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Oct 7, 2011

Shibaura slope mower sales on the rise


Gedling Borough Council are the latest addition to the growing list of converts
gedling Council Shibaura Tractors

Paul Butterly (FGM Claymore) Mr Suzuki (Shibaura)
Mr Harada (Shibaura) Melvin Cryer (Gedling B C )

Purchased through local dealer Outdoor Power Tools, east midlands authority Gedling Borough Council are the latest addition to the growing list of converts to the FGM Claymore imported Shibaura SG280 slope mower. Paul Becket Sales Manager for the dealership commenting on the sale said “this deal represented our first local authority customer. The authority is very focused on their operative’s health & safety and was actively looking for a solution that suited their particular needs. They did consider a number of options including the remotes but were certain the Shibaura met with all of their criteria”

Melvin Cryer Parks &Streetcare Manager for the council adds “we first became aware of the SG280 at Saltex last year and that visit sparked our interest. I was impressed with its capability and versatility and attention to detail such as the tilting seat and work angle read-out. Our part of the world, particularly around the urban Nottingham area, is very hilly and we also have a number of prestigious parks some with Green Flag awarded. We needed a machine which offered us the capability to work safely at up to angles of 30 degrees and to also maintain flatter parkland areas to a high standard. Following an accident some years ago when a triple machine turned over we are dedicated to providing a safe working environment for our staff. We have also been operating with strimmers on sloping ground which has associated hand arm vibration issues so the purchase of the Shibaura SG280 has addressed a number of problems for us. We are getting a more versatile machine for our investment.

Melvin continued ” in my opinion there has been a big gap in the market which has now been filled by this machine. I feel our operators will now be working more safely, efficiently and productively”

The Shibaura SG 280 at a glance

  • Shibaura N843 28 HP 3 Cylinder Diesel Engine
  • Hydrostatic 2wd/4wd switchable transmission
  • Gross weight 890kg
  • Wheel base 1500mm
  • Weight balance 50% front 50% rear
  • Safe working up to 30degree angle
  • Fully adjustable seat
  • Fully opening one piece engine hood for easy maintenance
  • 26 Litre fuel tank
  • 140mm ground clearance
  • Forward speed Low 9kph - High 18kph
  • Reverse speed Low 0kph - High 12kph
  • Cutting width 1.6m (63”)
  • Cutting height 34mm