Be prepared for Snow!

Jane Underyin Industry News

Etesia\'s Hydro 100 mower clearing snow.JPGEarly February 2009, and reportedly the heaviest snowfall for 18 years brought the UK to a stand-still!

Winter is here and, with the pundits predicting that global warming is likely to bring more frequent snow falls in the future, those responsible for keeping roadways and paths clear need to be prepared!

With a seasonal, short-lived task like this, there is no need to invest in expensive dedicated snow clearing equipment which lies idle for most months of the year. Etesia has the solution with some keenly priced winter attachments for their Hydro range of ride-on mowers. For a relatively small investment, end users will find that keeping roadways and paths clear is very cost effective operation.

All Etesia accessories are easy-fit and are available for most ride-on models in their range. The front-mounted snow-blade can be angled left or right and lifted when travelling between sites.

For safety on icy surfaces, there are wheel chains which ensure sound grip to avoid skidding and keep the machine moving in falling and settled snow. The easy-to- attach trailed sand/salt spreader is especially useful on icy roads, walkways and other exposed sites.

The final touch is a glass-panelled cab with optional heater - this not only ensures operator comfort in cold, snowy or wet conditions, it can also be extremely useful in dry summer months to protect the user from strong sunlight or ensure a clean atmosphere in dusty mowing conditions.

Etesia's UK General Manager, Les Malin says, "Last winter we enjoyed a spate of winter accessory orders during the snow fall. This season stocks are likely to be limited, so we recommend customers order early to avoid disappointment, or risk getting snowed in!"

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