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The companies showcasing new machinery at SALTEX 2019

Campey Turf Care Systems will be exhibiting the new AllTrec Tool Carrier for the first time on stand C050 at SALTEX 2019. Photo: Campey Turf Care Systems.

SALTEX 2019 will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham, October 30-31. Here are some exhibitors which will be releasing new machinery products at the show.


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9 October 2019

SALTEX 2019  is rapidly approaching and with it comes a diverse range of new grounds maintenance machinery product launches. Here is a list of the SALTEX exhibitors who will be showcasing their brand new machinery products so far.

STIHL – Stand H070

STIHL will be showcasing an array of new products at SALTEX 2019.

Taking centre stage will be a preview of STIHL’s new RMA 765 V PRO mower, which will be the latest addition to STIHL’s expanding range of high-performance professional models. Packed with innovative features, the new cordless mower is designed with a 63 centimetre magnesium twin blade cutting deck, height adjustable front wheels for zero-turn, and variable speed, controlled via the digital cockpit. In addition, the solid mono handlebar ensures users can empty the tough fabric 80-litre grass catcher box with ease.

Visitors to the stand will be able to see up close the new MSA 220 C-B, the most powerful cordless chainsaw in the STIHL range. Powered by a 36V lithium-ion battery, the new saw comes as standard with the STIHL exclusive 3/8 inch Picco Super 3 (PS3) full chisel saw chain with a guide bar length of 35 centimetres/14 inches. The powerful MSA 220 C-B makes quick work of any task and guarantees consistently high-quality cutting performance for felling, snedding, firewood processing, and more, regardless of the battery charge level.

The new STIHL BR 800 C-E will also be on display, the latest addition at the top of the range of innovative and high-performance blowers. Producing an impressive blowing force of 41N, the 80cc STIHL 4-MIX engine runs on a fuel-oil mix just like a 2-stroke model and offers the benefits without the compromises of 4-stroke power. The STIHL 4-MIX engine provides fast acceleration, more power, added torque, and lower noise during operation to complete jobs quickly and more easily. In addition, the engine offers reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency.

Husqvarna –  Stand H040

New product launches will include professional battery brush cutters, battery lawnmowers, battery chainsaws, battery hedge trimmers, and accessories. Battery and robotic solutions are at the forefront of Husqvarna’s vision of a more efficient, cleaner and enjoyable way of working.

McConnel – Stand A095

McConnel ROBOCUT’s have earned a reputation for performing in the toughest working environments.  Now the company are set to expand the ROBOCUT range with the launch of the ROBOCUT RC28, a mower developed for fine turf applications where a light footprint and minimal surface disturbance is paramount. The ROBOCUT RC28 has been specifically designed for the amenities, landscape, and groundscare sectors.

Designed to allow remote controlled mowing of level land and suitable for tackling slopes of up to 55 degrees, the ROBOCUT RC28 key features include:

  • Fuelled up and ready to mow, weighs under 500kg.
  • Bi-directional 1.10 metre mulching deck delivers high quality cut.
  • Safe working on slopes of up to 55 degrees.
  • Automatic tracking for straight mowing on lateral slopes.
  • Full proportional remote control at distances of up to 150 metres.
  • Electric track motors and deck raise/lower eliminates hydraulics.
  • Operates at speeds of up to 7km/h.
  • Mowing heights 30-180 millimetres.
  • GPS enabled and auto-steer ready.

Powered by a 28hp/21kW fuel-injected Vanguard petrol engine, the Robocut RC28 is the latest addition to the established McConnel ROBOCUT family.

GroundWOW – Stand D116

GroundWOW SPECIAL FX can print any logo, any colour, any size, on any surface. Deployable in under 10 minutes, autonomous vehicle technology, artificial intelligence, and an end-to-end cloud software as a service (SAAS) platform combine to create ground-printed images as accurate as a blade of grass.

Campey – Stand C050

Campey Turf Care Systems will be exhibiting the new AllTrec Tool Carrier for the first time on stand C050 at SALTEX 2019. The Dutch made machine is 100% electric and can be used with either the cutting deck, weed brush, hedge trimmer, or weed killer attachments. As it is fully electric, there are zero CO2 emissions and very low operating costs. During operation the machine makes barely any noise, making it very well suited for use in busy urban environments.

Razorback – Stand G193

British manufacturer, Razorback Ltd, headed by Martin Lole, a well-known industry figure with a proven track record in engineering innovative solutions, will exhibit their range of vegetation management equipment at SALTEX 2019. Alongside the manufacturers Auto-Level 550 reach mower and RT 500 wing mower the company will be launching their new range of flail mowers on stand G193.

The new additions to the current range will expand the manufacturers offering with the entire Razorback range synonymous with high-quality design and build, thanks to the decades of combined industry knowledge of their experienced research and development, sales, and service teams.

John Deere – Stand E080

John Deere will launch its first commercial electric battery powered walk-behind rotary mower – the PRO 43B – at SALTEX 2019.

The 36V mower’s new Powerhead carries two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and switches automatically to the second battery when the first one is empty. Charging capacity is 6Ah as standard, with a full electric charge taking 2 hours 20 minutes and providing up to 500 metres squared mowing capacity. A spring-loaded battery release system adds to the ease of operation.

Cutting width of the PRO 43B is 43 centimetres and there is a choice of seven cutting heights from 22 to 80 millimetres, easily set by a central lever. The mower comes with a 45-litre capacity grass bagger that features a simple TurboStar “bag full” indicator flag, and a height adjustable handlebar that can be folded for storage. Overall weight with an empty bagger is 32kg.

Ransomes Jacobsen – Stand H090

Ransomes Jacobsen will be showcasing the revised model of the Highway 3 triple cylinder mower on stand H090 at SALTEX 2019. The lightweight mower is popular in the commercial market and is well known for its high work rate, slope stability and manoeuvrability. To increase the mower’s already impressive output, drive train improvements have been made to boost the overall efficiency and compliment the Euro Stage V compliance.

Toro – Stand H010

New to Reesink Turfcare’s product lineup and launching at SALTEX 2019 are two outfront rotary mowers from Toro’s next-generation GM3000 series for 2020.

There are two engine models: a 24.7hp and a 37.4hp, both Stage V emissions compliant, with options of a 152-centimetre (60-inch) or 183-centimetre (72-inch) rear, side, recycling, and flail cutting decks. Both benefit from a transport speed of 22km/h to move between sites efficiently and a large 45.4 litre fuel capacity to maximize mowing time between refuelling. Also, Toro’s CrossTrax all-wheel drive system provides automatic traction control, shifting power to the wheels in slippery conditions.

Toro has focused particular attention on the durability of the deck in the design of this new series. With 4.5 millimetre high strength steels decks, rugged spindles, a bullnose bumper, and reinforced sideskids, the improvements made are aimed at longevity and reduced downtime. And with rotary and flail cutting deck options providing flexibility and value, it’s easy to see why Toro believes this to be the next generation of the outfront rotary.

AriensCo – Stand F041

AriensCo will be exhibiting their complete range of zero-turn mowers at SALTEX 2019. On display will be the IKON-X, APEX, and the all-new ZENITH for professionals, together with the ZOOM domestic zero-turn.

The all-new Ariens ZENITH 60 is designed for the professional looking for all day, everyday use from their mower. It’s packed with commercial grade features and provides maximum performance with its large 152-centimetre (60-inch) cutting deck and faster ground speed. The steel frame supports a folding rollover protection structure (ROPS), fitted as standard, for added protection and peace of mind.

King Feeders – Stand H085

King Feeders UK are pleased to announce the launch of their new Ecogreen compact mobile screener at SALTEX 2019 in October. A real breakthrough for landscaping and contracting groundscare businesses requiring compost and woodchip screening on the move, the screener can be legally towed behind a typical 4×4 pick-up, or similar vehicle, with a 3.5 tonne capacity. It can be built to be trailer loaded, or it can be trailed with its own axle and draw bar. The innovative design offers the option of standard legs, where it can be easily moved by a fork-lift, or the screener can be supplied with hydraulic legs.

The Ecogreen screener offers a simple, reliable, and economic solution to a wide range of requirements, with a quick release screening drum and choice of meshes. The aggressive drum ensures fast, efficient operation, with low running cost per tonne. The machine is easily driven by the power take-off (PTO) of a small compact tractor and it’s also available with diesel or electric drive.

The hopper comes with a steel feed conveyor, so there is no need for the continual adjustment required with a rubber belt. The screener is compact for easy access into confined spaces, robust in construction, and suitable for one-man operation.

Elevators are available for trommel fines removal after screening and separation, and there is an optional brush for wet material.  The Ecogreen screener can be easily incorporated into a bunker system and designed to individual specification if required.

Ego – Stand J062

Aiming to show groundscare volunteers and professionals smarter solutions to power through gardening and landscaping tasks, minus the petrol, EGO will be giving SALTEX visitors a first look at the latest additions to its state-of-the-art product range, ahead of launching in Europe in 2020.

The brand will be offering guests a chance to see its brand new self-propelled battery mower and chainsaw.

MAJOR – Stand J112

The new 7.3 metre Swift roller mower. Phil Cole at Cotswold Turf Care knows a good mower when he sees one. “The MAJOR Swift is a great performer and always leaves an excellent finish.”, said Cole. He’s been maintaining the grounds at Cirencester Park Polo Club for nearly 30 years, so is particular that the turf provides a safe yet fast playing surface.

The exceptional double-wing design of the new MJ71-730T increases productivity and efficiency without compromising on the quality of cut. Cole continued: “The front and rear rollers ensure we leave a level and striped finish at precisely the right height of cut, every time. It levels the ground back down to its original condition after we’ve had eight or 10 horses running over it.

“Because it’s made of high-strength Strenx steel, it’s lightweight and avoids compaction, which is beneficial to maintain the best ground condition. For a big machine, it is far more manoeuvrable than I expected – it can turn on a sixpence. It is also a very low consumer of power, therefore more economical with fuel.”

Infinicut – Stand H075

Visitors to stand H075 at SALTEX will be some of the first to see the brand new SM34 Rotary Mower from INFINICUT. Swiftly settling into the INFINICUT stable alongside the renowned range of fixed and floating head cylinder mowers, the SM34 has set a new industry standard for rotary cut quality. There will also be the opportunity to learn all about the new machine in the Eco Village demonstration area.

Agria UK – Stand D097

Agria UK is a new sister company to Wiedenmann UK and introduces two unique hybrid remote-controlled rotary mulching mowers with immediate effect.

Both Agria machines offer Hybrid-Drive-Concept, making them more efficient and environmentally friendly than hydraulic concepts.

The Agria 9600, with its low centre of gravity and rubber tracks, powers safely through heavy duty work on steep slopes to 50 degrees. In two widths, 112 centimetres and 80 centimetres, it cuts and mulches in two directions and is effortless on a variety of applications, including fine turf.

The Agria 9500 is a remote-controlled compact mower which performs to a very capable 45 degrees. With brushless motors and electro-mechanical braking it takes manoeuvrability to a new level. Zero-turn, it has a working width of 70 centimetres and takes problem areas in its stride.

Etesia – Stand C085

Etesia will be launching three new products on their new stand number C085 at SALTEX 2019. The new products will include a ride-on mower, the new facelift Attila brushcutters and electric wheelbarrow. Full details will be announced on the first day of the show on October 30.

Pellenc – Stand C085

Pellenc UK has chosen SALTEX 2019 to launch four new battery-powered hand tools on their new stand location C085. Full details are being kept under wraps until the show opens on October 30 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham, but visitors will be excited to hear that a new pedestrian mower and ULiB will be two of the new products to join the portfolio.

GBK – Stand H051

The GKB Top-Clean is a full mechanic, self-driven machine that removes all kind of dirt from the top of a synthetic pitch, from cigarettes, leaves, and papers to plastic bottles. This machine can easily be connected to almost every tractor by using a standard three-point hitch or electric drawbar. Using a high driving speed (around 10 km/h) will result in a perfect looking artificial pitch that you can be proud of.

Designed as a full self-driven machine, Top-Clean’s two rubber wheels at the front ensure that the machine will roll softly across the artificial pitch. Not only this, but a rotary brush is connected with the wheels by a chain drive. You can determine the speed of the brushes with the driving speed.

During operation debris and infill will come on a vibrating sieve. This sieve will separate infill material from the debris and thanks to the vibration of the sieve, all pollution moves to the bins at the end. The bins can then be easily removed and emptied in a regular waste container.

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