The Groundsman

December 2012

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the Groundsman December 2012 In 1983, Bob decided to augment his flail mowers with tractor-mounted rotary mowers, to provide a choice of cutting systems able to deal with virtually all types and lengths of regularly-mown grass. This move into rotary mowers came through the acquisition of a company that had developed an advanced lowprofile, multi-spindled mower. The machine cut using horizontally-rotating blades (rather than the verticallyrotating blades of a flail mower) and the resulting ProCut range was the brainchild of Jim McEwen, who subsequently joined Trimax. The first rotary launched under the Trimax name was the ProCut S1 (Series 1) rotary roller mower, a model that continues to made today, having evolved into Series 3 fitted with the latest incarnation of the advanced MANUFACTURER PROFILE 37 rotary swing-tip LazerBladez. This blade is now used on all Trimax rotary mowers and is unique to the company. It combines a precisely-engineered centre of gravity with a distinctive tiltforward design that promotes a clean cut with no hang-back, suitable both for close-mown turf and for longer, tougher grass. With a full-length cutting edge, LazerBladez produces a clean, even finish, even when mowing at high forward speeds. Mower evolution The ProCut heralded a new and exciting era for the company, which began actively seeking new markets. It adapted the machines to suit different types of grass and cutting at a range of heights, and began promoting both flail and rotary mowers for the maintenance of parks and nature reserves, which introduced the company to the municipal and sports turf markets. s Research and development manager, Jim McEwen, has accumulated vast experience over 30-plus years in the industry. Along with other members of his team, he spends time each year travelling the world discussing mower design and operational needs with customers Robust with low maintenance requirements, the ProCut S3 rotary roller mower brings a cylinder-like finish to close-mown turf. The ProCut is available in 1.74, 2.06, 2.32 and 2.89 m cutting widths and requires tractors from 35 HP upwards

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