ALS Contracts takes delivery of two more Wiedenmann Terra Spikes

By Tania September 17, 2019 20:16 Updated

Telford-based ALS Contracts has taken delivery of its sixth and seventh Wiedenmann Terra Spikes. Two new extra deep XD machines have joined their previous fleet of five XDs.

Increasingly, ALS Contracts has been offering an ‘all fairways in one day’ package to golf clubs across the UK. Interest has been favourable because of convenience and efficient results. Repeat bookings have prompted ALS to expand its number of machines.

Dave Harvey, contracts manager at ALS Contracts, says when it comes to deep aeration, his customers expect all round excellence. Accordingly, he has committed to the best machines for task which he believes to be the Wiedenmann Terra Spike XD, built to either a 1.6m or 2.1m working width.

He said: “We now have six XD6s and one XD8; when all seven machines are working we can cover a width of 11.7m in just one pass, this gives us the capability to aerate and decompact up to 22 hectares per day with a continuous 125mm x 125mm square pattern.

“We can get in, get the job done and get out with minimal disruption and down time for our customers.”

Mike James, Wiedenmann UK’s sales manager, said: “Dave and his team are at one with the XD; they know exactly when to go, what heave and which depth will suit the conditions. Regular aeration is one of those critical tasks that needs doing but you want it to happen with least fuss.

“With any surface you’ll find the XD is precise and doesn’t pucker. On golf courses the XDs handle undulations effortlessly while on rugby and football pitches, you can expect a decent 5km/hr while getting down to 275mm.”

As well as delivering best practice aeration, Dave Harvey wants the best for his dedicated staff who accommodate early starts and late finishes to meet client requests.  Wiedenmann Terra Spikes have two patented shock systems called Vibrastop and PowerPack; together they absorb jolts and vibrations caused by extreme compaction or from stones. The result is unrivalled smoothness and importantly, the operator and tractor are protected, too.


By Tania September 17, 2019 20:16 Updated

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