An ISEKI compact tractor is helping to raise the standard of football pitches for a local village club, based in Northamptonshire.
Deanshanger Colts & Girls were established in the summer of 1989. The club has approximately 260 children aged 6-15 and features adult teams as well. The teams play their home games at Deanshanger playing fields where there are five pitches.
Mark Pether is the man responsible for maintaining the pitches and he revealed how a much-needed Football Foundation grant finally enabled them to purchase their own maintenance equipment.
"Over the years we have never had our own equipment, and this has been a bit of an issue," he said. "It was decided 12 months ago that we would use the Football Foundation grant and look to invest in some equipment to take care of the pitches.
"When we started looking for the equipment, we reached out to a local dealer called RT Machinery. We explained what our situation was and what we were trying to achieve, and they suggested the ISEKI TM3267."
The ISEKI TM3267 compact tractor is a versatile 25hp diesel compact tractor with a F8/R8 mechanical transmission. The ISO-mounted operator's platform combined with ergonomically positioned controls ensures operator comfort during extended working periods. The 3-point linkage has a lift capacity of 600kg or 800kg when fitted with the high-capacity lift kit.
It also features, as standard, a rear-PTO, two double acting valves, mid-PTO, two double-acting auxiliary valves, weight frame and a choice of AG or Turf tyres. The TM3267 is available with an optional front loader.
Further benefits include:
- Excellent performance coupled with high efficiency
- ISO mounted operator platform for reduced noise and vibration
- Power: 18.9 kW (25.3 hp)
- Drive System: Mechanical or HST
Mark, who uses the TM3267 at least twice a week, explained the impact it has already made at Deanshanger playing fields.
"We've been using it for 12 months and the quality shines through this ISEKI machine," he said. "Never have there been any issues and it starts first time every time."
"It is powerful, and flexible enough to give us options to use all the equipment across the pitches. The size of the TM3267 is also very beneficial. We are quite confined here in terms of space at Deanshanger, but we can easily lock it away in our own container."
Mark was also quick to praise the service he receives from ISEKI dealer RT Machinery.
"The guys at RT Machinery have been absolutely fantastic. When they delivered the ISEKI machine, they gave us a full brief on how to use the machinery and they are always there to support us if ever we need them."
"I would recommend the ISEKI TM3267 to anybody," he continued. "In fact, I have already been recommending it to quite a few local clubs nearby."