Lastec was showing the Articulator zero-turn mower at BTME. It is 305cm wide with a fully articulated deck and costs around £29,000.
It is powered by a 45hp turbocharged Kubota engine. Height of cut can be changed easily from 3cm up to 11cm. Rear discharge is standard or a system option is available to change the mower into a mulching unit.
Yamaha Golf Cars introduces YTF2 utility vehicle
Yamaha Golf Cars introduced utility vehicle YTF2, which had just arrived in the country from the USA. An upgrade of the G723, it features a new chassis and redesigned front cowling. The YTF2 has a 350cc petrol engine, while upgraded springs provide a firmer ride.
GreenMech launches CS100 range of chippers
GreenMech launched the CS100 range of chippers to better cope with waste. The latest unit has an 18hp engine and can process timber up to 100mm thick. With an eight-to-one reduction, the height of discharge is such that waste material can be put in a skip or trailer.
Protea Mowers offers greens mower for less than £2,500
Protea Mowers was offering a greens mower costing less than £2,500. Featuring good engineering, the 630 golf tees mower has a 64cm cutting width and a dual drive system and is powered by a Subaru Robin EX13 4.5hp petrol engine. Managing director Keith Collingwood said: "Our company's aim is to keep costs to a minimum."
Groundsman Industries features turf aerators and cutters
Groundsman Industries featured turf aerators and a new generation of turf cutters. With low vibration and low noise characteristics to improve operator comfort, the four-wheel drive TMC4 has a 9hp Honda GX270 engine and the two-wheeled LMC2 has a 6.5hp Honda GX200 engine. Different blade attachments make optimum use of the machines.
Crocodile Golf Products introduces grooming brush system
Crocodile Golf Products introduced a grooming brush system to remove debris, dew and wormcasts. It improves aeration and stands the grass up for mowing. Covering a 56cm width, the system is simple and flexible and can be adjusted from a really intensive brush to just light brushing.
Kensett Sports shows TB200 Contra top dressing brush
The TB200 Contra top dressing brush was on the Kensett Sports stand. Managing director Keith Kensett said: "This machine is fully CE certified and with no hydraulic oil is 100 per cent safe to use on greens." With a brush width of 134cm, it is very easy to adjust the height to suit individual requirements.
The Grass Group unveils fine turf management range
The Grass Group managing director Tim Merrell unveiled a new fine turf management range. The Slit Overseeder RGD140, 1.4m wide, is a development on seeding technology that allows accurate measuring and can be used for coated and uncoated grass seed as well as wild flower seed.
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