This Company, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of garden machinery actually makes a variety of brands and some “own-branded” products (a range “brand” named at a specific retailer request), at a huge variety of price points and therefore qualities.
The very proof of “you get what you pay for”! The Atco Brand name – always synonymous with quality, they have re-developed and improved some of their pre-existent range and also introduced product specifically designed to carry the Atco Brand name – now the top of the tree in terms of what they do. In truth, we have sold this manufacturers product ever since we took over OHMS, some supplied to us in their own brand name and some in the name of the Company importing it into the UK. We opt where possible for the hydrostatic versions – always easier to control, especially the foot controlled ones, however manual versions are available for the price conscious among us. Designed as grass collecting machines, often with a mulching option, they grass collect brilliantly, but something designed to be dedicated to a specific operation is never as efficient when forced to perform a different task.
Their range includes side discharge tractors too, which is good for those long rough areas where grass collection is not required, and some rear-engined riders, where the engine is at the back, under or behind the driver, giving good visibility as you manoeuvre. This is not always a popular prospect as it “doesn’t look like a tractor”, until we explain the benefits. We find most customers want to mow areas of lawn and leave it looking tidy. These tractors where multi-bladed, some have timed decks and range in size from 27” – 48” width of cut, with brilliant grass collection. All of these have the deck mounted mid-way on the machine.
They have three ways in which you can buy these products.
Direct from us the main dealer, where the product is built, predelivery insepected and delivered and demostrated to you, always sold to you at the prevailing internet prices.
From the Atco website, where you pay directly as per all other websites, the order is then either passed directly to us, where we again, build and predelivery inpsect the tractor and deliver it to you (Atco's white glove service) or it will be deilvered direct from Atco, not an easy option if you have never had one of these before.