TurfPro previews some of the new machinery developments that will be on display at the Birmingham NEC from November 2-3 2022 at this year's SALTEX.
Henton & Chattell will showcase four of its leading ranges - Cobra, Woodbay Turf Technologies, Billy Goat and Hansa Products.
Their exhibit will will span two large stands. Cobra boasts the largest powered lawnmower brand in the UK; Wood Bay Turf Technologies is one of the company’s newest brands and included pro turf products such as the greensIRON 3900 and greensIRON 6200 turf rollers; the fds9200 multipurpose turf dethatcher and the famous tungsten carbide tipped vertical cutting blade, dynaBLADE.; Hansa Products specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality wood chippers; whilst Billy Goat offers a complete line-up of product solutions for commercial, residential and municipal needs.
STANDS G090 & G070
Dennis and SISIS will be showcasing a wide-range of pedestrian battery-powered products.
New machinery will include the ES-860. This 34” battery powered turf management system delivers features a range of 13 interchangeable cassette options. The battery system ensures the machine is capable of cutting at least 3-4 pitches on a single charge or verticutting a full pitch. Furthermore, current G860 cassettes will also fit the ES-860.
Etesia UK will be launching the Electric Bahia M2EL lithium and will be announcing a new feature of the ET Lander electric utility vehicle.
The new Lander will be fully N1 homologation compliant meaning that it will be fully road legal along with being able to be used off road.
The new models will also feature lithium-ion batteries which ensures that the range ill extend to 100km and have a charger system compatible with a standard type 2EV car charger.
The new Bahia M2E, the 100% electric professional ride-on-mower with grass collection, is now powered by a 48V, 100Ah lithium battery. This enables users to get up to 4 hrs 30 mins of action before it needs recharging.
GKB Machines will be showcasing a new solution to the problem of large-area leaf clearance.
In a single pass, the flails on the Leaf Reducer collect the leaves before a turbine provides both initial fragmentation and the airflow needed to pull the material into the machine where it is further milled into a fine mulch. The fine ‘porridge-like’ material is then returned to the surface via a rear ejector which can be adjusted to a desired direction depending on the location.
ATT will be showcasing their Infinicut and TMSystem.
New Infinicut features include the extension of the range of batteries offered to include a new 105AH Lithium variant; refinement of the electrical architecture with design emphasis on simplification and fewer contact points; and the mowers can now accommodate adjustable/removable weight kits for situations where increased down pressure is required.
Kubota will be displaying a trio of new machines across the RTV and compact tractor ranges.
The new LXe-261 electric compact tractor overcomes the major challenge of range, powered by a large-capacity battery that provides rapid one-hour charging and a continuous operational run-time of three to four hours.
Also new in the tractor portfolio will be the EK1-261 which is powered by a 24.4hp diesel engine, features 9F+3R manual transmission and provides a rear linkage lift capacity of 750kg. And making its show debut will be the RTV 520 that features a variable hydrostatic transmission (VHT) with one-pedal operation for smooth acceleration and dynamic braking.
Pellenc UK will be launching two new products.
The C35 / C45 pruning shears feature a new cutting head that offers a pruning capacity of 35mm (model C35) or 45mm (model C45). They are powered by the ULiB 150, 150P or 250 battery, guaranteeing a day of minimum autonomy.
The new the new Cultivion Alpha meanwhile. can be used for hoeing, soil aeration, or weeding, and is suitable for all types of soil, both on the surface and below.
Redexim will showcase the latest version of the Verti-Drain, the 2519.
Featuring a 1.9m working width and an ability to accept a wide range of tine options, the 2519 can cover almost 9000 sq.m per hour thanks to its PTO speed of up to 540rpm.
Price Turfcare, the UK and Ireland distributor of the Ventrac multi-implement, all-terrain compact tractor, will showcase new Ventrac 4520.
The company says there’s a whole series of improvements under the bonnet resulting in 30% more available power, giving the best mix of machine performance, operator experience and durability.
Reesink UK will be represented new launches from all four of its divisions (Reesink Turfcare, Reesink e-Vehicles, Reesink Agriculture and Reesink Hydro-Scapes).
Included will be two Toro product launches from Reesink Turfcare. The new Toro ProCore 648s and Toro Workman UTX 4x4. There are more than 10 new patents and some brand-new enhancements to the 648s. Revised controls improve ergonomics and allow single handed operation, and hole spacing and true tine depth are now set and saved in the InfoCentre.
The Workman UTX 4x4 four-wheel drive, full-sized utility vehicle meanwhile has 25 percent more cargo capacity than others in its class says the company.