School favorite….. TYM tractors

Kings College School Wimbledon has two main sportsfields, one surrounding the school in Wimbledon itself and a larger, 13 acre ground at Kingsway.
Separate machinery fleets are kept at the two grounds, which cater for football, rugby, cricket, hockey and tennis with TYM 60hp T603 and 23hp T233 tractors providing the muscle at Kingsway and a 43hp T433 at Wimbledon.
Acting Head Groundsman James Waller is based at the main ground, which is some 4 acres, and he explains that the tractors are matched to specific equipment on the two sites. “The 43hp T433 is kept busy with an Amazone ProfiHopper flail mower collector throughout the rugby season but also pulls a hired-in seeder, a slitter and a Sisis Quadraplay maintenance implement. At Kingsway, the 23hp T233 has a loader fitted and as well as being used for materials handling, does an invaluable job with the dragmat on our synthetic pitches.”
“On the larger ground, the T603 gives the power to pull a Major rotary mower and a big sweeper but we might borrow it if we hire in a Verti-Drain or a bigger seeder, or the staff at Kingsway may borrow our Amazone ProfiHopper to go behind it. It’s important to specify the right tractor for your needs and the T603 would be too big for our pitches. The T433 provides plenty of power for our needs while being compact enough for easy turning at the end of a run.”
James suggests that the competitive price of the TYM tractors was a big attraction, but adds that the comfortable cab has proved a big hit with the groundsmen.

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