An upgraded version of Allett’s C-34 pedestrian mowing and turf maintenance system is making its world public debut at IOG SALTEX 2012 this week.
Among the changes to the machine are improvements to weight distribution, manoeuvrability and user visibility over the entire cutting assembly, all designed to extend the C-34’s appeal among professionals maintaining sports pitches, training grounds, parks, large prestige lawns and other open areas of leisure and amenity grass.
In addition to its capabilities as a six- or eight-bladed cylinder mower, the C-34 can be equipped with interchangeable cartridge heads purpose-designed for scarifying, verticutting, sorrel rolling and rotary brushing. The result is a versatile and cost-effective turf maintenance tool ideal for budget-conscious owners and operators across the public and private sectors.
The most obvious change over its predecessor is the re-positioning of the C-34’s engine in a central position, a move designed to improve both weight distribution and machine balance. Further weight enhancements have been achieved by the introduction of a lighter grass collector with a new top handle and redesigned hoop mounting, all helping make box removal and replacement easier and faster.
In response to operator requests, Allett engineers have improved visibility of the mower’s entire front roller by remodelling the stainless steel guard enclosing the shaft supplying drive to the cutting cylinder and rear rubber-covered roller. Additionally, the outer ends of the front roller are now at a 90deg angle, helping produce crisper, more clearly-defined stripes.
These changes are complemented by an increase in the diameter of the front roller from 57mm to 89mm and a reduction in the height of the curved throw plate positioned immediately behind the cutting cylinder. Both measures help improve visibility of the entire cutting unit when mowing while, as a bonus, the alteration to the height of the throw plate has improved grass delivery into the collector.
A scraper is now fitted as standard to the C-34’s front roller, helping maintain cutting height accuracy while reducing the risk of clumps of damp grass being dropped onto fine turf when mowing.
Finally, the introduction of a wider handlebar makes the machine more comfortable to use over extended periods, improving both straight-line steering accuracy and turning at the end of a run.
Available for demonstrations nation-wide following IOG SALTEX, the new, improved C-34 complete with eight-bladed cutting unit is priced at £6,148.00 (excl. VAT).
Additional interchangeable cartridge heads can be specified at any time and a trailing seat is available as an option.