Pitch Maintenance

Wessex International, UK groundcare equipment, is now a partner in Rugby Groundsmen Connected. Devised by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) head groundsman Keith Kent, the service is RFU’s communication network between the RFU and rugby union groundsmen, designed to meet the needs of rugby union clubs aiming to deliver a high-quality pitch maintenance programme.
Part of the new package includes the Wessex ProLine CRX-180 combination mower, with castoring wheels at the front and a full width roller on the rear for a precision stripe. The award-winning CRX is easy to maintain and is suited to compact tractors from 20hp, such as the Iseki TM3265 that is also offered as part of the package.
“We’re delighted to be partners and have our CRX chosen to be part of the programme,” says Pete Farndell, Wessex International’s Marketing Manager. “Being part of Rugby Groundsmen Connected is a wonderful opportunity to get close to grass roots and the rugby groundsmen. The CRX has proved itself worthy at many RFU clubs across the UK. This is an excellent opportunity to let people know of its capabilities.”
The Wessex CRX is effectively three mowers in one: roller mower, finishing mower and combination mower. As a finishing mower, with its high blade tip speed it’s in a different league for cut quality, while maintaining increased manoeuvrability in awkward areas. In its role as a combination mower, it is ideally suited to front mounting on a compact tractor, with the castoring wheels reducing scuffing and the rear roller leaving the prestigious striped effect on the turf.
Everything the RFU does related to pitch maintenance now comes under the banner of Rugby Groundsmen Connected.

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