“It’s an extraordinarily economical and cost-effective way of making lawns and other areas look fantastic,” says Sebastian Fenwick, the owner of Shilstone, a lovingly restored Georgian Manor House and family home set in several hundred acres of breath-taking rural countryside near Plymouth in Devon.
“Because we run a wedding business here everything has to look immaculate,” he said. “We’ve got to have stripes on the main lawns and the valley, with its three ancient fish ponds, has to look good; everything has to look right and that’s why we purchased a Ventrac all-terrain compact tractor and a selection of attachments. It has become a significant piece of equipment to maintain our grounds.”
The Ventrac package is the ideal machinery combination for land management on large estates and the grounds of country houses. Its versatility helps to maintain all areas of an estate including game shoots, woodland, parkland and even pristine lawned areas. A unique features is that it can operate on slopes of up to 30 degrees, providing the capability to maintain previously inaccessible areas.
“We’ve had many demonstrations of different types of bank mowers; we bought some, but none were brilliant. However, after the demonstration of the Ventrac, I have to say, very irresponsibly, I bought one on the spot!” he added.
“There’s an extraordinary range of different attachments that will do anything from hedge cutting to different types of banks, to road and path sweeping. All are very easy to change with one man taking a couple of minutes to change between implements. We now have more manicured areas, simply because they’re easier to maintain. My staff love the Ventrac and I’m a complete convert; I never stop telling people how good they are.”
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