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RoyB

Tractor mower

I have an old (a very old!) Al-Ko 10/36 tractor mower with a Briggs & Stratton 10hp 4-stroke engine which starts and runs well and is essential for mowing my orchard.

As the pictures show, the pan which holds the cutter bars and drive belts is riddled with rust and it is only a matter of time before it falls apart. Everything which fits onto the pan is in fairly good condition.

Does anyone know where I can get another of these pans in reasonable condition, or of an old Al-Ko which is going for spares? I am in West Berkshire.





gorlan

mower

try rowena hire in bangor north wales,if not fabricate one.
Baldybloke

You could try pop rivetting plates over the worst of the rust or use a car fibreglass repair kit.
Gareth

A lot of the mower decks are the same across all the brands, and if they are different it wouldn't take too much modifying to make it fit.

Try your local horticultural engineers: they may have one or two ride-ons out the back with; shot engines, transmissions or axles knocking about that are uneconomical to repair and they are breaking for spares.
gwiz

if you send me all the details from the machine, I'll see if I can get some info from the main distributor in the UK (we buy a lot of machines from them)
If It is still available, I expect it'd be a few hundred quid.
RoyB

Gareth wrote:
A lot of the mower decks are the same across all the brands, and if they are different it wouldn't take too much modifying to make it fit.

Try your local horticultural engineers: they may have one or two ride-ons out the back with; shot engines, transmissions or axles knocking about that are uneconomical to repair and they are breaking for spares.

Thank you, Gareth - that is a useful suggestion.
Lorrainelovesplants

yes, we weld decks of mowers frequently.

You need to find someone competent and reasonable.

We are in Cornwall if you are interested
sod

As others have said we mig weld them up all the time

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