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Heritage

Euromec van C1965As a break from the modern, hi-tech machines that we are always talking about thought we could look at some of the more established machinery we have! As a company we have an unusually large proportion of petrol heads with some splendid cars, bikes and toys. This post will give you a taster.

Morris Minor Van

This immaculate “Moggy” van is one example. Lovingly restored by us in our workshops this van has been re-built from the ground-up. Sign written with the legend “Euromec – Mechanical Sweeping Machines!” it was originally registered in 1967. Over 50 years old it starts on the button, if not there is the cranking handle option, see the hole in the front bumper!

Paris Dakar Anyone?

Paris Dakar rally

Few years back we got involved with Patsy Quick a very brave lady that competed in the Paris Dakar on a KTM motorcycle. Part of the KTM works team from memory, she was at that time the only British woman taking part. No surprise there as it was the toughest off-road event by a long way. Her bike featured the most remarkable suspension travel you have ever seen! Side effect of this was that she couldn’t reach the floor when sitting on the bike – amazing. The memory of her blasting it around the roads of our industrial estate still bring a smile to the face.

And There’s More!

More to follow on this topic. We still have E-Type Jaguars, Bentleys and various motorcycles to wax lyrically about! Send us a comment if this interests you.

A Welcome Cut!

kubota cashback offerDue to the ongoing success of the Spring Cash Back campaign, we are delighted to announce that we will be running this successful campaign again in 2014. And like 2013, we will be running it from Feb 1st to June 30th.

Applying to the full line-up of Kubota model T and GR ride-on mowers this scheme will help those wishing to renew or upgrade their lawn tractor at the start of spring. Short of offering a free rowing boat with outboard motor this must be one of the best offers gardeners will get this spring!

Enhanced Trade-Ins

To further encourage existing Kubota users wishing to upgrade we are offering extremely good trade-in offers for used Kubota products: Whether they are lawn mowers or indeed tractors, we are very keen to obtain good used Kubota machines.

More Information

Visit the Kubota section of our website to get more information or email hannah@euromec.co.uk who will be happy to send more information. If you can’t wait and want to talk to someone now call Graham on 07860 188600.

 

 

New All Terrain Vehicles

rtv400

Whenever a totally new model comes along there is always a great deal of anticipation and  excitement and the new Kubota RTVs are no exception. And now they’re here!

Four Wheel Drive

Small, light and  agile the new Kubota RTV400 and RTV500 deliver exceptional performance and reliability in a compact size. Both machines have four wheel drive with selectable two wheel drive and differential lock plus disc brakes and independent suspension.

 Different Strokes for Different Folks

Where the new machines differ is their engines and transmissions. One has a single cylinder air cooled motor, the other a twin cylinder  water cooled motor. Both have fuel injection. The single cylinder motor is paired with continuously variable transmission (CVT) and an inertia clutch. The other machine has variable hydro transmission (VHT).

Comfortable and Safe

Whichever model you choose you can be assured of Kubota’s renown reliability, a comfortable cabin and standard rollover protection. You can specify either orange or camouflage paintwork and front guards to make your RTV match your needs precisely.

So New

So new they are not on our website yet, so if you want to see one of these exciting machines in the metal then call us and we’ll arrange for it to happen.

Show Time!!

All terain vehicle
We are at it again!! Our show programme carries on in June with two events on the same weekend. Firstly the Nottinghamshire Charity Country Fair in support of the GWCT on Saturday 29th June 2013 at North Lodge Farm, Widmerpool, Nottinghamshire, NG12 5QE. From there we move onto the Blaston Show on Sunday 30th June in Blaston Road, Slawston, Near Market Harborough. Follow these links (NCCF) and (BLASTON) to the organisers websites for directions.

Events attended this year include a tremendously successful début at the Brigstock International Horse Trials at Rockingham Castle. Then we moved on to the Rutland Show at Burley on the Hill for one day only on Sunday June 2nd.

Not to be confused with the Burghley as in horse trials in nearby Stamford, Burley on the Hill is famous as the wonderful house and grounds bought by Asil Nadir immediately prior to his company’s spectacular collapse. Now restored to its previous splendour the house and grounds make a wonderful setting for the most British of occasions.

At the Rutland Show we were on stand 22 with our range of mowers, tractors and powered machinery that is so popular with the farming and equestrian industries. As at Rockingham the centre of attention was our new range of Kubota RTVs (illustrated) which includes two new smaller models to cover the needs of most landowners and managers.

Combo – two for one offer

combo_openThere are few offers that are as powerful as the famous two for one offers in the supermarkets. Something you need and you can get two of them for the price of one! Now the saying; “if it seems too good to be true it probably is” comes to mind but sometimes, as in the supermarket’s offers, these things are real bargains with no strings attached.

Too Good to be True?

In our range is a machine that offers certain users a similar two for one opportunity. Combo as its been creatively named combines the capabilities of a sweeper with a scrubber drier.

Activate the Scrubber Drier

So how does that help? You run a splendid retail shopping mall and keep it clean sweeping up fast food wrappings, litter, and dust. Great everything’s clean and shiney and then someone’s pride and joy throws their fizzy drink all over the floor and the crowds walk it around an area the size of a football pitch. Slippery floor then sticky floor – urgh!!! Our trusty sweeper cannot clear it up, the fizzy drink sticks the dirt and grime to the floor and will not let go. If our sweeper is a Combo though we just activate the scrubber drier function and it now sweeps up all the loose dirt prior to scrubbing and drying the floor. Simple, quick and impresses the shoppers – wow maybe that’s a three for one offer!

 

 

The Outdoors Beckons

rockinghamWe are off to the Brigstock International Horse Trials at Rockingham Castle.  The dates for your diary are 17th – 19th May 2013. As a sponsor we will of course be making a spectacle of ourselves and showing our vast range of ground care equipment. During the event two of our RTV’s will be used by the organisers to travel the course and generally stay on top of things.

Rockingham Castle will have a new course set in the beautiful Great Park overlooking the Welland Valley. It  is currently under construction having been designed by Philip Herbert.  Philip has a reputation for building imaginative and creative courses featuring jumps enjoyed by riders and spectators alike.  His skills were honed on the international courses at Burghley.

RTV Camo

The RTV Camo being used at the event

There will be something for everyone. For international riders there is a cross country course of the highest standard with challenging and exciting fences. Dressage, show jumping, entertainment for children in the form of a bouncy castle, climbing wall, animals and Xtreme Falconry will all be going on.

A good day out for equestrian sport lovers, the family and anyone who has never visited the fascinating Rockingham Castle. Put it in your diary and make a point of looking us up. Rockingham Castle is near Corby, its full postal address is: Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH telephone :+44(0)1536 770240.

Good, Clean Fun

metro scrubber drier

To attract as many visitors as possible, it is important that leisure facilities make a good first impression.  A clean, sparkling floor is often the first thing that a person will notice about a shopping centre, cinema or sports club.  In order to achieve such results, rubbish, dust and grime must be removed quickly and efficiently by sweeping or scrubbing the floor surface. 

Manual methods such as brooms and mops are not only old-fashioned but also inefficient.  Sweeping with a broom is about ten times slower than the smallest powered mechanical sweeper and can create more dust than it collects.  Likewise a mop and bucket will tend to just spread the dirt around, whilst collecting not very much of it. A mechanical scrubber will do the job a lot faster!

In determining the correct powered sweepers or scrubbers to use, there are three main factors to consider.  The most obvious is the type of debris or dust that needs to be removed.  In most leisure environments, litter and spills will be the most common build-ups.

You will also need to decide whether you will use your sweeper or floor scrubber inside, outside, or a combination of both.  Shopping centres for example will mainly be indoors, whilst leisure centres can consist of sports halls, tennis courts and astro turf, which will require different types of machine.

Size also matters – the scrubber or sweeper must be big enough to clean the designated area in a reasonable time scale, yet manoeuvrable enough to operate within the confines of the building’s layout.  It is important that the size of the area and the amount of time available is taken into consideration, as these factors will dictate the required cleaning performance of the sweeper or floor scrubber, measured in square metres per hour.

There are two main types of cleaning machine: sweepers and scrubber driers.

Choosing between a sweeper and scrubber drier comes down to the type of cleaning required.  Sweepers collect dry dust and debris with the minimum amount of hassle, whilst scrubber driers apply water and detergent to the floor, and use a scrubbing action to remove grease, staining and ground-in dirt.

Sweeping machines work on the principle of rotating a cylindrised brush (the main brush) against the direction of travel of the machine.  This lifts the dust and debris from the floor.  The sweeper’s internal system will then deposit the collected rubbish in a hopper.  It does this using a vacuum system and/or throwing the dirt.  The hopper will be at the front of the machine if it a forward throw machine, and at the rear if it is a over-throw machine.   The over-throw system has the advantage of having the collection hopper at the rear.  This puts the driver at the front of the sweeper for a better view and easier manoeuvrability.

Scrubber driers work by applying water and detergent to the floor.  Then using a system of brushes, the floor is scrubbed to remove grease, staining and grime.  Scrubbers may have one, two or three brushes depending on the cleaning width requirement.  The pressure applied by the brushes will be adjustable to cater for different cleaning tasks.  Finally the dirty water is collected in waste-water reservoir to be emptied when the cleaning is finished.

Euromec, the UK’s leading supplier of floor cleaning machines, recently supplied two scrubber driers to the Mailbox shopping centre in Birmingham.

As a prestigious retail and lifestyle development, The Mailbox requires high standards of cleanliness. One of its main objectives is to ensure that there is no litter on the floor for more than 10 minutes.  Made from Chinese granite, the floor requires the very best in cleaning equipment to maintain its bright colour.  So The Mailbox set out to find a machine that would produce spectacular scrubbing results.

Euromec was selected as one of seven companies to demonstrate the performance of its scrubbers. The Metro and GO scrubber driers were chosen as the machines to use. The Metro is a high performance ride-on scrubber with a pre-sweep option and 6000 square metre per hour cleaning capacity, making it ideal for heavy duty industrial or commercial applications. The GO is a low-cost compact scrubber specifically designed for cleaning smaller commercial and industrial areas. Not only does it clean exceptionally well, it also leaves the floor completely dry.

Alison Harper, Operations Manager at The Mailbox was impressed with the floor scrubbers’ ability to achieve a visibly cleaner floor after just one demonstration. “Both the Metro and GO floor scrubbers have proved to be very efficient and a cost effective way to maintain the granite flooring.”

When choosing a floor scrubber or sweeper for use in leisure applications, take time in considering the size of area to be cleaned, what type of debris needs removing, and how long you have to do this.  The right machine for the right application will make all the difference in its cleaning performance, and the results you desire to make that good first impression.