All mid-range tractors at one venue
Pitchcare 'Which' Style Tractor tests and Demonstration Open Day
By Dave Saltman
If you are contemplating the purchase of a new mid range tractor this year, then here's the ultimate demo day to attend.
In kind co-operation with Ian Smith (Grounds Manager) and St Albans School, Pitchcare has invited (list below) the majority of tractor manufacturers to supply one mid range tractor each for impartial testing and review by Ian and his staff. All submitted tractors will follow a pre-determined series of tests as listed below, and the results will be correlated and published via the Pitchcare website and hopefully in time for the February/March edition of the Pitchcare magazine.
There will be a range of tractors on show mostly between 35-45 Hp, testing will be based on the merits and drawbacks of each respective tractor.
The testing criteria will include:
Turning circle (4 wheel drive)
Tyre Specification, Foot Print
Ease of Use/control layout
Service intervals-ease of basic servicing
Additionally on Wednesday 1st February we will be holding an open day for Groundsmen and Greenkeepers to come along and look at all the tractors on display/in use. The itinerary for the day and location is below, but to allow for sufficient catering we ask that you e-mail me email@example.com to let me know names of people wishing to attend.
There will be a representative from each manufacturer to give a short talk on their machine, and after lunch delegates will be able to test drive the tractors and ask further questions.
Wednesday 1st February open day
Arrive coffee/tea at playing fields 9:15am-10am
Brief presentation on individual tractors 10am-1pm
Open afternoon for delegates to learn more about the tractors, test drive and ask questions. 1:45pm-3:30pm
Summary at 3:30 pm
Coffee/tea event finish at 4pm
(Hot and cold drinks will be available throughout the day).
The address for the open day is at the School Grounds Department: - Please do not go to the main school.
St Albans School
Woollam playing fields
162 Harpenden Road
If you wish to have further details or let me know that you wish to attend please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press by invitation only.