powered "ESTATE MOWER"


In an effort to provide a little more information than in the registry we have provided basic specs in this article along with links to photos. 

New Way Power Plants
Engines built by the New Way motor Company were used on a multitude of commercial equipment as a very viable, economical, compact power source.

  • Lighting and Electric Power Plants eg Marco
  • Pumping outfits (inc. complete New Way Outfits)
  • Saw Benches
  • Spraying Plants (complete New Way outfits)
  • Drilling Rig
  • Potato Diggers
  • Wood Splitter
  • Binders
  • Mowers
  • Tractors eg New Way and Centaur
  • Etc etc
The mower featured is a commercially built mower designed for the likes of  "Estate Use", gardens, links or greens. The mower is a "Cylinder" or "Reel" Mower. At this point no manufacturer of the plant has been identified.

  • New Way Model C. H 
  • H.P. 5 SAE
  • Engine Serial No. C-5242
  • Regular (Squirrel Cage) Air Cooled
  • Speed Regular 800 RPM.
    • Range 400-900 RPM
  • Patent - Latest Dec. 10, 18
  • Dimensions:
    • Floor to top of motor = 45 in.
    • Width of mover blades (Cut) =  32 in.
    • Length front wheels to rear single roller = 47 in.
  • Power Transfer
    • Direct via Pully  to "Wide Flat Belt" for a combination belt and chain drive ensuring little power loss or slippage.
  • Cutters
    • 5 blades front mounting
Given the serial number of the engine it is expected that it is a mid 20s decade engine.

The motor has apparently been stored under cover since the 1930s. The condition of the whole outfit is quite remarkable given it's age. It remains in it's work clothes looking every bit the authentic "New Way" powered machine that it is. The apparent intention is that it remains "Authentic" with just a clean  and the likes of a lube and tune. 

Giving justice to a fine piece of early 20th century machinery.

PHOTOS:- (click dot point items below to view.)
Finally, if you have an "Original" New Way powered vintage outfit that we can feature then we invite you to email us details so we can do a feature on your New Way powered outfit.


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