Kevin Mills receiving a brand new Kersten K1500 Sweeper for St Edwards School of Oxford. Mike Leach was there on behalf of Turney Ground Force to hand over the machine, which will be used to work on the schools’ artificial surfaces and sports facilities.
The final clean up before the big opening of the new IKEA store in Reading – tomorrow!
We have uploaded a new video of the latest addition to the Kersten UK range. The Weedo has a lower price point than the more professional end of the K-series range. It is light and powerful, being easy to use but also effective in its role as a chemical-free, weed remover.
Watch the video and get in touch with the team if you have any questions!
Come down to the Ernest Doe Open Day in Cambridge on Wednesday 22nd June! A wide range of machinery will be on display, with working demonstrations taking place throughout the day – including our Kersten machines! Come and take the opportunity to meet the teams!
Phoenix Surfacing have taken delivery of a brand new Kersten UBS Hydro.
Attached to the UBS is the newly re-designed and updated version of the classic WeedBrush. The working width has been increased to 60cm from 50cm and its lower profile means easier access to weeds and detritus underneath obstacles such as benches. The PTO shaft is also now encased meaning that both the machine and the operator are better protected.
The drive system has been updated and the WeedBrush head now holds 12 brushes instead of the previous 10, increasing the abrasive effectiveness. Handling adjustment has also been improved, making it easier for the operator to change the height and angles, without the need for extra equipment. All around performance has been increased and we hope more customers can benefit from this updated design in the future.
Kersten Germany have manufactured and released a new Weedbrush attachment for the Reform RM8 two wheel power unit. This will add another level of functionality to your machine – giving it the Kersten touch. The Weedbrush offers an environmentally friendly method of weed, moss and algae removal from pathways, pavements and other hard surfaces. As well as removing the offending weeds, the Weedbrush effectively gets to the root of the problem, attacking the organic detritus buildup which causes the weed growth.
This Distribution Centre had a problem with dust! It was being blown into the warehouse from the yard, and brought in on the tyres of forklifts. The company found that brooms were just kicking the dust into the air. It would then settle again a short time after, leaving the same mess.
The Karcher B40 W Scrubber Drier removes the dust and cleans the floor, leaving a nice finish.
A short demonstration was enough to prove its performance.
The staff were surprised how easy the machine is to use and how effective it is. It is a joy to operate, so keeping the floor clean is no longer a chore. With the eco-mode setting you can save power and detergent, while still achieving a great result.
There are many sizes of machine in the range to suit different applications and you can choose from self propelled options, or even a ride-on.
The team recently visited Sherfield School to carry out a common maintenance job – de-mossing and cleaning the tennis courts. Maintaining school facilities is a classic example of one of the many site management and maintenance uses of our machinery.
The schools tennis courts are a popular playground for the children and as such need a fair bit of maintaining. In total, 6 tennis courts were swept using two of our workhorses, the K2100. The standard 1 metre sweeper attachment was used to remove the moss on the surfaces, in this case without collector boxes to minimise the time spent emptying – something which can be an issue for larger areas. Our Karcher Municipal Implement Carrier, the MIC 34C, then followed behind with its sweep and vacuum combination to clear the left-over detritus from the court.
The MIC 34C is a compact multi-function machine that can be equipped for a variety of jobs including sweeping, grass cutting, snow moving and gritting, or for use as a compact pick-up truck. The MIC 34C features a powerful Kubota turbo-diesel engine and cab as standard. A key highlight of using the MIC 34C for this application is that tennis courts usually have quite narrow access points. This was not an issue for our pedestrian sweepers with the 1 metre brush and the MIC 34C vehicle entered easily, with its narrow width of 110cm, a feat that many other municipal vehicles would struggle to accomplish.
Kersten UK are distributors of Aspen Fuel, an environmental fuel made from the cleanest form of petrol available – alkylate petroleum. These fuels are specifically designed for use in small capacity 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines. Aspen fuel is made in Sweden and is the petrol predominantly used in chainsaws, strimmers, lawnmowers, portable generators, portable stoves and lamps and marine engines. When you bring your machine to us for a service at Reading Garden Machinery we use Aspen and give your machine back to you with Aspen in the tank. We believe in the product.
With all of these potential uses for Aspen fuel, here are the Top 10 reasons to use Aspen:
Better for People and the Environment
- Virtually free from toxic substances which can cause headaches, fatigue, nausea and damage to the nervous system.
- Virtually free from benzene which can cause leukaemia.
- 99% less toxic hydrocarbon exhaust emissions compared to pump fuel – this will make you feel much better and drastically reduce the risk of petrol related illness.
- Ordinary petrol is classified as toxic – alkylate petrol is only classified as harmful.
- Lower emissions of sulphur, which contributes to acidification of lakes. Aspen also reduces the formation of ground-level ozone by 40%.
Better for Machinery
- Specially designed for small engines, Aspen’s high quality and pure properties provide easier starting, cleaner burning and smoother running – optimising engine performance.
- Aspen 2 is premixed with fully synthetic 2-stroke oil at 50:1 and will work in any air cooled 2-stroke engine – this premixed formula eliminates the risk of incorrect mixtures.
- Can be stored for up to 5 years without any deterioration in quality. Normal pump fuel starts to deteriorate after 30 days.
- Reduces engine wear and prolongs machinery life.
- Contains no unsaturated hydrocarbons which means that there will be no build-up of gum in carburettors. Valves and pistons will be kept cleaner with lower carbon build up, lowering maintenance costs as a result.
If the information in this article has made you think more about using Aspen fuel in your machinery then please contact us – or drop in to our store in Reading to learn more!