0 Ransomes Jacobsen Open Days

openday graphic muni.jpgRansomes Jacobsen are to host two Open House events at their European head office and manufacturing facility in Ipswich.

On Wednesday 22nd September, golf course owners, managers, greenkeeping staff and fine turf professionals from across the UK are invited to witness the Ransomes Jacobsen operation at first hand.

On Thursday 23rd September, representatives from local authorities, groundscare contractors, groundsmen and grounds care professionals are invited.

There will be factory tours at regular intervals to see how modern commercial mowers are manufactured and a display of ancient and modern grass cutting machinery from the first Budding lawnmower of 1832 through to the latest Jacobsen Eclipse 322 hybrid greens mower and the Ransomes Highway 3, light commercial triplex mower.

Greg Spray, marketing manager at Ransomes Jacobsen, commented, "We want this to be an informative and fun day for customers using our equipment and also for those who might be considering using it. As well as the guided factory tours, we'll also be holding product demonstrations, and there'll be the opportunity to meet and network with other industry professionals.

"The tented village will house our industry partners including the AEA, CMAE, IOG, BIGGA, FEGGA, STRI, GEO, Scotts, Syngenta, Bernhard, Rain Bird, Ryan, Turfco and Smithco together with our own Parts, Customer Care, Retail and Cutting Edge Training stands."

"We will be providing a BBQ lunch and there's a 'Nearest the Pin' competition on the 1st hole of our golf course, with a stunning prize for the first hole-in-one on the course."

An eclectic mix of bands will provide music throughout the day, and there will be some fun stands that will test accuracy, hand-eye co-ordinations and dexterity!

All turfcare professionals are invited so, if you are interested in going along, please contact Lucy Davis, marketing co-ordinator on 01473 276287 or email: ldavis@tip.textron.com

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