0 Three into one

Leaf collector 0414The Wessex ProLine STC is living proof you can have three machines in one working all-year round for you. One minute it's a sweeper collector that picks up litter and leaves in parkland and amenity areas.

A short while later, using the optional change kit, it becomes a flail collector, cutting and collecting on the golf course rough, or a professional scarifier collector in use on the sports pitch.

Which means your investment goes a long way in dealing with a whole range of tasks for which you would usually need to buy and house several machines.

In sweeping mode the brush rotor, comprising four banks of hardwearing polypropylene bristles, lifts leaves, grass clippings and litter with ease into the hydraulically operated hopper.

The bristles are secured firmly into a pre-drilled hardwood strip and are of a generous length to give a good 'flick' action to ensure the material is thrown to the back of the hopper.

A large diameter steel drum with flails and paddles converts the Wessex STC to a flail collector. It features four rows of closely spaced flails, and two rows of draft paddles to create the suction for collecting the grass.

Because the STC has no narrow throat, as do many collectors, long or short grass will be collected efficiently without blocking, even in wet conditions, which makes it ideal for long grass applications.

As a scarifier, the flail blades are replaced with verti-cutting knives for a professional operation on the sports field or lawns. Semi-mounted to the tractor, the STC runs on its own four wheels, totally independent of the tractor, allowing it to follow contours, while the front wheels are fully castoring and repositioned by a simple pin mechanism to adjust the working height.

As the whole machine is not lifted on the linkage, the STC can be operated behind a small tractor with limited lifting capacity. Power is transmitted from the tractor through a heavy cast gearbox and belt drive to the rotor.

The rear wheels have flotation tyres to keep turf compaction to a minimum. Available in 1.2m and 1.8m working widths this is a true three-in-one machine for the maintenance of amenity turf, golf courses, parkland and large gardens.

For further information call Wessex International: 01264 345870 or visit www.wessexintl.com

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