Nigel Howe of H Curtis and Sons (left) and James Braithwaite, course manager, Long Ashton Golf Club, with the club’s new MF 1547 tractor.
Bristol-based family firm, H Curtis and Sons, has marked its appointment as a Massey Ferguson grounds care dealer by securing within days its first professional compact tractor sale at one of the area’s best-known and longest-established golf clubs.
Supplied to Long Ashton Golf Club, the 46hp MF 1547 tractor specified by course manager James Braithwaite is equipped with quick-attach front loader, air-conditioned ‘Q’ cab and DynaQPS transmission, the latter incorporating power shuttle and power shift functions within a 12 x 12 creep speed gearbox.
“We wanted a modern, reliable, light-treading tractor capable of operating comfortably a 1.6m deep-tine aerator on tees, greens and surrounds throughout the year,” explained James. “Although turf aeration is the tractor’s primary role, it will be used extensively also for trailer work and front-end loading.”