The ever-increasing importance of protecting operators from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is very much a key issue and, listening to their customers, Etesia's Research & Development team has formulated a new design of handlebar with controls aimed at achieving the lowest possible vibration levels for pedestrian rotaries on today's market.
For the 2009 season, all models in Etesia's Pro 46 range will feature this new handlebar and controls. Designed around the operator and the use of the mower in working mode, the handlebars are ergonomically shaped and mounted for ease-of-use. New 'soft-touch' controls reduce pressure on the hands and fingers during operation. Extensive testing of these latest models has shown low vibration levels that meet stringent Health and Safety guidelines.
On display at this year's IOG Shows will be the first of these new-design Etesia's Pro 46 rotaries - the 46cm self-propelled pedestrian models PHTB and PBTS. Powered by a Honda GCV 4-stroke engine, the PHTB has variable forward speed with blade brake clutch that enables the grassbox to be emptied with the engine running and the blade disengaged. The single-speed PBTS has a powerful B&S Quantum XTL 50 engine with EC compliant engine brake.
These machines' rugged yet lightweight Xenoy decks are streamlined and aerodynamically designed to create a low-pressure zone that reduces the risk of blockages. A profiled blade lifts the grass before cutting it, resulting in a superb finish every time. Clippings are then ejected and drawn into the 52-litre grassbox by a vacuum created beneath the mower deck.
Pro 46 rotaries are lightweight and easy to transport, making them ideal for use with mobile grass cutting units. Handlebars adjust for operator comfort and fold for storage and transportation. The cutting height adjustment on each wheel provides a range of settings to suit most applications.
All Etesia Pro 46 mowers carry one year's warranty on the whole machine and the deck is covered for 24 months.
Every Etesia is built to the highest standards of quality and safety. A nation-wide network of dealers provides full after sales support. Demonstration is free - telephone 01926 403319.