THE new generation of Amazone Groundkeeper machines is now available from Parklands Power Products.
Featuring an improved overall design, with a new frame and hopper, the latest models are now stronger and lighter.
Easier cleaning and maintenance is afforded by re-designed and now improved access to the rotor from the front and back. Larger pulleys and belts have increased power by 50 per cent.
A stronger tensioner bracket and steel tensioner roller make transmission delivery more efficient and more robust. Roller diameter has been increased from 114 to 140mm, with an efficient scraper fitted as standard.
The larger bearings on the roller - which are protected by a side bracket - significantly improve rolling in wet conditions.
Support beams have been made larger and the upper link has been connected to the lower links through the gearbox enabling easier high lift emptying of wet grass.
Lifting has also been strengthened, with a reinforced upper hydraulic ram fixing point and hopper top.
Other improvements include improved design of the mulching flap, which, instead of sliding, now pivots at the rear. This protects the rotor from cut grass and makes opening of the mulching flap easy.
Reinforced side bumper bars now offer greater protection from accidental impact - ideal for rougher scrubland and work along walls.
The suspension has also been upgraded, with larger castor wheels and improved flexibility in the spring suspension for an even better finish.
Groundkeepers require very low power. Any compact tractor with a PTO shaft and an 18 hp motor is sufficiently ample to pull a rotor with 1200mm cutting width.
Amazone Groundkeeper machines have made a name locally for their ability to mow, de-thatch, scarify, roll, collect and mulch - effectively making these units "six machines in one".
The patented quick-change flail knives are available for cutting and scarifying or as combination cutting and scarifying blades.