Innovation at the cutting edge…
…magknife wins royal agrigultural society silver award
MagKnife, the innovative magnetic bottom blade attachment system for commercial mowing machines, has won a Royal Agricultural Society (RASE) Silver Medal. The award was presented to Tim Lansdell, Ransomes Jacobsen's Technical Director at the Royal Show, Stoneleigh Park recently.
Machinery for the amenity sector is now included in the RASE awards scheme, reflecting the diversification that offers new opportunities for farmers and contractors, hence the MagKnife submission for this prestigious award.
In making the award, the judging panel found that MagKnife is reliable and effective in terms of its performance and function and that it possesses important new features and outstanding advantages for the user.
Commenting after receiving the award, Tim Lansdell said, "A team of qualified engineers visited end users of MagKnife and it was their feedback that enabled the judges to make an informed opinion with regard to our submission. That's why we are absolutely delighted to have won yet another, prestigious award for this innovative technology.
"And this really is innovation at the cutting edge. Ever since Edward Budding invented the lawnmower back in 1832, the bottom blade on mowers has been held in place by screws. Now, with MagKnife, powerful magnets together with special dowels position and locate the bottom blade securely without the use of any screws. With no screws to remove or insert, the time required to replace worn or damaged bottom blades is reduced from hours to minutes."