Range names and model designations have been given by Allett to the line-up of former Atco and Suffolk Punch petrol and electric pedestrian cylinder mowers acquired by Allett parent company, Turfmech Machinery, from Bosch Lawn and Garden in May 2011.
To be shown for the first time at September's Saltex show complete with their new Allett branding, the latest additions to the Allett mower range have been divided into two specific product groupings.
The first is known as the 'Expert' range which will feature initially nine machines suitable for keen domestic gardeners and semi-professionals requiring the standard of finish that only a cylinder mower can produce backed by first-class local dealer parts and service support. The 'Expert' range will be offered in cut widths from 12in to 30in and will include both single-purpose precision mowers and models with interchangeable cartridge heads.
Stablemate to Allett's new 'Expert' range is the 'Classic', comprising initially three pedestrian mowers of 12in, 14in and 17in cut widths designed primarily, says Allett, for the pragmatic gardener on a budget looking to achieve quality results with minimum effort. Such users will have a sound gardening interest but are likely to favour the more affordable solution to cylinder mowing that the 'Classic' range offers.
Presented in a distinctive green finish with gold Allett logos, the new 'Expert' and 'Classic' ranges will enter production at Turfmech's Staffordshire factory later this year and will make their full commercial debut in good time for the 2012 mowing season.
Although aimed at somewhat different markets, the 'Expert' and 'Classic' green-coloured mower ranges will complement Allett's existing line-up of professional pedestrian cylinder mowers, widely recognised by their striking black and stainless steel livery.
Launched in the mid 1960s, Allett's professional mowers can be found in action world-wide working for bowls, golf and cricket clubs, sports stadiums, public authorities, turf maintenance contractors and professional gardeners. This year's new additions to the Allett range will make the company the largest manufacturer of pedestrian petrol-engined cylinder mowers in Britain.
Image: The 20in Kensington is one of nine models in Allett's new Expert range of pedestrian cylinder mowers.