Model differences

Loxton Engineering Model 1Model 1 – Red machine
Manufactured before March 1967

  1. Not level lift
  2. IH gearbox – gearbox is mounted on top of pulley
  3. 1 1/4″ rotor shaft and bearings
  4. Unable to pivot wheels
  5. 3m (10′) – 3.9m (13′), fixed towbar

Loxton Engineering Model 2Model 2 – Red machine
March 1967 to April 1969

  1. Level lift
  2. IH gearbox – 3 groove pulley on top of gearbox
  3. 1 1/4″ rotor shaft and bearings
  4. Able to pivot wheels
  5. 3m (10′) – 3.9m (13′), fixed towbar

Loxton Engineering Model 3Model 3 – Red machine (April 1969)
April 1969 – 3.9m (13′) Machine no. 69113
3m (10′) Machine no. 69X45.

  1. Level lift
  2. IH gearbox 3 groove pulley on top of gearbox
  3. 1 1/2″ rotor shaft with cast housing regreasable bearings
  4. Able to pivot wheels
  5. Optional extra 16″ rims fitted to standard HT Holden pattern hub
  6. 3m (10′) – 3.9m (13′), fixed towbar

Model 3 – Red machine (Major alterations)

  1. Altered pivoted axle degree of angle after 08/09/75.
    3.9m (13′) Machine no. 75667 – 3m (10′) Machine no. 75X317
  2. Optional extra 16″ rims now available on heavy duty stubs with 5 stud pattern after 15/07/80.
  3. 3.9m (13′) Machine no. 801457 – 3m (10′) Machine no. 80X453

Loxton Engineering Model 4Model 4 – Red machine (March 1985)
March 1985
– 3.9m (13′) Machine no. A852543
– 3m (10′) Machine no. A84X532

3.9m (13′), 4.6m (15′) and 5.4m (18′) only. 3m (10′) remain same as model 3.

  1. Level lift bellcrank – model 4
  2. New heavy duty gearbox – 4 groove pulley on gearbox
  3. 1 1/2″ rotor shaft with cast housing regreasable bearings
  4. Altered degree of angle on pivoting stubs
  5. New pivoting towbar 3.9m (13′), 4.6m (15′) and 5.4m (18′)
  6. Jockey wheel 6.00 x 9
  7. Wind up stand
  8. 3.9m (13′) machine can be built up to 5.4m (18′)

Loxton Engineering Model 5Model 5 – Red machine (February 1986)
February 1986 – 3.9m (13′) Machine no. AA86
3.9m (13′), 4.6m (15′) and 5.4m (18′) only. 3m (10′) remain same as model 3.

  1. Level lift bellcrank – model 4 and 5
  2. Heavy duty gearbox – 4 groove pulley on gearbox
  3. 1 1/2″ rotor shaft with cast housing regreasable bearings
  4. Altered pivoted axle, degree of angle – model 5
  5. 3m (10′) fixed towbar jockey wheel frame – model 4 and 5
  6. Pivoting towbar 3.9m (13′), 4.6m (15′) and 5.4m (18′)
  7. Height adjustable tow tongue
  8. Wind up castor jockey wheel, 6.00 x 9 wheel
  9. Wind up stand
  10. 3.9m (13′) machine can be built up to 5.4m (18′) machine
  11. 4.6m (15′) bolt on extension capable of windrowing (lighter crops)
  12. Walterscheid PTO standard from machine no. WAA882875

Loxton Engineering Model 6Model 6 – Green machine (August 1992)
August 1992 – 3.9m (13′) Machine no. WG 92 001
– 9.45m (31′) Machine no. WG 92 (1) 002

The number (1) as the third digit in the machine number indicates that the machine was fitted at the factory with a 1000 rpm gearbox with a 1.53:1 ratio.
The number (2) as the third digit in the machine number indicates that the machine was fitted at the factory with a 1000 rpm gearbox with a 2:1 ratio.

If there is no number then the machine was originally fitted with a 540 rpm gearbox with a 2.54:1 ratio.

  1. October 1992 – Axle legs made 25mm (1″) longer
  2. Level lift bellcrank – Model 6
  3. Heavy duty gearbox – 4 or 5 groove pulley on top
  4. 1 1/2″ rotor shaft with cast housing regreasable bearings
  5. Altered pivoted axle degree of angle – Model 6
  6. 5 stud pattern 16″ Landrover rims and hubs as standard until 11/09/98
    6 stud pattern 16″ Sunraysia rims and hubs as standard after 11/09/98
  7. Pivoting towbar 3.9m (13′) to 9.45m (31′)
  8. Height adjustable tow tongue
  9. Auto levelling castor jockey wheels 6.00 x 9 (2 of)
  10. Wind up stand
  11. 3.9m (13′) machine can be built up to 9.45m (31′)
  12. 4.6m (15′) and 5.4m (18′) bolt on extension capable of windrowing (lighter crops)
  13. Walterscheid PTO’s standard
  14. Lifting 8″ ram and hoses fitted standard
  15. Trunnion ram to towbar fitted standard
  16. 540 or 1000 rpm gearbox
  17. Full safety covers fitted
  18. 20/05/95 – special rubber guards standard
  19. 08/04/95 – Ratchet on inside jockey wheel (standard)
  20. 17/12/98 – Barrel Bush full weld
  21. 26/2/99 Lazer cut Barrel plates
  22. 21/09/00 – Pulley Disc. Belt Guide (standard) gusset

Model 6 – Major Alteration (one) 2001

  1. 04/07/01 – WGO1505 New pivoting towbar + new jockey wheel + new axle leg pivot
  2. 21/05/02 – WG02536 barrel bolt in parallel shafts
  3. 09/02/04 – WG04586 new depth stop Plate
  4. 07/10/05 – Turnbuckle length increase
  5. 07/12/06 – SPCX special vee belts on 31 ft machines
  6. 07/10/06 – Bellcrank from 1 1/2″ dia to 1 5/8″ dia
  7. 29/10/07 – Main 2 x C156 vee belts
    and 2 x C152 vee belts changed to 4 x C154 vee belts

Model 6 – Major Alteration (two) 2012

  1. 2012 – New gearbox housing change
  2. 2012 – New jockey wheel rim 5 stub.
  3. 2014 – Heavy Duty GB13 Gearbox 540 or 1000 Rev (New input Shatt)
  4. 2014 – New Wheel Domes
  5. 01/06/15 – New Heavy Duty Rams