Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers
Does anyone have a part list of operating manual for a Atco Royale B24
Have you explored the manuals etc on the site?
Maybe not a b24 but a place to start
I don’t think that machine is a Royale per se. It has a Tecumseh H50/60 engine and it’s my belief that the Royale never had that engine. You don’t show the top of the handle bars but unless it has the OPC Clutch bars it’s not a Royale but an earlier B24 Heavy Duty.
I've just had a quick rummage through a pile of old sales brochures kept in a heap in the back bedroom.! and have found the Royale B20, B24, B30, listed on the specifictaion page with Tecumseh H50, in the same UK brochure that hails the arrival of the new A114 engine on the Atco Commodore. So I reckon that to be 1983? although the brochure is without the usual date code on the back page..and also for some reason the page has been torn from adjacent to the Royale main photo page which would have had its details on one side and the Atco Super raker on the other side (the raker derived from Qualcast RE35DL)
The Royale in the 1983? brochure photo is the B30 and it has the Tecumseh engine with a solid wire (rotary mower type) throttle cable as I recall the cable mounting on the Tecumseh changed to include a stop contact on the end of its cable travel. I think the parts list required will be very similar to the UNF type of HD 24 but with a couple of differences with ref the throttle cable and also a head steady bracket from engine head to under handle/tank to try to alleviate previous vibration ailments.
The next brochure I found was 1987 and the ref there is that the latest models of Royale incorporate a number of new features including a rugged 5hp petrol engine, the B&S 5hp. It shows then the plastic grassbox on a cradle but still hasn't gained OPC.
I love working out these timelines, used to do it every day when in the mower world...and a bit out of practise now, but hope this helps,
Well, contrary to everything I thought , and after a bit of searching through old ring binder parts books I’ve found an undated page that appears to show parts all the Heavy Duty 20, 24 & 30” machines including the ones with the Royale designation showing not only the H60 engine but also an alloy grass box and no OPC ! Doesn’t time fly?
The book also shows a later Royale with a newer style Tecumseh engine with an integral fuel tank, plastic cradle supported grass box, and the first style of OPC. Neither the book nor my aged brain will come up with a model number for that engine - may be an HH something or other. If memory serves me right the Biggs 5Hp was used because the electric start Tecumseh wouldn’t physically fit . However there was a machine with “ Commercial “ in its model designation that used the IC ( Industrial Commercial ) Briggs 5 HP.