Russell Group recently held a Groundcare Demo Day at Stocksbridge Golf Club in Sheffield.
Organised by Glen Sawyer, Russell’s equipment sales manager based at their Rotherham depot, the dedicated Ventrac Demo Day attracted in excess of 40 visitors from local landscape contractors, golf courses and a national hire company.
Five Ventrac 4500 compact tractors with a total of 13 different attachments were assembled at four stations. Visitors rotated between each station and were able to see each implement demonstrated and, in some cases, ride and drive the machines.
Implements and attachments demonstrated included four different mowing decks, two blowers, trencher, edger, Aera-vator, Power Broom, Power Rake and stump grinder. Also on demonstration and makings its UK debut was the new Boom Mower, to be officially launched at SALTEX at the end of October.
Commenting after the event Glen Sawyer said, “This was an excellent day and it certainly surpassed our expectations, It was a great effort from my team, the guys from Price Turfcare and the staff at Stocksbridge. Head greenkeeper Jamie Hobson was most accommodating allowing us to dig trenches, clear bracken and reshape the edges of his fairways and the guys driving the machines did a great job. Anyone who has visited Stocksbridge knows that it has some very steep slopes and the demo team certainly put the equipment through its paces.
Rupert Price, Managing Director of Ventrac’s UK importer Price Turfcare added, “I’ve been in this business for over 20 years and this was the most successful demo day I have ever attended. I am extremely grateful to Glen and his team; these events take a lot of time and effort to organise - it was a great day.”