Allett Mowers launched the new Uplift 86 stadium rotary mower at the NEC last week.
The new mower is built on the experience of the previous model, coupled with the feedback of groundsmen. This is an altogether solidly built, tougher machine with its stainless steel fabricated cutter deck and three piece, full width, steel roller. Allett has created an 86cm/34" solid and dependable stadium rotary mower in the Uplift 86. Twin, 18" contra rotating blades produce a high lift cut and vacuum for increased efficiency, making it the ideal mower for debris collection after matches. The 90 litre grass bag capacity means fewer trips to empty cuttings.
As you would expect with Allett, the rear roller produces the most perfect stripes. The cutting height is micro adjustable between 1.5 and 7.5cm (0.5in - 2.3in) and among the new features is an HOC front locking kit and lower handle stiffening. The Uplift 86 features a five speed heavy-duty gearbox, with cast aluminium housing and steel gears, which allows the operator to select a comfortable forward speed with greater control in small, intricate areas. Higher speed selection, up to 6.7km/h (4.2mph), quickly covers large areas for increased efficiency. There is a separate bail bar for the roller drive and blades which allows the operator three modes of selection: roller drive only, blades only or roller drive and blades. The blades are driven by the belt drive and there is a safety blade brake. The handle bars are adjustable for operator comfort.
Reliability and durability are inbuilt in the Uplift 86 with new chain self tensioning, bearing protection on the toothed pulley and solid front tyres running on bronze bushes, which are greasable for maintenance. A 223cc Briggs & Stratton 950E vertical crankshaft OHV engine featuring 'Ready/Start' drives the Uplift 86. An optional accessory of an Uplift 86B fixed strip brush is also available with soft, medium or hard bristle.
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