Ditch the strimmer, Ventrac is here
We all know how uncomfortable and time-consuming it is using a strimmer on steep banks, but that’s now a redundant process thanks to Ventrac. The Tough Cut deck attachment has been specifically designed for mowing high grass, thick weeds and heavy brush. Able to work on slopes of up to 30 degrees, it can save huge amounts of man-hours when compared to strimming.
A large front opening directs material into the deck where three heavy-duty blades counter rotate to cut and deposit waste evenly without windrowing. The blades are sharp on both sides so they can be used on right or left-hand spindles, allowing for extended blade life.
Capable of tackling saplings up to 2.54 mm (1 inch) in diameter, the Tough Cut makes short work out of overgrown thickets. It has three cutting heights: 76 mm, 92 mm and 108 mm. Easy servicing of belts and pulleys is provided by the hinged and removable cover, while the flip-up deck provides easy access for cleaning and changing blades.
Mike Buffin is Gardens Manager at Waddesdon Manor, a 2,700-acre National Trust estate in Buckinghamshire.
“We have many wildflower banks in wooded areas and the machine really came into its own during the demo. It was a wet day and the Tough Cut deck performed admirably in these challenging areas, which we normally clear with hand-operated brushcutters. It has saved numerous hours that the team can put to good use on other tasks.”
Peter Pattenden, the Golf Courses and Estates Manager at Carden Park, is a 30-year veteran in the industry having begun his career at Gleneagles back in 1991. He is also a fan of the Tough Cut deck.
“We manage over 1400 acres at Carden Park including the two championship golf courses, the owner’s house and grounds and the tenant farms dotted around the estate. Every piece of equipment we buy has to earn its keep and this Ventrac certainly falls into this category. The Tough Cut deck is superb for land management as it can cut through saplings, bracken and gorse, helping to maintain the areas that consume man-hours. I’ve been buying machinery since 1996 and can honestly say this is one of the best machines I have ever bought. Summed up in three words, it’s exceptional, versatile and robust.”
Ventrac is distributed in the UK and Ireland by Price Turfcare, based near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. For more information visit www.priceturfcare.com