The University Parks consist of about 70 acres (30 hectares) of parkland on the west bank of the River Cherwell. Walter Sawyer, Park Superintendent, and his 34-strong team are responsible for this park on South Parks Road, as well as the grounds of 21 colleges across Oxford.
Mr Sawyer said "We needed to replace our Saxon flail mowers so we contacted our local dealer, Turney Groundforce, who recommended BCS from Tracmaster. We opted for the BCS Commander with the 80cm flail mower as the best machine for the job. The fact that it can also operate other implements is a bonus.
The after-sales support is also very important, we have so many areas to maintain it is crucial that the equipment is not only reliable, but that our suppliers provide the back-up support we need - Turney Groundforce and Tracmster are both companies I know we can trust so I am confident that we have made the right Choice."
Mike Leach of Turney Groundforce said, "Over the years we have been dealing with Tracmaster we have always found them to be extremely professional, providing assistance with demonstrations and offering excellent back-up services.
The equipment is of the highest quality too, giving us and our customers complete peace of mind."
The BCS Commander is a professional grass management system designed for those who need a 'no limits' machine. It is capable of operating a number of implements including a flail mower, scythe, rotary mower, hay rake and mini baler.
There is also a bank version of the machine for use on slopes up to 40o.
Image (l-r) - Ian Sherwood (Oxford University Parks, Technical Officer), John Court (Oxford University Parks, Area Supervisor), Chris Trull (Tracmaster), Mike Leach (Turney Groundforce), Walter Sawyer (Oxford University Parks, Park Superintendent)