TRACTOR CANNOT BE BEATEN FOR GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE AT WOODBRIDGE GC
Head Greenkeeper, Paul Lawrence was under no illusion as to what the replacement of his previous tractor would be;“we have had our ISEKI tractor for over 30 years now, with impeccable reliability and no issues throughout its lifetime, the only reason for replacement was the age of the machine.
“We contacted our local dealer rep Adrian Kersey who arranged for a demonstration of the TG6495 IQ. It is vital for me that equipment is fully tested whilst on demonstration and all the staff provide feedback before a decision is made.
“Reliability is, of course, the unquestionable selling point of an ISEKI but also the comfort from the ISO mounted platform and category 2 cab with air conditioning, especially when staff are spending all day working with the tractor. The addition of a stereo, dealer fitted from Bartram Mowers was most appreciated too!”
The PTO, when selected, automatically engages when the implement such as an aerator is lowered and stops automatically when it is lifted up. The linkage automatically raises, and the PTO stops if a driver accidentally selects reverse when the aerator is in the ground, eliminating any potential accidents or damage to the equipment.
Robert Naunton, one of the greenkeepers at Woodbridge Golf Club explained; “The IQ transmission allows for effortless fingertip gear changes that helps to ensure the same speed is maintained making it ideal for aeration, allowing me and the other staff members to be more efficient and effective with our turf maintenance regimes. There is also excellent visibility when working with implements from the driving seat”.
Paul added; “Used for trailer work, brushing fairways and aeration the 1580kg lift capacity of the TG6495 IQ is perfect for what we require and the 47hp engine is more than powerful enough across the undulating course. The after sales service from Bartram Mowers has been excellent. We have kept our options open regarding a front loader for the machine which we can add at a later date as the tractor is supplied with loader controls and connections as standard.
“When it comes to a compact tractor you cannot go wrong with ISEKI; reliability and quality at its best.”