Monday, 22 June 2015 11:12

Team Vixen Review

Lawn Care Professional relies on Vixen

David Hedge-Gower established Lawn Care Services in Oxfordshire in 2003 after giving up his job as head green keeper at a major golf course. He now employs five trained operatives who operate across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

The Team Vixen powered, pedestrian sprayer is a key factor in their four season lawn care programme.

"Our lawns tend to be on the scale of single or multiple football pitches. It would be impossible to maintain consistency of application across such areas with a non powered pedestrian sprayer, tired legs playing a major factor in forward speed!".

There is also a major saving in man hours: Before we adopted the Vixen it took 5 hours and 2 operators to complete an area the size of 4 football pitches. "We now do this particular contract in 2 hours with 1 operator and with greater accuracy, which means a saving on chemicals! And when you are applying 450 litres to a hectare this is considerable."

The Vixen's 125 litre capacity means less refilling and its low ground pressure tyres ensure minimal impact on wet surfaces.

"The Vixen has been designed by people who clearly know what they are doing. It's not into gimmicks. It's simple to operate, quick to calibrate (just 2 minutes before each job) and is quick and easy to ramp load into the back of our vans, a major advantage over compact tractor mounted sprayers if you are servicing numerous sites".

Many of our clients employ professional gardeners who know their trade. When it comes to lawns (including tennis courts and croquet lawns) they are relying on us to know ours. With the Vixen, comes the peace of mind that the job has been well done to the highest professional standards and this is reflected in our high level of client retention."

Technical

The 3m folding boom is equipped with 6 triple nozzle assemblies and 'break back' sprung protection against contact with stakes or trees. It can be used with full 3m application or 1.5m with one boom folded and nozzles switched off.

The 14 LPM diaphragm pump offers reliable and fully adjustable application rates. A 120 litre polythene tank with wide, filter protected filling facility completes the robust design.

Optional extras include foam bout marker, hand lance and hose kit and 'Driftmaster' covered boom.