The all-new Profihopper range is now completed with the arrival of the z-Drive. Joining the recently introduced i-Drive and 4WDi models, the z-Drive has added further strength to the PH range. Maintaining a lever-steer PH in the range is important as, for many applications, a true zero turn is still the ideal solution where maximum manoeuvrability is required, The i-Drive and 4WDi models come complete with steering wheel, and yet still offer a 0-radius turn through their unique combination of front wheel hydrostatic drive control with a rear steering system. The angle of the steering wheel sets the amount of oil going to each individual front wheel motor to push the machine around in a turning circle of virtually nothing, yet with the intuitive feel of having a steering wheel rather that the steering levers. On the 4WDi, as the name would suggest, the rear wheels are also driven but only when additional traction is demanded, hence the term 'i' for Intelligent. Get on some steeper terrain or on wet slippery conditions then the rear wheels help to propel the machine plus prevent unnecessary scuff marks whilst turning. Now with ROPS protection and seat belt, it allows the Profihopper to go where no other PH has gone before.
The completed Profihopper 1250 range now features the high-capacity PowerCompactor cutting deck. The auger conveyor system, which makes the Profihopper unique in the market, now has a 50% bigger diameter collection auger which increases capacity for faster cutting speeds plus the ability to pick up longer grass cleanly.
With a simplified drive-line, less belts, strengthened chassis and engine mounting, vandal-proof diesel tank, automatic radiator cleaning as standard, rake and reach adjustment on the steering wheel, improved dashboard layout and control panel, handbrake, etc, etc, - the list is endless - but the fundamental principle of the Profihopper is maintained: the unique tool for any season, be it grass, litter, spring bulbs, hedge cuttings, it will clear it all, in any weather and all this with the ultimate in manoeuvrability and with benefits such as tool-less blade change, without the need for time consuming high maintenance. The high-tip system comfortably clears 2.1m or tips into a big bag. And don't forget it is just as at home when scarifying as well!
Make the Profihopper your choice when it comes to green space management be it when cutting or for cut and collect.
The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has...