Now fully established as a separate sales entity in the UK, Blowers & Vacuums manufacturer Trilo return to BTME 2017 with a bigger stand and a brand new location in Hall M. Visitors to stand M6 will be able to discuss the many products from their machinery range that find a home on golf courses. One such product of particular interest will be the new second generation S4 vacuum sweeper.

The new Trilo S4 contains many new features including an improved drive line, bigger wheels and a higher tip for convenient emptying of the 4m3 capacity hopper. One of the main changes is the switch from hydraulic to mechanical drive meaning a flail scarifier attachment can be fitted. With this it is possible to cut and collect in one single pass. It also utilises the hood from the recently adapted Trilo S8. The S4 is fitted as standard with a 1.8m wide suction hood and a 5m long, 250mm wide wander hose to allow for greater cleaning capacity in those hard to get to areas.

Also on display on stand M6 will be the VCU 120, from Trilo’s VCU series of verticutters. Greenkeepers are well aware of the benefits of removing thatch and unwanted lateral growth on fine turf but finding the right machine can be tricky. Weighing in at just 225kg whilst offering a working width of 1.2m, the VCU 120 makes a sensible choice for greens and tees, teamed up with a compact tractor. The slightly offset design means scarification can take place right up to the edge of the green or tee without risking damage by the tyres. The rugged tungsten tipped blades, spaced at either 25mm or 50mm, can easily handle thatch build ups down to a depth of 50mm.

The growing Trilo UK team will also be on hand to discuss the complete machinery range for grass and space management around the course.