The Groundsman

March 2015

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 44 of 51

IN ACTION 45 the Groundsman March 2015 Visit for more information and digital editions Same Wiedenmann again for club One of Buckinghamshire's busiest golf centres has invested in a new aerator to help keep the 27-hole facility in first rate condition. Course manager at Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Milton Keynes, Ross Edmonds has bought a new Wiedenmann Greens Terra Spike G160 to replace a similar one he purchased in 2000. "While we'd had our original machine 14 years we definitely got 25 years' worth of work out of it with no complaints," he explained. "It was still holding up but the time was right for a new one. The whole package – the work quality, the price and after sales care – suited so well that we knew it had to be another Wiedenmann." Professional brushcutter now with a five-year guarantee If you are after a professional brush cutter, then look no further than the Maruyama BCV5020 which features an anti-vibration driveshaft with oversized volumetric dampers, to ensure a low vibration. Martin Woodhouse, of Woodgrow Horticulture, says: "Without doubt the most impressive feature is the reduced whole-life cost of owning a Maruyama BCV5020. "The engine has an industry-busting five year warranty, while the drive shaft and ignition module carry a life-rime warranty. We found the BCV5020 to be very fuel efficient and the large fuel tank meant fewer fill ups." Millfield School boosts recycling with Bio Chopper Set in over 300 acres of playing fields and grounds, with its own equestrian centre and stabling for 30 ponies, Millfield School had a recycling problem with all the green waste from prunings, plants, grass cuttings, hedge trimmings and horse manure. Back in 2005 Millfield School asked Harry West to demonstrate a Seko Bio Chopper, and after looking at the results of the machine decided to purchase a Seko 500/150 machine. After 10 years of service and many tons of composting, time came to update the machine. David Warner, grounds and gardens manager, said: "The Seko Sam 500/150 Bio-Chopper has become an integral part of the green waste management plan at Millfield, we process around 1600m³ of material annually which we are then able to use as mulch for our shrub beds. "There was no hesitation in deciding to replace this piece of equipment as reliability and production have shown that it is very good at what it does, and I would advise anyone having to compost green waste that they investigate the Seko as part of their process."

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Groundsman - March 2015