I think Howards are the Rolls Royce of rotary hoes.
We had a BIG Howard at the Ag studies block while i was at high school, it was a really lovely solid quality machine. Best operated by 2 of us kids though, one on each handle! It had the most beautifully smooth, easy starting, crank start Kohler engine on it. I would often sneak down the Ag block at lunch time just to start it!
Soon after that time, someone "important" decided that a lot of things at the school were far too dangerous to be used, and it was never seen again. I still often wish i had had the chance to buy it.
Fortunately i was on extremely good terms with my Tech teacher, and solely due to his prompting, i was able to buy the milling machine from the metalwork shop, which was destined to suffer the same fate as the Howard. The mill is still in my workshop, i still use it, and it is a constant reminder of the best and most decent school teacher i ever had.
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