THE search is on for the oldest working Woods Batwing mower in the UK. The UK agent for the Woods Equipment range, said it hoped to find the hardiest Woods model in the country and its Simon Richard said: “Since taking on the Woods range in early 2017, we have been amazed by the number of extremely old but still fully functioning machines we have become aware of.

"Machines like Batwings at 18 years old and single rotor machines at 20 years. We even have come across a triple finishing mower at 30 years of age. Send us a picture of your machine at work, the serial number and your name and address.

The owner of the oldest working machine will win a Woods 20-tonne log splitter." E-mail for an application form.