Atco Atlas Chain Company Limited was a British mower company which traded as "Atco Ltd" from tomaking lawn mowers and garden tools. It sold a range of lawn mowers including lawn and garden tractors. Atco is the trade name of lawn mower of Atlas Chain Company, formed inwhich made chains for ships. FromAtco Motor Mowers imported lawn and garden tractors from the United States, made to its designs.

InAtco stopped production of the American lawn and garden tractors and started producing its own in StowmarketSuffolk, in the United Kingdom. Atco also made a trailer to fit all models, with a cubic-foot 0. Grass was ejected not from the side, as was common with other tractors, but from the rear.

That meant the non-collecting models could be hitched to a towed sweeper to collect grass cuttings, leaves and other debris. The 7. The tractors also featured wide pneumatic tyres. Atco was the first ride-on lawn tractor to have a powered grass sweeper, driven from a power take-off PTO at the rear of the Loomis International Courier Delivery Company. The PTO worked independently of the blades, so the user could cut the lawn without collecting the clippings or vice versa.

Atco stopped making lawn tractors in The Ensign had a cushion-grip handlebar that could be adjusted to height and an adjustable comb which lifted flattened stems which might not otherwise be cut. Polished beechwood front rollers allowed mowing up to the lawn edge and could be replaced quickly with sidewheels for cutting long or wet grass.

Qualcast Company start was available on the 14 in. Both front and rear rollers could be individually levelled to maintain alignment between the mower and the lawn. As well as a comb for raising flattened grass, the Imperial had a scraper which prevented the build-up of grass on the steel front roller. A Mitsubishi key-start engine was fitted. Top of Atco's cylinder mower Qualcast Company, the Royale was designed for large areas of fine lawn. The traditional 6-bladed steel cutting cylinder gave 70 cuts per yard while the heavy duty rollers helped to produce a striped finish.

Early models of the Royale featured a Tecumseh —built horizontal shaft engine with recoil start. Production of petrol-engined cylinder mowers continues with the "Clipper" range, in three sizes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Atco Atco logo used — United Kingdom. Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans. Random House. Retrieved 31 August Country Life. The Times. Retrieved Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Languages Add links. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Qualcast Company and Privacy Policy.

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