Supplied through the Loxston Ground care dealership, Taunton based contractors Ecology Works have added a Shibaura SG280 Slope Mower to their fleet.
Proprietor Drew Harris said, “much of our work is governed by the Reservoir Act and we needed a lighter machine capable of cutting safely on slopes of up to thirty degrees. Following the demonstration by Loxton’s I have to say, in my opinion, no other machine cuts as fast or as efficiently on slopes”
Simon Richard UK Sales Agent for the Shibaura range added, “with low noise & vibration levels, fully adjustable horizontal rolling seat to compensate for working angle and a twenty six litre fuel tank for more efficient working, the SG280 is an extremely operator friendly machine. The 28 HP 3 cylinder Perkins diesel engine complies with current emission regulations while the SG280’s solid 50-50 weight distribution, together with a 1500mm wheel base and low centre of gravity, delivers the stability and safety of operation required when at work on steep inclines, making it one of the most cost effective solutions for sloping terrain”.