0 Why Solo's got Autumn/winter groundscare covered

651 chainsaw (action)1For all those autumn/winter groundscare and landscaping tasks on your to-do list, look no further than the Solo range of outdoor equipment.

With its product portfolio spanning brushcutters, hand-held and knapsack sprayers, chainsaws, hedge-trimmers, blowers and accessories, Solo is the perfect choice for groundsmen, estate managers, landscape contractors and golf course greenkeepers seeking high-performance equipment that is built to last.

Here, distributor Lely UK shares its top three product picks for autumn/winter grounds maintenance jobs.

• Ideal for tackling small and/or inaccessible grassed areas, tough grasses, or overgrown brush and thickets in landscape and amenity settings, the 142 and 154 Series brushcutters are powered by Solo's renowned two-stroke, petrol-driven engines, which maximise performance yet minimise emissions.

Both models benefit from a 30mm five-bearing drive shaft, plus 30cm three-tooth grass-cutting blade and three-blade head, which allow operators to slice through grass, weeds and undergrowth like a hot knife through butter. The nylon head offers a generous cutting circle of 43.5cm that also allows users to cut large areas in less time, while the brushcutters' low fuel consumption and large tank capacity with a relatively light weight of just 8.3kg each allow for longer working periods.

Brushcutter 154 SB (action)Special attention has also been paid to operator comfort. Solo's effective anti-vibration system and super-quiet operation, together with carefully positioned debris guard, ensure the 142 and 154 brushcutters are comfortable and safe to operate. Additional features such as an ergonomic central adjustment lever and double-shoulder harness with adjustable straps complete their user-friendly design.

• From top-spec arborist chainsaws to professional and semi-professional models, Solo's extensive chainsaw range is ideal for groundscare and forestry professionals, whether working on local authority landscapes, private estates, the golf course or in forestry settings.

A top product pick is the 651 SP next-generation power chainsaw, with 15in/38cm bar. Featuring an ergonomic design, high acceleration and effective Solo anti-vibration dampers, this chainsaw offers the ultimate in operator comfort and is perfect for those cutting for prolonged periods of time. This is thanks to Solo's advanced anti-vibration system, which minimises operator exposure to vibration while an aluminium handle makes using the chainsaw both practical and very comfortable.

Importantly, Solo specialises in producing professional-performance chainsaws to the highest standards. A European bestseller since its introduction in the late 1950s, its chainsaws offer a 75 percent reduction in emissions plus 20 percent improvement in fuel economy on recommended levels. Solo chainsaws also benefit from KWF accreditation, an independent and highly-regarded 'seal of approval' for safety and state-of-the-art technology from Germany's foremost forestry body.

• Last but by no means least, Solo's market-leading backpack sprayers boast a generous spraying capacity and even liquid distribution together with a light weight that allows for longer working periods.

Backpack Sprayer 425 (action)Compact yet powerful, they're ideal for an array of spraying tasks - they'll easily and effectively handle fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides, disinfectants and formulations for tree, shrub and plant protection as well as wood or concrete finishing and treatments.

They're also easy to operate and maintain - users will particularly appreciate the sprayers' ergonomic design and padded shoulder straps, which ensure the sprayers fit comfortably against the body for optimum comfort. The range is also supported by an array of accessories.

For more information on the Solo product range, call distributor Lely UK's Roger Lupton on 01480 226800 or email rlupton@lely.com.

Solo products are distributed throughout mainland UK by Lely (UK) Limited, 1 Station Road, St Neots PE19 1QH. Call 01480 226800, email rlupton@lely.com or visit www.lely.com for further details.

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