This is the exciting new Brilliant 24" mower. This was developed as a result of discussions between me and Shane Cox of Ready Set Mow Ltd. All the working parts of the mower are new, but there is a big cost saving by using a reclaimed Atco Royale chassis which is sand blasted and painted. Thousands of these were made from 1964 to 2011. It was one of their most popular mowers and still exists today as the Allett Buckingham since Allett bought the manufacturing rights. Using a reclaimed frame reduces the cost and the carbon footprint.
The mower has a 12 month warranty and annual servicing can be provided by the Shane Cox of Ready Set Mow Ltd. Spare parts are widely available and special parts such as gears are available from RSM Ltd.
The Brilliant mower is available in my online shop.
This season I have used a Brilliant mower here at the Great Dunham Croquet Club and am delighted with everything about the machine. Speed is adjusted with a control on the handlebar - I like to set it and leave it. This means I get a constant speed without having to fiddle with anything. The clutch is a simple hand lever, after engaging you can take your hand away - there is no need to maintain a constant grip as you do on some machines. The cylinder is engaged using an on/off lever on the side of the machine. Again, no need to faff around with controls on the handle bar. The Brilliant mower is a delight to use, rugged in design and it tows the autosteer seat very easily . The finish at 207 cuts per metre is amazing and equal to any £7,000 fine turf mower I have come across.
I like the electric start feature, no pull starting which suits me and the engine runs beautifully. The battery recharges when the mower is running so there is no external charging necessary. I particularly like the clutch which can be engaged easily and smoothly.
Playing on the lawn cut with this mower is noticeably different to my previous mower which mowed at 70 cuts per metre. The lawn is faster and therefore much easier to hit balls the length of the lawn. In fact I have been told that the lawn is "exceptional". It is very flat but the fine cut of the mower makes a huge difference
Shane Cox of Ready Set Mow Ltd is an engineer who specialises in Atco machines. I now supply Atco B24 mowers reconditioned by Shane and fitted with new electric start engines to Croquet Clubs with a full 12 month guarantee. The ATCO Royale B24 is an excellent mower and can be fitted with a trailing seat. My own Atco B24 was 30 years old when I got Shane to upgrade it to 14 blades and fit a new engine. It now has the spec of the brilliant mower so cuts at 207 cuts per metre.
Atco B24s can be UPGRADED later and fitted with a 14 blade cylinder, shaver blade and clipping box as supplied on the Brilliant mower.
If you are interested, please contact me for details of the current machines in stock.