Macclesfield, Cheshire, England: Campey Turf Care Systems is set to introduce the Fleischmann Electric Five Deck Mower and Uni-Scratch to the American market at the Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) 2019 Summer Convention and Field Day.
The three-day convention (July 23-25) is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attendees will have the chance to visit some of the State’s best facilities, including the National Sports Centre in Blaine, Minnesota, which has the largest outdoor soccer complex in the world with natural grass facilities that incorporates a multi-use athletic field and an 18-hole PGA Tour-designed golf course.
The Campey sales team, joined by Chairman Richard Campey, will be at the convention to answer questions on the new machines and the existing Campey product range.
Campey will introduce the Fleishmann mower during the exhibition, with the ma-chines performance and environmentally friendly features designed specifically for turf growers and sod farmers.
The mower has five 2.20 metre cutting decks with six spindles per deck, giving a 10-metre overall cutting width. The mower features a braked steering rear axle, and the two-point pivoting front mount hitch provides high manoeuvrability, enabling cutting speeds up to 20 kph.
Each blade on the five cutting decks is powered by a low maintenance electric motor, leaving behind traditional gearboxes and PTO shafts and eliminating the risk of oil leaks. The six high tip speed blades in each deck give more cuts per metre and offer excellent clipping dispersal.
“An efficient modern generator is used to power the mower and lower all the factors you’d want less of. That’s low PTO requirements, low engine revs and lower noise output for quiet operation, resulting in less fuel used,” said a spokesperson for Campey, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
The mechanics of the operation are enhanced further by the five low ground pressure castor wheels. Each deck has five wheels which are designed to follow contours and iron out bumps in the surface without leaving any marks. The wheels are also used to easily set the height of cut with all other operations controlled from the in-cab control box.
The second new product being launched is the Uni-Scratch. This machine is the ideal solution for professional and effective maintenance of natural grass and can also be used for the final organic matter removal on natural grass hybrid carpet pitches when carrying out annual renovations.
For maintenance during the season, Campey offers the UNIRAKE. Users can adjust the severity of grooming to remove organic matter or simply stand the sward up to encourage growth, with altering the intensity taking no less than 30 seconds.