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Gloucestershire CCC The First Cricket Club to Go Green


Gloucestershire CCC have this month become the first cricket ground in the world to purchase an Allett C34E battery powered cartridge machine. The club are based at the Bristol County Ground in the UK with their four day team playing in Division 1 of the County Championship. They also have teams in the Royal London One Day cup as well as the Vitality T20 blast. The club regularly host international games and have two international games at the ground this year so the quality of the ground has to be outstanding. The C34E is the first professional battery powered cylinder mower designed by Allett with several features and benefits for sports clubs and operators. Utilising the latest Lithium-ion battery technology it's designed for quiet operation in sports stadiums, training grounds and for prestige lawns. One of the Allett range of eco-friendly professional mowers, it has all the power to run a series of interchangeable cartridges to verticut, rake, aerate and brush as well as mow with strong striping and an impeccable cut. Operation is easy with variable speed control of the cylinder and roller. The mower features extremely low Hand-Arm vibrations. Touch button control gives instant half speed reduction for controlled turning and manoeuvring around objects. Using battery power, there is no petrol with its associated storage and management issues. The C34E batteries are interchangeable with the Allett Uplift 86E eco-friendly battery powered mower as well as other products such as hand held leaf blowers. Features and Benefits of the C34Evolution:

  • 34'' cut
  • Interchangeable cartridge machine
  • Quietest Allett mower yet 84dB sound power level -4metre hemisphere (71dB operators ear)
  • Variable speed control of cylinder and roller- you would want a fast cylinder speed in the wet to throw the grass into the grass box
  • No petrol with associated storage and management problems
  • Touch button control to give instant half speed reduction for controlled turning and manoeuvring around obstacles
  • Save on fuel costs!
  • User friendly- NO HARMFUL EMISSIONS
  • Low Hand Arm Vibrations
  • Battery discharge time approximately 3hr-3hr30
  • Easy Click Height of Cut Adjustment -change the height of cut in seconds
  • Ability to operate on 1, 2, 3 or 4 batteries whilst others are charging.
  • Bluetooth capability in the batteries- geolocate your batteries, check how much charge you have left etc.
  • Insert batteries into other products e.g. the latest Uplift86E / leaf blowers etc.
  • Achieve the famous Allett stripes!

Sean Williams (Head Groundsman at Bristol) ''We have 6 staff here at Gloucestershire CCC. We have had Allett of some type since I’ve been here , so that’s 40years! We always cut the square with a cylinder but now we are looking to cut the outfield with it as well , we’ve had a couple of goes already! The club is looking for a sustainable programme and are fully behind our purchase of the C34E battery mower'' 

Allett and H Curtis and Sons are delighted to supply the C34Evolution into Gloucestershire CCC. This is the first of Allett’s Lithium Ion battery range to be supplied into a Pro cricket club and follows on from the recent success in the football and University sectors. The C34E is a perfect mower for cricket grounds, as it not only stripes and prepares an excellent match day pitch but added with no emission, low noise and better environmental working conditions it’s great for the a clubs sustainability policy too.

 You can find more information on the Allett C34Evolution machine here and find videos on our YouTube channel

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