14" ATCO Grass Deflector Mounting Advice

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14" ATCO Grass Deflector Mounting Advice

Hello all,

My first post as a new member, I'm looking for images or a description on how the grass deflector should be mounted on my 14" ATCO.

It has the two tabs at the top which can be seen in the above pic.  Fairly obvious it mounts on these but just behind the bottom blade there are two small posts.  I can't tell if it shoudl rest on the posts, be clamped by them or should there be tabs which are part of the deflector that are used to fasten the bottom edge of the defletor to the posts? 

Few pics below to show what I have.

This pic shows where the lower posts are mounted.  I have removed the one on the right.

This is the removed post close-up, you can see its in two parts.  A fairly robust L shaped bracket which is threaded on the lower portion for the retaining screw/bolt.  The other part is much thin, similar in thickness to the deflector which is why I feel like it should maybe be part of the deflector but has simply broken free through fatigue, on both sides, from years of rattling.  The lower most picture shows the jagged edge circled where I think the deflector used to be attached.

Does anyone have a similar model mower and can take me a picture of this area please?

Many Thanks

James

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I think that I may be able to

I think that I may be able to help but I will have to dig a machine out of store during the weekend.

EDIT

Had a look but unfortunately the machine is up on some racking, nose in to the wall and somewhat difficult to photograph. A bit of a "dickie" arm is preventing me from lifting it down . The attached images are the best that I can do at present.

 

 

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Thanks for taking the time

Thanks for taking the time and making the effort wristpin.  Your pics don't quite show everything I'd like to see but I think the pics of the grass deflector are the most informative.

I cannot see any sign of 'tabs' on the lower edge, clearly the pics show the upper tabs.

So this leads me to think that the lower edge is wedged in between the two parts of each post behind the lower blade and it is basically clamped in place.

My other mower is a JAP powered Bullfinch Rotavator

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If you look carefully at

If you look carefully at either of my two top images you can just make out the slot between the front and back tabs.  This is approximately the same as your last image where the slot is within your red circle. The lower edge of the deflector plate just drops into the slot and is held there by pressure from the adjustable brackets at the top of the plate which are screwed to the engine platform.