The landscaping team of MITIE, the strategic outsourcing company, recently took delivery of 13 Maruyama Strimmers from sole UK distributor Amenity Land Solutions Ltd.
The Maruyama multi tool MC2600-RS is a 25.4cc two-stroke power unit which has a weight of 4kg. With unique features within the engine like chrome impregnated cylinder and two piston rings, longevity can be expected.
The landscape blade is a twin blade cutting unit, with self-sharpening scissor action and a quality cutting edge which is ideal for bunker edging and road side work as there is no flying debris created. The head is also fully waterproof so it can be used under water.
Based in Luton, and with regional offices in Nottingham and Chichester, MITIE's landscaping team employs around 320 to 350 operating staff, depending on the season, on grounds maintenance contracts from Inverness to Penzance. These are mainly in the private sector, such as industrial estates, office complexes, supermarkets and retail parks, with some public sector contracts including schools and NHS Primary Care Trusts.
"Including mowers and all our other hand-held equipment, such as blowers, hedgecutters and strimmers, we have around 1200 units in our national landscaping fleet, which are serviced in-house," says Martin Grainger, the Head of Resource and Quality at MITIE's landscaping business.
We operate an annual plant replacement programme and upgrade machines as necessary to keep the fleet up to date. The overall innovative design of the Maruyama strimmers gives us the opportunity to enhance the level of quality service delivery, avoid property damage and meet the demands of our various customers nationwide."