0 Groundsman all prepared for the NEC

Groundsman Industries have lined up three products from their range that are more than worthy of special attention at Saltex. The Northern Ireland manufacturer has a worldwide reputation for durable, high performance equipment and the latest machines affirm this.

The Groundsman Turf Multi-Cutters are renowned for their smooth, effortless cutting ability, ease of use and operating comfort. Features and benefits which become obvious within the first few feet of operation.

The two-wheel drive model, the TMC26, is simple to operate and portable, making it ideal for landscapers, contractors and hire outlets, with the cut quality to work in fine sports turf as well. There's a range of interchangeable sod cutting blades available from 30cm (12") to 60cm (24") wide that are adjustable down to 7cm (3") deep. These are complemented with blades for mole draining, de-compacting, trenching and cable and pipe insertion, down to 15cm (6") depth. The precision cutting of the rear blade four-wheel drive model, the TMC46, makes it the choice of golf clubs and turf farms.

Groundsman offer a range of pedestrian and tractor mounting turf aerators ranging from 45cm (18") to 180cm (6ft) working widths. Take the 345HD model (left below) and you have a compact, professional pedestrian machine that can access most garden gates and aerate all types of grass including gardens, parklands and fine lawns as well as sports greens.

For larger areas the tractor mounting models are available for tractors from 18hp. Rugged, durable and low maintenance, this range has a proven record for reliability, performance and versatility. There is a crank driven elliptical plunge action mechanism that drives the tines into the most compacted surfaces, down to 15cm (6") deep, with very little surface disruption. Quick change hollow core, solid and slitting tines are available together with tine heads for thatch removal or surface preparation for overseeding.

Also on display at Saltex, the Groundsman Flexblade Core Collector (above right) attaches to any aerator, pedestrian or tractor mounted with swath width from 60cm (24") up to 210cm (83") to enable you to core and collect in one pass. It's also available for compact tractors and turf vehicles for follow-up collection of cores and linear aeration soil.

The patented Flexblade core collector system was developed by Groundsman Industries and is the most efficient method of collecting cores, wet or dry, with minimum disruption. Attached to an aerator the Flexblade catches more than half the cores before they touch the ground. The remainder are scooped cleanly from the surface by the Flexblade that follows undulations like shovels, for the cleanest possible collection. The holes remain open for top dressing. Trampling and surface disruption are minimised and the greens are quicker back in play. Visit Groundsman Industries at Saltex on Stand No. K078

For more information visit www.groundsmanindustries.com


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