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October 2014

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IN ACTION 45 the Groundsman October 2014 Visit www.iog.org for more information and digital editions Omarv helps maintain environmental integrity at estate The Omarv TER 190 mower collector supplied by Campey Turf Care Systems fills a valuable role in the conservation programme at the Suffolk Broxtead Estates. This land is managed in conjunction with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and works include grazing by the Trust's flock of (mainly) Hebridean sheep and Exmoor ponies, for scrub clearance and bracken control. This on its own is not enough, there has to be a mechanised approach to assist in maintaining some of the more dense areas of growth and the Green payback with the Xtraction process The Xtraction process facilitates a revolutionary change to the end of life policy for synthetic playing surfaces. This allows the upgrade of old hard sports surfaces with reclaimed turf and leads to a reduction in costs of new installations through credits for the re- use or re-sale of reclaimed infill and turf. Further benefits include positive corporate publicity linked to the donation of reclaimed materials for community use and an audit trail transparency for reclamation and recycling. The process ensures reduced carbon emissions through lower material processing and transportation costs. It also aids the avoidance of environmental and social costs linked to current practices of land filling and field tipping. Xtraction is a green solution to a green problem with a green payback for all stakeholders. smaller sections which are not conducive to animal grazing. Many of the cultivated fields have a six metre margin at one of the ends set aside for wildlife conservation and wildflower planting. These areas have to be managed and the Omarv TER 190 mower collector comes into its own as the perfect solution for controlling grass and thick brush on heathland. This top of the range trailed flail mower collectors are designed for use behind tractors of 90hp plus. They are extremely heavy-duty and are suitable for both grass mowing and thick brush cutting. While suited to sports field use, they have a wider use in amenity grassland maintenance and heathland management. As autumn approaches on the estate, once the harvest is finished and the wildflowers have seeded, then the Omarv is used to cut back and gather all the dead growth for forage. See the video of the New Wide Area Stadium Rotary mower RM34 from Allett Allett Design Engineers worked closely with professional football groundsmen over years to develop the next essential machine for stadiums and pitches. Allett are proud to announce the launch of the new RM34 Stadium Mower and vacuum. This innovative addition to Allett's professional range of Sportsfield mowers was revealed to the press and turf professionals for the first time at SALTEX For more information or to book your demo call 01889 271 503 or email sales@allett.co.uk www.allett.co.uk Download Youtube video New medium platform mower series from Ransomes Jacobsen Ransomes Jacobsen has a launched the first two machines in a series of new mowers, manufactured at their European headquarters in Ipswich. Primarily targeted at the municipal sector, the MP range will provide multiple options from a single design platform. The two machines are the Ransomes MP493 and MP653, wide area rotary mowers powered by 49hp and 65hp Kubota diesel engines and featuring three all new rotary decks – one out-front and two wing decks. The lightest mower in its class due to its ground up design and use of high strength steel, the MP493 will benefit from significant fuel savings as a result of its reduced weight. The 49hp Kubota engine falls outside the European Stage IIIB emissions legislation making it less complex to maintain and suitable for regions that do have ultra-low sulphur diesel.

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