With over 8,000 visitors a day the three-day show was an ideal venue to show the BLEC Multivator, Stumpgrinder, Blecavator, Discseeder and Multiseeder.
BLEC returned to Switzerland to carry out demos following an excellent response at the show.
Sales demonstrator Tom Shinkins put the Compact Multivator through its paces for groundsmen in Basle on the first return visit. "Exports are 50 per cent of our business so our presence abroad is vital," says managing director Gary Mumby. "We work hard to maintain our sales in Europe and the OGA show was excellent for us, being largely landscaping and sportsturf visitors. We had very positive inquiries both at the show and afterwards."
BLEC launched the Compact Stumpgrinder at IOG SALTEX, Windsor, last year. This and other products which can be seen at this year's SALTEX (September 4-6). They include:
*The BLEC Multivator, a multi-use machine carrying out a wide range of tasks achieved with only one drive unit - decompacting, soil recycling and topdressing all in one pass.
*The GKB Sandfiller, a tractor-mounted scarifier and sandslitter which removes and collects spoil and fills grooves with sand in one pass.
Also on show will be the BLEC Power Box Rake heavy duty version for tractors - cultivating, pulverising, earth moving, grading and stonepicking all in one tough machine for landscapers. The Shakervator (vibrating tine aerator), Discseeder (heavy duty), Multiseeder, Cultipack Seeder and Star Seeder will all be on show. The contractor's favourite, the BLEC Laser Grader, will also be on display. It has become an essential tool for levelling and grading golf tees that need renovating.
Gary founded BLEC (now BLEC Global) in 1986 with wife Sue. Previously a landscaper, he began designing and manufacturing specialist machines for the grounds care industry. Their factory near Peterborough employs around 25 people and most of the machinery is British manufactured.
BLEC 01778 346222 www.blec.co.uk
Image: BLEC Discseeder