New Mower Identification - ATCO
I have recently purchased the below (if pics load) ATCO mower. This has been purchased as a project for my Father and I and we intend to take it apart and refurbish it completely hopefully to be in like new working order for 2019 grass season. There are a number of questions i have that if anyone can help would be great.
1. What model/year is the mower
2. Is it possible to download a manual for this model, with specs and diagrams?
3. The front rollers are very worn/cracked, are these easy to replace.
This is not something i have done before and currently have limited knowledge but between my father and i we have an engineering background of sorts so hopefully wont find this to much like rocket science!
Any comments and answers would be much appreciated.
Welcome to the Club.
What you have is an Atco De Luxe. If you look at the chassis just below the engine’s recoil starter you will see a small round plate . Hopefully that will be imprinted with something like 59/14 ( or the other way round) signifying that it is a 14” machine built in 1959. However, Atco were a bit erratic in what they put on the plate, sometimes just a model number.
Parts list etc - I will post a link to one later.
Wooden rollers. The originals are oak and there are a couple of auction site sellers who do them to order or a local turner will probably be pleased to make them in return for some beer tokens..
In the meantime get a can of Plus Gas dismantling fluid - much better than that WD stuff for rusty fixings. Depending on its age it may even have BSF and Whitworth sized nuts and bolts etc . Later ones were UNF.