Atco (Atlas Chain Company) Limited was a British mower company which ran named as "Atco Ltd" from 1981 to 1990, making cylinder mowers and garden tools. They sold a range of high quality lawn mowers including lawn and garden tractors.
Top of Atco's cylinder mower range, the Royale was designed for large areas of fine lawn and embodied the highest qualities in the design and famous cylinder mowers manufacturer. The traditional 6-bladed steel cutting cylinder gave 70 cuts per yard while the heavy duty rollers helped to produce a perfect striped finish for lawns of immaculate appearance.
Early models of the Royale featured a Tecumseh–built horizontal shaft engine with recoil start. Engines in later models were from Briggs and Statton, with an electric start option introduced during the 1980s. The Recommended Retail Price of the machine just before it was discontinued in 2011 was over £2000, making it by far the most expensive mower in the Atco range. The Royale has now been mostly replaced with the "Clipper" range of mowers.
Every aspect of the range was precision-engineered. All three models - 20", 24" and 30" - were largely hand-built by a small team of skilled craftsmen.
Atco in more recent years have been producing more Rotary mowers powered by both the original petrol engine and the lighter weight electric mowers in there range. But the Original Cylinder type mower has now been reduced down to only 3 models under the name of "Clipper".