Fife Council has upgraded its fleet of mowers with the recent addition of a fleet of Ransomes Parkway 3 cylinder mowers and an HR300 rotary mower with Wessex flail head, purchased from local dealer Fairways GM.
Stuart Tait is the Area Parks Supervisor responsible for the Kirkcaldy area and has been employed by the council since 1984, when he joined as a seasonal gardener. For 17 years he operated ride-on mowers, so understands what makes a good mower.
"I have a team of over 70 guys and we are responsible for the upkeep of the Council's parks, golf courses, play areas, cemeteries and other open spaces in the area.
In order to fulfil our commitment to the residents, we must have the best equipment and in my opinion we have that with the Ransomes products.
"They are highly manoeuvrable, the cutting units are easy to use and maintain and they are very comfortable, which is important for the operator who may be on them for eight hours a day. Add to this their overall performance and productivity and you can see why I think they are the best on the market."
There are 126 parks in Fife, which include Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline, Riverside Park in Glenrothes, Craigtoun Park in St. Andrews and Beveridge Park; all offer a range of amenities including boating ponds, bowling greens, football pitches, play areas, putting greens and tennis courts.
Beveridge Park and Ravenscraig Park, both in Kirkcaldy, have been awarded the coveted Green Flag and Dunniker Park is the location for the Council's 18-hole golf course.
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