‘Perfect for us.` That’s how Warren Jeffryes head greenkeeper at Budock Vean Hotel and Golf Course near Falmouth in Cornwall, describes his new Paladin TG pedestrian mower from Lloyds and Co of Letchworth.
Warren has seen and used a lot of different turf maintenance equipment in his 17 years as a greenkeeper. Now having been at Budock Vean for some 8 years as head greenkeeper he is delighted to once again have a Paladin in his shed. “You can compare all different types of mowers and the fact is that the Paladin delivers as good a cut and finish as any other eleven bladed mowers you care to mention.”
Warren goes on to explain that he used the Paladin over the winter for wet cutting. “It’s much lighter than many of other machines and is great when the greens are wet. A ride-on simply won’t get the grip on the greens that the Paladin does.”
“The Paladin fitted our budget nicely and offers good value for money when compared to other similar models,” said course manager Tony Ramsden. “I am really pleased the hotel has invested in one now.”
In the summer months Warren will be using the Paladin to verti-cut rather than mow. “Changing the cutting unit is so simple,” explained Warren “Unlike a cassette system which can be quite tricky, the Paladin is just a quick exchange of units and we are set up for verti-cutting.”
“It’s not the first time I have had a Paladin and I still maintain that it is the most reliable mower I have ever used. It really is a brilliantly simple, efficient piece of kit and absolutely perfect for us. I would recommend it to anyone, whatever size club.”
The Paladin Dual and the Paladin TG come in widths of 21” (533mm) and 24” (610mm).
Lloyds Paladin self-propelled mowers give an outstandingly fine cut to bowling greens, tennis courts, cricket squares, golf putting greens and other fine turf areas.
With an option of five, nine or eleven bladed cutting cylinders, the choice and performance standards are second to none.
With a pedigree going back more than 130 years, the Lloyds name has become synonymous in the groundscare industry for high quality grass-cutting machinery.
The team at Lloyds has always worked closely with turf professionals responsible for the maintenance and general upkeep of a whole range of sports surfaces, including those used for golf, rugby, football, cricket, tennis and bowls.