0 Mower with wings flies through the work

Triple at a Polo ClubBroadwood International report that the first of the latest additions to the Wessex ProLine mower range have been ordered.

The new Wessex RMX-560 and RMX-680 roller mowers have been chosen by professional groundsmen and contractors in the UK as well as in Sweden and Germany. It's good to know that these mowers are born and bred in Bordon, Hampshire, and are built in the same tradition that stretches back fifty years in terms of quality, durability and the finish they bring to cutting grass. Consider the key features and benefits and you will find no electro-hydraulics are required and there are no electric clutches.

The transmission system allows wings to be engaged and disengaged whilst in work, without a clutch mechanism. Wing control is independent, they are operational with one wing lifted, and the folding wings can cut gradients from -30° to +30° with the middle deck remaining on level ground. There is independent float on all decks and the linkage system allows the rear deck to follow the direction of travel, minimising tyre and roller scuffing.

Turf tyres are also used for minimum ground compaction and independent suspension is incorporated for smooth road travel. Double taper roller bearings in all rollers ensure smooth, durable operation. Wessex claim these professional roller mowers, which come in 5.6m and 6.8m widths, will leave a finish equal to a cylinder mower on fine turf, at a fraction of the cost.

Certainly, the facility for wide area mowing offers cost-efficiency and each deck on the triple mower has full width rollers at the front and rear that restrict airflow, where the high speed blades create suction beneath the deck chamber in which the uncut grass is sucked up by the blades, leaving a superb quality cut at high speeds. Above all, says Wessex, servicing and maintenance are easy, reducing costs substantially compared to the equivalent in cylinder mowers.

The first machines to be delivered will be pressed into service with councils, local authority contractors and sports complexes. Broadwood International 01420 478111 www.broadwoodintl.co.uk

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