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BTME 2004 Preview

1.00am 16th January 2004 - Exhibitions & Conferences

Among the exhibitors at this year’s BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition are STRI; Club Car; BATgolf.com; RansomesJacobsen; Bernhard and Company; Top Green; John Deere; Johnson’s Sport and Amenity; Allen Power Equipment; TORO; Barenbrug; British Seed Houses; MJ Abbott; and Massey Ferguson

STRI launches 75th celebrations
2004 marks STRI’s 75th anniversary, 1929-2004. To celebrate this milestone a series of events is planned to run throughout 2004, starting with an all day celebration launch, Thursday January 22nd on the STRI stand.
Visitors to our stand, A14, will be able to join in the fun whilst picking up information and checking out new products and special show offers.
New for the show – the first “Turfgrass Pest & Disease Calendar”
STRI has produced the first “Turfgrass Pest & Disease Wall Calendar”. Each month features a seasonal turfgrass disease or pest accompanied with a daily working chart and guidance notes written by Dr Ruth Mann, STRI’s Turfgrass Pathologist. A useful annual working guide, special show price £3.00 plus an opportunity to win a free copy.
New Partner-New Programme for “Running Golf Courses in the 21st Century”
STRI continue to meet the training needs of Golf Club Secretaries and Chairman of Green with this popular two day course now run in partnership with the “Association of Golf Club Secretaries”. The course runs from 19-20 January 2004. Day one takes place at STRI in Bingley giving delegates the opportunity to use our on-site facilities. Day two moves to the Moat House in Harrogate, finishing in time to visit the ClubHouse and BTME exhibitions on their opening day. Free registration and entrance to the exhibitions are included in the course fee of £290.
Pay Linda Gallagher a visit and save money in our “show bookshop”. 20% discount available on selected Turfgrass Titles purchased at the show including James Beard’s “Turf Management for Golf Courses” and “Routing the Golf Course – The Art and Science that forms the Golf Journey”, by Forrest L Richardson.
Party Time marking “75 years” – Thursday January 22nd.

An all day celebration with special events happening every 75 minutes on the STRI stand, A14.
10.15 Press Reception
11.30 Special Award Ceremony
12.45 Balloon Burst
2.00 Trade Celebration – Free Trade Subscription
3.15 Prize Draw – Free Advisory Visit

To coincide with the show a new “75 Year” website went on-line. The site charts the history of STRI month by month, highlighting the events which have helped shape the future of our industry. January features the early years 1929-1931. Access to the new site is via the main website Home page at www.stri.co.uk.

Club Car ‘Precedent‘ aims for new industry standards
Club Car has announced the launch of its first new golf car since the popular ‘DS‘ model was introduced in 1980. From concept to launch, the ‘Precedent‘ has been in development for 5 years and comes as a direct response to the needs of industry professionals and golfers worldwide.
During development the project was known as ‘Cleansheet‘, which reflects the open-minded attitude Club Car took to re-evaluating the golf car business. “Every advancement to the golf car to this point has been evolutionary. Precedent is revolutionary,” explains Phil Trailes, president and CEO of Club Car Inc. “We believe this car will be the standard for excellence that all future cars will be judged by. That is why it is called ‘Precedent‘.”
The immediate visible difference between Precedent and other golf cars is the styling. The rounded front gives the car a contemporary, sleek look, but the differences go far beyond mere aesthetics. Precedent is intended to be stronger and more durable, easier to service, more agile and comfortable than any golf car before.
Club Car’s industry renowned AlumiCore™ chassis is attached to a reinforced, friction-bonded underbody, which provides added torsion rigidity and enhanced protection for brakes, wiring and pedals reducing the potential for damage to these components.
The car’s 360° Bumper™ is pleasing on the eye, and also provides wrap around impact protection. Uniquely the Bumper™ is removable allowing easy access to all units. Precedent also uses DuPont™ Surlyn Reflections® body panels, with moulded-in colours, which resist damage and eliminate any associated maintenance and repair costs. The strength and durability of Surlyn is underlined by its widespread use for golf ball casings.
Emphasis at design stage was also placed on reducing the cost of ownership. This has been achieved through the introduction of vast improvements to the Precedent’s build and structure.
The construction of the Precedent uses fewer parts than ever before. This means it is easy to inspect, service and clean the components, hence increasing the life of the car. Another change that contributes to improved performance and efficiency, as well as simplifying maintenance, is the use of 4 12v batteries as opposed to the standard 6 8v batteries. The battery is lighter and more powerful than before, which results in more rounds of golf per charge.
Golfers comfort has also been taken into consideration with the introduction of SportDrive™, which delivers a smooth ride thanks to steering and suspension enhancements. The use of an independent front suspension allows the tyres to maintain contact with the ground over bumps and uneven terrain.
For the more inclement countries the Monsoon Top™ roof with it’s own built in drainage system will be a welcome addition. The roof eliminates standing water meaning no more spills. The Precedent’s bagwell has also been improved to offer more room and security for full size golf bags
The Precedent is offered in two models: Professional and Champion. The models are distinguished by their different option packages and different price points. The Champion is the top of the range and can be delivered in any of 8 colour options. Its features include aluminium wheels, club nameplate, tinted windscreen and upgraded steering wheel.
Robert Drewery, marketing director of Club Car Europe believes that the Precedent will make a great impact on the golf courses in the UK and Europe. “We are really excited by Precedent. It has an elegant, modern look that appeals to golfers and golf industry professionals are drawn to it because it is an incredibly easy, cost effective machine to maintain,” he said.
The first Precedent cars will be available for delivery from March 2004.
Club Car www.clubcar.com

New Company launches at BTME 2004
Come and see Batman and the crew on Stand B3…manufacturers and stockists of greenkeepers tools and golf course equipment.
BATgolf.com is a joint venture bringing you over 40 years experience of the supply and manufacture of thousands of greenkeeping and golf course products.
From a putting green in your back garden to fully kitting out your golf course..
We have the resources to help you!
The coming together of 3 major players within the golf course industry, brings you over 40 years of knowledge manufacture and expertise.
BMS – Acorn – Thorntrees

Alternative power and innovation from RansomesJacobsen
The year’s exhibition stand for RansomesJacobsen will feature alternative power for golf turf maintenance applications and will also include MagKnife, the revolutionary new system for attaching the bottom blade to a greens or fairway cylinder mower.
Key products featured on the stand and using alternative power will include the Jacobsen E-Walk all-electric, walk behind greens mower; the Jacobsen
E-Plex II electric triplex greens mower and the new electric version of the flexi-head walk behind Jacobsen Tournament Cut.
Other new products on display will include the 4 x 4 petrol E-Z-GO ST turf utility vehicle; a new range of Jacobsen Bunker Rakes and the Iseki THG33, a performance enhancing compact tractor.
A visit to Hall A, Stand 23 is not to be missed; it’s where discerning turf care professionals can find innovative solutions for their turf maintenance requirements.
www.ransomesjacobsen.com

Clean Cut Courses
Leading courses throughout the UK use Bernhard and Company’s specialist grinders Express Dual and Anglemaster 3000 for that vital razor-sharp cut.
Advantages of using their simple-to-operate grinders are significant. Considerably cutting the cost of mowing they also dramatically improve the health of the grass.
Their method of precision grinding and no-contact set up plays a pivotal role in presentation at top tournaments – where TV cameras closely inspect the grass blades.
Set to host the Ryder Cup in 2006 Gerry Byrne Golf Course Superintendent at the K Club near Dublin says, “Quality of cut at the Smurfit European Open 2003 was excellent. Our mower fleet was precision ground by Bernhard and their assistance was invaluable. It helped to make sure the tournament was highly successful.”
Gearing up for the Ryder Cup in 2010 the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales uses Bernhard grinders to present a magnificent course at the Wales Open.
Providing grinding assistance for the PGA European Tour and used by more than 70 per cent of the USA’s Top 100 Golf Courses Bernhard is a world leader in this market.
With a range of dedicated packages to suit different budgets see the Express Dual and Anglemaster 3000, System 1000, Blade Rite, Gear Rite, Rapid Relief, Rapid Facer and Rota Master at BTME. Free demonstrations are offered to golf clubs – so they can see the improved cut for themselves. Telephone Kim on 01788 811600, e-mail info@bernhard.co.uk or visit the web – www.bernhard.co.uk

On Course With New Cultivar
Specialist seed breeder Top Green (C24) has created a dramatically different new perennial ryegrass cultivar for the golf course market, Greenflash.
Helping to produce the finest playing surface 365 days of the year, Greenflash combines fineness of leaf with the ability to withstand wear. Developments include improved standards of density and the production of less clippings. These characteristics help reduce management costs and ensure top tournament-type conditions on the golf course.
“Correct cultivar selection is of vital importance,” says Stephen Alderton, marketing manager for Top Green. “Greenkeepers want to produce the finest playing surface and this is where that surface starts – the grass seed. We offer a choice of top quality mixes tailored to suit individual requirements. Years of dedicated research and extensive trials are undertaken, prior to bringing the finest new grass cultivars to the marketplace.”
At BTME Top Green’s team is taking a larger stand – C24 (previously Q28) and will be on hand to offer advice on how to produce the most successful sward.
For further details telephone Jo Gladwin of Top Green on 01652 633433 Email: stephen.alderton@limagrain.com www.topgreen.com

New 5015 Series utility tractors from John Deere
John Deere’s light and manoeuvrable 5015 Series tractor range includes four newly styled Standard models from 55 to 80hp, featuring a bigger, quieter cab, hydrostatic power steering, a wider choice of transmissions and improved serviceability.
Suitable for general amenity use, including pto, front loader and trailer work, and for carrying larger mounted or trailed equipment such as aerators and gang mowers, this new range replaces the company’s existing 5010 Series.
All four tractors are offered with turf tyres in two or four wheel drive, and open station versions are also available. Maximum height with cab on Standard models is only 2.4m, while manoeuvrability has been increased by reducing the wheelbase to 2.05m on three cylinder and 2.18m on four cylinder models, to allow a tighter turning radius.
The new 5015 Series tractors feature John Deere’s reliable, Tier II emission certified PowerTech diesel engines. These fuel efficient, constant power engines provide higher torque back-up, up to 33 per cent, and higher peak torque, with a rated engine speed of 2300rpm for better fuel economy, less noise and a more comfortable ride.
The new wider cab features curved rear corner windows for improved all round visibility, and lower noise levels of 78dB(A). It also offers dual doors, redesigned controls – including a new optional electronic hitch control and newly positioned SCV levers – a choice of comfort or air suspension seats, and a tilting, extendable steering column. The relocated fuel tank provides an increased capacity of up to 96 litres (21gal) on four cylinder models.
Further versatility is provided by an extended choice of five synchronised transmission options, all with John Deere’s proven left hand reverser control. These include the basic SyncroPlus 8/8 and 12/12 30k mechanical transmissions and a 24/24 40k option, available in both mechanical and electro-hydraulic HiLo versions.
Top of the range is the new 24/12 PowrReverser 40k transmission with electro-hydraulic HiLo, declutch button and wet clutch. The electro-hydraulic HiLo option allows the driver to shift under full load without using the clutch – ideal when extra pulling power is needed on a steep hill or to increase forward speed on the road, for example. The wet clutch also makes this transmission ideal for loader operations, virtually eliminating the clutch wear associated with shuttle shifting.
Additional features include an independent 540/540E rear pto as standard, with shiftable 540/1000 and front pto options. Open centre hydraulics with a powerful tandem hydraulic pump provide a standard flow of up to 58 litres/min, and maximum lift capacity is 2650kg throughout the whole lift range. www.johndeere.co.uk

New rotary mower launched at BTME
BTME 2004 also sees the debut of John Deere’s new 3245C four wheel drive mower, the company’s first five deck rotary machine for semi-rough amenity grass.
The 3245C features a powerful ‘clean and quiet‘ John Deere Series 220 liquid cooled and turbocharged diesel engine, with a maximum power rating of 48.5hp. The engine is contained within a new, aerodynamic hood made of a strong, flexible composite material for extra durability and reduced noise levels.
Combining the ability to follow ground contours very closely with optimum cutting performance, at mowing speeds of up to 9mph, the 3245C has five 53cm (21in) independent rotary rear discharge decks, made of heavy duty 10 gauge steel. These provide a total cutting width of 228cm (90in), while height of cut is quick and easy to change, without tools, from 25 to 102mm (1 to 4in), in 6mm (¼in) increments.
Individual turn assist brakes work in conjunction with the newly designed hydrostatic foot controls to stop or slow the mower for tight turns and to provide additional traction when working on slopes.
Standard equipment includes a two post roll guard, plus front anti-scalp and rear rollers which produce an attractive striping effect. A larger capacity oil cooler and radiator are also fitted as standard, ideal for working in a wide range of ground and weather conditions.
A new Command Arm operator console, as featured on the John Deere 2500 greensmower, is designed for maximum driver comfort and convenience. This provides fingertip control of the throttle, deck drive and raising and lowering of the cutting decks – it even has a built in drink holder, which can also be used to hold a two-way radio or mobile phone if required.
Further operator benefits include a high capacity 68 litre (15gal) fuel tank for all day mowing, power steering, adjustable deluxe seat and steering column, and 50W halogen headlights for increased visibility. Options include cruise control and a mulching kit.
Visitors to the John Deere stand at BTME (M9/M10) can also see the company’s new 1905 five gang cylinder mower, which has a total cutting width of 345cm (136in) at working speeds of up to 8mph.
Designed primarily for golf & amenity turf applications, this four wheel drive mower features a new Yanmar 51hp (gross) four cylinder diesel engine, hydrostatic transmission and the new Command Arm armrest controls.
Initial production models are being fitted as standard with 76cm (30in) extra strength and precision (ESP) cutting reels, which are particularly popular with golf course users looking for higher productivity. This new mower will also be available with a luxury air conditioned Mauser cab. www.johndeere.co.uk

Johnson’s – Can You Find A Better Green’s Mix?
The real connoisseurs in the world of green keeping are always looking for the best mixtures available to use on their golf greens. Once again Johnson’s Sport and Amenity, who have always been held in the highest esteem by the professional user, have produced a range of mixtures which represent the very best in varieties and selected seed lots
Individual components are sourced from the world’s most respected breeders where years of research and testing have yielded the best material for the discerning course manager.
Fescue component is upgraded to include Musica chewings fescue and Cezanne slender creeping red fescue, Top Rated For Greens Use.
Musica possesses exceptional shoot density, visual merit and dark green summer colour all at mowing heights of 4mm.
Cezanne is a benchmark variety outperforming all currently available slender creeping red fescues. It provides enhanced wear tolerance, drought tolerance and withstands mowing heights of 4mm. This is combined with dark green colour in both summer and winter.
The fescues are complemented by modern fine leaved varieties of purpose bred bent grasses (Agrostis tenuis). This establishes a dense disease resistant base to the sward and confers resilience and longevity. A combination of Lance, Denso and Manor bring the best from the world class breeders.
The mixture is further enhanced with Turfguard Seed treatment, a bio stimulant to maximise the establishment and vigour of the seedlings.
Johnson’s have available some of the most experienced and respected advisors to provide technical advice in the establishment and management of their mixtures. They will be available at BTME 2004 – stand A16 – and ready to discuss their challenge “Can You Find A Better Green’s Mix?”
For further information about the Johnson’s Sport and Amenity range of amenity grasses and wild flowers mixtures, contact Derek Smith on 01386 791102 or via email dsmith@dlf.co.uk

Allen Power Equipment Ltd.
On stand A22 at BTME 2004 can be found the range of Allen professional power equipment. Allen Hover Mowers powered by 4 stroke Honda engines, Komatsu Zenoah brush and hedge cutters, chainsaws and blowers, and a range of Spreadmaster spreaders and Walkovers sprayers.
Launched at last year’s show, the Allen stand will also feature the pedestrian 20in and 24in cylinder mowers manufactured to their unique specification by Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd. National Triple 68 & 84 mowers will also be shown.
New for the 2004 season is a 30in (76cm) verticut unit that simply replaces the rear unit on the National 68. The unit features 29 blades with dial-a-height adjustment
Also new for the show is the V-Star linear aerator. Manufactured by Smithco in the USA, the V-Star has a 16in (40cm) working width and is powered by a 13hp Honda electric start engine.
Hydrostatic forward and reverse variable speed drive is standard with electric lift and all the controls are easy to hand. Tungsten Carbide tips are used for longer wear.
Allen Power Equipment have also been appointed UK distributors for Excel Hustler products from October 1st 2003. The range consists of both commercial walk behind and zero-turn ride-on mowers and will be featured on the stand.
From November 1st 2003, Allen became UK distributor for IBEA Power Products. IBEA currently manufacture a range of roller and wheeled pedestrian mowers, ride-on mowers and mini transporters, outdoor vacuum collectors, verticutters and hand held power equipment. A selection of the IBEA range will be exhibited at the show.
BTME 2004 will also launch the search for the oldest working National 68 triple mower in the UK. The exercise is to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Allen marketing National mowers. The owner of the oldest mower still in operation will win a brand new National 68 presented by the President of National Mowers, Stan Kinkead, at the 2004 Saltex Show.

TORO unveils greensmower cutting unit that clips closer than ever
Toro is launching a revolutionary new cutting system at BTME that enables its ride-on greensmowers to shave a golf green closer than ever before. The cutting unit will clip down as low as just 1/16th of an inch, which is 1/32nd of an inch lower than was previously possible.
The company is introducing the unit to meet the move by greenkeepers for faster greens that take advantage of new plant cultivars that can be cut right down. The cutting system will come as standard on all new Toro Greensmaster riding greensmowers and as replacement units for all existing machines.
It features the popular Dual Point Adjustment System from the acclaimed Toro Greensmaster 1000 walk-behind mower and offers greenkeepers a single, high-performance cutting unit with a choice of 8- or 11-blade reels. Quality of cut is enhanced with an aluminium cutting unit frame which holds adjustment and maintains a constant cutting edge position.
The new unit is simple to use, easy to fit and its sealed reel and roller bearings eliminate daily maintenance and the need for greasing.
Toro is also unveiling its new-look Toro Workman 3000 and 4000 range of utility vehicles at BTME. Available from March 2004, the units have been restyled with a modern new-look body, redesigned dashboard and controls and other improvements for greater operator comfort.
Also making its debut at the show is Toro’s new ProCore 648 greens aerator. The company says this self-powered, pedestrian vertical corer will core faster and at a wider working width (48ins) than anything else in its class, enabling greenkeepers to have their greens back in play quicker than ever before.
Powered by a 23hp Kohler petrol engine, the aerator can be fitted with both solid and hollow tines. Coring can be carried out at variable spacing and at depths up to 4 inches. Another feature of the new ProCore, which will be available from May, is that its wheels have been positioned in front of the tines so that it never runs over the cores.
Toro commercial turf maintenance products are distributed throughout the mainland UK by Lely (UK) Limited, St Neots, Cambs. (tel: 01480 226800), and in all of Ireland by Lely Ireland Limited, Kilboggin, Nurney, Co. Kildare (tel: 00 353 (0)45 526170).

Barenbrug kicks off centenary celebrations
The Barenbrug stand will be buzzing at BTME as the company celebrates its centenary – quite an achievement in the ever-changing and competitive world of specialist seed breeding. To mark the milestone Barenbrug is running a special centenary competition with daily prizes.
The company is also unveiling its 2004 catalogue, which details a wealth of information and advice about its cultivars and mixtures, including a new and still to be named mixture which is being launched at the show. The product contains 75 per cent Barkoel crested hair grass and 25 per cent Barcrown slender creeping red fescue, which both did exceptionally well in the 2002 STRI Golf Buggy wear trials.
Ideal for golf greens, tees and surrounds, plus the landscaping market, the mixture offers all the Barkoel characteristics of low maintenance, disease resistance, low thatch production and good all-year-round colour. Availability is from January 2004.
At the show, Barenbrug will also announce details of its online advice and trouble-shooting service for turfcare professionals. The company’s senior area manager Jayne Leyland is providing the expertise and she will be available at the show to answer questions.
Visitors to the stand will also have the opportunity to meet and question Barenbrug’s new European product development manager, Gerard van ‘t Klooster. Based at the company’s Dutch headquarters, Gerard’s support will help to continually improve the total package of services the company offers its UK customers.
Prior to taking the position Gerard was in the States for three years setting up a testing facility and research department. Previously he spent 10 years as head of the company’s Dutch research department.
Barenbrug UK is based at Rougham Industrial Estate, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9ND. Telephone: 01359 272000, fax: 01359 272001, email: info@baruk.co.uk website: www.barenbrug.co.uk

New bentgrass to be showcased at BTME 2004
British Seed Houses is using BTME 2004 to showcase a new Browntop Bent cultivar – the latest variety emerging from its UK turfgrass development programme based at the Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research (IGER) in Wales.
AberRoyal demonstrates exceptionally high shoot density for a Browntop Bent and is the highest rated cultivar in its class with a score of 7.8. It also scores particularly well for year round green colour.
Commenting on the launch, British Seed Houses amenity seeds manager Jon Chippendale said the company can now offer UK greenkeepers – and other turfgrass professionals seeking the highest standards in closely mown turf -a comprehensive portfolio of bent grass varieties.
“We‘re particularly excited about the introduction of AberRoyal Browntop Bent to the UK golf market. It’s British-bred for UK golf course conditions and sits extremely well in a portfolio of bent grass cultivars that also includes Avalon velvet bent and Providence creeping bent. We are now able to offer greenkeepers a variety of bentgrass seed solutions, whatever the greens management regime and course development objectives,” he said.
Further information on AberRoyal will be available from British Seed
Houses at the show (stand A10). Further information from: Jon Chippendale, British Seed Houses 01522 868714

MJ Abbott Ltd – golf constructor at The Grove
At the forefront of golf course construction drainage and irrigation MJ Abbott (Stand No: C7) has a dedicated team of specialists working on major projects nationwide.
Recently opened, The Grove near London has already received considerable acclaim. MJ Abbott undertook a full turnkey project at the club, from lifting the first sod, carrying out earth moving, land drainage, replacement of top soil and seeding on greens, fairways and tees. At one time a team of more than sixty was working on the site.
“We are highly concerned with ecological and environmental aspects when constructing golf courses,” says Nigel Wyatt, contracts director. “Over the years we have built up considerable knowledge and expertise in these areas. With all work being carried out in-house, using dedicated equipment, MJ Abbott can provide a highly effective service.”
Drainage is a vital element of any construction scheme – as it has to cope with surface water run-off and ground water. The design/build contract at The Grove is based on a system of smooth bore, twin walled main pipes. Connecting into this main drain are sub-mains and laterals at 10m spacings
For clubs striving to be more water-efficient, quality Rain Bird irrigation systems can be supplied, which are very economical when harnessed to a weather station. At The Grove irrigation involved the fitting of 1,000 heads and a Rain Bird central control weather station.
Working on projects of all sizes, the MJ Abbott team will be at BTME to offer advice and assistance to golf clubs. For further details telephone: 01722 716361 fax: 01722 716828 e-mail: nigel.wyatt@mjabbott.co.uk

Massey Ferguson offers a growing range of grounds care machinery
Equipment from the widest and most diverse range of machinery yet produced by Massey Ferguson Grounds Care is on show at BTME.
MF Grounds Care offers a wide range of practical solutions for amenity and sports turf management professionals. By developing this superb choice of machinery to suit every requirement, Massey Ferguson is confirming its commitment to this important industry.
Available through Massey Ferguson’s extensive dealer network, the range of reliable, high performance groundscare machinery is backed up by the company’s industry-leading parts and service support – with a compact tractor receiving the same level of service as a sophisticated combine harvester. Dealerships provide servicing and repairs by highly skilled, MF trained technicians, to help keep equipment working for longer.
“Massey Ferguson Grounds Care is developing into a business that is establishing itself a position among the top four players in the professional amenity grass care sector. MF products are distinguished by their productivity, reliability and low cost of ownership,” said David Sleath, Massey Ferguson sales director for UK and Ireland.
At Harrogate visitors to the MF stand will be able to see recently introduced equipment alongside established and well proven equipment from MF’s ever-growing range.
Representing the MF 2200 Series of Utility tractors is the 68hp MF 2225 model that is ideally suited to a wide range of tasks such as gang-mowing and vertidraining. These nimble, compact tractors tread lightly for minimal sward damage, yet are also strong and powerful.
Two machines from the MF 1200 compact range, the 38hp MF 1260 and 30hp MF 1235 are ideal power units for a wide range of attachments such as mowers loaders and backhoes. These light, but strong, tractors have a superb operator environment and are ideal general-purpose workhorses.
Superb cutting performance in a wide range of conditions, even the longest, lushest grass is provided by the MF 420 and MF 430 front cut mowers. With a rugged build and high quality decks these machines, which come with optional collectors, offer high performance mowing from fine parkland right up to maintaining roadside verges.
The MF 440 FC-TC is a highly versatile machine that not only offers superb grass cutting and collecting performance, but also has the flexibility to be employed on a wide range of other tasks. The integral 1,100 litre collector/hopper is ideal for grass and leaf collection but quickly converts into a high-lift dump body. Owners of this 40hp high utility tool carrier will see the investment paid back every month of the year, with the machine able to operate a wide range of attachments. Its uses are limited only by the user’s imagination with typical tasks including leaf or snow clearance, wood chipping or rubbish collection…
Harrogate will also see Massey Ferguson showing the first flail mower from its approver supplier Mà¼thing. Suitable for tractors up to 60hp, this range of high quality flail mowers are available through MF dealers.
Making its show debut is the MF 220 RD professional diesel ride-on mower. Ideally suited to a wide range of turf professionals including golf courses, groundscare and landscape contractors, the mower is fitted with a choice of rear discharge decks and optional power collector. The MF 220 RD provides high quality cutting performance in all types of grass including paddocks, semi-rough and roadside verges.
Massey Ferguson’s MF 400 MRP AgTV represents the range that takes the all terrain vehicle concept to a new level. With its Multi Rack Platform racking that carries a wide range of useful attachments, the AgTV presents a real alternative to a turf utility vehicle. The tough, lightweight AgTV is suitable for a range of tasks such as pulling mowers, sprayers and trailers as well offering fast, comfortable and economical transport for routine green inspection work, changing pin locations and bunker maintenance.
www.masseyferguson.com and www.agcocorp.com

       

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