Two days of Open House events at Ransomes Jacobsen’s European head office at Ipswich gave BLEC Global the chance to show off some of their sportsturf and landscaping equipment while creating a new trials area for tees and greens.
Gary Mumby, managing director of BLEC (pictured here with the new Multiseeder for two-wheel drive tractors), and demonstrator Tom Shinkins showed a wide range of machines to visiting greenkeepers, groundsmen, contractors and local authority ground managers.
“We had a tremendous couple of days,” says Gary, “and seeing the machinery in action on the new golf site gave visitors a practical demonstration of capabilities.”
Using Iseki tractors supplied by Ransomes Jacobsen, Gary and Tom prepared and seeded three trial plots with machinery including the BLEC Laser Grader, the Smithco three-wheel bunker rake, the BLEC Box Scraper and the Cultipack Seeder with Honda ride-on unit.
On the static display they showed the tractor-mounted disc seeder, the 1.5m Multivator, the tractor-mounted Multiseeder and the walk-behind power box rake.
The Ipswich tented village featured industry partners of Ransomes Jacobsen including the AEA, CMAE, IOG, BIGGA, FEGGA, STRI, GEO, Scotts, Syngenta, Bernhard, Rain Bird, Ryan, Turfco and Smithco.
“We were delighted to be part of the Ransomes Jacobsen days,” says Gary. “Some of the industry’s top people were there and we met many old friends and customers.”