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Trilo vacuum trailer cleans up at Craigmillar Park

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An M3 Multipurpose vacuum trailer from Trilo has been praised by the team at Craigmillar Park Golf Club in Edinburgh for the labour savings it has brought to the effective management of their eco rough and quick clearance of leaves and debris.

The M3 Multipurpose from the Trilo range of vacuum collectors is a versatile one-pass machine for effective sweeping, scarification or cut and collection. Featuring the handheld Wanderhose, a high working speed and working width of 1.5m, the M3 is a popular compact unit finding year-round applications on sports turf and tasks around the golf course.

The unit, delivered by Sherriff Golf & Turf, arrived just in time for a busy autumn and winter season but Golf Course Manager Stephen Sinclair is delighted to discover the versatility of the M3 will make it a machine for all seasons.

 Established in 1895, Craigmillar Park is located just two miles from Edinburgh Castle, providing the picture postcard backdrop for the popular parkland course. Like most parkland courses, Stephen and the team of three face the yearly challenge of managing leaf fall, with their previous method of cutting and mulching the material no longer providing a viable solution. After exploring the various options to find a machine fit for task, a demonstration by Jack Lyall of Sherriff’s saw the M3 become the firm favourite – with the realisation that the Trilo Wanderhose, in particular, would offer improved course appearance in double-quick time.

“From the first day, it has really impressed,” explains Stephen. “We took delivery of the M3 in early November and it worked virtually non-stop for a month, removing leaves from all areas around the course – including bunkers where we can simply suck them up with the Wanderhose rather than having to manually blow them out and then go along and collect them. The members noticed straight away the difference in both presentation and playability.

“We then saw the potential for using the M3 for cutting down our eco roughs and the results we’ve had here are outstanding! We have some areas of pretty heavy growth, but the flail shaft took these in its stride and the cleanliness of collection is head and shoulders above anything we’ve used before.” 

With the new season fast approaching, thoughts are now turning to how else the Trilo M3 can be utilised.

“We have had some pretty wet and wild weather over the last couple of months, so it’ll certainly be used to clean up debris and storm damage when conditions allow,” adds Stephen. “We’re also toying with the idea of using it during renovations, to lift hollow cores. Dougie and Jack Lyall from Sherriff’s have been brilliant at explaining the various options to us, alongside Jeremy Vincent of Trilo who provided excellent training to get us up and running.”  

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