BLEC Global celebrated a successful Harrogate Week with four sportsturf machines on the stand - and the sale of one of their newly-launched close-spaced disc seeders to Cleethorpes Golf Club.
Course manager Rob Welford said: "We had a demonstration of the seeder by Tom Shinkins of BLEC and decided it was ideal for us on our semi-links course near the Humber estuary.
"We are planning an overseeding programme on several fairways and the close-spacing of the BLEC seeder will help us complete the operation efficiently."
Cleethorpes Golf Club was built in 1894 and is exposed to high winds and salt. Rob uses Barenbrug seed mixes designed for maximum tolerance to the harsh weather conditions.
John Stanley, chairman of greens, said: "Rob made a recommendation to the board regarding the new BLEC seeder and we knew this was a good decision, having made investment in new drainage on two fairways last year."
BLEC launched the new disc seeder with close 4cm disc spacings at Harrogate. The machine is designed to produce a denser sward in a one-pass operation. With its compact design, the model BMS1400 fits onto a standard tractor three-point linkage - making it highly manoeuvrable.
Also on display at Harrogate were the BLEC compact Multivator, the BLEC Laser Grader and the GKB Sandfiller.
BLEC managing director Gary Mumby said: "We had an excellent show - one of our busiest ever . . . and took a large number of enquiries."
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Gary Mumby launched BLEC (now BLEC GLOBAL) in 1986 with wife Sue. Gary was previously a landscaper who began designing and manufacturing his own specialist machines for the ground care industry.
The BLEC GLOBAL factory near Peterborough employs around 25 people and manufactures the majority of the machinery they supply.