Atco Identification

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tomds
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Atco Identification

Hello,

I have recently joined the site following the purchase of an Atco mower that I am in the process of restoring. I don't believe it is a particularly old model, but I was hoping someone could help me ID it? I have posted some pictures below. I was also wondering how to remove the cylinder unit, I understand a special tool is need to remove the sprocket, can anyone give me an idea of what this looks like?!

Many thanks

Tom

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It's a Atco DeLuxe with an

It's a Atco DeLuxe with an A98 engine. Looks to be 14". C. 1970 / 1980

The cylinder sprocket is screwed to the cutting cylinder shaft with s left hand thread. To remove it you need a chain wrench or a home made peg spanner to grip the teeth. Alternatively you can wrap one of the chains around the sprocket to protect the teeth  and the grip it with a Stillson Pipe wrench. 

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Side note: Interesting to see

Side note: Interesting to see the chain tensioner still complete. In most of my oldies (1947 to 1958) the "buffer" has long gone.

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Many thanks for the

Many thanks for the information. I will aim to post some more pics once I have finished.