Ventrac has it covered when it comes to leaf clearance in autumn. As the mowing cycles decrease and the leaves fall, there are two blower attachments for the Ventrac 4500 compact tractor that come into their own.
The Ventrac KA160 Power Blower features a vertical shaft design that delivers a powerful, yet quiet performance. The blower can be used to remove leaves, light snow, water and other debris.
As a result of the vertical shaft design, the blower housing can be rotated 180 degrees in the horizontal axis with the standard hydraulic motor. This allows the operator to move debris in the desired direction without hindering operation. Two guide wheels maintain a consistent distance from the surface to maximise operational efficiency.
The Ventrac ET200 Turbine blower makes quick work of any clean up job and is designed to move large volumes of air, and much quieter than conventional leaf blowers. The ET200 can be used to blow leaves, light snow, and remove debris from paths, car parks and other areas.
The powerful front discharge nozzle can be hydraulically rotated through 360 degrees from the operator’s seat and a front bumper protects the nozzle from damage. Power and control allows clean-up work to be done simply, quietly, and efficiently. The Ventrac Mount System allows the blowers to mounted and detached quickly and then move on to the next job.
The Club Company, owner and operator of 13 country clubs across the UK, has taken delivery of two Ventrac 4500 compact tractors, with KA160 Power Blower attachments and Contour mowing decks.
Group course manager Chris Brook is responsible for all greenkeeping activities across the company and admitted to being sceptical when UK distributor Price Turfcare turned up with the Ventrac for a demonstration. But he was surprised by the machine’s capabilities.
“Considering it is under 25hp, it is remarkably powerful and can go anywhere. It really is the industry’s best-kept secret,” he says. “The Power Blower attachment is very good,” he adds. “Unlike a lot of blowers that change the direction of the vortex through a vertical axis, in an up-and-over action, this works in a 180° horizontal axis, which enables more control over the direction of the material being dispersed. It’s great when blowing leaves from greens and, being out-front, visibility is second to none.”