Orkney Islands Council Choose Kersten

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January 2017

Orkney Islands Council are pleased to have taken delivery of their new K1500 with Sweeper and Weedbrush this month.  Following a demonstration last year, the council made the decision to purchase the machine for moss and weed removal in and around Kirkwall. There are lots of pathways, pavements and car parks in need of regular maintenance, which was a struggle with their previous machinery.

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Orkney Islands Council receives their new K1500

 The council loved the low vibration figures, which mean that operators can use the machine for far longer and be  much more productive.  This had been a big problem for them in the past, with operators only being able to use the machine for about an hour per day.
With so much work to do they needed a machine that could be used for most of  the day by the same operator if
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  The council team getting to grips with the machine in training 

Their previous machine was not self-propelled, so the hydraulic drive on the K1500 made the machine much more comfortable to operate, easily navigating the curbs and slopes with its large diameter tires.
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  The team familiarising themselves with the weedbrush on their new K1500

A large advantage of the Kersten machine is the ease with which you can change attachments, this turns the machine from  being single use into an all year round machine, saving a lot of money on different machinery.  The concept was a big influence in Orkney’s decision to purchase the machine, which can be used for moss and weed removal and cleaning up after the job, not to mention a variety of other tasks such as snow clearance, sweeping, and path edging.

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  Path edging and then collecting the debris with the same machine on our demonstration.

The council were given training on the correct maintenance and operation of the machine, which is typical of any product installation.  We go through the whole machine, from the control panel right through to the adjustments on the  attachment, then we allow each operator to get used to how the machine operates in different situations.  This was very important for Orkney who have several different operators who could be using the machine.

For more information or to book a demonstration please call us on 0118 9869 253 info@kerstenuk.com

Happy New Year Everyone!

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12 January 2017

We are pleased to get the new year off to an exciting start…  Have you seen the weather forecasts for this weekend?

“Yellow warnings for wind and snow have been issued by the Met Office with up to 20cm of snow set to fall sparking sub-zero conditions of -10C – which would be colder than current temperatures in Iceland.” (The sun)

With this in mind, until the end of the month we are offering a free Urethane edge with every PathPro2 Plough sold.

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Kersten is at BTME
This month Kersten will be at several shows.
– From 11th –12th we will be at the Ripon Farm Services New Year Show,
the stand is set up and ready for customers.

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On the 17th – 19th we will be on Kioti’s stand at BTME, showcasing our new sweeper to fit the Kioti WD1260. This exciting new tractor comes with front PTO and hydraulic couplings as a standard feature.

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– On the 26th of January we will be joining MST for their Open Day in Tiverton, with a Hog roast and Refreshments.

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Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017

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Christmas closing on 22nd December,
Open on 3rd January 2017

The Weedo

The Weedo

The Kersten WEEDO is a dedicated machine for moss and weed removal. Ideal for block paving, path edges. The advanced hydraulic drive attachment efficiently removes the offending weeds and the detritus it grows in from the surface. The implement can be adjusted in any direction to allow easy cleaning of block paving and undulating surfaces. The position of the head allows easy removal of weeds around buildings or along kerb edges and a mix of brushes give a clean finish.

For more information:
http://www.kersten-machines.com/weedo.htm

Download PDF: http://www.kersten-machines.com/documents-2016/A5-kersten-WEEDO-2016.pdf

Tel. 0118 986 9253

A new K1500 for St Edwards School

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.

A brand new K1500

A brand new K1500

Kersten Sweeprite at new Ikea Reading Opening

The final clean up before the big opening of the new IKEA store in Reading – tomorrow!

Sweeping the Ikea car park one last time before the big open.

Sweeping the Ikea car park one last time before the big open.

Pressure washing the floor of the car park to get it squeaky clean!

Pressure washing the floor of the car park to get it squeaky clean!

 

New video of the Kersten UK Weedo in action.

 

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!

Demo day at Ernest Doe

Ernest Doe Demo Day

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!

Brand New UBS Hydro delivery to Phoenix Surfacing

Phoenix Surfacing have taken delivery of a brand new Kersten UBS Hydro.

Phoenix Surfacing take delivery of a new UBS Hydro

Phoenix Surfacing take delivery of a new 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.

UBS Hydro with new WeedBrush

UBS Hydro with new WeedBrush

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.

 

New Kersten Weedbrush attachment for the Reform RM8

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.

Kersten WKB 60 fitted to the Reform RM8

The new Kersten Weedbrush fitted to a Reform RM8

For more information and enquiries please visit our website or get in touch via email – we will be happy to help.