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E J Churchill takes on the Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic

E J Churchill takes on the Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic: The prestigious shooting grounds, E J Churchill, situated on the West Wycombe Estate of the Dashwood family, has recently added the Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic to its fleet of vehicles.

Built upon a century of heritage and excellence, E.J. Churchill is one of the finest gunmakers in the world. Today, they are the largest British-owned gunmaker, celebrated for crafting bespoke guns that seamlessly blend cutting-edge innovation with the timeless attributes of traditional craftsmanship, ensuring unrivalled reliability, quality, and elegance.

E J Churchill takes on the Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic

E J Churchill takes on the Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic

The 125-year-old British-owned company took on Polaris Rangers over a decade ago to help manage the most prestigious clay pigeon shooting ground in England. Spanning over 35 acres, E J Churchill needed a fleet of versatile vehicles that could be used to facilitate the general day-to-day management of all client sporting needs. Now in 2024, they have expanded this fleet to include the all-electric RANGER XP Kinetic.

Just like its combustion engine counterparts, the RANGER XP Kinetic is responsible for ensuring the shooting grounds are in tip-top condition and ready for various shoots E J Churchill hosts throughout the year. This includes restocking, servicing, and moving circa 300 promatic traps, all made easier by the Kinetic’s industry-leading instantaneous torque and impressive towing capacity.

The Ranger XP offers silent operation while at work, preserving the serenity of the shooting grounds while ensuring the groundskeepers can tend to the estate.

Rob Fenwick, Managing Director of E.J. Churchill Group Ltd, said: “For E.J. Churchill, it comes down to reliability, as our groundskeepers need a vehicle that can serve them day in and day out to keep things running smoothly. Polaris vehicles have continued to provide this to us for over 10 years.”

In addition to its role on the E J Churchills shooting grounds, the Ranger XP Kinetic has been lending a helping hand to the wider West Wycombe Estate, checking on the estate and clearing the grounds to ensure they are ready for shooting. With varying terrain across the whole estate, the Ranger XP Kinetic has proved more than capable.

James Norfolk, Head Gamekeeper, said: “It is the first electric vehicle that I have been impressed by. It’s a very agile, quiet machine that is ideal for looking after the estate. The strength of the machine with its instant acceleration is great for those more challenging tasks.

“The areas of the wider estate are open to the public, so it’s been great to be able to go about the day without disturbing the serene beauty of the grounds.”

Pushing the industry forward, the Ranger XP Kinetic is available in UK dealerships in both Premium and Ultimate trims. The Premium trim has a 14.9kWh battery offering up to a 45-mile range, whereas the Ultimate has a battery capacity of 29.8 kWh with a higher estimated range of 80 miles. Both models deliver unparalleled power and quick acceleration thanks to the 110-horsepower all-electric powertrain and 140lb-ft. of instantaneous torque. With an industry-leading towing capacity of 1,134kg and a payload capacity of 680kg, the Ranger XP Kinetic sets a new standard for off-road vehicles.

For more information on the Polaris RANGER XP Kinetic visit www.polarisbritain.com.

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John Deere military event shines light on machinery careers

John Deere military event shines light on machinery careers: John Deere has seen an influx of applications to its Military Hiring Programme after hosting a bespoke event for service leavers involving dealers from across the UK.

Held at the company’s UK headquarters in Langar, Nottinghamshire, the event gave armed forces personnel the chance to have detailed discussions about what the next stage of their career could look like working with one the world’s biggest machinery manufacturers.

John Deere military event shines light on machinery careers

John Deere military event shines light on machinery careers

The ground-breaking resettlement programme for military service personnel offers new career opportunities working on some of the world’s most advanced agricultural and professional groundscare products.

Members of the armed forces have been identified as ideal candidates to bring their unique skill sets and experience to technician roles within UK and Ireland dealerships as many have already worked with systems and products similar to those used by John Deere.

Those who enrol onto the programme are put into contact with an individual from the John Deere network who have resettled themselves, who will guide them through the next steps which includes free training courses before finding employment with a John Deere dealer.

“What was really successful about the day was the amount of conversation between military personnel and dealers,” says Allan Cochran, Branch Training Manager for John Deere.

“Everybody wanted to talk, everybody wanted to engage with the event, and I think everyone that was there, both military and dealers, got something out of it.”

The event drew a positive number of applications to the Military Hiring Programme, with 23 ex-servicemen now waiting for the next step to start their new career with John Deere.

The Military Hiring Programme has drawn interest from across the country, with attendees travelling from not just the surrounding Midlands, but also from as far as Cornwall and Scotland.

“To have people coming from all the country is really great to see,” says Allan. “We have dealers in all corners of the nation, and with the largest proportion of people wanting to resettle wherever they are based now, we can make that happen.”

As well as dealers and staff, attendees also had the opportunity to listen to those who had been through the Military Hiring Programme themselves and were now a part of the dealership network. Ex-servicemen Martin Frodsham, Will Foster and Mike Rogers spoke about their journey and what their career has been like since leaving the armed forces and becoming technicians.

Attendees also heard from John Deere instructors who showed them the machines that they would be working on should they apply to join John Deere, with a focus on precision agriculture and what the future looks like for agricultural technology.

The event was supported by ten John Deere dealers, including Thomas Sheriff, Cornthwaite Group, Ripon Farm Services, Ben Burgess, Tuckwells, Farol, Tallis Amos Group, Hunt Forest Group, Smallridge Bros, and Masons Kings.

Interested service members and ex-service members can apply to the Military Hiring Programme at any time online by visiting www.deere.com/JDMHP, or contact John Deere for more information.

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Navigating Unpredictable Weather and Its Impact on Lawns

Navigating Unpredictable Weather and Its Impact on Lawns: If there’s a saying about the UK’s weather, it should be: “The only thing predictable about the weather is how unpredictable it is.” Right now, we’re experiencing a bewildering mix of sunshine, rain, and everything in between. This unpredictability makes planning outdoor activities, including gardening, quite challenging.

Despite the billions spent on weather forecasting, the reality often feels like a joke: “Rain, with showers at times, drying up to become wet later.” This sentiment resonates with millions of gardeners across the UK, who are left wondering, “Where are the droughts we were warned about?”

Navigating Unpredictable Weather and Its Impact on Lawns

Navigating Unpredictable Weather and Its Impact on Lawns

For lawn enthusiasts, especially those with native bent and fescue grasses, the current weather is less of a hassle. These grasses don’t require annual overseeding. However, for those using ryegrasses, the constant rainfall can be a real nuisance. Seeds can become too wet, get washed away, and by the time the lawn looks decent, autumn is already here. Ryegrass might be popular for sales, but it brings its own set of challenges.

So, what can lawn owners do right now to manage their lawns amidst such unpredictable weather? Surprisingly, the answer is: not much. The ever-changing weather means that a heatwave could be just around the corner, and soon enough, you might have to start watering.

At this time of year, the focus should be on protecting your lawn. The sun can cause significant damage, so maintaining healthy grass is crucial. Here are some simple yet effective tips:

1. Mow Regularly: Frequent mowing with sharp blades reduces stress on your lawn. Consider using a robotic mower that can handle daily mowing, allowing you to relax and enjoy your garden.
2. Use Organic Fertilisers: Opt for organic options like True Grass to avoid scorching and promote healthy growth.
3. Water Wisely: If watering is necessary, do it at night so the plants can absorb the moisture more effectively.
4. Enjoy Your Lawn: If you’re not enjoying your lawn by now, it might be time to rethink your approach for next year.

Remember, during extreme weather, simplicity is key. Overworking your lawn can lead to more harm than good. Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be better prepared to handle whatever the weather throws your way. For further advice and products to keep your lawn in top shape, visit our website or contact our lawn care experts.

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Game on this summer with Polaris

Game on this summer with Polaris: With the summer holidays fast approaching, Polaris UK is pleased to announce a limited-time promotion on its Youth line-up, offering up to almost £1,200 off on select models when purchasing from an authorised Polaris dealer. Allowing for a summer full of adventures, the new summer offer fuels family fun without breaking the bank. The limited-time offer is available until 31st August 2024.

Richard Coleby, National Sales Manager at Polaris UK said: “Getting outside and finding new adventures is always great fun, so to be able to bring the kids along on these trips over the summer holidays with their own vehicle is a fantastic way to bring up the next generation of riders. This limited-time offer is perfect for those looking to get the kids outside and away from their game consoles at an affordable price.”

Game on this summer with Polaris

Game on this summer with Polaris

Polaris Youth vehicles combine off-road fun with important safety, technology, and performance features for parents’ peace of mind.

Ranger 150 EFI

The Ranger 150 EFI is the perfect machine for those aged 10 and up to get involved with tasks this summer and beyond. Designed to grow with them, the Ranger 150 EFI offers industry-leading safety features, including Polaris’ Helmet Aware Technology, which stops the machine when the helmet beacon is out of range. Safety is enhanced further with the Ranger 150’s geofencing technology, which allows parents to set parameters and speed limiting inside and outside of those areas all from the Ride Command App.

Available in Avalanche Grey, with a 150cc electric fuel injection engine, 8” of ground clearance, and 22.7kg of storage capacity, the Ranger 150 EFI is ready for a full day of safe riding. The automatic PVT transmission, along with hydraulic brakes and adjustable seating, ensures an easy ride and ultimate safety. Additionally, it comes with two youth helmets, a safety flag, and a training DVD, all as standard.

Until 31st August, customers can save £979.80 on the purchase of a new RANGER 150 EFI, including VAT.

RZR 200 EFI

Introduced to the Polaris line-up in 2022, the RZR 200 EFI is the perfect first step into recreational UTV riding. With its vibrant design and compact build, the RZR 200 EFI offers a reliable 170cc engine, delivering just the right amount of power while ensuring a safe and controlled riding experience.

Equipped with thoughtful safety features, including a parent-adjustable speed limiter, pin-code start, Polaris’ Helmet Aware Technology, Geofencing, and industry-leading safety kit, parents can have peace of mind while young riders explore the trails.

Its sturdy construction of durable suspension and all-terrain tyres ensures confidence when travelling over various terrain types. Whether tackling trails or navigating through open fields, the RZR 200 EFI is the perfect vehicle to instil a lifelong love for adventure in the next generation of riders.

Until 31st August, customers can save £1,059.80 on the purchase of a new RANGER 150 EFI, including VAT.

OUTLAW 70 EFI / OUTLAW 110 EFI

The Outlaw platform provides reliability you can trust for the next generation thanks to its industry-leading safety features and benefits that are designed to grow with young riders. Delivering convenient and reliable single-lever disc brakes, an enclosed engine, a parent-adjustable speed limiter to fit the rider’s age and skill level, and an industry-exclusive safety kit with a Polaris youth helmet, safety tether, training DVD, and whip flag, the Outlaw gives parents that added peace of mind.

Suitable for ages six and up, the Outlaw 70 EFI features a 70cc engine with an ergonomic design that enables young riders to enjoy the machine for longer. The Outlaw 70 also comes with LED lighting for improved visibility as the evenings start to draw in later in the year.

The Outlaw is also available in a larger engine size – the Outlaw 110 EFI – to provide the next step up for the next generation. Featuring a reliable 112cc 4-stroke engine with electronic fuel injection, the Outlaw 110 EFI is aimed at riders aged 10 and up.

Until 31st August, customers can save £1,159.80 on the purchase of a new Outlaw 70 EFI, including VAT, as well as saving £1,199.80 on the purchase of a new Outlaw 110 EFI, including VAT.

Sportsman 110 EFI

The Sportsman 110 EFI is the Youth version of Polaris’ bestselling Sportsman ATV. Featuring a reliable 112cc 4-stroke engine – ideal for riders aged 10 and up – and boasting the same legendary handling as its adult equivalent. Youth-centred safety features come as standard, including a speed limiting adjuster, safety flag, daytime running lights, a safety tether, a Polaris youth helmet as well as a training DVD led by Polaris-certified trainers. The Sportsman 110 EFI is the ideal machine for kids looking for a big adventure-fuelled summer.

Until 31st August, customers can save £1,199.80 on the purchase of a new Sportsman 110 EFI, including VAT.

Phoenix 200

The Phoenix 200 is a robust 196cc engine, delivering reliable power for traversing rugged terrains with ease. Built for safety, the Phoenix is equipped with key safety features, including an adjustable speed limiter, hydraulic disc front brakes, rear drum brake, industry-exclusive safety kit, and LED lights for added visibility.

The Phoenix 200 features a spacious and ergonomic design, ensuring riders stay comfortable while riding. Additionally, convenient features such as electric start and automatic transmission make operation effortless for riders of all skill levels. Suitable for ages 14 and up, the Phoenix 200 opens up a world of possibilities for young adventurers. With its combination of performance, safety, and reliability, this ATV is ready to redefine the way young riders experience off-road fun.

Until 31st August, customers can save £1,099.80 on the purchase of a new Phoenix 200, including VAT.

Find your local Polaris dealers on the Polaris Britain website here.

For more information on this offer, please contact your local dealer. Read the full terms and conditions here.

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Polaris £1000 demo offer on the RANGER Diesel

Polaris £1000 demo offer on the RANGER Diesel: Polaris UK is pleased to announce a new offer on the full-size RANGER UTV line-up: Any customer who demos a full-size diesel model receives a £1000 contribution towards their purchase*.

The Ride and Save offer – available now and running until 31st August 2024 – invites customers to experience the versatility and reliability of Polaris RANGER UTVs on a test ride. To qualify for this promotion, customers need only to visit their local authorised Polaris dealer and book in for a demo test ride of a RANGER Diesel.

Polaris £1000 demo offer on the RANGER Diesel

Polaris £1000 demo offer on the RANGER Diesel

Richard Coleby, National Sales Manager at Polaris UK said: “We know that seat time is crucial when making a well-informed purchasing decision. With our new demo offer, customers can be sure they have made the right choice with the added bonus of a discounted purchase price. This year sees our strongest RANGER lineup ever, so we hope this new retail offer will appeal to potential customers who want to experience this first-hand – regardless of whether they’re completely new to the brand or existing customers who are considering an upgrade.”

With over 20 years of RANGER DNA behind it, the 2024 Polaris RANGER line-up embodies unparalleled performance and durability. Continuously pushing the industry forward, the full-size RANGER range boasts class-leading towing and payload capabilities and with the introduction of the RANGER Diesel in 2019 – the result of two years of research and development, fuelled by direct customer feedback -, the RANGER line-up stands as a testament to Polaris’ commitment to cutting-edge technology.

RANGER DIESEL 

Durable, dependable and capable, the RANGER Diesel is the ultimate utility workhorse designed and engineered purely for the European markets. Boasting 24.8hp and 40.8 ft.lb of torque; a towing capacity of 1134kg; 730kg payload capacity and features including but not limited to Polaris’ On-Demand all-wheel drive, electric power steering and Active Descent Control, the RANGER DIESEL performs to the highest standards for years to come.

*Terms and conditions apply. For for full terms and conditions visit: www.polarisbritain.com/promtions.

For further information, please contact us or call the Polaris UK Press Office on +44 (0) 1525 270 100.

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Mansfield Sand’s Impact on Repton School’s Clay-Based Grounds

Mansfield Sand’s Impact on Repton School’s Clay-Based Grounds: Navigating the challenges of turf management on heavy clay soil presents a unique set of obstacles. Andrew Butler, Head of Grounds and Gardens at Repton School in Derbyshire, understands this all too well.

Tasked with maintaining Repton’s extensive grounds, Andrew has turned to Mansfield Sand’s MM40 to address the specific needs of the school’s clay-based terrain.

Mansfield Sand's Impact on Repton School's Clay-Based Grounds

Mansfield Sand’s Impact on Repton School’s Clay-Based Grounds

At Repton School, the soil’s heavy clay composition poses challenges to turf health and drainage. Andrew explains, “We are such a heavy clay soil-based site…the clay has got compressed, and it is so heavily compacted.” Recognising the importance of improving soil quality, Andrew sought solutions to enhance the medium and facilitate better water movement through the profile.

Enter MM40 from Mansfield Sand, a product renowned for its ability to improve soil structure and promote drainage. MM40 is sourced directly from the Two Oaks Quarry in Mansfield where the company produces its renowned Mansil range of Silica Sands. MM40 is a moist, medium sand which is predominantly used in the construction and maintenance of a wide range of sports surfaces.

MM40 serves as a vital tool in Repton’s efforts to combat compaction and enhance turf resilience.

The implementation of MM40 extends beyond addressing surface issues. Repton School is in the midst of a comprehensive drainage programme, aiming to alleviate waterlogging and improve turf health across the entire site. Andrew emphasises the importance of this initiative, stating, “We are trying to help get that water away from the surface. It is all about improving the soil medium and getting it through the profile quicker.”

The short renovation window of opportunity during Easter poses a logistical challenge for Andrew and his team. However, the application of MM40 during this period is essential to maximising its impact. Andrew explains, “We only have a short window during Easter to get as much sand in as we can. We use MM40 across all the pitches, across the whole site. It has massively helped with the drainage and improved playability.”

As Repton School continues its commitment to providing top-tier facilities for its students, the role of products like MM40 in improving turf quality and resilience cannot be overstated. With Mansfield Sand’s MM40 as a key ally, Andrew is ensuring that the grounds at Repton School remain a source of pride and excellence for years to come.

For more information visit www.mansfield-sand.co.uk

You can also follow the company on Twitter – @MansfieldSand and Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MansfieldSandSportSurfaces/

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Ariens zero-turn mower faster on the spot

Ariens zero-turn mower faster on the spot: In 2005, zero-turn mowers accounted for just 5 per cent of the total lawn tractor market in the USA. This figure has now risen to around 52 per cent.

Zero-turn mowers have become the absolute standard there, whether for private or professional users. The demand for zero-turn mowers is also growing strongly in Europe. The reasons are obvious: significant time savings, more comfort, a long service life and, not to be underestimated, more fun when mowing.

Ariens zero-turn mower faster on the spot

Ariens zero-turn mower faster on the spot

 Mow 40 per cent faster

In contrast to classic lawn tractors with a steering wheel, Ariens zero-turn mowers are driven by two independently operating wheel motors on the rear wheels. The drive wheels are controlled individually with two steering levers. They can therefore move in the same or in different directions. In practice, this means that you can turn in one go – without having to manoeuvre forwards or backwards. There is no time-consuming turning with a zero-turn mower – obstacles can be circled precisely and in one go. This also means that less uncut grass remains in the turning area. The precision of an Ariens zero-turn mower significantly reduces the need for tedious cleaning out at the end. Another reason why zero-turn mowers are so fast is their low centre of gravity in combination with the large-volume, welded mowing deck. As a result, significantly higher mowing speeds are achieved compared to classic lawn tractors.

The preconception that zero-turn mowers are only worthwhile for professionals who have very large areas to mow can be debunked. We recommend taking a closer look at this option for lawns of 1000 m² or more. Zero-turn mowers are available from a cutting width of 86 cm. The device class with a cutting width of 86 cm – 107 cm, such as the two models Ariens Edge 34 and 42, is aimed at private individuals with larger properties. Especially in gardens with numerous obstacles such as flower beds and bushes and many turning manoeuvres, the time saved is enormous.

Ariens zero-turn mowers provide real mowing pleasure

In addition to the speed, the comfortable operation also speaks in favour of an Ariens zero-turn mower. The greater legroom compared to conventional lawn tractors and the comfortable seats, which can be optimally adjusted to the driver, ensure significantly more comfort. The low effort required for steering movements and the smooth-running controls also contribute to a pleasant working environment.

Ariens mowers are synonymous with durability. Compared to traditional ride-on mowers, Ariens uses significantly less plastic on its zero-turn mowers. High-quality frames and welded steel cutting decks ensure a long service life.  Premium engines and robust hydrostatic transmissions contribute to sustainability and resource conservation.

The fun of mowing

For users who have switched to an Ariens Zero-Turn, the conventional lawn tractor with steering wheel has had its day. And this is not least due to the fun of mowing. The combination of speed, manoeuvrability and comfort clearly contributes to this. 40 per cent faster also means that there is more time for other activities. Mowing without a grass collector also eliminates the tiring and annoying task of disposing of clippings. And the result is also perfect: high blade speeds and a strong airflow produce an excellent cutting pattern.

Anyone can drive a zero-turn

The generalised objection that users would not be able to cope with steering with two driving levers is untrue. Anyone can drive a zero-turning circle mower after a short period of familiarisation. Millions of private users prove it and no longer want to do without the advantages. This is easy to prove with a brief explanation of the functions and a test drive in the yard of a specialist dealer. The shopping trolley comparison is the best way to do this. Depending on the driving manoeuvre, the drive levers are moved accordingly (see diagram 3).

Practical trial and study prove the benefits

In a practical example from the online portal todaysmower.com, a classic lawn tractor and a zero-turn mower were tested on a 4000 m² area with 40 trees and other obstacles. The result was clear. The zero-turn mower was 40 per cent faster than the lawn tractor with the same mowing width (106 cm).

A comparison of the steering modes of conventional ride-on mowers and zero-turn mowers as part of a study conducted by the University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, also confirmed the aforementioned advantages. A practical comparison test between a conventional lawn tractor (107 cm mowing width) and an Ariens Ikon XD zero-turn mower (107 cm mowing width) showed that not only is the turning manoeuvre significantly faster, but the turning radius is also significantly smaller. The turning manoeuvre on the classic omega-shaped lawn tractor takes 5 seconds. In comparison, the Ariens IKONXD turns in just 3.7 seconds. When asked which of the two mowers the 17 test participants would buy, the answer was also clear. More than twice as many participants would opt for an Ariens zero-turn mower.

In conclusion, for a slightly higher purchase price, zero-turn mowers offer the user the time savings described above, a much more comfortable driving experience, a considerably more durable machine and not to forget – more fun when mowing.

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Lantra Shines a Light on Land-based Careers

Lantra Shines a Light on Land-based Careers: The spotlight is on land-based and environment careers during this year’s National Careers Week, showcasing the breadth and diversity of opportunities that exist in this exciting area.

Lantra, the leading awarding body for the land-based and environment sector, is highlighting that a career in this area is varied and open to all. From career seekers to career changers, there are entry-points and pathways for people from all backgrounds, and all walks of life, which are highlighted on the Lantra careers web resource.

Lantra Shines a Light on Land-based Careers

Lantra Shines a Light on Land-based Careers

Stephanie Stevens, Careers and Engagement Manager at Lantra commented: “There is a challenge in making young people, particularly, aware that the land-based and environment sector exists – never mind the range of jobs that fall under farming, looking after trees, landscaping and so much more!”.

“Lantra is delighted to be celebrating #NationalCareersWeek, following our recent attendance at What Career? Live. We want to support and empower individuals to take the next step in their career by finding out more about pathways like apprenticeships, further education, and the many vocations the sector has to offer”.

Lantra had a presence for the first time at the busy What Career? Live event which took place on the 1 and 2 March. The careers team were joined by Ollie Brisbourne, who works for a virtual fencing business and is an active member of the Newport Young Farmers Club in Shropshire, who also spoke at the event.

Ollie said: “Agriculture is modernising day by day, with technology becoming a more benefiting factor throughout. My job has allowed me to maximize the benefit of my understanding of the farming industry and farmers themselves, to offer support within the use of Nofence and the data provided.

This system enables fencing virtually, working with GPS and mobile signal to keep livestock within the virtual boundary, benefiting both animal welfare, habitat management, and a variety of other farming systems.”

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Club Car portfolio on show at BTME

Club Car portfolio on show at BTME: Club Car, the industry-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero emissions vehicles, will showcase its innovative collection of golf and utility cars at BTME next week.

Among the vehicles on display at Europe’s premier turf management exhibition, held at Harrogate Convention Centre, will be a Lithium-Ion-powered Club Car Carryall 500, which was launched in Europe last summer.

Club Car portfolio on show at BTME

Club Car portfolio on show at BTME

The versatile Carryall range has long been the favoured utility vehicle of superintendents and groundskeepers around the world with its exceptional reliability and best-in-class ergonomics.

The new Lithium-Ion versions charge up to 40% faster than lead acid batteries, do not degrade over time and are around 180kg lighter, allowing for smoother operation over manicured terrain and less turf damage.

Also on the stand will be Club Car’s acclaimed Tempo golf car – featuring Lithium-Ion battery, Visage GPS technology and premium seats – and an Urban, Club Car’s innovative new road-legal utility vehicle which boasts automotive-grade safety features and low operational costs.

Andy Bourke, Club Car’s Regional Sales Manager for UK, Ireland & Scandinavia, said: “With our broad portfolio of sustainable transport solutions, it’s hugely important for our customers to be able to see what we have to offer.

“BTME is a great opportunity to meet up with our customers and dealers to hear their feedback, and it’s always a good barometer of the year ahead for the industry.”

Club Car’s expert sales team will be on hand at stand 626 to highlight the vehicles’ key features and benefits and to discuss visitors’ requirements.

For more information, visit www.clubcar.com, or to book a time slot at BTME contact Andy Bourke, Club Car’s Regional Sales Manager, UK, Ireland & Scandinavia: Andrew.Bourke@clubcar.com.

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Electrifying E-Series on Display

Electrifying E-Series on Display: Dennis Mowers is set to make a significant impact at BTME 2024, in a new stand position, taking place at the Harrogate Convention Centre from January 23 to 25.

Positioned at Stand 216, the company will be showcasing its innovative E-Series range—a game-changer in the world of turf management machinery.

Electrifying E-Series on Display

Electrifying E-Series on Display

These electric-powered mowers boast exceptional battery life, ultra-low noise, and minimal vibration, presenting a no compromise alternative to their renowned petrol counterparts.

The E-Series’ robust LCD keypad screen, offers operators a wealth of information options, including speed, clip rate, service checks, lifetime running reports, and battery information. The mowers also have an astonishingly quick 2-3 hour full battery recharge time.

BTME visitors can expect to see the following products from the E-Series range:

ES-510: Unsurpassed Performance & Versatility

The ES-510 is ultra quiet in operation with ultimate versatility and performance providing an unrivalled mower and turf maintenance machine. Available with a choice of 12 interchangeable cassettes, capable of scarifying down to -10mm and is ideal for fine turf, it can power through approximately 10km on a single charge.

ES-860: Supporting Grounds Professionals to produce their Ultimate Surface

The ES-860, reminiscent of the Dennis G860, is a 34” battery-powered turf management system with 13 interchangeable cassette options.

Capable of cutting at least 3-4 football pitches on a single charge or verticutting a full pitch with ease.

ES-22 Ultra: Precision on Undulating Surfaces

This 22” battery mower with an ultra-short wheelbase is perfect for undulating surfaces. Incorporates a tungsten tipped groomer which can be in or out dependent on conditions. Offers a quality cut for bowling greens, golf greens, tees, and cricket pitches.

ES-26: Superior Performance You can rely on

The ES-26, with a 26” cutting width, provides superb balance, control, and accurate alignment for golf tees and greens and other fine turf sports surfaces or ornamental lawns and gardens.

Multi Charger Hub: Efficient Charging Solution

An easy-to-manoeuvre mobile unit capable of recharging up to 8 large E-Series machines simultaneously. Includes extra storage and an intelligent system to shut down each mower at 100% charge.

Dennis’ experienced and knowledgeable staff will be on hand throughout the event.

Discover the E-Series – where innovation meets precision.

For further information or a no obligation demonstration, please contact Dennis 01332 824 777 or visit www.dennisuk.com

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