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Auto Belt Tensioners Reduce Snake Maintenance

Auto Belt Tensioners Reduce Snake Maintenance

Trimax Mowing Systems have introduced an auto belt tensioning system for the Snake rotary mower, designed to improve performance and cut downtime.

The system ensures that the correct belt tension is always applied during operation thus improving drive to the spindles.

Now there is no risk of fitting the belts in the incorrect configuration due to the design of the idler arm, and no need to keep checking that belts are tensioned correctly.

Customers are assured this new development will boost productivity and ensure a top-quality cut for which the Snake has become renowned.

Not only is this new system fitted to all new Snake models, it is also available as a retrofittable kit allowing existing customers to reap the same benefits. Only basic hand tools and a power drill are all that is required to perform this upgrade

Caroline Shaw, European Marketing Manager at Trimax commented: “We’re very excited to launch this new system for the Snake. It is a popular machine which is transforming green areas around the world. As with all new innovations, the auto belt tension system underwent rigorous testing – 100,000,000 cycles to be precise!”

Trimax Steadfast Spindles Require No Regular Maintenance

Trimax Steadfast Spindles Require No Regular Maintenance

As part of an ongoing development programme, Trimax Mowing Systems have developed a new version of the blade spindle assembly. The new spindle features a sealed bearing system that requires no regular maintenance.

The spindles have been tested in both the laboratory and on selected machines running in rigorous operating conditions. Trimax are confident the new spindles will continue to deliver the outstanding reliability for which the original spindles are renowned, with the added benefit of reduced downtime and maintenance costs.

For existing customers who are currently using the greased spindles, no worries, these new spindles are retrofittable! Simply replace the current spindle with the new SteadFAST Sealed one and remove the grease line to ensure grease is not accidently pumped into the spindle going forward. Easy peasy.

For more information, please watch the video below or give us a call!

Does a higher tip speed always equal a better cut?

Does a higher tip speed always equal a better cut?

Everybody quotes blade tip speed, this is not nearly as important as spindle speed. Blade tip speed is similar across all brands, and some brands are running tip speeds higher than required as the cleanest cut possible is only achievable within a certain speed range. Too fast and power and fuel are wasted, too slow and the grass is torn and damaged. What really matters is how many cuts or rotations the blade achieves per forward yard of travel, which is where spindle speed comes in.

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Additional information about Lazer Bladez

Trimax mowers feature shorter blade beams that enable more spindles to be fitted across the decks for any given cutting width. This keeps the deck compact for better weight distribution and maneuverability.

To maintain the perfect tip speed for cleanly cut grass, these shorter blade beams spin at a higher rate allowing the blade to take a smaller bite (clip) of grass each rotation, ultimately increasing the number of cuts per forward yard. This increased number of cuts is essential for producing a finer cut.

The other benefit is each spindle only has to handle a small volume of grass. This allows for the most effective use of the specialised Trimax airflow design in mixing the cut grass with air for an even spread which is discharged safely and effectively over the rear roller with no windows.

To gain an even greater number of cuts per yard, Trimax offers the patented Quattro Blade Kit on selected models increasing the blades per spindle from two to four, thereby doubling the number of cuts per rotation.

As an option, Quattro can be retrofitted for when an even finer clip of grass is needed. For all fine cut and turf applications, we recommend Quattro blade carriers and your choice of blade combinations including flat and uplift options.

Talk to your Trimax Sales Representative today about the best blade combination to suit your application. You can also book a demo by clicking here, or download our catalog by clicking here.

This article was published in December’s The Cut – a turf industry mowing magazine published by Trimax. To read the full publication, please click here.

Trimax Snake S2 – Powering Performance in Hawaii

Trimax Snake S2 – Powering Performance in Hawaii

Sunny, beautiful, tropical Hawaii is often touted as the next best thing to paradise. For surfers, golfers and holidaymakers, this may be true; but what if you’re a golf course manager tasked with keeping a championship course in pristine condition, week in and week out – like Andy Hagar of Pearl Country Club in Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii?

Andy has over six kilometers, or nearly four miles, of fairways and the accompanying tee complexes, roughs and hazards to take care of.

Luckily Andy has found the solution with effective, reliable equipment that performs day after day.

The Swiss Army Knife of Mowers
There is nothing overtly complicated about mowing grass, but golf courses present a range of challenges that can create time-consuming difficulties and costly repair bills if your equipment isn’t up to the job.

Mowing over rough patches, avoiding scalping on undulating terrain, mowing up to the edges of lakes and bunkers, tight around trees and over roots and fallen branches can all be done with one mower if it has been designed with these obstacles in mind.

Clippings, the inevitable by-product of mowing, can also be dealt with by a mower with the correct blade set-up and venting. Having very fine clippings, dispersed by the mower prevents clogging of the machine and the need to follow up with blowers. This saves time and labor and opens the fairways for a play that much faster.

 

The Art of Simple
Trimax Mowing systems produce just such machines and they are not complicated. In fact, they are models of simple effectiveness that have their owners raving about their endurance, low maintenance needs, low costs and ease of operation; but most of all they rave about the very high-quality finish they give.

Over thirty years of experience and the art of listening closely to their customers are behind the often-ingenious solutions Trimax has invented from scratch or developed from existing concepts and built into all their products.

 

Andy Hagar – Director of Golf Course Operations, Pearl Country Club, Hawaii
The Pearl Country Club, which overlooks Pearl Harbor, hosted the Pro Open Golf Tournament for 35 years. Although the Tournament last took place in February 2013, the course is still maintained to the highest standards.

In 2017, the club was in the market for new mowers to maintain their four miles of fairways and the surrounding terrain.
Andy explains why they decided to order a Trimax Snake S2 and a 16ft Pegasus. “We always try…to be careful how we spend our money. And with the Trimax mowers, we’re able to have a reliable rough-cutting unit that’s not going to break down, that’s not going to cost a lot to repair and can get the job done.”

On how the move has worked out for them after two years, he says, “It’s worked out great, I know our mechanic is really happy with the equipment. I believe we’ve changed the belts and some bearings, it’s always ready to go, it hasn’t let us down.”

 

Self-Protection Built In
The Trimax Snake S2 is a particularly agile mower, which means it does a better job of maintaining the roughs in less time than with other makes of machine.

The design also protects the blades and spindles from damage when working on rough ground. In Andy’s words, “We have a lot of mature trees here and some exposed tree roots on the golf course. Any other mower would get destroyed but the Trimax Snake and the Pegasus, with the big rollers, protects the blades and can really handle some rough terrain and still give you a great quality of cut.”

 

The Cuts not Over ‘til the Clippings are Sorted
While the quality of the cut is one thing, what happens to the clippings is another. Andy, like all golf club managers using Trimax mowers, is impressed with how clippings are simply not a problem. “The distribution of clippings is much better than most typical mowers. Many times we don’t even have to run a blower behind the Trimax to clean up clippings because they’re scattered really nicely. The lifting action that the blades create and the cutting action of the laser blades is just unmatched by any other mower.”

 

Low Maintenance and Low Tractor Occupancy
Routine maintenance is another area where Trimax excels. Their machines are designed to spend the least possible time in the workshop and the Snake is no exception. The Pearl Country Club crew appreciates this aspect and as Andy puts it, “There are only a few grease points…and a single belt in each deck too, which is very smart engineering on Trimax’s part.”

Andy also says that as the Snake and the Pegasus are PTO driven machines, “…once the rough is cut, you have the ability to use the tractor for other types of attachments whether it’s the aerifier or verticutter or anything of that nature.”

 

A Brand with Few Equals
The Pearl Country Club is generally very impressed with their investment in Trimax machines. Here’s how Andy puts it in a nutshell, “I’d say there’s a variety of reasons to purchase a Trimax mower, everything from quality of cut, longevity of the machine, reduced maintenance costs, ah, it’s just unparalleled.”

 

Find Out More, or Better Still, Book a Free Demo
Visit the Snake S2 page on our website where you can arrange for a free, on site demonstration and find out where your nearest Trimax agent is.

You can also call: +001 770 412 8402

 

Trimax Mowing Systems Announce Snake Series 2

Trimax Mowing Systems Announce Snake Series 2

Trimax Mowing Systems has announced the world launch of the Snake Series 2. The S2 is set to significantly up the stakes in the Golf, Sports Turf and Municipality mower sector. The new machine comes with many of Trimax Mowing System’s most significant and innovative advances as standard.

The Snake was designed specifically for golf course fairway and rough maintenance. Its success has been unparalleled, and Trimax Snakes are now found at many of the world’s most prestigious golf courses.

With its high manoeuvrability and floating deck design, which handles undulating turf practically without any scalping, it wasn’t long before other sports codes and municipalities recognised the value of the Snakes capabilities.

 

What’s new on the Snake S2?

Trimax Mowing Systems designs and builds machines that deliver low total cost of ownership and long commercial life.

Greasing, cleaning, servicing, washing and adjusting all eat into active mowing time. Our mission is to minimise or eliminate down time where ever possible and keep your mower doing what you bought it for – cutting grass.

We are constantly rethinking all aspects of our machines to ensure we have the most efficient and user-friendly solutions possible. Here are the S2’s new features:

  • Wider Cutting Option. The S2 now comes in the original 3.2 metre width and the new 4 metre width.
  • The LocTEK Roller Retention System is now standard S2 kit. This system, unique to Trimax, dramatically changes roller maintenance and longevity. Bob Sievwright, Trimax Owner and Founder put it like this, “Servicing a roller mower with a stub can be complicated. Stubs need to be clean, adhesives need to be used, a given sequence of replacement needs to be followed, and if not maintained regularly or correctly we see worn stubs and compromised retention. Our LocTEK system eliminates all of that, it’s fool-proof!”
  • Thicker Roller Tubes. Heavier duty roller tubes enable the S2 to cut close to curbs, paving and bunkers and over undulating terrain and potholes without blade strike or scalping. The hard-wearing rollers are less likely to suffer damage or denting and need replacing far less often.
  • Auto Belt Tensioning. The Trimax belt tensioning system ensures constant, optimum power delivery to the spindles without the need check and re-tension the drive belts.
  • Maintenance-free Pivot Bushes. The S2 pivot bushes and spindles are maintenance-free – they never need greasing or adjusting and carry the same three-year warranty as the rest of the machine.
  • Gearbox Mount upgrade. The front decks on the 4 metre S2 have four spindles each. The gearbox mounting plates on the decks have been reinforced to handle the extra load the added spindles place on the system.
  • PTO fitting and removal is now easier thanks to increased clearance. This improves access for servicing and maintenance operations.
  • Axle stubs on the S2 are replaceable – another time saving maintenance and service feature.
  • 90º Rotatable Jack Stand. The S2 jack stand swings into and out of position. In the horizontal position it gives increased ground clearance during mowing and no more endless winding before and after operations.
  • Anti-wear skids – optional. Anti-wear skids protect the bottom edges of the side channels in rough terrain, prevent scalping and stop the decks bouncing when mowing at higher speeds.

Tried and Tested Features from the S1 Remain

Although there’s a lot of new kit on the S2, we only innovate where clear improvements can be realised; so the S2 retains all the features which contributed to the S1’s market domination.

The features you will recognize from the S1 are:

  • Zero-Turn Ability.
  • LazerBladez, which are standard on all Trimax rotary mowers.
  • Full Width Rollers.
  • Helical Roller Scrapers.
  • QuikLIFT enables all three decks to be raised just off the ground without disengaging the PTO.
  • Optional Roadkit adds mudguards, LED taillight clusters and safety chains.
  • Optional Remote Unlock is an electronically controlled deck locking system activated from the tractor cab.

Book Your Free Demonstration Now, Because Seeing is Believing

The Trimax Snake S2 is a formidable performer. See first-hand what it can do on your patch of turf.

Call +001 770 412 8402 and take advantage of our free demonstration service – no obligation!

In the meantime, go to  the Snake S2 page on our website to see it in action. You can also book a free demo online.

We are looking forward to showing you the S2 up close.

REMOTE UNLOCK

The Remote Unlock option replaces the standard transport lock release rope with an electric actuator. This is operated by a push button within the tractor cab.

 

SNAKE MULCH KIT

Save on purchasing dedicated leaf blowing and collection units with the Snake Mulch Kit. Retrofittable to existing Snake S1 & S2 models.

SAFETY TESTED

The Vulcan complies with agricultural standard ISO4254 for protection against thrown objects, blade impacts, blade unbalance and more.

 

EASILY TRANSPORTABLE

Compacts to 8′ wide for easy transport from farm to farm (refer to local road regulations).

 

QUICK AND EASY HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Spacer rings are used to set the height and ergonomically designed handles make it simple for a one-person change in under 15 minutes.

 

GALVANIZED

Provides added protection against corrosion in coastal environments with high salt concentrations or high fertilizer usage.

 

PUNCTURE PROOF SOLID TIRES

These solid closed cell, airless formulated tires do not absorb water allowing superior rolling performance, durability, and no punctures.

 

SUSPENSION

The Pegasus is fitted with a Duratorque Suspension System capable of highway speeds.

 

ROAD TRANSPORTABLE

Equipped with a roadworthy chassis and capable of being towed at highway speeds.

 

WEAR RESISTANT SKIDS

Trailing skids made from abrasion-resistant steel extends bearing life and enables productivity in challenging environments.

 

FRONT CASTER WHEELS

Front semi-pneumatic caster wheels allow the FlailDek FX to follow ground contours independently from the tractor.

 

SAFE CLIPPING DISPERSION

Safety is paramount when mowing in public areas. The FlailDek FX expels debris in a downward direction behind the mower.

 

TURF TIRE

Trimax turf tires help distribute the weight of the mower for less ground disturbance.

 

WHEELS RUN ON CUT GRASS

As the rear deck is located between the rear transport wheels, grass is not flattened by the wheels prior to mowing, a feature unique to Trimax.

 

ULTIMATE CONTOUR-FOLLOWING

Contour-following and cut quality is compromised when decks are over 9′ 10″ wide. The X-WAM features multiple smaller decks for superior cut quality.

 

FULL HYDRAULIC OPERATION

The X-WAM uses full hydraulic operation for deck retraction into road transport mode.

 

LOW MAINTENANCE

All moving surfaces have long life synthetic bushes, or greasable bearings and remote grease points for hassle-free maintenance.

 

ROADSIDE ROLLER

Comes with a standard heavy duty roller, with 1/2″ wall thickness. Suitable for more demanding applications such as roadsides.

 

LOW MAINTENANCE

SteadFast Sealed Spindles have eliminated the tedious task of regular greasing. Snake now also features maintenance free pivot bushes.

 

RAPIDSET HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Clearly displayed cut height indicators allow for simple and easy alteration or resetting of cut heights. You can adjust heights without having to raise and lower the wings.

HIGH SPINDLE SPEEDS

The Trimax Topper has more spindles than comparison shaft driven toppers. These also spin at higher spindle speeds with shorter blade beams. This results in significantly more cuts per forward meter of travel and a much finer clip.

 

LOCTEK ROLLER BEARING RETENTION SYSTEM

A patent pending stubless roller bearing system for vastly improved retention, bearing life and replacement ease.

 

REPLACEABLE SKIDS

Skids on Warlord trailing arms prolong mower life in demanding terrain. The skids can be moved and replaced when required.

 

ANTI BLOCK SYSTEM

Topper spindles are fitted with a unique anti-block mechanism which deters long grass from catching and binding around the spindle restricting movement.

 

IMPROVES FEED QUALITY

Topping can be used to control poor quality pasture components such as removal of seed-heads and thistles and prevent their reoccurance.

 

ADVANCED DESIGN

Topper is short front to rear and mounts close to the tractor; allowing the use of smaller tractors. The high underbody clearance and open deck design allows for good flow of grass into the mowing deck and a clean ejection of cut grass.

 

LOW MAINTENANCE

With only 4 carefully positioned grease points and robust spindles with sealed ball bearings, the Trimax Striker has incredibly low maintenance requirements.

 

SAFETY

Striker exceeds international safety standards and is backed up by our meticulous testing and support network. Striker is a mower that can be used with confidence even when mowing in confined areas.

 

ADVANCED DESIGN

Striker incorporates decades of experience with multi-spindled rotary roller mowers. Designed to complement compact tractors, Striker retains the attention to detail that minimizes downtime and makes servicing easy. The cutting system, body integrity and sealed ball bearing spindles have been proven with extensive and rigorous testing.

 

REDUCED MAINTENANCE

We’ve eliminated the need to grease the pivot points and our updated spindle technology requires less maintenance and offers greater simplicity. You can spend more time mowing and less time maintaining!

 

EASY TO CLEAN

The improved belt chamber design includes front openings, allowing grass to be easily washed or blown out.

 

ACCURATE SPINDLE SETTING TECHNOLOGY

Trimax’s unique and protected spindle technology ensures spindle height is perfectly aligned across the length of each deck, providing the most accurate and consistent cut in the market.

 

LOW MAINTENANCE

To ensure optimum efficiency we’ve reduced the number of grease points by 15%, giving you 35% less maintenance costs than the Trimax Pegasus S3.

 

3 YEAR WARRANTY

We build mowers that last and they’re supported with a 3 year industry leading warranty. Our robust design, coupled with our experienced service and support network, ensures minimum downtime and maximum productivity.

 

SAFE CLIPPING DISPERSION

Safety is paramount when mowing in public areas. This is why Trimax has designed the Ezeemow FX to expel debris in a downward direction behind the mower.

 

STEADFAST SPINDLES

Somewhat of an operators dream, these spindles offer extremely low maintenance and remove the regular task of regular greasing. As such, costs are reduced and productivity is enhanced.

 

DISCHARGE CONTROL

Coarseness of mulch is controlled by the height of the rear flap. The finest mulch is produced with the flap in the lowest position, this low dispersion also improves safety in public spaces. Lifting the flap fully open while servicing provides uninhibited access to flails and rotor.

HYDRAULIC SIDE SHIFT

The Warlord S3 can be positioned directly behind the tractor or quickly offset by up to 19″. This feature assists with transport and maneuvering around obstacles.

PRUNING GUIDE

Helps direct prunings and other foliage into the front aperture of the mower, which would otherwise be too high or wide. It also helps keep debris away from the hydraulic system for protection in challenging environments.

INTERNAL LINER

A 1/4″ replaceable internal liner reduces noise and minimizes outer body damage prolonging mower life.

MOST VERSATILE STEALTH

The improved cutting chamber and baffle design directs airflow from the blades out and over the rear roller. This improves cut quality and spread in both long and short grass.

 

QUIKLIFT TEMPORARY DECK LIFT

Enables all three mower decks to be raised without disengaging the PTO to traverse driveways, paths and curbs.

 

AUTOMATIC BELT TENSIONERS

Eliminate the need for belt adjustments and improve drive to the spindles blades.

ZERO TURN

Allows continuous cutting while turning sharply for maximum productivity.

 

ARTICULATION ABILITY

With three articulating decks the Snake has the ability to follow contours with minimal scalping.

EASY HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Clearly displayed stainless steel height indicators allow for the easy adjustment of cut heights without having to raise or lower the wings.

FULL WIDTH ROLLERS

A large diameter rear roller on the ProCut follows the contours and supports the mower across its entire width, providing excellent anti-scalp protection.

STAND ON COVERS

Provides safe and easy access to the rear of the tractor when coupling the mower.

 

BELT CAVITY DUAL WASH FLAPS

Provides easy access for removal of grass and drainage of water from belt cavity.

FULL WIDTH ROLLERS

Full width rollers on all decks follow the contours of the ground and provide excellent anti-scalp protection. Rollers also allow mowing along the edge of banks or paths, and produces a superb striping effect for those wishing to pattern their turf. Safety is enhanced as rollers contain debris in the cutting chamber.

RAPIDSET HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Clearly displayed cut height indicators allow for simple and easy alteration or resetting of cut heights.

LAZERBLADEZ

With their unique ’tilt forward’ design, carefully engineered center of gravity and optimized blade thickness, LazerBladez achieve a superior cut and finish. They’re also cost efficient compared to reels or solid blade beams as only the fling-tip requires replacement.

 

REAR ROLLER

Full width rear roller prevents scalping, permits the edge of the mower to be run along curbs, adds to overall safety and produces striping.

 

NEW IMPROVED ROTOR

Designed to withstand the toughest environments our new rotor is more durable ensuring downtime is kept to an absolute minimum.

 

UNIQUE CONVERTER

When in a downward position the converter creates suction, which lifts grass for a superb cut. For work in heavy grass, lift converter for increased grass intake.

 

LOCTEK ROLLER BEARING RETENTION SYSTEM

A stubless roller bearing system for vastly improved roller retention, roller alignment, increased bearing life and minimal maintenance. Includes our new increased strength tri-bolt bearing housing.

 

Trimax Snake Demo Video UK from Trimax Mowing Systems on Vimeo.

POWER SAVING FLAILS

With their aerodynamic profile our strong forged steel flails reduce hp requirements, yet generate sufficient updraft for a clean cut.

 

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