Large Motor Mowers
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Atco Royale 24"
The Royale is very well engineered and has a 'short-wheel base' making it highly manoeuvrable in operation . It is powered by a rebuilt 5HP Industrial (IC) Briggs & Stratton, which is reliable, hard-wearing and has ample power to drive the machine. Because of its design and build-quality, a rebuilt Atco Royale is a superb mower- robust, reliable and giving an excellent cut.
Ransomes Twenty Four
The Ransomes Twenty-Four dates from the early to middle 1970s, powered by the Villiers F15 4-stroke engine. Maintaining the hallmark Ransomes build-quality, the Twenty-Four gives a superb quality of cut and rolled stripes (due to the weighty rear rollers) and is highly manoeuvrable due to its design. Villiers manufactured fine engines and although only 150cc, the F15's long stroke and heavy flywheel means that it is powerful and can easily tow a trailing seat.
The Webb 24 chain driven lawnmower, the AB1480, was the last version of this classic mower and considered by many to be the best. As well as having all the excellent features of the previous model, including the 5HP Briggs and Stratton engine, it also had strong chain transmission with clutch plates driving an uprated, heavy duty cylinder. It was made from 1984 to 1987 and was a sad loss when discontinued by the Qualcast Group who by then owned Webb.