Old chain driven cylinder mower.

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Trevenen
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Old chain driven cylinder mower.

Hi all, new member. My interest in old mowers comes though work, I am a greenkeeper and have come across a few old models in my time.

Recently I found an old abandoned mower in the woods near the course I used to work at in my village.

I've done a few searches and will probably get some more pics if needed but out of interest does anyone recognise it?

Chain driven, front and rear rollers; cutting cylinder, chains and engine missing.. Quick pic from earlier today, plan to investigate further!

wristpin
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That handle bar configuration

That handle bar configuration should make it easily identifiable - but not by me !

A more detailed pic of the sprocket / dog clutch ? On the end of the clutch shaft may ring a bell.

Long shot - was it actually a scarifier and not a mower, the colour sort of says Sisis.

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Strange machine, the clutch

Strange machine, the clutch shaft, front and rear rollers look like a 34" Atco, but the handles don't. I also wouldn't have thought a Golf course would use a 34" Atco, but who knows ?

 

Clive1962
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Difficult to see as it's

Difficult to see as it's hiding  in the shadows.   Certainly could be Sisis colour....this pc monitor always tends to show darker than some...  

If it turns out to be a light orange rather than Sisis colour....weren't Greens in light orange at one time...although I'm not at all familiar with their range.

C.

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I've just saved photo and

I've just saved photo and made it lighter so I can view it better..it does look quite Atco Groundsman like...could someone tall have made a home-bru mod on the handles.? Is there a remnant of an old top of handlebar turning in still each side.?

C. 

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After perusing the picture a

After perusing the picture a bit more, I am now certain it is a 34" Atco, with the fuel tank (and brackets) removed, a 'loop' handle fitted and painted the wrong colour.

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Yes, I’ll go along with  Atco

Yes, I’ll go along with  Atco Groundsman, the female side of the cone clutch and withdrawal collar would fit. A better image of the sprocket and dog clutch on the outboard  end of the top shaft would confirm it; but why the handle bar mod and paint job ??