Supplied by Ilminster based Loxston Groundcare, the National Trust property Kingston Lacy has taken delivery of a 59hp, 4 cylinder diesel powered Hydrostatic Reform Metrac H5X tractor.
Simon Richard, UK Agent for the Reform and Muthing flail ranges says: “The Metrac H5X is a critically safe machine; manoeuvrable, versatile and well-suited to working on slopes and for the widest range of grounds maintenance tasks.
“We are certainly seeing an increase in demand based on their multi-functionality and lifetime cost benefits. The balanced weight distribution and crab steer function are the ideal combination to enable the operator to work safely at angles of up to 45 degrees.
“The suspended front axle ensures all four wheels provide permanent ground contact even on uneven terrain. Additionally an inching pedal means the operator can work around trees, shrubs etc., with confidence and depending on the task, selection can be made between four wheel, front wheel, rear wheel or continuously adjustable crab steering mode.”