On the night of May 20th/21st, 2011, three tractors in my collection were stolen from a farm near Brewood in Staffordshire.
The three were a Mayfield MK12, an Arun Mayfield 8 and, finally, the subject of this request for information, the unique Arun Hydrostatic Model.
Subsequently, all three were offered for sale at various auto jumbles in the North and North West of England. At a sale near Garstang, Lancashire, on July 11th, 2011, the Arun Hydrostatic Model was sold to unknown buyer for a sum of around £400. Despite extensive inquiries, no trace of this Arun Hydrostatic Model tractor has been found. Have you seen it anywhere in your neighbourhood?
The model is unique, being a development model. The photos show the main details. It is fitted with a Hydrostatic transmission, twin wheels, fully adjustable handles, tool box bolted horizontally to rear column, Chrome plated adjustment handles for the handle bars and stainless steel nuts and bolts throughout. The engine fitted is a Honda model GX240 of 8 HP bearing the number G004-1229848.QE
The cutter bar unit at the front was missing at the time of the theft, but not the down frame element. The whole machine was in examplary show condition you can see from the photo when stolen only having just been renovated. If you have seen this machine, please contact Staffordshire Police by calling 101 or quoting crime reference FZ33885-20/11 or you can call me on 01952 257816.
John Broad Avenue, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire