ID Verde add Second Omarv Venezia to Fleet
ID Verde has added a second Omarv Venezia to their fleet of mowing machines after five years of impressive results in London's Regents Park.
A second contract in Northampton which required a cut and collect mower for large areas prompted ID Verde's group head of assets and fleet management, Angus Lindsay, to purchase another Venezia from Campey™ Turf Care Systems.
Over the five years of use at Regents Park Angus has been impressed by the time users save when using the mower as well as the cut, collection and presentation qualities of the Italian made machine. He said: "We bought out first one for Regents Park back in 2014 because it was high capacity, very strong and it did exactly what is said on the tin.
"With cut and collect machines there's a lot of vacuum options about which are great but the cutting units on them are a bit weak and the materials we were looking to cut were meadow grass and that sort of thing, so we needed something robust.
"When we cut and collect on the meadow grass on Primrose Hill it gives us a fantastic striped finish which is the kind of presentation they didn't get with the previous machines they had. In central London people like to see everything immaculately turned out so it's great for us to be able to do that.
"We got another Venezia last year for a contract in Northampton where again we had a lot of meadow grass to cut and a lot of leaves to collect. Another reason for getting the machine at Regents Park was for leaf collection and we could wind row leaves because it has a big flail head on it which chops them up and takes them all on board.
"Time saving is an important factor because in Northampton we are covering massive areas, but we can send one man out and cover the same area as two smaller machines without compromising on quality because the Omarv is a high-performance cut and collect machine, so everybody is happy with what it does."
The Venezia is built to a high-specification because of the task it is needed for. It is extremely heavy-duty and is suitable for both grass mowing and thick brush cutting. While suited to sports field and golf course use, it has a wider use in amenity grassland maintenance and heathland management.
Features include electro-hydraulic cutting height adjustment and automatic belt tensioner whilst unloading can be carried out directly into trailers or lorries for disposal with the high-tip facility. Cutting close to walls and perimeter hedges or fences is also made easier with an adjustable draw-bar that can be offset by 40cm.
As well as being impressed by the machine for a prolonged period of time, Angus also commends the backup service from Campey™.
"We did have a few issues with the mower but the back up from Campey™ has been very good, even if it's been of our own making, there's no finger pointing it's just let's get you fixed and get you back on the road," Angus explained.
"I think the understanding of what we do and the backup we require is something that Campey™ and their suppliers do very well. One example of this is when we needed parts and they had them flown in from Italy overnight, so we were back on the road within 36-hours."
Omarv flail mower and collectors come in three different models to suit customer needs. For more information on the Venezia, Firenze Q or Alba contact Campey™ product specialist or visit www.campeyturfcare.com.