The Ransomes HR 3300T out-front rotary mower has won the Turf Professional Best New Turfcare Product Award for 2007. Specifically designed by Ransomes Jacobsen for the UK and European municipal and contractor markets, the HR 3300T was launched at SALTEX in September 2007, the UK's biggest outdoor turfcare event.
Voting for the award was via the Turf Professional website and the HR 3300T was the clear winner. The engraved crystal award was presented to Managing Director David Withers recently by Chris Biddle, Managing Editor of Nelson Publishing, the media owner of Turf Professional.
"Absolutely thrilled and delighted," said David Withers, upon receiving the award. "The R&D programme behind the launch of the HR 3300T has been unprecedented with Voice of the Customer (VOC) research driving all stages of the design process.
"Better mowing efficiency, more evenly dispersed grass clippings, the ability to cut a wide variety of grass, low maintenance, operator storage, reduced noise and vibration and better operator ergonomics were all areas identified by the VOC research. The design and product development team here at Ransomes Jacobsen have produced a first class mower which has exceeded expectations in all of these areas.
"This award is voted for by people from within the industry, who know what makes a good mower and that makes this award even more special."
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