The versatility of the Major Swift Roller Mower has won over Cardiff Council.
With some 1600 acres of grass to maintain in the Welsh capital, Area Manager of Cardiff Council Parks Services Will Power looks for a mower with versatility. “We’ve got to keep costs down so we look for a mower that’s going to achieve all.” Witnessing the Major Swift Roller Mower handle a variety of conditions convinced him to look no further.
The wide-area mowers feature a 60mm blade overlap and custom-designed gearbox that work together with high blade tip speeds of 75m/s for a professional striped finish every time.
The gear-driven roller mower delivers a fine finish on long and short grass – allowing managers to save money. “The Major Swift has a direct drive with gearboxes on each blade which copes with short grass and a lot longer grass as well. We are able to do that with one mower instead of buying a whole fleet, reducing our purchasing costs,” says Will.
Produced using Strenx™ 700 MC high-strength steel and polished with a galvanised body, the Swifts are available in 3-point linkage and trailed configurations from 1.9m to 5.4m working widths. The winged model features a 1.9m transport width allowing for easy access with wing lock for safe road transportation.
“Major mowers are excellent cost-wise because of the simplicity and the ease to actually work on them,” continued Will. “Cheap to run, cheap to maintain, but have that build and quality that will give you the finish that you require. It’s one mower for all.”
Major Equipment will debut the latest edition of its Swift Roller Mowers at Saltex 2018 in Birmingham.
Special guest Tim Stiles, former Head Gardener at Sherborne Castle and Estates, will be at the Major stand (Stand J112) to meet and discuss grounds maintenance and estate management challenges. Call into to chat with Tim Stiles and see the new Major Series 2 Swifts along with the Cyclone and Contoura mowers.