Helps relieve surface tension and prevents thatch.
Replaceable spikes relieves surface tension and allows penetration of air, water and fertiliser to the root zone.
For turf ironing and final pre-match polishing.
Verti-Cutter Tungsten Tipped
The ultimate verticutter with tungsten tipped blades for heavy duty usuage.
1mm thick, 10 fingered replaceable discs. Regular use controls thatch, lateral growth and the ingress of unwanted species such as annual meadow grass.
Brush Multi Dense
For moss and debris use as a light scarifier for final pre cut preparation.
For moss and debris removal and use as a light scarifier for final pre cut preparation.
2mm thick replaceable, wear resistent blades. 12mm thatch removal throughout season and autumn/spring rennovation work.
1mm thick replaceable, wear resistent blades. 12mm spacing for thatch removal throughout season and autumn/spring renovation work.
9 Bladed Cylinder
High quality British steel blades. Choice of bottom blade and incorporate easy to set cutter adjustment.
5 Bladed Cylinder
High quality British blade and incorporate easy to set cutter adjustment.
In 2014, St. Austell Bowling Club in Cornwall graced over 3,000 bowlers. With such an inundated fixture list, only the finest turf maintenance machinery would make this possible and the Dennis FT510 ensured that the reputable bowling club could keep to their busy schedule.
Derek Turner, greenkeeper at Liskeard Bowling Club in Cornwall, wanted to purchase a top quality cylinder mower that could manage the demands of a green that hosts 200 plus games per season. He put the question to fellow greenkeepers in the industry and there was only one answer - the Dennis FT510.
Ten years ago, Graeme ‘Scooter’ Wicks, managing director of Total Pitch Care in Perth, Australia, was looking for a high quality cricket mower. As a contractor with the task of maintaining a number of cricket venues, he needed a mower to keep the facilities in pristine condition. He found the solution on the other side of the world in the form a Dennis FT510 cylinder mower.
Sports Turf Services (STS), one of Scotland’s leading sports and amenity turf maintenance contractors has chosen Dennis as a key supplier of maintenance equipment.
The contractor has recently purchased a range of Dennis FT510 interchangeable cassette mowers and Verticut TT machines. Managing Director Peter Campbell, who purchased the company in 2007, explained that they have used Dennis at cricket, bowls and golf clubs across Scotland for over twenty years.
Ask greenkeeper Bill Mitchell to name the most impressive feature on his new Dennis FT510 mower and the response is immediate: “It’s the fact I know that it will last at least ten years. We’ve used Dennis mowers at the bowls club for many years and in that time we’ve never had a single issue, so when we were purchasing a new one, I knew that Dennis would stand the test of time."
Following an extensive worldwide search for new bowling green maintenance equipment, Long Beach Lawn Bowls Club in California have recently purchased a Dennis FT610 with 10 blade cutting, verticutting and brush cassettes, cassette storage system and a Bray hand seed slotter.
Brailsford Golf Club’s Head Greenkeeper Andy Ryder has faced a most testing spring for his tees and greens in particular, but his two Dennis professional cylinder mowers have helped him cope and kept the club’s 180 members happy at the tee and pin. For two years now, Andy has been using a 10-bladed Dennis FT510 with interchangeable cassettes for his tees and an 11-bladed Dennis Razor Ultra on the greens at Brailsford and he swears by them.
Founded in 1895, Prestatyn Cricket Club in North Wales has had a dramatic history, and over the last 20 years Dennis mowers have helped restore the club’s pitch to a standard named the best in the Bridging Finance Solutions Liverpool & District Cricket Competition in 2011. In 1990, the area was hit by the Towyn floods which forced more than 2000 people to be evacuated from their homes when the sea defences failed.
As a county veteran team player, Welsh Bowling Association Advanced Coach and Level 1 IOG qualified Greenkeeper, Montgomery Bowling Club member, Mike Beloe is a man who knows the game, how to care for a bowls green and also achieve the best possible playing surface. The club has existed since 1783, making it one of the oldest in the country.
Shrewsbury School Head Groundsman Andrew Richards is testament to the belief that when you find machinery that works, you stick with it and his seventeen years spent using Dennis mowers proves the point. Andrew is keen to pass on this knowledge and experience and earlier this year he was involved at the School with a Dennis/Sisis Seminar & demonstration day when a number of Shropshire Cricket Club groundsmen were in attendance.
Home to two teams competing in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Cricket Championship (Feeder League to the East Anglian Premier League) on Saturdays, the club has a link with neighbours F&CY Cricket Club (U9 to U18). This allows them to play a mixture of youngsters and senior players in the F&CY Cricket Club’s Sunday teams, giving the younger players an introduction to senior cricket.
Dennis and SISIS will again be exhibiting and demonstrating their range of world class turf maintenance equipment at Saltex 2012. Visitors to the stand will be able to view an upgraded and improved version of the SISIS ride-on brush system which is designed specifically for the maintenance of synthetic surfaces.
Bickford Smith Bowls Club in Camborne, Cornwall was founded in 1931, originally as the ICI Bowling Club but is now an important community resource, with three men’s league teams and two ladies’ teams, as well as friendly and inter-club matches and competitions. In 1978 the ladies, with the help of the men, organised the annual Bickford Smith ladies tournament, which still runs each year and is still a big success.
Hollyfields Bowls Club has an interesting history: bowls players from the Dunlop Tyre Factory at Erdington moved to the ground in 1998 when their own facility was lost during the company’s rationalisation. The club had been run by former British Gas workers, but had recently been disbanded, so fortuitously the green was ready for new custodians.
Northumberland Golf Club has been named as an open regional qualifying course from 2013, and the Dennis FT510 walk behind cylinder mower is a vital component of the preparations. The course, which originates from 1898, is a mixture of parkland and heathland, and was designed by James Braid and HS Colt.
Against the backdrop of the ‘Golden Mile’ and expansive sandy beaches, a Dennis FT610 mower is hard at work keeping Great Yarmouth’s Britannia Bowling Greens in tip top condition. The greens maintenance team at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, who look after seven greens in total, have their work cut out during the month of September, when the popular seaside resort plays host to The Festival of Bowls each year.
With strict regulations in place to protect worker’s exposure to hand-arm vibration (HAV), professional grounds maintenance equipment manufacturer Dennis, are continually striving to improve their machines in recognition of the need to counteract harmful vibration. Vibration can damage blood vessels and nerves in the fingers, leading to a loss of feeling in the fingers and hands. It can cause the industrial disease ‘vibration white finger’ which, in extreme cases can make it too painful for workers to hold equipment.
A Dennis cricket pitch mower is providing a flexible solution for the enthusiastic grounds team at Braunton Cricket Club in Devon.
Paul Mitcham, Chairman of Braunton Cricket Club, juggles a busy career as a driving instructor with maintaining the playing condition of the pitch. He explains: “We used professional groundstaff for about 10 years but due to financial restraints, myself and a colleague at the club, who is a policeman, decided to take over and share the responsibilities. We loved the work involved so we really didn’t mind!”
Dennis mowers are famous for their Bowls seminars, but the one held recently at the Ye Olde Knowle Bowling Club contained a surprise for British Seed Houses.
Harvey Brereton, greenkeeper at ENTACO Bowls Club, Studley, Warwickshire, was a delegate at that Seminar and extolled the virtues of the close mowing he got from his 12 year old Dennis FT510 - so much so he’s put a new one on his wish list!