The Groundsman

November 2014

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There is no doubting their versatility; the unique AMAZONE Profihopper and Groundkeeper SmartCut are five machines in one - they can mow, scarify, collect, mulch and roll. With 18 Groundkeeper tractor-mounted and three Profihopper self-propelled models to choose from there is a version that will suit your application, and all offer that same flexibility and exceptional manoeuvrability. The SmartCut rotor system is capable of clearing rough ground as well as providing a lawn finish. And SmartCut works faster and collects even more effectively in wet or dry conditions; packing the material into the hopper to spend more time mowing and less time emptying. versatility SmartCut AMAZING Amazone Ltd. Phone: 01302 751200 E-mail: sales@amazone.co.uk Web: www.amazone.co.uk The SmartCut rotor system allows for a faster and more effective collection. See the AMAZING SmartCut range in action INDUSTRY NEWS 13 the Groundsman November 2014 Visit www.iog.org for more information and digital editions Cambridge United chooses Dennis to maintain standards Following the recent promotion from the Conference Premier to the Football League for the first time in nine years, Cambridge United FC has purchased a Dennis G860 professional mower complete with a range of interchangeable cassettes to maintain the high standards set by award winning head groundsman Ian Darler. Following a recommendation from friend Gary Kemp, who is head groundsman at Norwich City that he should look at the Dennis machine, Ian took the decision to organise a demonstration. "I'd been using a different manufacturer and machine for the past 20 years, but the weight of it was causing compaction issues and actually turned out to be double the weight of the Dennis G860," explained Ian. "Gary knew I was on the look-out for a new mower and said that you won't get better than Dennis and the G860. It's used by the majority of groundsman in this country so we can't all be wrong." Ian opted for the eight-blade cutting cylinder cassette for his new Dennis G860 because of the volume of cutting required along with the verti-cutter cassette, which according to Ian, used once a week will control thatch during the playing season. The Dennis G860 has six quick changeover cassette options giving ultimate flexibility and a single power unit for many day-to-day maintenance tasks including scarifying, verti-cutting, brushing, spiking and slitting as well as cutting. This versatility coupled with low ground pressure, at just 166kgs, and manoeuvrability makes the G860 the first choice for many top sporting venues around the world including World Cup Finals and European Championships.

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