Ransomes Help

Use the links below to contact specialists in The Old Lawnmower Club who may be able to help with a query about an Atco mower. Clicking on a link will either open a new page or allow you to send an email.

Click here to read these important general notes before contacting anyone.

General Advice

Our specialist will be able to provide basic identification, dating and historical information as well as some technical advice. Click here to send an email.

Operating Manuals & Machine Dating

The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading has an extensive archive of Ransomes information including operating manuals and sales and promotional literature. The museum can normally supply copies of some of this information and provide a basic machine dating service for a nominal cost which covers copying and postage.

When contacting the museum please have a note of any serial numbers from the mower and/or its engine. Patent numbers can also be useful. Motor mowers can generally be dated more accurately than hand machines because the production records compiled by Ransomes (and now retained by MERL) are more specific. 

Spare Parts

Spares for engines, clutch cables and fuel systems may be available. It is unlikely that other spares (especially for the mower chassis or body) will be readily available. Click here to send an email to our spare parts specialist.

Selling Your Mower

We can advertise mowers to collectors in our quarterly Grassbox newsletter. Information can be submitted for inclusion by clicking here.