Around 20 greenkeepers, groundsmen and contractors gathered at The Gloucester Golf Club to see three different Wiedenmann tractor- mounted aerators put through their paces - the Terra Spike GXi, XD and XP. All attendees were customers of dealers TH White at Redditch and Knockdown, Tetbury, and the focus of the demonstration was to see the effects and uses first hand of different tine lengths, widths and spacings.
Chas Ayres, Wiedenmann UK's Area Sales Manager said:
"Days like these are really good. When you get a fairly large group together who work their turf day in, day out, there's always good crack and an exchange of ideas. Everyone comes away that bit more informed. Me included!
"We took full advantage of the Terra Spike's standard features "Quick Set", "Quick Heave" and "Quick Fit" which make tine changing and adjustments quick and easy. Changing tines takes less than 15 minutes. We tested 12mm, 20mm and 25mm diameter solid tines. Having different sets at your disposal can be infinitely useful and productive."
Picture caption :-Some of the attendees at a recent "tines workshop" given by Wiedenmann UK's Area Sales Manager, Chas Ayres (far right) at The Gloucester Golf Club. The groundsmen, greenkeepers and contractors were all clients of dealer, TH White at Redditch and Knockdown.
Dublin Grass Machinery Ltd, newly appointed by Wiedenmann UK as dealers for the Leinster region in Spring 07, have got off to a strong start with good early sales and positive customer response.
A well respected name in Leinster, Dublin Grass Machinery began trading in 1982 and has been involved with John Deere groundscare machinery since 1988.
Stan Mitchell, managing director of the family-owned professional groundscare specialist says: "This is a new route for us. It takes time to get to know a new franchise but with Wiedenmann UK we are really pleased. They have a good reputation for quality which fits in well with what we do. Their machines compliment and extend our existing product range and so I am very optimistic about the future."
Michael James, area sales manager of Wiedenmann UK says, "Dublin Grass Machinery is one of those unique dealers who work hard at building strong relationships with every golf course in their area yet know their authority and contractor clients, too. Their reputation is founded on being extremely knowledgeable and offering exemplary back up. They have a first class team at Castleknock renowned for their high service levels, something that is expected by our customers. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial working partnership."
Dublin Grass Machinery will be showing Wiedenmann machines at the Kildare Growers Trade Show at Punchestown racecourse at the end of July and then later in the year at Sportsturf Ireland.