The Perfect Football Pitch Mower
As a football club or association tasked with maintaining a healthy and attractive football pitch, it is crucial to choose the ideal football pitch mower for the job. To achieve a level, healthy surface that is free of thatch and has excellent drainage to prevent flooding, as well as strong stripes, you require a mower that provides high-quality precision. At Allett Mowers we offer various options for your specific needs, and we are here to assist you in selecting the perfect mower.
Determining which mower is right for you entails considering factors such as whether you require a petrol or battery-powered mower and whether you need a mower that is compatible with multiple cartridges. To assist you in making an informed decision, we will discuss a few of the various options available in our professional/sports cylinder mower range. If you're interested in exploring our full range please don't hesitate to give us a call.
Allett Buffalo 34
The Buffalo 34 is equipped with a reliable GX160 Honda engine and is also available in a variety of other cutting widths (20”,24'' and 27”inches) - the Buffalo 34 being the most popular within football clubs. The Buffalo is capable of producing a first-class eye-catching finish which football pitches are renown for and is well known to work well in wet conditions which groundsmen can be forced to work in at times.
The height of cut range of the Buffalo allows great versatility and offers a cutting range between 10mm-40mm with football pitches being cut around 20-25mm. A 200mm (8 inch) diameter cutting cylinder helps with cutting longer wet grass if fertiliser application and warmer weather affects growth.
There is an optional trailing seat for the Buffalo 34 enabling groundsmen to mow quicker and save their legs- this also has a roller on it further enhancing the stripes! The 34'' machine is fitted with a rubber coated three piece rear roller which enables silent transportation across surfaces whilst moving between pitches. Handlebars are adjustable and fitted with anti-vibration mountings which is perfect for reducing the risk of vibration white finger which is a horrible condition caused by using vibrating products for too long.
Find out more about the Buffalo here- Photo Birmingham City FC
C34 - Interchangeable Cartridge System (Petrol)
Another petrol-powered mower from the Allett Professional Range is the Allett C34. It is the same specification as the Buffalo machine in terms of cutting quality however this mower can be equipped with a range of cartridges for various tasks. This allows you to complete a various amount of tasks with just one unit saving money on buying other machines and also space in the shed. Cartridges can be changed within just a few seconds. Having the perfect football pitch is about much more than just cutting the grass.
Height of cut range- 8mm – 55mm
C34 - Hull City FC
Cartridges available for the C34...
- Turf Rake cartridge
- Verticut cartridge
- Scarifier with Tungsten tipped blades
- Brush cartridge
- Powered Brush
- Sorrel roller
- 6 blade cutting cylinder
- 8 blade cutting cylinder
C34E- Battery Powered Interchangeable Cartridge Machine (Electric)
The C34E is the first battery-powered cylinder mower in the Allett Sports/Pro range that takes interchangeable cartridges. The C34E is ideal for clubs who are passionate about doing their bit for the environment and embedding sustainability policies into their clubs. The C34E is a 34'' model and has been designed using an 82V 6Ah battery system. The machine has extremely low noise levels meaning NO ear defenders are required. Groundsmen can cut during training sessions on adjacent pitches without disturbing sessions. The C34E is the quietest Allett mower yet at just 84dB sound power level and 71dB to the operators ear. This machine has also been popular within football clubs, schools,colleges and universities.
One of the main key benefits of the battery powered system is NO EMISSIONS. There are various studies that have been done explaining how engines produce harmful PM2.5 particles that cannot be seen by the naked eye. If you are a groundsman using a mower for 7/8 hours a day this is going to cause you health issues overtime. There has been a nationwide increase in people suffering from asthma and other breathing difficulties simply because of pollution.
The new C34E machine has extremely low hand arm vibration levels which reduces the chances of vibration white finger enormously! This is a growing problem in the industry with groundsmen and gardeners that use machines all day long. Symptoms to look out for include;
- Numbness or tingling feeling in your finger tips.
- Fingers or finger tips turn white due to restricted blood flow.
- Loss of grip which may degenerate up to disability of the hands.
- Aggravation of the general condition in cold weather.
- Vibration white finger symptoms can be very frustrating and, in extreme cases, lead to accidents. Numbness and tingling feelings affect the ability to perform very simple tasks such as handling small objects or pressing buttons.
Other features of the C34E include; built in back-lapping, a half speed reduction button no petrol/associated storage problems and easy click height of cut adjustment (8mm-55mm). You are spending approximately 40p for a recharge which will save you a lot of money in fuel bills in the long run! There's also no chance of dropping fuel on pitches etc.
Height of cut 8mm-55mm
Allett Regal (Petrol)- 36'' or 42''
The Allett Regal is also a very popular football mower. The Allett Regal is regarded by groundsmen around the world as the ultimate large-area dedicated cylinder mower suitable for cricket pitches, sports grounds and other large open grass areas. The Regal is acclaimed for its build quality, work rate and ease of operation. With hydro-static forward and reverse drive, the machine boasts infinitely variable mowing speeds with variable cuts per metre. Power steering with independent braking provides the Regal with exceptional control and turning ability, ensuring you get the job done as easily and quickly as possible. The Regal mower has recoil start and a cutting width of 91cm/36″ or 106cm/42”making this mower perfect for parks, rugby or football stadiums and cricket grounds. The machine is also compatible with the autosteer trailing seat meaning that it’s the prime choice when it comes to precision mowing, creating sharp and defined stripes on your turf. The rear roller is in three sections and is rubber covered for good traction and silent running over hard surfaces. Internally, the rear roller is fitted with hardened steel differential gears, which run in a sealed oil bath. The optional trailing seat also has a rubber covered roller. This machine is also fitted with a high specification hydrostatic unit, combined with a Honda 11hp engine, this transmission system delivers all the power you need. Easy height and cutter adjustment make it simple to maintain a perfect cut. It will give an unrivalled finish on sports fields and large lawns. All machines carry our two-year warranty on parts and labour.
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ROTARY MOWERS FOR DEBRIS COLLECTION
We manufacture 2 rotary mowers here at Allett; the Uplift86 and the new Uplift86E. The Uplift86 is the upgrade to the RM34 with additional features added after receiving feedback from working groundsmen. The Uplift86E is the new BATTERY POWERED rotary in our range which follows on from our C34E cylinder mower. Lets take a look at them all.....
The Uplift 86 is a 34'' petrol powered stadium rotary mower manufactured as an upgrade to the RM34. It has a completely new colour scheme and a number of key features that have been added. The Uplift 86 is built on the experience gained with previous models, and the feedback of groundsmen, to create an 86cm/34” solid and dependable stadium rotary mower. Twin contra rotating blades produce a high lift cut and vacuum for increased efficiency while a full width rear roller produces the most perfect stripes. Ideal for debris collection after matches, the Uplift 86 features a five speed heavy-duty gearbox which allows the operator to select a comfortable forward speed with greater control in small, intricate areas. There is high speed selection (up to 6.7km/h (4.2mph), allowing groundsmen to quickly cover large areas for increased efficiency. Reliability and durability are inbuilt in the Uplift 86 with chain self tensioning, bearing protection and solid front tyres running on bronze bushes. The solid front tyres allow a consistent height of cut. The cutting height is completely variable from 1.5cm to 7.5cm (0.59in – 2.3in) with a steel fabricated cutter deck and three piece, full width, steel roller making this a tough, robust and versatile mower. A fixed strip brush can be added to the front of the Uplift86E to aid striping and dew reduction.
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Uplift86E- BATTERY POWERED ROTARY MOWER
The Allett Uplift 86 Evolution is an exciting addition to the Allett Evolution battery powered range. It has been designed to cut and vacuum quickly and efficiently with operator ease in mind whilst still producing strong contrasting stripes. Powered by 4x 82V Lithium Ion batteries the 86E boasts stepless variable forward speeds allowing a comfortable walking speed making it simple and easy to use in intricate areas. The machine offers a height of cut range from 20-50mm and a greener, quieter alternative to help keep your sports pitch perfectly striped and in pristine condition. The height of cut mechanism is centrally located and has a dial to show the height in mm. The Uplift 86 Evolution boasts contra-rotating high lift blades and a wide chute for efficient collection. Hand-arm vibration levels are low allowing safe prolonged usage. The plastic decking allows for optimised air flow and improved collection. There is a half speed reduction for slowing down at the end of the pitch for turning (as seen on the C34E). Interchangeable batteries can also be used in the Allett C34Evolution and other battery products e.g. leaf blowers/strimmers. Batteries will last around 1.5-2 hours and take approximately 1hr30 to charge. The machine can run on just 1 battery allowing you to charge the others as you go.