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Farmerss1
Posted 5 Jun 2006
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Peter

I would be pleased to here comments from users of the above machinery either praise or otherwise.
Thanking you in advance for the information provided.
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IGS
Posted 5 Jun 2006
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The Ryan Mataway is a great machine. Powerful, easy to operate and very effective.
had it been promoted like the Graden scarifier, Graden would not have had a look in. I guess the politics at our frend Ransomes etc al believe they don't need to tell everyone.

I have used this machine on hybrid bermuda / paspalum / St Augustine / Zoysias as well as cool season grasses. The warm season grasses are some of the toughest grasses around and prone to thatching.
The ryan mataway will plough a sports pitch if you want it to or groom the finest greens.

Rating: High
Detriment: Ransomes / Textron
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gazzablake
Posted 5 Jun 2006
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Im also very interested in the ryan mataway over seeder.
But information seems very thin on the ground. I would love to know specs, price, suppliers and availability of spare parts in the UK. Any info would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance

Gazza
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Sumomosr
Posted 15 Oct 2006
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GOGGA

Farmers, Gazza.

As Mark says the Mataway is a quality piece of Hi-end, American made, (yee haa) turfcare equipment made by Ryan.

Distributed in this country by Ransomes/Jake the Ryan division of Textron was recently sold along with Brouwer and a couple of others. Released from the shackles of internal Textron politics these manufacturing divisions will no doubt prosper again.

The Mataway is featured on the RansomesJacobsen website and all parts are readily available.

It has a series of interchangeable cutter shafts and can peform scarifying as well as verticutting duties with a working width of 19".

Chief features include the bullet-proof Kohler Command engine, 'proper' gearbox, single lever raise/lower, self propulsion on pneumatic tyres and contra-rotating cutters for maximum effectiveness.

The over-seeder is a bolt-on attachment - available seperately.

I'm not sure of the list price for the basic machine, but approx £3.500 comes to mind. (This is a heavy-duty piece of kit for the professional user).

Oh... And I happen to have an ex-demo unit for sale.
(A suitable donation to the PC bar-tab at Harrogate should it sell via this shameless plug, Dave)

Location: near Gatwick.
PM if interested.
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bezza
Posted 15 Oct 2006
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you really are shameless sumomosr
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Sumomosr
Posted 15 Oct 2006
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GOGGA

Bezz. Informed comment and opinion first.
Nice little self-plug at the end - in the finest tradtion of the (advertising free) BBC!
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Dave
Posted 15 Oct 2006
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Sumomosr-do you have no morals!
Make the donation larger than just suitable please.
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Sumomosr
Posted 15 Oct 2006
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GOGGA

I was thinking along the lines of the equivalent cost of an ad on the Used Machinery Board pus a bit for your good self sir. (doffs cap).
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Dave
Posted 15 Oct 2006
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Lol

In the words of Sir John Cleese in LOB,

'Don't do it again!'
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Sumomosr
Posted 15 Oct 2006
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GOGGA

Please accept my gratitude for the latitude of your attitude!
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