BLEC pits its sportsturf seeders against other machines during open week

BLEC Global has put four sportsturf seeders through their paces for turf professionals at Loughborough Endowed Schools.

BLEC managing director Greg Mumby
BLEC managing director Greg Mumby

The BLEC machines were trialled together with machines from other manufacturers.

Head groundsman Chris Parry and his staff tested the machines during a week which culminated in an open day for groundsmen and greenkeepers.

Two BLEC disc seeders were trialled - the 1.4metre model with 40mm spacings and the 2.2 heavy duty model with 50mm spacings.

And two BLEC Multiseeders were on display – the Mark One 2.2metre, with twin spikes front and rear, and the Mark Two 1.4metre with spike rollers front and smooth roller to rear.

Following the final demo day the 1.4metre disc seeder was delivered to a contractor in the Midlands, after a confirmed purchase.

A 2.2metre seeder has also been bought by Bancroft Amenities -  the eighth BLEC machine in the Bancroft fleet, which has been used in a project on the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester where the company is based.

At BTME in January BLEC launched a new golf greens overseeder with 26mm spacings – the closest of any in the BLEC stable of seeders.

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