Ransomes Jacobsen, one of the leading manufacturers of turf maintenance equipment worldwide, has launched the Ransomes Spider Mini II, the latest addition to their range of radio controlled slope mowers, which also includes the proven Spider 1 and Spider 2.
Compact in size at only 1040 mm x 900 mm with a 56 cm width of cut, the Spider Mini II can access smaller and more difficult areas on wooded slopes, river banks and other constricted areas. At only 130kg its light weight ensures low fuel consumption and emissions, a turf friendly foot-print and easy transportation.
Power comes from a new Briggs and Stratton 950 series petrol engine providing more power, torque and fuel efficiency. The Spider Mini II features hydrostatic transmission and is capable of speeds up to 4 km/h. The single rotary blade has a cutting width of 56 cm (22 inches) with a height of cut ranging from 40mm to 90mm.
The industrial quality remote control unit allows the operator to control the drive, steering, engine start and, if required, emergency shutdown. The height of cut and blade engagement is controlled manually on the machine. As with the two larger machines, the use of radio remote control allows the operator to safely control the mower without the need to stand on sloping ground and, of course, there are no hand and arm vibration issues.
Unique chain portals ensure a reliable maintenance-free drive and help to provide a lower centre of gravity for greater stability. It will climb 30 degree slopes and with productivity up to 750 square metres per hour on a single litre of fuel, the Spider Mini II is the ideal, cost-effective mower for difficult to access areas that require a maintained finish, such as lakes, dams, pastures and sloping lawns.
Ransomes Jacobsen www.ransomesjacobsen.com