ISEKI tractor and Wiedenmann blower double

ISEKI tractor and Wiedenmann blower double: One of Scotland’s most notable private estates, which has unrivalled cultural and historical significance, has welcomed a Wiedenmann Whisper Twister blower and ISEKI TH 5420 compact tractor.

Kinross House, in Kinross-shire, overlooks Loch Leven, the largest loch in the Scottish Lowlands. Its formal gardens were planted in 1675, and its magnificent estate includes a national nature reserve, and is a short boat trip from the medieval island castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567.

ISEKI tractor and Wiedenmann blower double

ISEKI tractor and Wiedenmann blower double

Beautifully and sensitively restored in the last decade, this magnificent Scottish Palladian mansion now operates as a luxurious private retreat.

Head Gardener, Colin MacDonald, who, is responsible for maintaining around 100 acres of exquisitely manicured lawns and landscaped gardens and a further 100 acres of woodlands said:

“We chose the Whisper Twister primarily to blow off residual grass cuttings and present lawns to best effect. Until now we’ve tidied up with backpack blowers but once regular grass cutting resumes, the Wiedenmann will save hours of time every week. It will also double up for leaf blowing and keeping pathways clear. We’re looking forward to discovering lots of new uses across the season.”

The ISEKI purchase replaced a smaller 20 hp tractor which had come to the end of its lifetime.

“The tractor choice was about being Stage V compliant, future proofing and adding horsepower. We needed it to be bigger, so 40 hp is incredibly useful. We’ve earmarked some attachments for cutting and managing the turf and pathways, all which we hope to have soon. Adding efficiency while still maintaining quality is important. We owe it to the House to always present the gardens at their best.”

Fairways GM’s Area Sales Manager, Michael Lindsay, conducted installation training with Colin and his team of three gardeners: Joanne Curran, (on tractor), Gavin Smith and Craig Paterson.

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