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by T H WHITE on March 1, 2018

The ever-increasing popularity of Iseki compact tractors and rotary mowers in the UK has led to the formation of a new company, Iseki UK & Ireland, specifically to distribute the Iseki range in the British Isles. The new business is headed by ex-President of Jacobsen, David Withers.

The formation of the new company comes at a time when the Iseki range is being expanded with exciting new products. Among these is Iseki’s TLE3400 premium economy tractor. Fitted with a 38hp engine and three speed hydrostatic transmission and a lift capacity of 1,000kg, this compact model is ideal for a wide range of tasks from golf and groundcare applications to precision agricultural work where its light weight and minimal ground impact are a distinct advantage. Indeed, a TLE 3400 was selected by Harper Adams University in 2017 for a trial operated with Precision Decisions which set out to be the first in the world to drill, tend and harvest a crop without operators on the machines and agronomists in the field.

The Iseki TLE 3400 is supplied with agricultural or turf tyres as standard. An optional front loader is available.

Two new high-performance out-front rotary mower-collectors have also been launched – the Iseki SF224 and SF235, offered with 22hp or 32.5hp Iseki diesel engines and either 54in (1370mm) or 60in(1525mm) wide decks respectively. The new mowers are designed to facilitate grass cutting and collection in difficult areas and are equipped with easy-to-use two-pedal hydrostatic transmission and automatic or selectable 4WD. There is also a lockable differential for use when conditions demand it. To ensure efficient engine cooling the radiator is fitted with an automatic reversing fan, thus preventing blockage of the grille.

The new collector,  with a class leading capacity of 950 litres, is turbine driven providing uninterrupted high-performance grass transition into the collector, ensuring excellent collection of long or short grass in wet or dry conditions, adding a degree of  compaction. The internal reciprocating grass-shoot maximises the filling, increasing productivity. The collector can tip the cut grass at any height up to 2,125mm, allowing easy emptying into waste skips, truck beds or bins.

The new 60in (1525mm) deck is shaft driven, so no belts to replace, with timed overlapping swing tip blades to ensure that no grass is left uncut even when undertaking tight turns. The cutting height can be adjusted, without tools, using a single point height adjustment lever. Both sizes of decks may be fitted with a mulching plate should it be required.

Operators are well catered for with a spacious, comfortable  platform, ergonomic controls and excellent visibility. Please contact any T H WHITE Groundcare branch for full details.

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