Ransomes Jacobsen mowers sent to South Africa to prepare grounds for FIFA World Cup

A selection of Ransomes Jacobsen mowers have been delivered to stadium and training facilities to be used at 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa this summer.

The equipment was supplied by Ransomes South African distributor CSE Equipment, Johannesburg.

Six stadiums have been built for the event which kicks off on 11 June.

Jacobsen mowers will be used to maintain the pitches at three of the new stadiums, as well as one existing stadium and 2 training venues.

The new stadiums where the kit will be used include Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane, Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban and the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit.

A Jacobsen Tri-King ride-on triple mower will be used in Rustenburg where the England team opens its campaign against the USA on 12 June.

Managing director of Ransomes Jacobsen David Withers said:  "Once again we are delighted that it's our equipment maintaining the playing surfaces at many of the venues at this global tournament. It's a great feeling to know that Ipswich has a connection with such a major sporting occasion, probably the biggest televised event across the globe. It's a testament to the quality and reputation of our equipment that they are the preferred mowers of choice for stadium venues around the world."


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