At this year's IOG SALTEX, Etesia have launched three brand new products - two all new Hydro124P ride-on models and the Excelion brushcutter from Pellenc.
With a powerful 23hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine, both the HVSP ground tip model and the HVHP high tip model have a higher hourly mowing output of up to 15 000 m² per hour, and an unequalled power-to-weight ratio.
The new Hydro124P has been developed around the chassis of the diesel-powered Hydro100, and is fitted with a 124-cm overlapping cutting deck. Above all, it represents excellent value for money, both for the initial purchase and for continual use.
For years the company has been asked to produce a wider cutting deck on their mowing machines and this is exactly what has been delivered. The efficiency of the cutting system of both new models allows users to work faster and to improve productivity and output. Both can also be used on wet grass, or in the rain giving a perfect cut and perfect grass collection every time no matter the condition making both products an all-year-round tool. Both ride-on mowers are fitted with a built-in grass collector with a capacity of 600 litres. A mulching insert can also be fitted into the cutting deck for effective mulching.
Particularly environmentally friendly in its behaviour, easy to clean and maintain, the new Hydro124P models ensure ideal working conditions in addition to optimum safety for users. Both models are also equipped with a driving presence switch and a collector/deflector presence switch ensuring safety of use at all times. The weight distribution of 67% to the rear and 33% to the front ensures good grip and traction. In addition, the wide large-diameter wheels, differential lock and power regulator ensure good handling on slopes and gradients.
Much research and development has been spent making sure that users are comfortable at all times. Grouped next to the driver's seat and within easy reach are all of the controls - for emptying the grass collector, engaging the blades, setting the grass cutting height, applying the differential lock, etc..They are all positioned logically and are easy to operate. Power steering ensures precise steering, easy turning, and less fatigue for the operator. The dashboard is fitted with an instrument including time counter, maintenance indicator, operational check of all safety devices, fuel level gauge with low-level warning light, continuous engine temperature indication with overheating indicator, preheating indicator, battery charge indicator, hydraulic circuit overheating indicator, and lighting indicator.
In comparison to the diesel equivalent, the HVSP is nearly £3000 cheaper. Prices for the HVSP start from £11,700 and the HVHP model start from £12775.
The Pellenc Excelion is also a brand new product to the UK. Pellenc is the only manufacturer in the world to be able to produce machines that can be used in the landscape and local authority industry for up to a full day's work on a single charge and at the same time guarantees use with no odour, no pollution and virtually no noise making them a truly environmentally friendly product.
The Excelion is a unique tool because it combines both a brush cutter and a grass trimmer: only the cutting head change. This change-over is very quick, taking less than one minute to change from the brush cutter version to the grass trimmer version and all without the use of any tools. Half the weight of the lightest petrol brush cutters, the Excelion makes brush clearing easier in ditches and on steep slopes. Fitted with an adjustable handle, directional head and telescopic system gives the user exceptional working comfort.
The 4-speed selector, which is exclusive to Pellenc, provides better suitability to the vegetation: for example, the slow speed is recommended for borders or urban environments. Quiet, fast and very light, the Excelion is THE new professional brush cutter.
Like all of the other Pellenc products, Ultra lithium Battery benefits from a very-high-capacity technology which guarantees use with no odour, no pollution and a revolutionary working capacity.
For further information or to arrange a demonstration, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk