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 ‘IT JUST HAD TO BE ALLETT’ – Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham

Allett cylinder mowers are helping prepare wickets and maintain the outfield at Edgbaston, home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and a Test Match venue since 1902. Specified by Edgbaston’s head groundsman, Gary Barwell, the new Allett equipment was supplied and installed at the world famous ground by local Allett dealer, Farol Ltd.

I’ve enjoyed using Allett equipment throughout my career as a groundsman, starting off as a trainee at Leicestershire’s Grace Road in 1993 and more recently at Trent Bridge, where I was deputy to head groundsman, Steve Birks,’ explained Gary.

Taking over at Edgbaston in November 2011 following the retirement of long-serving head groundsman Steve Rouse, Gary pointed out that the purchase of a new dedicated wicket mower was an early priority as was a machine equipped with interchangeable cartridge heads for use across the square, the latter being an addition to Edgbaston’s machinery fleet.

It was not too difficult deciding which make to go for,’ he said. ‘I have always found Allett machines reliable, easy to set-up and good to use, producing the consistent results required by groundstaff and players. The price of the equipment was also very competitive so it just had to be Allett.

Exeter City FC

Estates Manager and Head Groundsman of league two Exeter City FC, Clive Pring, has been with the club for about nine years. Until recently the mowing and pitch cleaning regime at St. James Park was done solely with ride-on mowers.

Looking to improve the soil-based pitch, Clive and his team of three spent a considerable amount of time trying various walk-behind mowers to achieve that end and making sure they made the right choice of mower to suit the surface.

They arrived at the Allett Regal 36 which they found perfect for tight turning. Regarded by groundsmen around the world as the ultimate large-area single cylinder mower, power steering with independent braking on the Regal 36 provides the exceptional control and turning ability, while hydrostatic forward and reverse drive gives infinitely-variable mowing speeds and cuts per metre.

“We took delivery of two Allett Regal 36 mowers from our local dealer Mason Kings in July 2015,” says Clive, “and they have been ideal for the work. We also learned that the new Allett RM34 Stadium Rotary Mower was coming into production and naturally, being pleased with the performance of the two Regal mowers, we wanted to see what the RM34 could do for us.” Exeter started with one Allett RM34 and found it extremely versatile, superior in the clean-up as well as being used as a match preparation mower, with the extra width saving a great deal of time. So impressed was the club with the RM34 they ordered another and now the clean-up takes as little as three quarters of an hour without stretching the groundcare team.

“The cost is small for pieces of kit that take us to another level,” adds Clive, “the Allett mowers put us up there with the Premier league in terms of caring for the turf, but I think these mowers can be used even further down the club pyramid to create and maintain better playing surfaces.”

 

James Sheridan (HOMEOWNER)

Location- Dublin, A suburb called Clonsilla  about 10kilometers for the city centre, I live in a normal semi detached house built in early 1970s. My lawn is about 110 metres squared

My father in law always had a nice lawn and I really admired it. We got an extension on our house  about 5 years ago and put alot of glass at the back, so everytime I’m in the house I see the garden. I think a nice garden is an extension of your house, so since the house renovations I have been transforming the garden.  It’s been about 4 years now  . Nearly there. Although are you ever finished with the garden?I always used a regular electric rotary mower , a simple mower that you can get in any shop. This was giving me a nice lawn, as I used to mow often and add some standard fertilisers.  Last year I wanted to “up my game” and started to do some research online about nice lawns and striping the lawns. For the first time I understood what the different mowers do. For example, cylinder mowers give a more precise cut. I finally decided to purchase the Liberty 43. Well I bought it and told the wife that it was her wedding present for me. After a few weeks she was ok and now loves the lawn but she wouldn’t tell me that.

It’s quiet, easy to use and there’s no messing with oil or petrol. Charging of the battery is like charging a smartphone and it gives me beautiful stripes. There’s no engine servicing, the cartridges are easy to operate and its wireless, so no extension leads. Considering its quality , I am not saying it’s cheap but I found it good value compared to its competitors.  It gives me hours of pleasure so surely you cant put a price on that? The scarifier cartridge is brilliant, I bought a scarifier cartridge last month, to be honest two years ago I didn’t even know what scarifying was. I have used it twice so far and removed so much thatch. A week later my lawn was looking so healthy.  Top tip. When you are using it for the first time do not have your mower on the lowest setting, some of my lawn got beat up  . It’s ok now after two weeks.

Well, I’m in my 30s .. my lawn at the moment is looking very well and friends of mine are interested in how it looks like it does as traditionally we associate nice lawns with football stadiums and stately homes that have gardeners or golf courses. However , with the increasing homeowner range of fertilizers, lawn You-Tubers, cylinder mowers on the market and the inspiration from other home lawns it is now achievable. I started an Instagram account  @thegrassmanireland to assist other homeowners on having a nice lawn. I’m not a green keeper or landscaper just someone who enjoys the garden and mow.

I think Allett as a brand do a brilliant job. To be in business for over 50 years in 2020 is a huge honour. I have found them and their distributors brilliant to deal with. Allett also have great easy to understand videos on YouTube and an office based in the UK where you can actually talk to a human.

 

 

 ‘IT JUST HAD TO BE ALLETT’ – Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham

Allett reel mowers are helping prepare wickets and maintain the outfield at Edgbaston, home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and a Test Match venue since 1902. Specified by Edgbaston’s head groundsman, Gary Barwell, the new Allett equipment was supplied and installed at the world famous ground in England by local Allett dealer, Farol Ltd.

I’ve enjoyed using Allett equipment throughout my career as a groundsman, starting off as a trainee at Leicestershire’s Grace Road in 1993 and more recently at Trent Bridge, where I was deputy to head groundsman, Steve Birks,’ explained Gary.

Taking over at Edgbaston in November 2011 following the retirement of long-serving head groundsman, Steve Rouse, Gary pointed out that the purchase of a new dedicated wicket mower was an early priority as was a machine equipped with interchangeable cartridge heads for use across the square, the latter being an addition to Edgbaston’s machinery fleet.

It was not too difficult deciding which make to go for,’ he said. ‘I have always found Allett machines reliable, easy to set-up and good to use, producing the consistent results required by groundstaff and players. The price of the equipment was also very competitive so it just had to be Allett.

We put a microphone on Head Groundsman, Gary Barwell, at one of our Staffordshire Cricket Groundsman’s days this summer.
This informative video tells you how Gary prepares his Test and ODI wickets with his team at Edgbaston.

 

Exeter City FC

Estates Manager and Head Groundsman of league two Exeter City FC, Clive Pring, has been with the club for about nine years. Until recently the mowing and pitch cleaning regime at St. James Park was done solely with ride-on mowers.

Looking to improve the soil-based pitch, Clive and his team of three spent a considerable amount of time trying various walk-behind mowers to achieve that end and making sure they made the right choice of mower to suit the surface.

They arrived at the Allett Regal 36 which they found perfect for tight turning. Regarded by groundsmen around the world as the ultimate large-area single cylinder mower, power steering with independent braking on the Regal 36 provides the exceptional control and turning ability, while hydrostatic forward and reverse drive gives infinitely-variable mowing speeds and cuts per metre.

“We took delivery of two Allett Regal 36 mowers from our local dealer Mason Kings in July 2015,” says Clive, “and they have been ideal for the work. We also learned that the new Allett RM34 Stadium Rotary Mower was coming into production and naturally, being pleased with the performance of the two Regal mowers, we wanted to see what the RM34 could do for us.” Exeter started with one Allett RM34 and found it extremely versatile, superior in the clean-up as well as being used as a match preparation mower, with the extra width saving a great deal of time. So impressed was the club with the RM34 they ordered another and now the clean-up takes as little as three quarters of an hour without stretching the groundcare team.

“The cost is small for pieces of kit that take us to another level,” adds Clive, “the Allett mowers put us up there with the Premier league in terms of caring for the turf, but I think these mowers can be used even further down the club pyramid to create and maintain better playing surfaces.”