Throughout the Chesham Town Council district there are a large number of highly manicured grassed areas that need dedicated upkeep. Having previously used pedestrian mowers with collector boxes, Paul Isom the Parks and Premises Manager, decided they needed to become more efficient. After speaking with their local dealer P A Turney and following numerous demonstrations they were bowled over by the ISEKI SXG326.
"The SXG326 ride on mower collected with the same striped finish as the pedestrian mower with the added benefit of completing it in a fraction of the time. Its powerful 21hp engine means the mower easily tackles varied terrain whilst completing the jobs quickly with its generous 54" width of cut. The large 600litre hopper saves us valuable hours by limiting the amount of times you need to stop mowing in order to empty the collector.
Collection of autumn leaves by the SXG326 has been a god send, we are all relieved we no longer have to do all the tiresome work of raking. We couldn't believe how well the collector picks these up, especially when it's been raining and everything is sodden and heavy.
Wildflower meadow areas have increased in parks in recent years which does cut down the cutting cycles required throughout the year but the final cut and collect at the end of each summer can be hard work. We however set the SXG326 on the highest height of cut and it mows it all down and collects with no issues, that's when you realise how effective this piece of kit really is!
Above all this, and what really surprised us, was how brilliant it was at collecting up all the goose poo around the parks, this is such an unexpected but now invaluable bonus! It makes the parks a much nicer place for the general public to visit whilst also making our lives easier with less cleaning to do," explained Paul.
As the Parks and Premises Manager at Chesham Town Council, Paul Isom looks after all the parks, opens spaces, woodland plus the theatre, townhall, gym and other public facilities along with his team of 7 staff and Deputy Manager. As part of the maintenance fleet they also have an outfront flail mower, compact tractor, triple mower for all the non pristine grass verges and tractor with flail for the larger parkland areas. "Having the ISEKI on the fleet with its multitude of uses assists in allowing us the ability to contract out our services to nearby towns and parishes.
Nothing seems too much trouble for our local dealer P A Turney, Joshua Walker ensures any questions or issues are dealt with the same day where possible. You cannot ask for more than that.
Having purchased the SXG326 purely to cut and collect the massive amount of parks and manicured verges which are required to be rolled and striped throughout the town, I cannot believe how much more versatile this mower is. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to another person looking for a reliable mower with an outstanding finish left every time."