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Aladdin
Posted 30 Jan 2006
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

Just thought I'd say hello. I'm not a groundsman meself but I help out our groundsman at Ashton Town. Biggest problem is, tho' he takes excellent care of the pitch, I can't get him to take care of what takes care of the pitch i.e. the grass machinery. Mainly a Ransome Mastiff and an Allett T36 (apparently, only a few of these were made)
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ticky21
Posted 30 Jan 2006
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Ticky supports British farmers...!!

normally Mastiffs are a good solid workhorse, they have done a good turn to many many sportsgrounds up and down the country, and still are..Allett are a good machine too, my mate has two Regals, which im guessing are the modern version of your T36, and i must admit with a roller seat they produce a nice finish to a football pitch, all in all both machines are very popular...
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Aladdin
Posted 30 Jan 2006
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

Cheers ticky. I've been looking at the Regal on Alletts website and can't help feeling a bit dubious about it. This T36 has a 17 h.p. Kohler engine fitted to it whereas the Regal's is only 11 h.p.. I can't help but wonder if it's really up to it.
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Hipper
Posted 31 Jan 2006
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Amongst other things, you should consider the weight of your machines. A 36" Mastiff weighs around 350kg.

If your looking for replacements, I understand a lot of football clubs have gone for the Dennis G860, a 34" mower which weighs 166kg. It is a cassette machine so you can swop the cylinder for tools such as scarifiers, brushes etc.. I have one, and although I don't like the balance of it (it's hard to lift the front up to turn at the end of a run) it's generally a good machine - and Dennis are a good company.

The Dennis site is on the right of this page, Ransomes is at the top.
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Aladdin
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

Thank you Hipper. That looks like something worthy of consideration.
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rammie
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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34" allett buffallo............excellent machine.
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Anonymous
Posted 1 Feb 2006 Last edited: 1 Feb 2006
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Is that Ashton Town near St Helens?
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Aladdin
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

It's nearer to Wigan than it is to St. Helens
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Anonymous
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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Witht the infamous 'appearing Mastiff'?!?!?!?!?!!?!
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Aladdin
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

Not sure what you mean Anon. We have a Mastiff as mentioned earlier?????????
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Anonymous
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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I heard it appeared one day without any knowledge and didnt need paying for.

I 'Clippers' still the Chairman?
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panch
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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What about a free trial of that buffallo Robbo! March to September should just about be enough time for me to make my mind up.
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Aladdin
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

I don't know what it knows Anon!!!! And I aint the treasurer!!!!! How come you appear to know so much about our Club?
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Anonymous
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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Eyes and ears!
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Aladdin
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

So which Club are you connected with? A North West Counties Club?
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Anonymous
Posted 1 Feb 2006
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Saying no more!
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