Yet another fantastic day at the Mid Devon ShowWith rumours spreading that this year, was the last year at the current Mid Devon Show site, we were determined to give the show the send-off it deserves!We had a huge collection of our Domestic Turf equipment on stand, along with demo units of the 6190R, 6150R, and 5055E. The recently-launched X950R made an appearance as well, gaining a lot of interest.We had a brilliant day, seeing all our existing customers, and meeting new connections. We would like to thank all our customers that attended, and made the event so memorable.
Several of our Greenkeeping fraternity from across the region attended the Take Control Event, last Thursday. They all found the day both interesting and informative. Although the course was seeing a number of improvements (Wind turbine installation) which caused some inconvenience to the golfers, we were still able to get on the course so the machinery could be driven and tried. John Deere set the product up into three stations… Aeration, Fairways and Fine cut. The new and improved John Deere Aercore, which we believe to be the future market leader, took everyone by surprise! This machine will follow contours, has variable speed on the move, choice of 83 tines, can be program to soil condition and with the new scarifier attachment will compete against the Graden.The John Deere Fairway and Semi-mowers are built on a new chassis and were a true 'wow-factor'. Improvements include individual ram lifts, air intake method, hydraulic oil storage, weight distribution, ROPs (Roll Over Protection System) and engine output.The fine cut section showed how John Deere units compare to the competitors and demonstrated the unique advantages only John Deere can offer. This includes weight transfer of the grass boxes, pivot of head and contour following.With £billions being poured into Research & Development at John Deere, these modifications and upgrades firmly prove that the future is very green for our Golf Course customers.customers.
It Was 'Bigga' Than Ever!38 greenkeepers/course managers attended the day at Truro Golf Club. The course was in superb condition and a dozen played in the competition. The format was 2 ball better ball and two shields were up for grabs. Devon v Cornwall and the Masons Kings.Masons Kings sponsored the day and did a Half Way House with refreshments, prizes and the shield. Our shield was won by Mike Bush (right of photo) and Sean Chapman (left of photo), and presented by our Group Turf Sales Manager, Andrew Bowey (centre of photo)Written By Andrew Bowey, Group Turf Sales Manager