Classen machines have built a solid reputation, living up to their durable slogan: Built to Use, Designed to Last. At this year's Saltex the latest Classen aerator joins the Little Wonder line-up and Mantis tillers and BunkerMaster under the Schiller umbrella, to offer groundsmen and greenkeepers a formidable array of equipment.
The Classen TA18 Aerator features a steerable tine bank and combined with its compact, streamlined design it is easy to manoeuvre around trees, shrubs and other obstacles whilst aerating at speeds up to 4.2mph/6.7kmh. It has five banks of tines, compared to the usual four, and therefore pulls more holes at a faster rate for greater productivity. Even weight distribution is another feature of its coring ability in tough soils and stability on slopes and inclines, with two rounded weights that are easy for the operator to remove. At only 214lbs/97kg the TA18 is one of the lightest aerators of its type available and that makes for easy lifting and transportation. You simply use the integrated lift handles, while a foldable handle cuts the transport size by half and built-in tie downs secure the unit. Importantly the new TA18 is only 27" wide, allowing it to easily fit through the vast majority of garden gates with ease. The new Classen's TA18 aerator has CE marking in compliance with EU health and safety requirements. This follows the conformity assessment and issue of the EC Declaration of Conformity, so dealers can be assured each machine will come with CE marking and the necessary supporting documentation.
Little Wonder products have an unrivalled reputation for performance and durability and the Little Wonder ProVac SP leads the way, not only in leaf collection in autumn but also throughout the year. Collecting litter and debris after events, around amenity areas, theme parks, sports venues, gardens, campuses, holiday parks, residential and industrial areas are typical places you'll find the Little Wonder at work. It features a heavy-duty 280 litre top loading bag and as it's self-propelled it moves faster through the work for greater productivity with less operator fatigue.
The Little Wonder Hydro BRC-26 Brushcutter cuts a lot more than you would imagine. It slices through stubborn long grass as well as taking down the roughest brush, bramble and tall, tough weeds. Self-Propelled and effortless, the Little Wonder is rugged and built for a tough life yet it's also smooth with the hydrostatic drive making it easy to operate and less fatiguing for the user.
That translates to higher productivity and with a forward speed of up to 4.2mph/6.7kmh and 1.7mph/2.7kmh in reverse you can quickly cut through the work. There's a reversible 26"/66cm tempered steel blade that will rip down sapling growth up to 2"/5cm thick, powered by the Honda GXV 390cc engine with a Noram mechanical blade clutch for instant forward and reverse drive propulsion.
The Classen Sod Cutter is solid, dependable and displays exceptional build quality. The hydrodstatic drive pushes the machine along at up to 4.7mph whilst lifting turf to deliver the cleanest cut. It's compact, manoeuvrable and has found high praise in use for sports grounds and golf courses throughout the country.
The Classen Turf Rake is prized by contractors and hire operators as much for its versatility as it is for being an easily portable dethatcher. The flail blades adjust to five different heights and there's a folding handle for easy transportation.
Classen Overseeders offer an easy way to seed a new lawn or overseed an old one. The front seed drop ensures follow-up seed coverage for maximum seed generation.
Mantis has for many years enjoyed an enviable reputation for producing tillers that are hard at work worldwide, and this lightweight, powerful tool as well as being a tiller is also a dethatcher and aerator.
The technology and engineering behind the Mantis tiller are also what drive the BunkerMaster. Those greenkeepers who us it swear by it for quickly maintaining bunkers with last minute preparation, sand trap restoration, working tight edges and banks. It also deals with thick moss, thatch, overgrown grass and ingrained sand.
"The Classen, Little Wonder and Mantis ranges offers the turf professional, groundsman and greenkeepers the complete year-round maintenance system," says Schiller's Commercial Director, David Goose, "and they are backed by our commitment to our dealers and continued innovation to meet customer needs. We're confident in the quality and durability"