At BTME 2017, visitors to stand B48 will be able to familiarise themselves with products old and new available from Charterhouse Turf Machinery. Particular highlights will include an innovative new development from the Graden portfolio, as well as firm favourites from Redexim such as the Rink Disc Top Dresser.
On show in the UK for the very first time will be a new innovation in the Turf Iron market from Graden. Where traditional rollers are commonly hitched up to a utility vehicle during transportation, the new machine from Graden is ‘self-contained’ eliminating any health & safety issues caused by the hitching, lifting and positioning of a traditional roller. It features 4 wheels which are raised when the roller is in use, then lowered to allow for quick and easy movement between greens. Fitted with a 23hp v-twin engine and tapered rollers to minimise creasing, it’s a real step forward for the speed and efficiency of greens rolling. Charterhouse welcome visitors to come and look at the prototype model on show at BTME, and welcome comments and feedback.
From the Graden range of verticutters will be the Contour Sand Injector (CSI) unit. Often considered the flagship Graden product, this scarifier/aerator has the ability to scarify to any depth between 1mm- 40mm, whilst simultaneously backfilling the grooves with either sand or a combination of sand and seed.
The Redexim Rink DS800 top dresser, which compliments the company’s range of Verti-Drains, will be another popular highlight. The Rink DS800 can be either trailed behind a 30hp compact tractor with the benefit of 4 wheels on an articulating axle, or fitted to a John Deere Pro Gator or Toro Workman truck for a light foot print. It has a variable spread pattern up to 12m (36ft) and gives a very good finish due to the dual spinners which can apply precise amounts of material, even if the material is wet. A cross conveyor can be specified for both versions, for bunker filling and other material handling tasks. As standard, the DS800 has the benefit of a hydraulic rear door on the 0.80 cubic metre, shallow, hopper which negates the need for a vibrating block option.