Founded in 1907, Henley Golf Club sits in Oxfordshire but is close to both Berkshire and Buckinghamshire borders, offering views of all three counties from the course. Greens Manager, Justin Robinson, has added a Trilo S4 Vacuum Sweeper to his equipment fleet and has found it to be “a year round multi-use piece of kit.”
“We took delivery this year, early in the summer, following a recommendation by a Trilo user at the Henley Regatta site,” said Justin. “When we had the demonstration towards the end of 2012 we realised our old machine from a competitor wasn’t really fit for purpose – even for just leaf collection that it was primarily employed for!”
Commenting on its value to the golf club Justin added, “A good plus point has been that the S4 doesn’t sit idly in the shed for any part of the year. We use it all over the course with our Massey Ferguson 4225 for the collection of leaves, care of fairways, rough scarification and debris/clippings collection. We also use it for collection in other more inaccessible areas of the course and I have to say it makes light work of everything we ask it to do, even when the ground or object material is wet. We have had no issues with it what-so-ever”.
The Trilo S4 has a high capacity V-belt driven fan delivering a high work rate, reliable/safe power source and the sweeping head (with hydraulically-driven brush), has a generous 1.8 metre working width. The impeller casing can be opened at the top and includes an inspection trap in the lower section to facilitate easy cleaning. The hand held wander-hose (5 metres long x 250 mm width) makes the S4 suitable for year round leaf and litter collection and also for use where access may be more limited, such as working close to kerbs, emptying bins or cleaning inaccessible areas.
The S4 is a powerful yet compact machine, measuring 2.15 m (h) x 4.6 m (l) x 1.95m (w) and weighing just 1650kg. Wide tyres make it ideal for manoeuvrability in tight spaces and in areas of low ground pressure. In tandem with a mid-range (45hp) tractor, the S4 is an efficient, compact and economical solution for a wide range of tasks. To cope with the amount of material collected in the generous 4m³ container, the Trilo S4 also features a 2.15 meter high-tip facility, which means it can be unloaded into the back of a truck, trailer or skip. Alternatively it can be emptied into piles for composting, reducing downtime to a minimum.
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