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Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Keeps Coast Cut With Ransomes


The Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk has purchased 5 Ransomes Parkway Meteor flail mowers to maintain King's Lynn, Downham Market, Hunstanton and surrounding coastal areas. The council has implemented a new grass cutting regime, which now sees the borough's green spaces being cut 6 to 12 times per season. With a total of 650 acres to maintain, the council chose to purchase the Ransomes Parkway Meteor flail mowers to increase productivity whilst maintaining a high-quality finish.

Chris Durham, Operations Manager for the council commented on the decision:

"The council has used Ransomes machines for many years now, and they are by far the most reliable and durable that we have used. As our requirements have changed over the years, Ransomes has been able to provide us with the right equipment for the job without compromising on quality. For us, there isn't another machine that could replace the Meteor; the build quality is in a league of its own. One Meteor will maintain an area of 82 acres, which is quite a considerable distance. The council is trying to be more efficient and economical, which has been achieved by decreasing the number of machines, but increasing their productivity. We now spend less time cutting grass and the savings we make are able to be invested into other projects to benefit the community."

Steve Appleton is the Operations Assistant and Mechanic at the Borough Council. Commenting on the new machines, Steve said:

"The flail mowers are doing a great job for the council. They're able to plough through anything in front of them in a way which I personally haven't seen with any other machine. The overall feedback from the operators has been very positive. They have all commented on the ease-of-use of the Parkway Meteors and how comfortable they are to operate, which is also very important."




Groundcare team wins national award from global manufacturer

On 11 October several members of the T H WHITE Groundcare team attended a UK Dealer Conference delivered by Textron Specialized Vehicles in Colchester.

Textron Specialized Vehicles (TSV) is a global manufacturer with subsidiary brands including Ransomes, Jacobsen, E-Z-GO, Cushman and more in the UK. During the conference, the team was given an update on future products and the opportunity to see the machinery up close, including the new MAR series of mowers, the HM600 and the ELiTE golf car range.

As part of the event, TSV conducted their annual awards ceremony, and the T H WHITE Groundcare team was delighted to be awarded with the 2017 UK and Ireland Premier Service Dealer of the Year award, as well as a Certificate of Commendation for the Proturf Dealer of the Year award category.