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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

ATCO1765 grass box....

Hello all. I have recently become a member and i have several mowers one of which is a ATCO1765 which i bought for £16 as a non runner, which after a little work runs a treat, however sadly it came with no grass box and getting one is a problem CAN ANY ONE HELP!! Or is it possible to get one to fit from an another mower, perhaps with some creative adjustment.

Has anyone got a photo of a 1765 with the correct box attached many thanks Richard

wristpin Fri, 12/06/2015

In your favour, the machine was relatively mass produced; against, people tended to leave the boxes outside to gather rain water! Not sure whether an Atco of that era would have had a steel or alloy box; someone on the forum should be able to say .

I've never had much luck adapting existing boxes but have made a couple of simple ones from scratch  - not a faithful repro of the manufacturer 's item but fit for purpose!

From time to time there's a chap on eBay offering a whole assortment of mower boxes - may be worth a look.

An image of the area on the mower where the box engages would be a useful starting point in identifying the type that you need.

On edit. On second thoughts, let's have a couple of images of the whole machine. I've got one or two parts books from that era and may be able to match one to your mower.

 

Clive1997 Sat, 13/06/2015

Hello

I have just acquired a selection of grass boxes including a few Atco's, collect tomorrow, but on hols then until 23rd June, if you can send me some images of mower & the fixing points etc, to clive@vintagemowers.co.uk I will see what I can do, when I return.

 

Regards

Clive

mr pickles Tue, 16/06/2015

Hi Clive i have sent you photos of my machine to the email you suppled Richard

mr pickles Tue, 16/06/2015

Hi wristpin here area few pics.

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the grass box mounting points left and right

original motor type 75 g14

reference plate

i was also at some point going to get the blades sharpened any ideas as to how i might get the blades off?